City Harriers across the various age categories continue their fine form as they progress through the Summer season trying to achieve the goals they have set themselves, or those they have developed alongside the Coaches who, voluntarily, spend their free time supporting our athletes. Many athletes start in their teenage years in School Competition and develop gradually, trying different disciplines, and enjoying the sport, and later specialising in their chosen events. Evidence of this came last week with some of the City Harriers representing Durham County Schools at the Northern Schools Inter-County Track & Field Match at Gateshead. Against some strong opposition, the results of the City Athletes were as follows: 

Junior Girls: Emily Salmon (3rd) 2.21.95
Inter Boys: Adam Ord (4th) 2.02.61

Junior Girls: Lauren Etchells (5th) 45.40
Inter Girls: Jennifer Taylor (5th) 44.82

Senior Boys: Matthew Douthwaite  (5th) 24.67

Inter Boys: Tyler Thomas (7th) 12.18
Inter Girls: Leah Rutherford (7th) 13.96

80m Hurdles
Inter Girls: Megan Charlton (7th) 15.55

High Jump
Inter Boys: Oliver Taylor (3rd) 1.71m

Junior Girls: Sophie Miller (5th) 19.41m

At the other end of the age spectrum, some of the Clubs Veteran athletes are still  performing well, turning out some good performances in the North East Masters T& F League Match at Jarrow. Results were as follows: 

100m: Paul Donaghy (M/50) (1st) 12.5, Conrad Kennedy (M/50) (2nd) 12.7

400m: Jason Catterall (M/45) (1st) 59.1

3000m: Derek McGirl (M/50) (2nd) 10.15.3, Alastair McCall (M/50) (4th) 10.58.0, Rob Garbutt (M/50) (8th) 11.26.8, Shaun Day (M/50) (9th) 12.26.0, Christine Woods (F/60) (2nd) 14.22.2.

Javelin: Rob Garbutt (4th) 20.39m, Paul Donaghy (6th) 16.42m

Harriers maintain fine form