Gordon Smith Memorial Relays

There was a brilliant turnout of Harriers at the Wallsend Harriers organised Gordon Smith Memorial Relays on Wednesday 11th May. On a brand new and much flatter course than previously 27 members donned the club vests to form teams of 3, battling out with other clubs from throughout the north east. There were some top class performances, with the Womens A team finishing 7th of the ladies teams, whilst the Mens A team were 13th of 137 teams overall.


The fastest Harriers on the night were Phil HEMSLEY and Peter MORALEE who both clocked 10.58 for their 2.2 mile legs, whilst for the ladies Ella BROWN ran 11.46 and Kim REDPATH 13.29. At present there is a mistake in the results, as it shows Michael CAIRNS running one of the fastest legs overall on the night. Michael is quick but not that quick! However a special mention should go to Michael. En route he had a blow out on the A1 and it was only a tyre change which Lewis Hamilton would have been happy with which enabled him to get the start in time!


Well done to all the Harriers for taking part in this event. It was great to see a whole load of Harriers taking part in and enjoying their first ever relay. The new course seemed to go down well and lots of Harriers are interested in doing the next relay event, the Weetslade Relays,  at Lockey Park, Wideopen in June. More details will be on the website soon! Results:

13-Mens “A” Team-Richard JOHNSON 11.12, Dominic HARRIS 11.23 and Phil HEMSLEY 10.58. Overall 33.33.

21-Mens “B” Team-Terry FOUNTAIN 11.40, Dean STACKHOUSE 11.39 and Peter MORALEE 10.58. Overall 34.17.

38-Mens “C” Team-Graham CROW 12.29, Michael CAIRNS 10.18 (?) and Tim FALCONER 13.53 (?). Overall 36.40.

50-Mens “D” Team-Jon DUFFY 12.49, Mark DOCTOR 13.00 and Gary COWELL 12.57. Overall 38.46.

54-Ladies “A” Team-Diana WEIGHTMAN 13.45, Kim REDPATH 13.29 and Ella BROWN 11.46. Overall 39.00.

90-Ladies “B” Team-Tracey SAMPLE 14.10, Justine NORMAN 14.16 and Denise DRUMMOND 14.36. Overall 43.02.

97-Mens “E” Team-Steve STUDLEY 14.23, Peter LINDLEY 14.28 and Andy STEHENSON 15.01. Overall 43.52.

116-Ladies “C” Team-Ruth DOCTOR 15.29, Jocelyn BOLAM 17.17 and Angie EMBLETON 13.41. Overall 46.27.

121-Ladies “D” Team-Rachel McCOY 15.29, Helen DICKINSON 16.02 and Sue BOLAM 16.17. Overall 47.28.


Photos are of Angie EMBLETON, Phil HEMSLEY and Terry FOUNTAIN.

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