August 2008

Weekly Round-up
(to 31st Aug).
Results  from the Aviva British Grand Prix at Gateshead (31st Aug) included:  100 (0.7): 1 A Powell (Jam) 9.87  200 (1.2): 1 T Gay (USA) 20.24  400: 1 M Rooney 45.35  3000: 1 K Bekele (Eth) 7:31.94 (World leading mark and Stadium rec); 9 N MccOrmick 7:55.11  HJ: 1 G Mason 2.27  LJ: 1 M Pate (USA) 8.04 (1.7); 2 G Rutherford 7.71 (0.5); 6 C Kirk 7.56 (-0.2); 7 C Tomlinson 7.54 (0.3)  400: 1 C Ohuruogu 51.27; 3 N Sanders 51.79; 5 K Sotherton 52.19; 7 V Barr 52.81  800: 1 M Okoro 1:59.48  1500: 1 L Dobriskey 4:09.68  3000: 1 V Cheruiyut (Ken) 8:33.66 (World leading mark)  400H: 1 M Walker (Jam) 54.51; 3 N Danvers 55.61  JT: 1 G Sayers 61.62.
Weather was dry for first hour but got wet later (rain seemed to start during Bekele's race). 
Results from the Stewarts Scottish Championships at Pitreavie (30th/31st Aug): 400H: 1 P Smith (WG) 52.63; 2 N Flannery (U20) 52.79  DT: 4 G Level 42.35  HT: 4 D Little (Bord) 57.25; 6 P Holmes (Bord) 52.44  JT: 1 L Doran (CoSheff) 70.32  W: 1500: 1 M MacLarty (Cen) 4:15.39; 3 F Murray 4:18.55  3000St: 1 N Hood (VP) 10:33.71 (Scot rec): 3 E Waterhouse 10:58.52  SP: 3 C Reid 10.76  DT: 6 C Reid 32.51  HT: 6 LWeatheritt 42.80; 7 K Wilson 42.46.
Results from the BMC Races at Stretford (26th Aug): 800: 1 J Taylor 1:51.30  3000: 2 A Duffield 8:26.47; 11 G Ritchie (U17) 9:20.08


Hetton Michael Page Memorial 10km.
Hetton Lyons Country Park. Sun. 31st Aug.
Sunderland Harrier, Steven Potts improved on last year's 2nd place to win the Houghton Harriers Michael Page Memorial 10km Multi Terrain event at Hetton Lyons Country Park yesterday.
Potts pulled away from his rivals after 1.5M extending his advantage to 1min 25secs over Birtley's Lee Millmore (3rd in 2007) with another Birtley athlete, Shaun Laws taking third place.
The event was held as part of Houghton Harriers 50th anniversary celebrations, which prompted the return to competition after 4 years of Scottish Marathon International Lynn Cooper (formerly Harding), who duly won the Womens' race finishing in 13th place overall. Cooper, who has no plans to race again in the forseeable future, passed long-time leader Sarah Lister of Blackhill in the final mile. Evenwood's Kim Crowther took third place.   . 
Result.
! S Potts (Sun) 35:49; 2 L Millmore (Birt) 37:14; 3 S Laws (Birt) 37:40; 4 P Duffy (unatt) 38:58; 5 K Oakes (Birt) 40:49; 6 J Collard (unatt) 41:05; 7 R McAloon (Even, M50) 41:15; 8 C Watson (Low F, M40) 41:21; 9 G Wood (unatt) 41:28; 10 D Jardine (Els) 42:06; 11 D Atkinson (North'd FR, M40) 42:37; 12 M Winter (Morp) 42:41
M60: 1 A Rowell (Dur) 44:39  M70: 1 D Whitmore (SSh) 55:38
Women:: 1 L Cooper (Hough, W40) 43:12; 2 S Lister (Black B) 43:48; 3 K Crowther (Even) 45:33; 4 K Humphries (Sun S, W40) 48:52; 5 A Dalton (Sun S, W40) 50:28; 6 L Valentine (Sun, W50) 53:03
W40: 2 L Watson (Sun) 54:06  W50: 2 W Rowell (Elv) 56:03 
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 1st September 2008).

Additional Comments: Most of info used. 62 finishers ( a record for MT version) (last time: 70:37). Weather bright at start, but became overcast with odd rain fall. Houghton won team event (this was mixed / four to count).  Mal Stephenson was 2nd M60 (40th in 50:56). Dave Whitmore finished 49th. Allen Mulliss was sole Heaton competitor (35th in 49:37 and 3rd M50).
 
UK Schools Games.
Bath University.  Sat/Sun. 30th/31st Aug.
The region's athletes found the going tough at this weekend's 3rd UK Schools Games at Bath University.
Best performances came from English Schools champion Tim Parkin, who finished 3rd in the Pole Vault and Cleveland's Ashleigh Wood who was third in the Long Jump.
Cumbria's Laura Park representing the North West, won the 3000m. 
Selected Results.
Under 17 Men:  100 (0.2): 1 D Tobias (E Ang) 10.65; 6 J Lovatt (NE) 11.22  800: 1 R Letch (SE) 1:56.43; 6 J Bowness (NW) 1:57.77  1500St: 1 J Senior (E Ang) 4:25.08; 8 M Grimes (NE) 4:46.45   PV: 1 E Quiney (SE) 4.35; 3 T Parkin (NE) 4.25  TJ: 1 A Babatunde (SE) 15.22 (0.8); 8 C Smith (NE) 12.29 (-0.2)
Under 17 Women: 1500: 1 C Mageean (NI) 4:21.20; 8 E Toogood (NE) 4:41.00  3000: 1 L Park (NW) 9:39.22  80H (-0.5): 1 K Warland (SE) 11.37; 7 R Liddell (NE) 11.84  HJ: 1 K Thompson (NW) 1.78; 8 J Baker (NE) 1.60  PV: 1 C Hughes (Wales) 3.50; 5= J Lawton (NE) 2.80  LJ: 1 A Kiddle (E Ang) 5.81 (-0.4); 3 A Wood (NE) 5.40 (0.0)  TJ: 1 S Brown (Yorks/Humb) 11.87 (1.1); 4 C Gill (NE) 11.58 (1.1)  SP: 1 Y Spencer (E Mids) 12.19; 7 E Pringle (NE) 10.44  DT: 1 B Leung (Wal) 39.05; 4 T Breen (NE) 36.15  HT: 1 H Broadbridge (SE) 46.22; 3 K Mills (NE) 44.56  JT: 1 I Jeffs (SW) 47.72; 8 A Turbitt (NE) 35.43
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 1st September 2008).

Additional Comments:  Most of info used. Results courtesy of UK Schools Games website, but some events including Womens' 3000m and 80m Hurdles only seemed to appear in one of the two sets of results. These appeared very quickly after each event.  Apologies to Kayleigh Mills, who I omitted from main report.  A very poor overall display by North East team.  I think they were 11th (Boys) and 10th (Girls). To be honest I have never heard of  Boys' Triple Jumper.

Albert Park 5km
Middlesbrough.  Sat. 30th Aug.
Alyson Dixon of Chester Le Street was the overall winner of Saturday's Albert Park 5km at Middlesbrough, bettering the Womens' course record by a massive 2mins 31secs. Middlesbrough's Carolyn Summersgill maintained the female dominance, finishing in 2nd place.
Result.
1 A Dixon (CleS, SW) 17:03 (rec); 2 C Summersgill (M&C,.SW) 17:31; 3 A Pearson (NYM, M35) 17:56
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 1st September 2008).

Additional Comments: Report slightly edited. Info courtesy of Park Run website. 59 finishers (last time: 49:05).
 
