In the Northern Senior & u/20 Track and Field Championships at Sport City, Manchester, three of the Club’s athletes took part and all ran well against some strong opposition. Scott Armstrong was unlucky to miss out by 0.53sec on a podium finish in the final of the u/20 Men’s 800m, finishing 4th in a time of 2.04.64, despite strong winds in the back straight. Sophie Wood had an excellent run in the Senior Women’s 400m Final finishing 5th in a time of 58.12. Meanwhile, in the Senior Men’s 400m Final, the ever consistent Tim Tetlow finished 6th in a good quality field recording 50.94.


At the recent North of England T&F Div 3 Match at Jarrow, Durham were forced to field a weakened Team due to injuries or other commitments and missed out on points where there was no B string athlete to pick-up those vital points required for this Competition. However, those who did compete were encouraged  by their fellow Club-mates throughout the afternoon, and at the end of the day the City Harriers still managed to finish 3rd Team, even against some combined Teams, results of which were as follows:

Senior Men:
100m A Greg Venyo 2nd 11.9, B Nick Ingram 3rd 12.1
200m A Nick Ingram 1st  23.8pb, B Gabrialle Tallara  3rd 25.0
400m  A Tim Tetlow  1st 51.5, B Jason Catterall (v/40) 3rd 59.5
800m  A  Scott Armstrong 1st 1.59.4, B James Padmore 3rd 2.20
1500m A Jonny Wilkinson 1st 4.16.7, B Michael Wade 1st 4.22pb
3000m S/C  A Robin Linten 1st 10.26.1 , B James Padmore 2nd 12.58.1pb
5000m A  Jonny Wilkinson 6th 17.40.2, B  Jorge Benet 2nd 17.52.5pb
400m (Hurdles) A Robin Linten 5th 72.1pb, B Gabrialle Tallara 2nd 68.2pb
Hammer A Paul Donaghy (v/45) 4th 18.18m, Geoff Watson (v/40) 2nd 14.88m pb
Discus  A Josh Peel 5th 19.21m ;   Javelin A Josh Peel 3rd 42.68m
Shot Putt A Greg Venyo 5th 6.78m, B Robin Linten 5th 5.57m
Long Jump A Gabrielle Tallara 3rd 5.25m, B James Padmore 4th 3.96m
Triple Jump A Greg Venyo 3rd 11.10m ;   High Jump A Nick Ingram 3rd 1.55m pb
4x 100m Relay: Catterall, Venyo, Ingram, Tallara, (2nd) 48.0
4x 400m Relay: Catterall, Padmore, Wilkinson, Tetlow (2nd) 3.48.7.

Senior Women:
100m A Lucy McIlroy 3rd 13.7, B Charlotte Boyle 2nd 13.9
200m A Anna Carlon 1st 27.0, B Jacqui Hodgson (v/45) 2nd 28.5
400m A Sophie Wood 1st 59.9, B Lizzie Cramb 1st 63.7
800m  A Emma Toogood 2nd 2.26.1;  1500m A 1500m 1st 5.59.1
3000m A  Alexandra Ingram 6th 16.48.5
100m (Hurdles) A Lauren Donaghy 5th 23.4
Discus A Sadie Hibbert 3rd 17.57m, B Lucy McIlroy 2nd 13.60m
Javelin A  Sophie Wood 1st 27.38m , B Alexandra Ingram 6th 8.04m
Shot  A  Sadie Hibbert 4th 6.45m , B Emma Toogood 3rd 5.54m
Long Jump A Natalie Mulholland (v/40) 3rd 4.09m, B Lauren Donaghy 2nd 3.82m
Triple Jump A  Olivia Kell 3rd 8.49m , Natalie Mulholland (v/40) 2nd 7.99m
High Jump A Lauren Donaghy 3rd 1.30m , B  Sadie Hibbert 1st 1.25m
4x100m Relay: McIlroy, Boyle, Mulholland, Donaghy, (2nd) 54.9
4x400m Relay : Wood, Cramb, Hodgson, Toogood, (1st) 4.21.2

The Final Match Result was as follows:
Wallsend/Blyth 1st 377 points
Richmond & Zetland 2nd 370 points
Durham City 3rd 351 points
New Marske 4th 315 points
Blaydon/Elswick 5th 309 points
Jarrow & Hebburn 6th 224 points

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