NYSD Cross Country – Relays in South Park Darlington

NYSD Cross Country – Relays in South Park Darlington

Last Sunday saw the grand finale of the North Yorkshire and South Durham Cross Country League, and HARC fielded both a men’s and women’s team for the Road Race Relays. Following the Parkrun route at Darlington’s South Park, each runner completed 2 laps in a team of 3 and 4 respectively. On a baking hot day – for March – there were no complaints about the mud, rain, hail or snow this time! But running in unseasonal heat did present its own challenges and what would cross country be if there wasn’t the weather to moan about…Thankfully, all those who ran were able to smash their own personal goals for the race and some achieved PB or season best times to boot. Team Manager Chris Lees was delighted with everyone’s efforts, commenting how proud he was and that he couldn’t wait for next season. “It was also brilliant to have so much support from HARC too,” he added. From a...
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Askquith Trophy

Askquith Trophy

It will come as no surprise to our members that our illustrious Head Coach, Chris Lees, has been honoured for his volunteering again! In addition to the Queen’s Award for Volunteering Service awarded to Dementia Forward, and England Athletics’ recognition for Innovation in Athletics and Running At Home, Chris has now picked up the Askquith Trophy at Bedale Sports and Community Club where he is a trustee. This is presented for greatest service to the club and was in recognition for his help and guidance during the pandemic. Congratulations Chris! We’re delighted for you and so pleased you are ‘one of our own’ ...
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Eastbourne Track and Field Session

Eastbourne Track and Field Session

Another great training session for HARC members at the athletics track on Saturday 31st July! As always with HARC, everyone was welcome and all abilities were catered for – from track veterans to those who had never experienced running on a track before, and from those wanting to try the throws and jumps to those developing their techniques. As well as the 800m and 100m running events, there was also a chance to learn the basics of long jump and high jump, as well as trying javelin and shotput. Thank you to Head Coach Chris Lees for organising such a fun training session and teaching HARC members some new athletic disciplines. It was lovely to see our new Couch to 5k group at the venue too, taking a sneak peek at the kind of sessions they can look forward to when they complete the programme. ...
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Track and Field Club Day: provisional results

Track and Field Club Day: provisional results

More to follow about this morning's fantastic track and field session with our fabulous friends from Team Caterpillar. For now, here are the provisional results: 1500m 1John Holliday06:04.02Adrian Putley06:22.03Doug Luettke07:14.04Clair Boddy07:24.75Dave Oldacres07:26.86Lisa Carney07:31.57Sara Sherwood08:49.58Karen Farrier08:50.09Denise Spence09:46.410Jackie Glass09:58.0 800m (heat 1) 1John Holliday03:01.62Adrian Putley03:03.63Elsa Styles03:15.64Dave Oldacres03:38.35Clair Boddy03:50.66Sara Sherwood04:19.6 800m (heat 2) 1Gemma Gardner03:49.02Lisa Carney03:53.23Sarah O'Connor03:59.04Alison Pearce04:02.95Janette Croft04:16.26Elizabeth Whitehead04:53.57Denise Spence04:57.7 800m (overall) 1John Holliday03:01.62Adrian Putley03:03.63Elsa Styles03:15.64Dave Oldacres03:38.35Gemma Gardner03:49.06Clair Boddy03:50.67Lisa Carney03:53.28Sarah O'Connor03:59.09Alison Pearce04:02.910Janette Croft04:16.211Sara Sherwood04:19.612Elizabeth Whitehead04:53.513Denise Spence04:57.7 200m 1John Holliday00:32.02Elsa Styles00:34.03Adrian Putley00:36.94Doug Luettke00:48.1 100m (heat 1) 1Dave Oldacres00:17.52Sarah O'Connor00:18.33Gemma Birtles00:18.94Clair Boddy00:19.25Karen Farrier00:20.86Sara Sherwood00:21.77Alice Inglis00:21.9 100m (heat 2) 1John Holliday00:15.12Elsa Styles00:16.23Janette Croft00:16.54Adrian Putley00:17.35Lisa Carney00:18.26Gemma Gardner00:18.57Alison Pearce00:20.18Elizabeth Whitehead00:29.1 100m (overall) 1John Holliday00:15.12Elsa Styles00:16.23Janette Croft00:16.54Adrian Putley00:17.35Dave Oldacres00:17.56Lisa Carney00:18.27Sarah O'Connor00:18.38Gemma Gardner00:18.59Gemma Birtles00:18.910Clair Boddy00:19.211Alison Pearce00:20.112Karen Farrier00:20.813Sara Sherwood00:21.714Alice Inglis00:21.915Elizabeth Whitehead00:29.1 4 x 100m relay 1Adrian PutleyGemma BirtlesDave OldacresElsa Styles01:11.42Lisa CarneyKaren FarrierAlison PearceJohn Holliday01:13.13Gemma GardnerSara O'ConnorClair BoddyJanette Croft01:14.9 ...
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Hambleton Athletics and Running Club hit the Tracks

On Saturday 8th May HARC members travelled to the Eastbourne Sports Complex in Darlington for a Track Experience Day. The weather was anything but kind with very heavy rain and an icy cold wind. The athletes started off with a 5000m run on the track – for some it was the first chance to run on a track and while the flat, even, surface provided a welcome contrast to potholes on the lanes around Bedale completing 12.5 laps of the track without hills or scenery as distraction was a tough challenge. Despite this, all the athletes were close to or ahead of their personal records for the distance which was a great boost given the conditions. After welcome warm refreshments and some coaching tips the group went on to try their hands at the 800m middle distance run followed by 200m and 100m sprints. The day finished with a lesson in baton handovers and a 4x100m relay race. In spite of the...
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