Durham Summer Cross Country Relays.
Maiden Castle, Durham City.  Wed. 27th Aug.
Results.
Senior Men (3 x 3km):
1 Composite BMC 27:57 (D Garbutt 9:14, G Lloyd 9:25, S Moralee 9:18); 2 Heaton  30:33 (L Rowe 9:43; L Longman 10:23, L Smith 10:27); 3 Sunderland  31:18 (N Reed 10:07, M Kilbride 10:36, J White 10:35); 4 Birtley 31:30 (S Laws 10:20, B Bailes 11:18, L Millmore 9:52); 5 Elswick 31:36 (P Tumer 10:00, M Connelly 10:59, M Ketley 10:37); 6 Sunderland Strollers 33:10; 7 Derwentside 34:37; 8 Sunderland B 35:25; 9 Derwentside B 37:12; 10 Heaton B 40:34
Fastest: D Garbutt 9:14; S Moralee 9:18, G Lloyd 9:25; L Rowe 9:43; L Millmore 9:52
Veteran Men (M35+) (3 x 3km) 1 Sunderland 30:11 (P Given 9:36, G Lancaster 10:18, G Harden 10:17); 2 Composite 31:12 (I Twaddle 9:24, G Armstrong 11:08, P Embleton 10:40); 3 Elswick  31:29 (G Bell 10:36, S Grey 10:34, K Stephenson 10:19); 4 Sunderland B 35:25; 5 Sunderland Strollers 36:16; 6 Durham City 36:53
Fastest: I Twaddle (M35) 9:24; P Given (M35) 9:36; G Harden (M45) 10:17
Senior Women (3 x 3km)
1 Chester Le Street 32:07 (rec) (K Waugh 10:49; M Czarnecka 10:39, M Turner 10:39); 2 Chester Le Street B 34:07 (T Laws 10:54, H Robinson 11:48, D Pickavance-Clarke 11:25); 3 Sunderland 34:16 (H Reed 11:22, H Ford 11:56, M Holt 10:58); 4 Sunderland B 36:52; 5 Sunderland C 39:12; 6 Durham City 40:45
Fastest: M Czarnecka & M Turner 10:39; K Waugh 10:49; T Laws 10:54; M Holt 10:58
Under 15 Boys (3 x 1.5km)
1 Sunderland 14:59 (M Wilson 5:10, J Campbell 5:10, J Archer 4:39); 2 Birtley 17:19; 3 Sunderland B 17:49
Fastest: Under 15: J Archer 4:39 (rec); L Ayton (Dur) 4:52
Under 13: M Wilson 5:10; L Irvine (Sun B) 5:33
Under 15 Girls (3 x 1.5km)
1 Birtley 16:47 (S Taylor 5:24, S Forster 5:34, L Turner 5:49); 2 Durham City
19:31; 3 Jarrow & Hebburn 20:25
Fastest: Under 15: S Taylor 5:24; B Thompson (CleS) 6:10
Under 13: S Forster 5:34; L Turner 5:49
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 1st Sptember 2008).

Additional Comments: Only results sent due to time lapse. These courtesy of Andy Billett. Weather bright but odd spit of rain. Ground firm. Composite teams diid not qualify for prizes (both team and individual).
31 Teams completed. 10 SM, 12 Vets, 7 SW and 2 Mixed. Young Athletes: 10 completed: 5 Boys, 3 Girls and 2 Mixed. Have not included mixed teams in results. South Shields Vets team splits (29th overall) (F Strand 13:47, M Stephenson 14:23, D Whitmore 15:13). Heaton B team splits (S McEntee 11:31, D Robins 10:47, G Routledge 18:16) (27th overall). Please note leg positions not given in results. Craig Roberts (CleS B) clocked a creditable 4:55 first leg, and was 3rd fastest U13B.  

Weekly Round-up
(to 24th Aug).
Results from the Bank of Scotland Young Athletes Championships at Grangemouth (23rd - 24th Aug) included:  Under 17 Men: 3 J Cowie (Gate) 50.91; 4 A Rowland (Gate) 52.04  800: 3 G Learmouth (Dunb) 2:02.31 (2:01.53 ht); 6 M Cram (Edin) 2:03.92 (2:03.35ht)  B: 1 A Rowland 2:00.70  J Archer (2nd ht - 2:02.48)  1500: 3 J Bowness (Traff) 4:12.21  DT: 3 A Toward (Gate) 36.41  U13: 800: 1 M Wilson (Sun) 2:19.87  Under 17 Women: LJ: 4 F Lawrie (Bord) 4.92 (0.9)  SP: 3 T Breen (Blay) 10.76  DT: 1 T Breen 34.79; 2 K Burt (Gate) 32.36 
HT: 4 J Wilson (Birt) 36.46.    
Under 13 Girls: 800: 1 A Hetherington (Carl) 2:24.58; 3 H Bethwaite (Ellen) 2:29.96
Result from the Albert Park 5km (23rd Aug): 1 S O'Grady 16:58; 2 G Jones 17:00; 3 D Moore (unatt) 18:15  M70: 1 J Conaghan 22:38  W: 1 P Costello (Red, W50) 22:56 W60: 1 L Woods 24:07.
Results from the Guisborough Grunt (19th Aug): 1 P Lowe 39:38; 2 B Roberts (NYM, M50) 42:30; 3 A Minster (Dur FR) 42:38  M65: 1 R Sherwood 56:32  W: 1 L Adams (Knave) 44:31.
All info courtesy of  AW.
Observations from Olympic Games (15th -24th Aug); Congratulations to our medallists especially Chrristine Ohuruogu on her 400m victory. Also to Bolt (9.69 and 19.32 both World records), Bekele and Dibaba on their double individual victories.  Also Jamaican 4 x 100 Relay team (39.10 also a World record). Johanna Jackson set British record in 20km Walk finishing 22nd in 1:31:33, bettering her old figures by 7secs.
The way the 1500m was run did not suit Andy Baddaley, who I think might have got third in his kind of race (picking up on last lap). However, he gets himself into some poor positions (boxed on inside) in slowly run races. Martin Rooney was affected by a poor run from Jeremy Wariner in final giving himself more work than expected in finishing straight. I still think he finished 5th. Poor runs by legs 2 & 3 in 4x400 cost us medals in both races. I think it was unwise sending Christine Ohuruogu  off first handing over to Kelly Sotherton, a novice in this kind of race,  who was a "sitting duck" at start of leg  The American in Mens' team was drastic. Losing ground in last 20m is a recipe for disaster (a la Jamie Baulch several years ago). Some of these comments were repeated from World Championships in 2007. So no lessons learnt.


