North East Harrier League 2018/19

Harriers!! Believe it or not the 2018/19 cross country season is upon us! We are looking to get as many Senior Harriers to sign up to the North East Harrier League events as possible. Most of you will know the drill but if you don’t here’s a summary:

-Participation is more important than results. Our best results seem to come when we have the biggest number of runners regardless of ability.

-This is a rare team event and its a great opportunity to put the club on the map and show the north east how much we love our hills and map up here!

-The men usually run about 6 miles in total and the women 4. Spikes or trail/fell shoes are recommended, though depending on the weather sometimes road shoes are an option.

-All Harriers must wear a club vest to score team points, with the first 4 women and first 6 men counting towards the team standings.

-Lift sharing has been successful over the past few years, so don’t allow having no transport to stop you from signing up!!!

-The club will cover all race entry fees.

Here are the 6 fixtures:

Saturday 29th September-Wrekenton

Saturday 27th October-Gosforth Park

Saturday 17th November-Aykley Heads, Durham

Sunday 7th October-Druridge Bay

Saturday 9th February-Thornley Farm, near Peterlee

Saturday 2nd March-Alnwick

Also, on Saturday 5th January there is the Sherman Cup/Davison Shield at South Shields.

Here’s the amended race times:

12.00 Under 11 Boys
12.05 Under 11 Girls
12.10 Under 17 men
12.15 U17 and U20 women
12.20 Under 15 Boys
12.25 Under 15 Girls
12:30 Under 13 boys
12:35 Under 13 girls
12.50 Senior & Veteran Women
13:50 Senior & Veteran Men

If you’d like to take part please email team captains Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS and Dominic HARRIS at alnwickxc@gmail.com asap!

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