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Volunteering Opportunities

Please see below for two volunteering opportunities coming up soon.
Durham Tri Club Help Needed for Event

Weardale Triathlon is on Sunday 15 June starting and ending at Stanhope open air pool. We need volunteers for the event for marshalling. This would involve marshalling on a local bike or run course around the area. Making sure the athletes and public are safe, you will receive a full brief on the morning of the event and have a Run/bike director to look after …you if you have any queries. Last year the event was Great and made Great by volunteers.

All volunteers receive a Durham Tri T shirt for their trouble and refreshments.

Triathlon is a great event to witness, so if you’ve never seen in in real life below, now is the time to do it whilst helping out at the same time!!!

We would require you from 7am till 12 noon, event may finish earlier. If you are available please contact Peter Brooks on –
St Cuthberts Hospice
The Midnight Walk is St Cuthbert’s Hospice’s biggest annual fundraising event to help raise money for people whose lives are affected by life limiting illnesses.   We require a large number of volunteers to help us with the event and we’re currently looking for people to help steward the walk and ensure that our participants are safe. We require a minimum number of volunteer stewards to allow the event to run so if you can spare a few hours to help St Cuthbert’s Hospice that would be great.
If you are interested in helping at the Midnight Walk or would like more information about this event, please contact Lily Axworthy on 0191 386 1170 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0191 386 1170 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting or email

XC Roundup – 08/03/14


Members of Blackhill Bounders were flying the flag for the club at regional and national XC level over the weekend at Wallsend for the North East Masters XC Championships and also down Birmingham at the Inter Counties XC Championships. The North East Masters fixture was originally planned for last month down at Darlington but due to a waterlogged course it was cancelled and re arranged at short notice to Wallsend. The NEMAA did a great job to come up with a good course for all to enjoy so thanks must go to them.

For the ladies Sarah Lister won gold in the V35 category and finished 3rd, 23:12, in the 6K race overall. Leanne Robertson, 24:25, just missed out on a medal after picking up an injury on the 3rd lap and having to slow down after being right behind Sarah for most of the race.


For the men well what can we say Patrick Duffy was 1st home overall, 26:16 in the 8K race and was crowned NE XC champion and won gold for 1st vet 35. He had a great tussle with Stewy Bell, 26:24, who was flying today and bagged gold for 1st V45. Ian Young, 27:52, won silver for 2nd V40. All 3 also won gold medals for finishing 1st team overall on the day. Kev Doolan was 19th in a time of 29:37 with Ian Middlemass finishing 22nd in a time of 30:01.


Not along after we finished Stewy had a call from Jordan from down in Birmingham where he was representing the North East at the Inter Counties. Jordan ran in the U20`s 8K race finishing 65th, 28:03, and 3rd counter an excellent result for the team.