Cleveland Land Services 14th Tartan Games.
Gateshead International Stadium.  Sat. 23rd Aug.
Despite the windy conditions there were several outstanding performances at Saturday's 14th Tartan Games, sponsored by Cleveland Land Services, at the International Stadium on Saturday.
British Junior International Richard Kilty easily won the Under 20 100m and 200m for the second successive year.
Clevelnd-based Border Harrier Lloyd Powell cleared a personal best height to win the Senior High Jump adding 2cms to his previous figures.
English Schools silver medallist Stacey Smith of Gateshead, clocked a personal best time to win the Senior 800m improving her previous performance by 1.6secs. 
English Schools champion, Kayleigh Mills of Middlebrough Mandale, duly won the Under 17 Hammer.
Middlesbrough athletes had a successful day as Fezan Mughi (Under 13 Boys) and Lee Burrell (Under 15 Boys) gained sprint doubles in their respective age-groups.
Jarrow's James Lovatt won the Under 17 100m and 200m, while clubmate Nick Wood won the Under 15 sprint Hurdles and High Jump. 
Katherine Rogers of Blaydon gained a double victory in the Under 13 sprint Hurdles and Long Jump.
Results.
Senior Men: 100 (-0.4): 1 P Swan (CoEdin) 11.17  400: 1 P Swan 49.01; 2 L Robson (Gate) 49.09  800: 1 J Taylor (Morp) 1:52.32; 2 R Morrell (M'bro) 1:54.63; 3 G Lloyd (Dur U) 1:57.33; 4 D Garbutt (Dur) 1:57.60; 5 T Perrins (Gate, U20) 1:58.43  PV: 1 R Huren (Harr) 4.40; 2 J Stacey (Gate) 3.60  TJ: 1 S Stanislaus (Gate) 12.91  SP: 1 M Alderson (M'bro, U20) 12.12  DT: 1 A Bajwa (M'bro0 39.59; 2 M Alderson 38.36  HT: 1 A Smith (Gate) 50.40; 2 S Hudson (Gate) 37.63; 3 D Maggs (Gate, M50) 37.55   JT: 1 J Campbell (Chelt) 69.08; 2 I Burns (Gate) 65.79
Under 20 Men: 100 (0.3): 1 R Kilty (Gate) 10.69; 2 R Patton (CleS) 11.18  200 (-1.7): 1 R Kilty 21.71 (21.61ht - 2.2); 2 R Patton 22.78  400: 1 N Phelps (M'bro) 50.67  110H (-1.6): 1 N Phelps 16.53 
Under 17 Men: 100 (-0.2): 1 J Lovatt (J&H) 11.37; 2 B Stephenson (M'bro) 11.42
200 (-1.9): 1 J Lovatt 22.76; 2 B Stephenson 22.82  800: 1 G Lavan (CleS) 2:03.60; 2 G Urwin (Tyne) 2:06.23; 3 T Walker (Gosf) 2:06.29  HJ: 1 L Powell (Bord) 2.08  LJ: 1 E Gill (Gate) 5.49  TJ: 1 B Parker (unatt) 11.90; 2 C Robson (Cles) 11.62; 3 E Gill 11.30  SP: 1 D Adamson (Gate) 12.42  JT: 1 D Adamson 45.93; 2 B Daley (Gate) 37.90
Under 15 Boys: 100 (-0.2): 1 L Burrell (M'bro) 11.80  200 (-0.9): 1 L Burrell 24.35  800: 1 D Rutter (Gate) 2:14.47; 2 L Ayton (unatt) 2:14.70  80H (-3.8): 1 N Wood (J&H) 12.38  HJ: 1 N Wood 1.60  LJ: 1 O Walker (Gate) 5.52 SP: 1 J Taylor Chapman (M'bro) 11.56  DT: 1 I Swall (M'bro) 37.60  HT: 1 J Taylor Chapman 43.14; 2 J Young (unatt) 42.10
Under 13 Boys: 100 (-2.4): 1 F Mughai (M'bro) 13.38; 2 J Robertshaw (Morp) 13.96  200 (-2.2): 1 F Mughai 28.23; 2 J Robertshaw 28.35   800: 1 C Waites (Gate) 2:28.13; 2 C Sweeney (Aln) 2:29.20  75H (-2.3): 1 M Curtis (Wimb'ne) 13.05; 2 P O'Connor (M'bro) 13.15  LJ: 1 A Gray (M'bro) 4.65; 2 P O'Connor 4.43; 3 J Anderson (CleS) 4.43  SP: 1 D Kirkpatrick (Blay) 9.45
Under 11 Boys: 60 (-2.4): 1 N Middleton (unatt) 9.4  600: 1 D Pickering (CleS) 1:48.38
Senior Women: 100 (-1.3): 1 E Telford (Morp) 13.07  200 (-1.8): 1 V Carmichael (Gate) 26.63; 2 C Turnbull (M'bro) 26.84; 3 E Telford 27.44  800: 1 S Smith (Gate, U20) 2:06.27; 2 J Adams (R&Z, U20) 2:24.61  PV: 1 S McKenzie (CoEdin) 3.60; 2 R Fairless (M'bro) 3.00  LJ: 1 A Stone (M'bro, U17) 4.90 TJ: 1 G Kerr (CoEdin) 12.49; 2 M Carr (Shil) 12.43  SP: 1 T Breen (Blay, U17) 10.15  HT: 1 J Wheatman (Scar) 44.37; 2 L Weatheritt (Gate) 43.28  JT: 1 L Weatheritt 30.66
Under 17 Women: 100 (-2.0): 1 K Welford (M'bro) 12.9; 2 A Stone 12.9
200 (-1.6): 1 K Welford 26.59; 2 J Norton (M'bro) 26.71  300: 1 R Pow (Gate) 43.33  800: 1 R Ferguson (Gate) 2:22.22  HJ: 1 L Kennedy (Darl) 1.50  PV: 1 J Lawton (Gate) 2.50  LJ: 1 A Stone 4.86  TJ: 1 J Phelps (M'bro) 10.01  SP: 1 K Bulmer (J&H) 9.45  DT: 1 T Breen 36.11  HT: 1 K Mills (M'bro) 45.29  JT: 1 A Turbitt (SSh) 29.34; 2 R McIntyre (Gate) 27.43; 3 S Moody (Gate) 26.43 
Under 15 Girls: 100 (-1.2): 1 E Mullen (M'bro) 13.14  200 (0.5): 1 E Mullen 27.74  800: 1 S Taylor (Birt) 2:24.85; 2 C Porter (Sun) 2:25.59; 3 C Price (Gate) 2:28.54  75H (-2.3): 1 K Corner (J&H) 13.27  LJ: 1 J Read (Gate) 4.79; 2 R McHugh (Shil) 4.73  SP: 1 G Meynell (M'bro) 7.81
Under 13 Girls: 100 (-2.0): 1 Z Kerins (Wake) 13.65; 2 K Murphy (Birt) 13.76; 3 R Highfield (M'bro) 13.80
200 (-1.6): 1 Z Kerins 27.63; 2 K Murphy 28.33; 3 R Highfiield 28.62  800: 1 A-M Lonsdale (Crook) 2:39.70   70H (-2.0): 1 K Rogers (Blay) 12.40  PV: 1 E Brown (unatt) 2.10  LJ: 1 K Rogers 4.23  SP: 1 S Hindhaugh (Blay) 7.94
Under 11 Girls: 60 (-0.3): 1 B Pringle (Gate) 9.38   600: 1 S Burnett (Sun) 1:58.17

(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 25th August 2008).

Additional Comments: All info used (see below). Results courtesy of Gateshead H website (Saturday pm). Again the programme seemed a bit on the long side.
 
Northern Athletics Inter County Championships.
Costello Stadium, Hull.  Sat. 23rd Aug.
The depleted North East squad competed well at Saturday's Northern Athletics Inter County Championships at Hull.
The best team performance came from the Under 17 Men who finished 2nd to Yorkshire.
Individually the Under 17 Women gained most victories but the team surprisingly finished down in 7th place.
Recently crowned National champion, Emma Pringle of Gateshead won the Triple Jump and Shot. Kimberley Burt of Gateshead took the Discus title and Sophie Wood of Durham won the 300m Hurdles..
Ben Wears from Redcar won the Senior 5km Walk, which also incorporated the North of England championship. His brothers Adam and Zak also took gold and silver respectively in the Under 17 and Under 15 events. The in-form Jarrow and Hebburn athlete, Greg Ritchie gained victory in the Under 17 3000m and Middlesbrough's Ben Daley won the Under 17 Hammer.
Rachel Denton of Morpeth won the Under 15 1500m.
Grace Rodgers from Loftus won the Under 15 800m competing in the Yorkshire colours. 
Selected Results.
Senior Men: 5kmW: 1 B Wears (NE) 22:38.46
Under 17 Men: 200 (-0.8): 3 H Harris (NE) 23.99  1500: 3 C Gaffney (NE) 4:15.38  3000: 1 G Ritchie (NE) 9:33.44  1500St: 3 N Reed (NE) 4:51.41 ( 2 M Grimes Dur-gst 4:41.24)  100H:(-0.5): 2 N Mersh (NE) 14.69  400H: 3 J Cox (NE) 60.06  SP: 2  A Harle (NE) 12.60  HT: 1 B Daley (NE) 48.62  3kmW: 1 A Wears (NE) 15:05.31
Team Trophy: 1 Yorkshire 140.5; 2 North East 131
Under 15 Boys: 2.5km Walk: 2 Z Wears (NE) 15:07.55
Under 17 Women: 800: 3 E Toogood (NE) 2:15.30  80H (-2.3): 2 A Wood (NE) 12.40 300H: 1 S Wood (NE) 46.90  HJ: 2 J Hansom (NE) 1.60
LJ: 3 J Hansom 5.17  TJ: 1 E Pringle (NE) 11.55  SP: 1 E Pringle 10.83  DT: 1 K Burt (NE) 33.21  HT: 2 H Corrigan (NE) 36.88
Under 15 Girls: 800: 1 G Rodgers (Yorks) 2:18.32  1500: 1 R Denton (NE) 4:53.60  DT: 3 R Simpson (NE) 26.00
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 25th August 2008).

Additional Comments:  Most of info used, which was quite surprising considering busy sporting weekend. Results courtesy of  Northern Athletics website (Saturday pm). There were no more Senior North East athletes competing and Under 15 teams looked weak.

