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Durham Summer Cross Country Relays – 18/08/14

Team Bounders

The Race Durham Summer XC Relays
Overall Score 24
Please score the following categories out of 5  
PB Potential 5 – 2 laps, fast, flat & on grass with a small hill
Atmosphere 5 – Rain but everyone still had fun
Organisation 4 – Good however not much shelter from the rain
Scenery 5 – Durham riverside with the cathedral in the background.
Value for Money 5 – Seniors/Vets £12 per team, Juniors £6 per team.
Beginner Friendliness 5 – Plenty new members took part for the first time and enjoyed the experience.
Club Support & Social 5 – The Bounders only do loud no matter where you are on the course there was someone cheering you on.
Tell us more…  
In Short Short, sharp, slippy and a good laugh.

 

Duncan

Some excellent performances from the Juniors and those that ran their 1st XC event in the Senior and Vet races. Some ran twice, got disqualified, ran late, ran in the wrong race or pranced down the hill like Bambi, but hey its all part of being a Bounder and the atmosphere and encouragement is second to none. Look forward to the next team event which is the Sunderland XC open on Sat 13th Sept so keep the date free details to follow. Thanks again

Full results http://www.durhamcityharriers.org.uk/events-fixtures/summer-relays/

 

 

 

Clive Golledge Memorial Relays – 22/07/14

Report by Lisa Taylor

The Race Clive Golledge Memorial Relays
Overall Score 24
Please score the following categories out of 5  
PB Potential 1 – A big up & a big down, so probably not likely to run your fastest 2.2 miles ever
Atmosphere 5 – A good turn out from the local clubs. Relaxed & friendly
Organisation 3 – Well organised, although a few people commented on feeling a little unclear of the route at times
Scenery 3 – Not the most scenic ever but not too bad
Value for Money 4 – short race but good supper J
Beginner Friendliness 3 – Easy enough under foot & the hill shouldn’t really be too much bother for a Bounder J
Club Support & Social 5 – Great turnout of Bounders with 6 teams of 3 & support crew.
Tell us more…  
In Short Fast & hilly with pie
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I’ve never run a club relay event before, so was looking forward to seeing what it’s all about. However, following a good few hours in the mountains over the weekend, my legs seemed slightly less enthusiastic than I was.

The race started at the Peases running track in Crook and Lesley & I arrived in good time to meet up and chat with the other Bounders. There were lots of shocked faces when we saw the extent of Sarah’s bike accident injuries which led to a last minute re-shuffling of teams.

Following a short delay the relays started at 7pm. The route starts around the track, then leads out onto the road, onto a grassy field, then onto a long-ish climb. A few twists & turns then a frantic descent back down to the track. It was a decent enough little route although working out which direction you were going in next was a bit confusing at times.

Having not done such a short race before I wasn’t sure if I’d like it or not but I thoroughly enjoyed it & I’ll definitely try to do more relays in the future. It was good to see there weren’t just the speedy ones there but there were runners of all levels.

Relays over, it was over to the pub for pie & peas, or a vast choice of sandwich option for non-meat eaters amongst us. We didn’t manage to retain the shield but our first team finished a fabulous 3rd place. Well done speedy ones J

A huge well done goes out to Sarah who despite a swollen hand, inability to move her arm/shoulder & too many cuts & bruises to mention still managed to put in a superb performance. True commitment.

We took 3rd place this year full results to follow.

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England Athletics 2014 Consultation

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Important message from John Stacey

Hi All.

Find below information relating to the launch of our 2014 Online Consultation.

If you can take the time to circulate this to ALL your members it would be greatly appreciated. We are aiming to get the opinions of as many people across as many areas of the sport as possible and take the feedback we receive from these surveys very seriously as we improve the service we provide our affiliated members.

The 2014 Consultation survey is now live.

There is a news story here:

http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics-news/england-athletics-consultation-survey—now-live

And the link is obviously also available via the consultation page:

http://www.englandathletics.org/consultation

The direct link is: http://www.englandathletics.org/2014-survey

All the best.

John Stacey

Club and Coach Support Officer

Northumberland, Durham, Tees Valley North Yorkshire

England Athletics