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by Val Baxter

November 27, 2013

Juniors at Jarrow Harrier League by Joanne Bell

Well done kids – another great day with 30 of you competing at Bede Park, Jarrow on Sunday. In total you helped the club gain 204 points. You didn’t let the cold, wind or rain stop you and even looked like you were having fun splurging in all that mud – I wonder who was the muddiest ?

There were some great performances from the sixteen U11 boys and girls with an excellent turnout of ten girls (Tess Graham, Erin Keeler Clarke, Mia Openshaw, Jessica Burnett, Amy Drummond, Naomi Sheavills, Mia Pattison, Lucy Blyth, Ellie Mae White and Liah Johnson) and six boys, (Matty Cleugh, Chris Coulson, Aiden Hogg, Sam Hutchinson, Nathan Cowen and Harry Cole). A special welcome goes to Erin, Sam, Nathan, Harry, Amy, Mia, Ellie Mae and Liah for competing in their first Harrier League event. I hope you enjoyed it – you did great. Here and here are a couple of short videos of some of you running (sorry we couldn’t get you all, you’re too quick!)

Well done to the three u13 boys. Dillon Openshaw, who came 5th and is now in the fast pack followed by Louis Gill and Lewis Raun who gave it everything and never once gave up. Well done lads.

As always the u13 girls didn’t disappoint giving their parents and spectators a nervous time until the last Birtley girl came through and with Lea Brown charging from the fast pack. Molly Elliott came 8th and now joins Lea. I’m sure there will be a third fast pack girl after Wallington. Excellent performance Molly, Sophie Bell, Grace Curtis, Bethan Frazer-Denham, Macey Bradshaw, Lea and Michaella Swallow.

The four u15 girls came next and again didn’t disappoint with Rhianne Bell hoping to match her performance from last year by coming top 10. A sprint finish allowed her to come in at 8th position followed by Lola Tindle chasing from the fast pack. A special mention to Madeline Wood for competing in her first Harrier League and crossing the line with the lovely Megan Blyth who wins the prize for the best smile after running in all that mud.

Sadly no u15 boys today but better luck next time.

Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing you all next Saturday at Wallington Hall, Morpeth. Remember to encourage all your club friends on Tuesday and Thursday night to race alongside with you. We need more boys. It would be great if we could get 50 of you racing next time.

Keep up the good work.

You can read Joanne’s reports on previous matches below:-

  • Blaydon Harrier League
  • Sherman Cup/Davison Shield
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