Robin Hood 10km
(Multi Terrain) Jarrow.  Mon.18th Aug.
Result: Distance 10.7km.
1 P Given (Sun) 36:27; 2 P Besford (unatt) 36:28; 3 G Ritchie (J&H, U17) 38:07; 4 S O'Donnell (CleS) 38:09; 5 P Duffy (unatt) 38:13; 6 L Adams (J&H) 38:56; 7 J Stephens (Low F, M50) 39:28; 8 J Allison (CrooK) 39:45; 9 J Buis (Heat) 39:52; 10 K Robertshaw (unatt, M40) 39:57; 11 J Stephens (Low F) 40:11; 12 L Longman (Heat) 40:43; 13 D Robins (Heat) 40:46; 14 M Bunn (J&H, M50) 41:00; 15 C McDonald (SSh, M40) 41:28
M45: 1 G Ogden (unatt) 41:47  M50: 3 D Nicholson (Low F) 42:02  M55: 1 S Borlos (NSP) 42:34  M65: 1 F Strand (SSh) 52:17  M70: 1 D Whitmore (SSh) 56:46
Teams: 1 Jarrow & Hebburn 23; 2 Heaton 34; 3 Low Fell 36
Women: 1 A McAree (unatt) 42:44; 2 C McAree (unatt) 44:28; 3 M Evans (Low F) 44:41; 4 S Lister (Black B) 44:59; 5 J Miller (Blyth, W35) 45:40; 6 I Hope (Sun, W45) 46:22; 7 E Oates (Crook) 47:04; 8 A Flynn (NSP) 48:42; 9 R Lowther (J&H) 49:08; 10 R Barnes (CleS) 49:46; 11 Y Swinhoe (Els, W50) 50:42; 12 S Parr (CleS, W55) 50:55
W55: 2 L Valentine (Sun) 51:01  W60: 1 P Gold (Heat) 54:55
Team: 1 Jarrow & Hebburn 40
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 25th Auigust 2008).

Additional Comments:  Results only to be sent. 145 finishers (last time: 74:19). Course amended from 2007, but waterlogged parts forced some late alterations which made it over-distance. Weather overcast but remained dry. Not a good quality field. James Buis had just returned from a 3 weeks visit to India .Dave Whitmore finished 112th. George Routledge finished 143rd (71:58).

Weekly Round-up
(to 17th August).
Results from the Sedburgh Hill Races: 1 D Kay (Harr) 2:23:54; 2 J Bulman (NYM) 2:24:09; 3 J Blackett (DP, M40) 2:24:11   World  Mountain Trial: 1 S Vernon (Stock) 52:48; 10 A Duffield 56:42  W: 1 A Frost (Wrex) 45:46; 3 S Tunstall (Kend) 48:59; 4 R Robinson (Kend) 49:10  U20: 1 L Park (Ellen) 22:45 (by 2mins 27secs).:
Result of Albert Park 5km (16th Aug): 1 S McLay (Vets, M40)  16:24; 2 J Brown (Eg) 16:41; 3 K Stephenson (unatt) 18:30  W: 1 D Brown (Eg, W40) 19:34 (rec); 2 S Gibson (Darl, W60) 22:37.

Result of Mizuno Mile at Peterborough (13th Aug); 1 C Warburton (Notts) 4:02.2; 2 N McCormick 4:02.6.
Results from Trafford Grand Prix (12th Aug):  BMC 800: 2 A Stanton 1:51.20; 7 R Murray (U20) 1:53.33  1500: 5 A Wiles 4:01.0; 13 J Orange (M45) 4:09.4  W: 800: 3 K Johns 2:07.4 
All info (limited first week) courtesy of AW.

British Athletics League.
Division 1 at Copthall Stadium, Hendon.  Sat. 16th Aug.
Gateshead Harriers had to settle for fourth place at Saturday's final British League Division 1 fixture at Hendon.
The Tynesiders finished fourth overall in the table behind Trafford and City of Sheffield who are promoted to the Premiership.
On a day when performances were affected by a strong wind,
Gateshead provided three winners, Ryan McLeod (5000m), Abe Babatunde (Triple Jump) and Ian Burns (Javelin).
Richard Kilty was a close second in the 100m and 200m with Niall Flannery also runner-up in the 400m Hurdles.
Carlisle-based Border Harriers finished in 7th place on the day, but their sixth place overall ensured their League status. 
Selected Results.
Match: 1 Kent AC 355; 2 Trafford 350; 3 City of Sheffield 292; 4 Gateshead 276.5; 5 Harrow 270.5; 6 City of Liverpool 229; 7 Border 225.5; 8 Thames Valley H 154.5
100 (-2.8): 2 R Kilty (Gate, U20) 11.13  200 (-1.8): 2 R Kilty 21.74; 3 P McKee (Bord) 21.91  400: 7 D Riley (Gate) 49.80  800: B: 3 A Stanton (Gate) 1:56.49  1500: 5 R McLeod (Gate) 3:56.54  5000: 1 R McLeod 14:40.8; 3 P Hamilton (Bord) 14:43.6  B: 1 T Farrell (Bord, U20) 15:13.1   3000St: 3 L Moses (Gate) 9:33.8   110H (-4.9): 5 A Sturrock (Gate) 16.15  400H: 2 N Flannery (Gate, U20) 54.45  B: 2 A Sturrock 58.54   TJ: 1 A Babatunde (Gate) 14.84 (3.2); 2 D Watson (Bord) 14.55 (4.5)  B: 3 C Fiddes (Gate, U20) 13.14 (3.9)  PV: 4= G Howard (Gate, U20) 3.80  B: 2 C Boundy (Gate) 3.60  SP: 3 W Falconer (Bord) 14.35; 4 C Sturrock (Gate) 14.66   DT: 3 A Morganella (Bord) 42.71; 4 C Sturrock 40.41  B: 3 W Falconer 40.89  HT: 5 D Little (Bord) 56.48; 7 D Maggs (Gate, M50) 38.00  B: 1 P Holmes (Bord) 51.06 JT: 1 I Burns (Gate) 64.49  B: 4 J Stacey (Gate) 46.24
4x100: 5 Gateshead 42.82   
Final Placings: 1 Trafford 28 (1310); 2 City of Sheffield 28 (1238); 3 Kent AC 22; 4 Gateshead 21; 5 City of Liverpool 17; 6 Border 13; 7 Harrow 11.5; 8 Thames Valley H 4.5
 (Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 18th August 2008).

Additional Comments: Only results used. All info courtesy of BAL website (10.00pm Saturday) .High wind readings should indicate conditions.  Result from Premier Division match at same venue: 1 Newham & Essex Beagles 356 (also Overall winners 32pts). 110H: B (-3.9): 2 S Nyananyo 15.29.
 
