City Athletes have got off to to a very good start in the Track & Field summer season with some very encouraging results boding well for the months ahead. In the Gateshead Open Medal Meet at Gateshead all of the Club's athletes who entered this event picked up Medals in their chosen events results of which were as follows:
100m : Junior Men Jin Boxuan 1st 12.15, u/15 Girls : Amy Colling 2nd 13.88.
200m: u/20 Women Anna Carlon 1st 26.70, u/15 Girls Lauren Etchells 2nd 27.99.
300m: Lauren Etchells 1st 42.73, u/15 Boys Travis Anderson 1st 42.19.
400m: u/20 Women : Rebecca Mott 1st 61.98.
Javelin : u/17 Men James Thornton 3rd 39.85m.
In the John Newsome Memorial Open Meeting at Wakefield, Leah Rutherford was 1st in the u/17 Womens 100m, 13.48, and 8th in 200m, 28.09. Sophie Wood was 2nd in the Senior Womens 100m 12.90, and 3rd in 400m, 60.46, with Anna Carlon ( u/20) 5th in 62.64.
Full and final Results of the Elswick Harriers Good Friday Road Relays have just been posted and were as follows:
Senior Mens (incomplete 4 x 2.2 mile): Robin Linten 10.45, Michael Grimes 11.10, Geoff Watson 16.20.
Veteran Men's Team (4 x 2.2 mile): Stephen Everett 12.12, Peter Harrison 12.59, Jason Catterall 13.25, Rob Hand 14.28, were 50th Team overall and 11th Vets Team recording 53.04.
Senior Women's Team (3 x 2.2 mile): Lucy Walker 16.27, Laura Hopper 17.41, Alice Hopper 16.46 were 65th Team overall recording 50.54.
Veterans Women's Team: Liz Lamb 18.35, Christine Woods 17.04, Sam Newington 15.20 were 66th overall, 27th Vets Team recording 50.59.
In the Junior Races, Lewis Littlewood recorded 6.52 in his 1.16 mile Race, and Oscar Littlewood 10.16 for his 1.6 mile Race.
Meanwhile, veteran Bob Hewitson (v/60) has been producing some very good times recently, firstly in the South Park, Darlington 20 mile Race, where he finished 55th overall and was 2nd in his age category recording a personal best time of 2 hours 42 mins 30secs. A week later he did the New Marske Memorial 10k finishing 80th overall, and again was 2nd in his age category recording 43.56. Just over a week after that he ran the Thirsk 10 Road Race and finished 172nd for 6th (o/60) recording 73.02. Other Club Runners to finish in this race were David Coxon (o/45) 330th in 82.22, and Katie Palethorpe 360th in 84.52 (677 finishers).