Alnwick Harriers’ Talia Thompson and Ollie Telfer from the Duchess’s Community High School represented Northumberland in the Inter-Counties Athletics Championship at Gateshead Stadium on Saturday.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 17th June 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th June 2019, 10:22 am

They faced athletes from Durham, Cleveland and Cumbria.

Ollie Telfer competed in the 1500m steeplechase taking on the challenging hurdles and water jump. He had a good run and finished in an excellent 2nd place.

Talia, who is Northumberland County Champion in both shot put t and the hammer throw, had a very successful day.

She competed well in the hammer to finish in third place but with another excellent set of throws in the shot managed to secure a superb first place.

The English Schools’ Championships on July 12 at Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham, is the national competition which the athletes ultimately aspire to compete.

The right to represent your county is not only based on success at regional level competition but you must also achieve the demanding entry standard.

During the season Talia has thrown the required distance on several occasions which has earned her a place on the team. She is the first athlete in Alnwick Harriers to ever achieve this! An excellent reward for all her hard work.

Meanwhile, it’s been another busy week for members of Alnwick Harriers, who have competed in events around the region, including a parkrun at Druridge Bay, where Paul White finished second.

Results from the events are:

Druridge Bay – 2 Paul White18:29; 6 Joseph Godden 20:13; 11 Paul Godden21:03; 15 David Barnes 21:50; 30 Neil Hamilton 23:15; 36 Emma Givens 23:56 (3rd female); 45 Justine Norman 24:20; 46 Phil Hall 24:21; 84 David Cooper 27:19; 88 Alex Reed 27:39; 90 George Williams 27:47; 97 Karen Leeson 27:59; 165 Lorna Stephenson 32:22;

171 Jenni Wilson 32:35.

Blyth Links – 90 Philip Lee 25:11.

Meadowmill – 16 David Hindmarsh 22:54; 53 John Ross 28:02.

Rising Sun – 114 Lindsey Davidson 26:36; 165 Victoria Matthews 29:11.

South Shields – 159 Linda Patterson 30:28.

Workington​​​​​​​ – 129 Richard Eastoe 39:35; 132 Gay Eastoe 42:02.

There has been some movement in the table of this year’s Alnwick Harriers Grand Prix following last weekend’s Blaydon Race.

Tim Falconer is now first, having notched a 75.70 WAVA at Blaydon, with Karen Kelly moving up to second with another great WAVA score of 73.52.

Angie Embleton is sixth with a 70.03 score and Louise Callaghan seventh with a 70.77 WAVA.

Full up to date placing are available on the Alnwick Harriers’ website.

With the 2019 Northumberland Coastal Run fast approaching, here is some important information for anyone who needs to transfer their race number..

All transfers are to be completed by June 23 – one month prior to the event.

Once that date has passed, there is no opportunity to transfer and cancellations will not allow for any refunds.

Please note that due to the terrain, and difficult access to runners once the race is under way, it is vital that nobody runs under another person’s number. ​​​​​​​