Start Fitness North East Harrier League.
Monkton Stadium, Jarrow. 
Wed. 13th Aug.
English Schools 1500m champion, Laura Weightman of Morpeth took 18 secs off her personal best time, finishing 7th in the mixed 3000m, at the final North East Athletics League meeting at Jarrow. 
Results.
Mixed:
200: r1: 1 R Patton (CleS, U20M) 22.5; 2 J Abladey (J&H, U20M) 23.6  r2: 3 P McCluskey (J&H, M40) 25.6; 5 B Johnsen (NSP, U17W) 27.4
400: r1: 1 R Kilty (Gate, U20) 50.5; 2 W Steel (York) 51.4; 3 A Rowland (Gate, U17) 51.8; 4 G Lavan (CleS, U17) 52.5; 5 S Keeling (J&H, U17) 52.8  r3: 3 R Ferguson (Gate, U17W) 61.3; 4 S Loraine (Gate, U17W) 63.6
3000: 1 D Burnton (Aber) 9:01.9; 2 C Muir (SSh) 9:15.7; 3 T Walker (Gosf, U17) 9:23.7; 4 G Hawkins (M'bro, U17) 9:25.9; 5 N Reed (Sun, U17) 9:31.5; 6 G Harden (Sun, M45) 9:36.4; 7 L Weightman (Morp, U20W) 9:38.6; 10 C Simpson (CleS, SW) 9:42.0; 13 E Waterhouse (CleS, SW) 10:03.7; 15 K Legg (M'bro, U20W) 10:13.8; 16 M Turner (CleS, SW) 10:14.1; 17 M Ferrier (Gate, SW) 10:20.9    
Senior Men: HJ: 1 L Powell (Bord) 2.00  LJ: 1 M Briggs (SSh) 6.36  TJ: 1 S Stanislaus (Gate) 13.00  SP: 1 C Sturrock (Gate) 15.12  JT: 1 S Stanislaus 38.28
Under 20 Men: HJ: 1 J Corrigan (M'bro) 1.80; 2 M McCarthy (Dur) 1.70  LJ: 1 M McCarthy 5.92
Under 17 Men: 100H: 1 N Mersh (Gate) 14.6
Under 15 Boys:  200: 1 M Taylor (unatt) 26.3  800: 1 A Roen (Gate) 2:11.8; 2 J Boyd (Gate) 2:17.0  80H: 1 N Wood (J&H) 11.9; 2 S Hall (Gate) 12.7; 3 J Greenwell (Gate) 13.0  HJ: 1 N Wood 1.55  LJ: 1 M Purkiss (Gate) 4.83  TJ: 1 M Fearn (J&H) 9.23  JT: 1 J Jama (Blay) 24.28
Under 13 Boys: 200: 1 J Robertshaw (Morp) 28.4; 2 J Young (Gate) 28.7  800: 1 L Irvine (Sun) 2:37.0  HJ: 1 P O'Connor (M'bro) 1.50  LJ: 1 P O'Connor 4.32; 2 J De Costa (CleS) 4.28  SP: 1 J Young 7.75
Under 17 Women:  80H: 1 C O'Connor (M'bro) 13.5  HJ: 1 G Johnson (NSP) 1.50; 2 L Kennedy (Darl) 1.40
LJ: 1 A Stone (M'bro) 5.05; 2 L Kennedy 4.59; 3 C O'Connor 4.55  TJ: 1 L Kennedy 9.61; 2 C O'Connor 9.50  JT: 1 R McIntyre (Birt) 25.69; 2 K Bulmer (J&H) 21.43
Under 15 Girls: 200: 1 R Clough (Dur) 27.0  800: 1 R Denton (Morp) 2:23.5; 2 S Taylor (Birt) 2:30.5  HJ: 1 J Wood (Gate) 1.30  LJ: 1 H Boardman (Birt) 4.17
Under 13 Girls: 200: r1: 1 S Addison (J&H) 30.0  r2: 1 L Mulvain (J&H) 29.5  800: 1 L Turner (Birt) 2:40.5; 2 A Oliver (CleS) 2:41.5  70H: 1 K Rogers (Blay) 12.2; 2 S Purkiss (Gate) 13.3; 3 S Addison 13.4  HJ: 1 K Rogers 1.35; 2 A Bainbridge (J&H) 1.30   LJ: 1 K Rogers 3.85  
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 18th August 2008).

Additional Comments: Only results used.  These courtesy of Angus Lumb on Thursday am. Weather overcast and rained late in meeting. In-Field saturated and some Field Events were restricted. MoM awards unofficially to Nick Wood and Katherine Rogers. 
 
Exhibition Park 5km.
Newcastle upon Tyne.  Wed. 13th Aug.
Ryan McLeod of Elswick won the fourth running of the Exhibition Park 5km in Newcastle. McLeod who has won on every occasion took 6 secs off his own course record from 2006.
Leading veteran Brian Rushworth of Sunderland took second place, while Angela Hibbs of Chester Le Street won the Womens' race finishing in 23rd position overall.  
Result.
1 R McLeod (Els) 14:34 (rec); 2 B Rushworth (Sun, M45) 15:30; 3 D Purvis (CleS) 15:37; 4 M Fenwick (Walls) 15:55; 5 D Weston (Sun) 16:08; 6 D Swinburne (Morp) 16:12; 7 P Besford (unatt) 16:13; 8 P Walker (Morp, M40) 16:14; 9 G Ritchie (J&H, U17) 16:35; 10 M Tomlinson (CleS) 16:44; 11 P Waterston (Morp, M40) 16:48; 12 G Jones (Blyth) 16:49; 13 G Moore (NSP) 16:50; 14 A Thompson (Els, M45) 17:05; 15 K Stephenson (Els, M40) 17:06; 16 L Smith (Heat) 17:07; 17 S Laws (Birt) 17:10; 18 S Grey (Els, M40) 17:12; 19 C Franks (Gate) 17:14; 20 D Old (CleS) 17:16
M45: 3 M Jones (SSh) 17:28
M50: 1 S Marshall (Dur) 18:15; 2 J Watson (Sun) 18:47; 3 D Beaney (Clare) 18:53  M55: 1 S Borlos (NSP) 18:58; 2 I Richardson (NSP) 19:29; 3 G Pemberton (NE Vets) 19:48  M60: 1 M McNally (Els) 18:20; 2 M Walker (Gosf) 19:35  M65: 1 G Hume (Low F) 25:35  M70: 1 D Whitmore (SSh) 25:36  M75: 1 E Appleby (Heat) 25:29
Teams: 1 Morpeth 23; 2 Elswick 28; 3 Chester Le Street 31
Women: ! A Hibbs (CleS) 17:36; 2 D Hodgkinson (Walls) 18:30; 3 H Dix (Blay) 18:47; 4 Y Thiru (Els, W40) 19:11; 5 D Horne (Walls) 19:26; 6 V Hindson (Walls) 19:42; 7 E Gibson (Els) 19:53; 8 K Simpson (Gate) 20:08; 9 J Etherington (Phoen) 20:13; 10 V Butler (Clare) 20:17; 11 D Oakley (Morp, U17) 20:19; 12 E Walton (Walls) 20:22; 13 S Stephenson (Els, W40) 20:26; 14 L Walker (Walls, W35) 20:39; 15 Z Armstrong (Morp, U17) 20:45
W45: 1 J Tinkler (CleS) 20:53  W50: 1 Y Swinhoe (Els) 22:10  W55: 1 J Kilgour (Clare) 22:03; 2 H Mitford (Heat) 23:58  W65: 1 C Lee (Els) 24:12; 2 J Bell (Black B) 27:07 
Teams: 1 Wallsend 13; 2 Elswick 26; 3 Morpeth 43 
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 18th August 2008).

Additional Comments:  Only results used. Results courtesy of George Ogle. 268 finishers (last time: 51:13). Ted Joynson finished 268th but I am told he did not run fiull distance. He obviously did not start early.  I understand it was raining before and after race, but ok in duration. Eric Appleby finished 219th and Dave Whitmore 221st. Other placings included: 256 G Routledge 31:12; 261 S Robson 33:07; 267 D Tait 39:02.

Weekly Round-up
(to 10th August).
Results from the Under 23 Inter Territorial Match at Derby: 1 Scotland 418; 2 North 397  1500: 1 J Taylor 3:58.47  3000: 2 L Moses 8:33.15  400H: B: 1 N Flannery (U20) 56.00  HJ: 4 L Powell 1.95  TJ: 2 A Babatunde 14.16 (1.5)  DT: B: 3 G Level 39.68  W: 1500: 2 S Smith (U20) 4:28.45  PV: 2 S Scott (U20) 3.81.
Result from Belgrave Park 5km: W: 1 J Heslop (Clap) 17:02 (by 1min 50secs) (20th overall).
Results from Albert Park 5km:  1 S O'Grady 16:18; 2 G Harden 17:04; 3 J Hook (unatt) 17:23  W: 1 S Rogers (N Marske, W35) 21:09
Results from the UK Challenge at Eton (9th Aug): LJ: 2 C Kirk 7.42 (3.2)  SP: 1 C Myerscough (B&F) 20.18; 5 C Sturrock 15.30  JT: 6 L Doran (Sheff) 75.77; 8 I Burns 62.86  400H: 5 N Desai 62.55.
All info courtesy of AW.  .

England Athletics Under 15/17 Championships.
Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham.  Sat/Sun. 9th/10th Aug
Gateshead Harrier Emma Pringle gained the region's only gold medal at the England Athletics Under 17/Under 15 Championships at Birmingham.
Pringle, a pupil at Duchess High School, Alnwick, competing in the Under 17 Triple Jump, leapt a personal best distance of 12.08m with a legal wind reading.
Tyne Breen (Blaydon) took silver in the Under 17 Discus, but Gateshead's Tim Parkin, the English Schools champion, had to settle for third in the Under 17 Pole Vault.
International distance runner Laura Park from Cumbria, repeated her English Schools victory winning the Under 17 3000m.
Selected Results.
Under 17 Men:  PV: 1 G McLean (Mont) 4.30; 3 T Parkin (Gate) 4.10
Under 17 Women: 3000: 1 L Park (Ellen) 9:45.47; 4 K Avery (Shil) 9:56.74  TJ: 1 E Pringle (Gate) 12.08 (1.8); 4 C Gill (M'bro) 11.52 (1.7)  DT: 1 C Fitzgerald (Tral) 39.27; 2 T Breen (Blay) 36.23.
(Newcastle Journal:  Tues. 11th August 2008).

Additional Comments:  All info used. Full results only avaialble on Monday pm, despite being advertised as going "live" on England Athletics website.
Further results included: U17M: 200 (2.8): 8 J Lovatt 22.76 (3rd in ht 22.75 (-1.2)  U15B: 3000: 8 M Shaw 9:44.82  U17W: 80H (0.5): 6 R Liddell 11.71  (1st in ht: 11.59 (-0.6)   HJ: 7= J Baker 1.65  SP: 6 E Pringle 10.54  U15G: 9 R Denton 4:51.85  (4th in ht: 4:48.30)..

Sherwoods Chevrolet Darlington 10km.
Sun. 10th Aug.
Lewis Gamble-Thompson of New Marske was a comfortable winner of yesterday's 21st Anniversary Darlington 10km sponsored by Sherwoods Chevrolet.
Alyson Dixon of Chester Le Street finished 9th in the  field of  970 runners, smashing the Womens' course record by 2mins 10secs. Dixon's time of 33mins 39secs was also a 4secs improvement on her personal best.
In the windy conditions, Gamble-Thompson (20)dropped his main rival Jon Archer of Low Fell shortly after the halfway point (16:09). He was also the youngest winner of the event. The margin of victory was 12secs while another 17secs behind in the third place was the leading veteran, Stewart Bell of Chester Le Street. 
Dixon's winning margin was a massive 3mins 44secs ahead of Middlesbrough's Carolyn Summersgill. Tracy Laws of Chester Le Street finished in 3rd place, with Elvet's Fiona Shenton the leading veteran in 6th.  
Result.
1 L Gamble-Thompson (N Marske) 32:22; 2 J Archer (Low F) 32:34; 3 S Bell (CleS, M40) 32:51; 4 M Jefferies (Bill MH) 33:09; 5 J Prest (Traff) 33:19; 6 A Tatham (Quak) 33:27; 7 S O'Grady (N Marske) 33:33; 8 P Lowe (NYM) 33:35; 9 A Dixon (CleS, SW) 33:39; 10 T Danby (N Marske) 33:56; 11 G Ritchie (J&H, U17) 34:24; 12 R Bellamy (NYM, M40) 34:36; 13 R Johnson (Sand J) 34:58; 14 J McGready (Darl, M40) 35:06; 15 D Inglis (Darl) 35:12; 16 P Duffy (unatt) 35:25; 17 J Donneky (Derw) 35:27; 18 M Gamble-Thompson (N Marske, M45) 35:36; 19 I Archbold (Quak, M40) 35:37; 20 M Jones (M&C) 35:40
M50: 1 J Stephens (Low F) 36:12; 2 T Livingston (N Marske) 36:36; 3 S Marshall (Dur) 38:16  M55: 1 I Bainbridge (Crook) 39:12  M60: 1 J Bell (Els) 35:54; 2 P McGough (NYM) 40:17; 3 E Baldwin (Dur) 40:37  M65: 1 J Stephenson (Crook) 43:50  M70: 1 J Conaghan (N Marske) 46:48
Women: 1 A Dixon 33:39 (rec); 2 C Summersgill (M&C) 37:23; 3 T Laws (CleS) 37:58; 4 C Robson (Tees) 38:59; 5 K Haniver (R&Z) 39:58; 6 F Shenton (Elv, W45) 40:21; 7 D Horne (Walls) 40:44; 8 H Ford (Sun) 40:47; 9 J Atkinson (N Ayc, W40) 41:19; 10 V Hindson (Walls) 41:21; 11 I Hope (Sun, W45) 41:46; 12 S Birch (unatt) 41:48; 13 B Kinnane-Davison (Swale, W40) 41:58; 14 K Crowther (Even) 42:03; 15 E Walton (Walls) 42:44
W50: 1 H Ross (unatt) 43:47  W55: 1 J Kilgour (Clare) 46:19  W65: 1 E Armstrong (Tyne) 57:02
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 11th August 2008).

Additional Comments: Most of info used. Results produced by Sports Systems courtesy of UK Results website. 958 finishers (last time: 86:52). Unofficial team winners were New Marske (Men) and Wallsend (Women). Chip timing seemed very accurate (probably it was based on manual winning time) but original leading results produced after race saw at least 11 athletes missed in first 250 and two in first twenty.. Apologies to Sarah Lister who was 9th lady (41:15). Times seemed fast for some runners despite the windy conditions and heavy showers. Other performances included: 291 A Mulliss 46:14; 500 D Whitmore 51:14; 914 G Routledge 68:22; 921 J Caddy 69:44 (did not see him, but he has not appeared in results for a while). Jumior Run (3km) results were: 1 R Julier (M&C) 10:14; 2 S Gardiner (M&C) 11:10; 3 D Inglis (N Ayc) 11:14  W: 1 B Oakes (Birt) 12:14
  
BMC Nike Grand Prix.
Eton.  Sat. 9th Aug.
Gateshead Harrier Ross Murray ttook over a second off his best time, when finishing 2nd in the B 1500m at Saturday's Nike Grand Prix final at Eton.
Senior Men: 800: B: 1 R Rotkirch (Fin) 1:49.92; 5 R Stevenson (N Marske) 1:52.06  D: 4 A Stanton (Gate) 1:53.30  1500: A: 1 C Warburton (Notts) 3:48.59; 5 J Taylor (Morp) 3:49.59; 11 L Moses (Darl) 3:52.01  B: 1 J Mays (Kent) 3:47.39; 2 R Murray (Gate, U20) 3:47.50  5000: 1  M Warmby (N&EB) 13:58.87; 12 R McLeod (Els) 14:18.63  W: 5000: 1 A Joel (Hav) 15:56.89; 4 G Miles (Kend) 16:12.18; 5 F Murray (CleS) 16:17.95
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 11th August 2008).

Additional Comments: Results courtesy of BMC website (Sun am). Standard seemed poorer than usual..
 
Hetton Lyons Country Park Sport in Parks Multi Terrain Race. 
Wed. 6th Aug.
Result: Distance 4.8km.
1 B Rushworth (Sun, M45) 16:04; 2 N Wilkinson (Morp) 16:18; 3 D Weston (Sun) 16:28; 4 R Kemp (Sun) 16:52; 5 G Ritchie (J&H, U17) 17:25; 6 C Jackson (Sun S) 17:53; 7 N Reed (Sun, U17) 17:54; 8 P King (unatt) 18:24; 9 M McNally (Els, M60) 18:35; 10 T Gray (Hough) 18:44; 11 K Elliott (Sun, M55) 18:54; 12 M Hill (Sun, M40) 18:55
M40: 2 K O'Neil (Sun S) 19:08  M45: 2 M Bunn (J&H) 19:14  M50: 1 J Watson (Sun) 19:18
Women: 1 V Booth (Sun S) 19:36; 2 H Ford (Sun) 20:16; 3 I Hope (Sun, W45) 20:39; 4 A Thorpe (Sun S) 23:14; 5 A Dalton (Sun S, W40) 23:45.
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 11th August 2008)

Additional Cmments: Only results sent due to time lapse. Full results later courtesy of Sunderland H website. 57 finishers (last time: G Routledge 32:44). Gary Pemberton was probably 1st M55 (21:15). Fun Run results were: 1 S Barras 8:45; 2 M Fearn 9;05; 3 M Bunn 9:11; 4 T Peel 9:35  W: 1 S Burnett (Sun) 10:20.
 
Morpeth 10km Road Race.
Tranwell Woods.  Tues. 5th Aug.
Result.
1 N Swinburn (Morp) 32:24; 2 T Wall (Morp) 32:51; 3 M Morris (Morp) 33:17; 4 P Besford (unatt) 33:35; 5 P Given (Sun) 33:58; 6 P Walker (Morp, M40) 34:00; 7 P Waterston (Morp, M40) 34:51; 8 P Whalley (Blyth) 35:24; 9 S Grey (Els, M40) 35:30; 10 C Jackson (Sun S) 35:34; 11 J Bell (Els, M60) 35:39; 12 F Matheson (Falk V, W45) 35:46; 13 M Stott (unatt) 35:55; 14 P Redman (Sun, M40) 35:59; 15 K Robertshaw (unatt, M40 36:00; 16 S Gibbs (Walls) 36:03; 17 A Henderson (Blyth) 36:12; 18 L Smith (Heat) 36:15; 19 M Ketley (Els) 36:24; 20 P Hilton (Walls, M40) 36:29
M45: 1 G Scott (unatt) 37:20; 2 N Morris (Low F) 37:48  M50: 1 D Nicholson (Low F) 38:19; 2 D Kroupa (USA) 38:46  M55: 1 S Borlos (NSP) 38:43; 2 I Richardson (NSP) 39:36  M60: 2 J Frazer (Blyth) 40:30; 3 D Cox (Blyth) 42:07 
Women: 1 F Matheson 35:46; 2 A Hibbs (CleS) 36:34; 3 A Fox (Morp) 37:21; 4 J Mooney (Morp) 37:37; 5 D James (Morp) 38:37; 6 H Dix (Blay) 39:16; 7 C McManus (NSP, W35) 39:30; 8 K Simpson (Gate) 39:49; 9 H Robinson (CleS, W45) 39:54; 10 H Lambert (NSP, W50) 40:31; 11 D Horne (Walls) 40:43; 12 J Miller (Blyth, W35) 41:29; 13 S Stephenson (Els, W40) 42:26; 14 E Walton (Walls) 42:23; 15 L Walker (Walls, W35) 42:29    
W55: 1 J Kilgour (Clare) 45:41  W60: 1 P Gold (Heat) 50:40  W65: 1 C Lee (Els) 49:39
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 11th August 2008).

Additional Comments: Only results sent due to time lapse. Weather dull and heavy rain after race. 313 finishers (last time: 74:12). Results courtesy of Vill Gill. Mile splits were 5:05, 10:27, 15:10, 21:02 and 26:29.  Would suggest 3M mark was in wrong place. The first four were together approaching first mile before Swinburn and Wall broke away. Swinburn dropped Wall at 3M.

Veterans A.A - North East Track and Field League.
Monkton Stadium, Jarrow.  Mon. 4th Aug.
Results.
M35: 5000: 1 L Smith (Heat) 17:24.7
M40: 100: 1 K Nicholson (Gate) 12.0  200: 1 P McCluskey (J&H) 25.7  800; 1 P McCluskey 2:15.3  HT: 1 S Hudson (Gate) 36.62
M45: 100: 1 J Evans (Hough) 12.6  200: 1 J Evans 26.3  SP: 1 P Young (M&C) 8.97  DT: 1 P Young 30.09
M50: 100: 1 A Readman (Hough) 12.8; 2 S Todner (Hough) 13.0  200: 1 S Todner 26.4; 2 A Readman 26.6  800: 1 S Todner 2:24.4  5000: 1 M Mallen (Crook) 18:36.5  SP: 1 D Maggs (Gate) 8.74  DT: 1 D Maggs 38.26   HT: 1 D Maggs 42.94
M55: 800: 1 G Pemberton (NE Vets) 2:29.3  5000: 1 G Pemberton 18:53.8  TJ: 1 G Pemberton 8.87  SP: 1 J Wild (R&Z) 9.66  DT: 1 J Wild 35.88  HT: 1 J Wild 32.87
M60: SP: 1 T Hudson (Els) 11.07  DT: 1 T Hudson 36.02  HT: 1 T Hudson 34.54
M65: 100: 1 P Powell (NEV) 14.3
M80: 1 R Laidler (Sun) 8.09
W35: 100: 1 C Reid (Sun) 14.2 
W50: 800: 1 M Loraine (Gate) 2:52.7  TJ: 1 M Loraine 7.16
BMC Regional 800m Races: A: 1 J Taylor (Morp) 1:51.1; 2 R Stephenson (NSP) 1:54.0; 3 R Morrell (M'bro) 1:54.3; 4 A McGuire (M'bro, U20) 1:54.5; 5 C Smith (CleS, U20) 1:55.5  B: 1 T Murphy (M'bro, U20) 1:59.2; 2 M Cram (Morp, U17) 1:59.6; 3 B Chadwick (Shil, U20) 2:01.0; 4 P Clifford (Darl, U17) 2:01.3; 5 T West (Darl, U20) 2:02.2; 6 C Boyek (Shil, U15) 2:04.6; 8 G Harden (Sun, M45) 2:09.1
C: 1 N Desai (Traff, SW) 2:11.4; 3 K Avery (Shil, U17W) 2:15.7; 5 E Fields (M'bro, U15G) 2:19.2; 6 F Higgin (Shil, U17W) 2:20.4; 7 R Ferguson (Gate, U17W) 2:21.5; 8 R Loraine (Birt, U13) 2:27.8  D: 1 S Taylor (Birt, U15G) 2:23.3.
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 11th August 2008).

Additional Comments:  Only results sent due to time  lapse. Weather bright, mild and little wind. Congratulations to Heaton who won Mens' Team Trophy from Crook. Other results included:  M35: 100: 1 M Gibson 13.6  200: 1 M Gibson 28.2  800: 2 L Smith 2:25.4  M70:  200: 1 R Checkley 37.1  800: 1 R Checkley 3:18.1  M75:  800: 1 E Appleby 3:39.5  3000: 1 E Appleby 14:44.4.  Once again Denis Field did not compete though I understand, he is still training. Final League Placings (courtesy of AW): 1 Heaton 495; 2 Crook & District 447; 3 North Shields Poly 221  Women: 1 Birtley 110; 2 Tynedale 83; 3 Crook & District 66  (7 Heaton 40).

Weekly Round-up
(to 3rd August).
Result of Sale 10: 1 S Hepples 49:09 (by 6secs); 4 N Williams 51:08
Result of Scot Gap 5km at Edinburgh: W: 1 C Koerck (Pit) 17:34; 2 E Waterhouse 18:25.
Result of Wellingborough 5: 1 M Draper (WSE&H) 24:59; 4 T Doughty 26:47.
Results from the UK Womens' League Division 1 match at Hendon:  1 City of Manchester 184; 2 Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow 169.5; 3 City of Edinburgh 166; 4 Trafford 151  400: 7 N Desai (Tr) 57.76  3000: 2 S Thomas (Man) 9:41.93; 4 C Dickie (WSEH) 10:11.40  400H: B: 1 N Desai 60.13.
Results from Division 4 match at Ashford: 1 Bedford & County 221; 2 Coventry Godiva 200; 3 Medway 190; 6 Gateshead 125  200: 4 V Carmichael 26.3 400: 3 S Smith 58.2  B: 2 V Wester 61.4  1500: 1 S Smith 4:28.8 (3 C Purdue AF&D 4:29.4)  3000: 5 M Ferrier 10:17.9  B: 2 J Trowbridge 10:32.0  TJ: 1 M Carr 12.51 (2.8)  SP: 5 L Weatheritt 10.07  HT: 1 L Weatheritt 43.90 
Results from the European Masters Championships at LJubljana, Slovenia (24th Jul - 3rd Aug) included: M40: 200: P Donachy 23.44 sf; 23.70 ht.  400: 8 P Donachy 54.37 (54.62ht)  M50: 200: 3 E Smart 24.50 (24.54 sf; 25.12ht)  M55: 800: 5 K Archer 2:13.40 (2:20.47ht)  1500: 2 K Archer 4:32.77. 
Result of Albert Park 5km (2nd Aug): 1 S McLay (Vets, M40) 17:07  W: 1 E Pearson (N Marske) 22:30; 2 S Gibson (Darl, W60) 26:03
Result of Heart of the Lakes Rydal Round at Ambleside (31st July): 1 J Mercer (Skip) 85:44; 2 J Bulman (NYM) 86:41.
Results from BMC Grand Prix at Watford (30th July): W: 1500: 1 B Parker (CoN) 4:17.26; 4 J Heslop (Clap) 4:25.05; 5 G Miles (Kend) 4:25.43.
Results from BMC races at Stretford (29th July): 800: 1 D Forester (St H, U20) 1:52.17; 2 D Graham 1:52.48; 7 M Nicholson 1:55.37  C: 4 C Smith 1:57.99  1500 (Mixed): 7 L Dobriskey 4:00.64  W: 2000St: 1 E McColgan (Dund, U20) 6:42.70; 2 R Senior (CoN) 6:43.11; 3 E Waterhouse 6:56.34.   
All info courtesy of AW.

Northern Athletics Track and Field League.
Division 3 at Wentworth Sports Centre, Hexham.  Sun. 3rd Aug.
Border Harriers comfortably won the Northern League  fixture at Hexham, yesterday claiming the Division 3 title.
The Cumbrians were greatly helped with treble victories by Fiona Laurie (100m, 200m and Long Jump), and Philippa McCrea (800m, 1500m and 3000m). 
Results.
Match: 1 Border B 374; 2 Heaton 292; 3 New Marske 291; 4 North Shields Poly 263; 5 Jarrow & Hebburn 256; 6 Tynedale 223
100: 1 J Ablady (J&H, U20) 11.6; 2 C Smallwood (N Marske, U20) 11.7  200: 1 C Smallwood 23.4  1500: 1 G Ritchie (J&H, U17) 4:23.4  5000: 1 M Dawson (NSP) 16:06.5  110H: 1 D Robertson (J&H) 16.9  HJ: 1 N Williams (Bord, U17) 1.80  LJ: 1 D Robertson 6.10  TJ: 1 D Dixon (Tyne, M45) 12.31
SP: 1 R Hunter (Tyne) 10.55  DT: 1 D Little (Bord) 32.67  HT: 1 D Little 55.00  JT: 1 M Burns (Tyne) 44.57 
Women: 100: 1 F Laurie (Bord, U17) 12.8  200: 1 F Laurie 27.1  400: 1 G Rutherford (NSP, U20) 60.9 
800: 1 P McCrea (Bord) 2:28.4  1500: 1 P McCrea 5:09.2  3000: 1 P McCrea 10:55.3; 2 H Lambert (NSP, W50) 11:12.9   LJ: 1 F Laurie 5.24  TJ: 1 Janet Ablady (J&H, U20) 9.57  SP: 1 K Bulmer (J&H, U17) 9.41
Final League Placings (subject to scrutiny): 1 Border B 20; 2 Heaton 19; 3 New Marske 15; 4 Jarrow & Hebburn 13; 5 North Shields Poly 11; 6 Tynedale 6
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 4th August 2008).

Additional Comments: Results (few available on day) courtesy of Richard Hunter. A good team performance from Heaton with several newcomers performing. Weather bright and dry but windy along with odd shower. There were several health and safety issues as the Stadium is closing for three weeks, for opening of new Swimming Pool.Extra Result: W: HJ: 1 J Bradshaw (Tyne, U17) 1.55..
Result from Division 2 match at Middlesbrough:  1 City of York 405; 2 Middlesbrough Mandale 379.5; 3 Durham City 334; 4 Gateshead B 325.5; 5 Morpeth 261; 6 Scarborough 57  Final Standings: 1 City of York 24; 2 Middlesbrough Mandale 17; 3 Gateshead 16; 4 Durham City 13; 5 Morpeth 10; 6 Scarborough 3  400: 1 P Miller (Gate) 50.6  800: 1 D Garbutt (Dur) 1:57.3; 2 A McGuire (M'bro, U20) 1:57.8  1500: 1 D Garbutt 4:06.4  5000: 1 A Mitchell (M'bro) 16:11.7  PV: 1 G Blenkinsop (M'bro) 2.70  LJ: 1 C Dryden (M'bro, U20) 6.66  SP: 1 C Sturrock (Gate) 15.40; 2 L Richards (York) 14.35  DT: 1 L Richards 48.96; 2 C Sturrock 43.31; 3 M Alderson (M'bro, U20) 40.40  B: 1 A Bajwa (M'bro) 38.59  W: 100: 1 R Davidson (Gate, U20) 12.9  200: 1 R Davidson 26.7; 2 E Payne (M'bro) 26.8  B: 1 N Pearson (Gate, U20) 26.5; 2 K Welford (M'bro, U17) 26.7  400: 1 S Coleby (Dur, U20) 58.9  800: 1 R Ferguson (Gate, U17) 2:21.6  3000: 1 A Fox (Morp) 10:15.5  400H: 1 C Turnbull (M'bro) 68.6  4x100: 1 Middlesbrough Mandale 50.4  4x400: 1 Middlesbrough Mandale 4:12.1  PV: 1 R Fairless (M'bro) 3.10; 2 J Lawton (Gate, U17) 2.75  SP: 1 C Reid 9Morp) 10.53   DT: 2 C Reid 35.63  HT: 2 H Corrigan (M'bro, U17) 36.78  JT: 1 S Coleby 30.51. Result of Division 4 Match at same venue: 1 City ofYork B 460; 2 Richmond & Zetland 414; 3 Blaydon 313; 4 Middlesbrough & Cleveland 311; 5 Houghton 305; 6 Hartlepool Burn Road; 7 Birtley  5000: 1 J Orange (R&Z, M45) 15:38.4  W: 800: 1 J Adams (R&Z, U20) 2:21.4; 2 C Summersgill (M&C) 2:25.0  SP: 1 T Breen (Blay, U17) 37.15  DT: 1 T Breen 37.15  HT: 1 J Wilson (Birt, U17) 32.14

National Athletics League.
Division 1 at Wavertree Stadium, Liverpool.  Sat. 2nd Aug.
Gateshead Harriers had to settle for fifth place at Saturday's third National League Division 1 meeting at Liverpool.
The Tynesiders remain third overall behind Sheffield and Trafford.
Ryan McLeod provided Gateshead with their only victory in the 5000m.
Richard Kilty, finished a close second in both the 100m and 200m. Ian Burns took second place in the Javelin and Craig Sturrock
finished third in the Shot.
English Schools champion, Niall Flannery gained third place in the 400m Hurdles.
Gateshead travel to Copthall in Middlesex for the final match in two weeks time. 
Results.
Match: 1 Trafford 374; 2 City of Sheffield 308; 3 Kent 293.5; 4 City of Liverpool 277; 5 Gateshead 265; 6 Border 237; 7 Harrow 227; 8 Thames Valley H 203.5
Gateshead results: 100: 2 R Kilty (U20) 11.0  200: 2 R Kilty 21.4  400: B: 3 D Riley 49.9  800: 5 R Murray (U20) 1:55.6  5000: 1 R McLeod 14:47.3  B: 2 J Archer 15:38.5  400H: 3 N Flannery (U20) 54.8  B: 2 A Sturrock 55.5  LJ: 5 C Dryden 6.73  B: 4 J Stacey 6.48  TJ: 3 A Babatunde 14.00  B: 4 C Dryden 12.93  SP: 3 C Sturrock 15.11  DT: 4 C Sturrock 43.81 HT: 5 A Smith 51.99  JT: 2 I Burns 66.57  B: 5 D Barrett 44.30  Overall Placings (after 3 meetings): 1 City of Sheffield 22; 2 Trafford 21; 3 Gateshead 16; 4 Kent 15; 5 City of Liverpool 14; 6 Border 8; 7 Harrow 8; 8 Thames Valley H 4
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 4th August 2008).

Additional Comments:  Info courtesy of BAL website (10.00pm Sat).  All info used. Further results included: 1500: 5 L Moses 3:58.0  B: 2 A Stanton 4:00.7  400H: 2 M Lipton (Bord) 53.7  DT: B: 2 A Smith 37.47  HT: 4 D Little (Bord) 55.52  B: 1 P Holmes (Bord) 55.47  JT: 3 P Sharpe (Bord) 62.99; 5 L Doran (Sheff) 61.33 
Results from the Premier Division Match at Hendon: 1 Newham & Essex Beagles 363  LJ: B: 1 C Kirk (N&EB) 7.69 (0.5).  .
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