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World Transplant Games – Track Events, Gateshead Stadium, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Shaun Roberts

Gateshead International Stadium was the venue for the athletics at the Games … I had entered the 400m, the 800m and the 1500m, being the longest available distances. I’m not at all sure I have much in the way of fast-twitch muscle … but whatever there is I’ve tried to train up a bit over the last couple of months. Nonetheless, I approached this lot with more than a little trepidation … also: “It’s all about the taking part!”

1500 metres

Lovely race, with more action than I had expected. Andrew Lewis, another GB runner, and firm favourite for this one after doing very well at the BTG, lead off very firmly, followed by a good Irish runner. I tried to keep up with him on the first two laps, and he came back to me in the third, so I had hopes of a Silver medal. Not to be, though, as he had more left in the tank on the last lap, and went past me again. Good race, though, and I was delighted to get a Bronze, my first track medal at these games. Quite pleased with the time, too … 5m 54s.

400 metres

My 400-metre time really isn’t much to write home about, but at least this was a good race. The outright favourite was out in front from the start, followed pretty briskly by a South African, who seemed to be going well. Heading into the back straight, though, he seemed to be slowing down a tad, so instead of my cruising home for a Bronze medal, perhaps contemplating a wave to the Gateshead crowd, I dug in and tried to reel him in. On the line I was sure I was still half a yard down, but did a big dip anyway … and was amazed to see the results come through: I’d got the Silver by 0.08 of a second. Well-chuffed!

800 metres

Brilliant first lap! Was in the lead at that stage – pity they didn’t stop the race then … Slowed down somewhat over the next lap, and the two who’d been in front of me in the 1500m went past … tried to hold on, but one more overtook in the final straight (nice bloke, good to see him get a track medal, tbh), so no medal in this one. Probably good for my mental health, not getting a medal in each race! Pleased with the time, mind (2m 57s) … a recent PB, and nearly 30 seconds faster than three months ago when I was trying to qualify …

Overall, this has been a fantastic week! Good to come away with some medals (two Silvers and a Bronze), good also to be fit enough to give this a good go, and above all, good to simply be here. The atmosphere amongst the athletes and supporters has been amazing … everyone’s got a story to tell, and a lot of them are very, very moving. Great to have been a part of it.

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Night of the 5K PBs, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The night of the 5K PBs


Sarah Fawcett25:01race one
Gemma Wandless25:23race one
Andrew Munro26:07race one
Heather Raistrick26:32race one
Corrine Whaling (27 minute pacer)26:39race one
Angela Williams26:56race one
Steph Greenwell27:09race one
Hayley Lockerbie27:51race one
Kathryn Ferry Shanks27:59race one
Wendy Littlewood (30 minute pacer)28:00 approxrace one
Lisa Lumsdon28:04race one
Alan Smith28:29race one
Sharon Pattinson32:10race one
Sandie Greener34:17race one
Sri Prudon34:49race one
Sarah Watson36:14race one
Tim Butler20:58race two
Chris Hassell21:22race two
Nik Corton21:42race two
Malcolm Sygrove21:46race two
Peter Hart21:53race two
Daniel Mitchell21:56race two
Ian Butler21:59race two
David Browbank22:03race two
Adrian Jenkins22:35race two
Chris Shearsmith22:44race two
Alex Brown22:49race two
Rachelle Mason23:00race two
Shaun Roberts23.12race two
Mark Herkes23:35race two
Anna Mason23:39race two
Kathryn Sygrove23:48race two
Louise Collins23:51race two
Kevin Morson23:52race two
Lee Stephenson23:54race two
Mark Foster (24 minute pacer)23:54race two
Lucy Whelan23:59race two
Tim Matthews24:15race two
Lee Brannan24:25race two
Jean Bradley24:40race two
Marc Watson24:44race two
Ashley Price-Sabate24:54race two
Abigail Steed25:00race two
Fiona Harrington-Hughes26:03race two
Rachel Coy27:46race two
Stephen Jackson16:04race three
Graham Watt17:27race three
Michael Littlewood17:32race three
Stuart Scott18:13race three
Barrie Kirtley18:37race three
James Garland18:55race three
James Lee19:03race three
Emma Thompson19:16race three
Juan C Ant20:00race three
David Holcroft20:11race three
David Oxlade20:28race three
Matty Carr20:31race three
Anna Basu20:33race three
Robin Parsons20:41race three
Conrad White20:49race three
Andrew Davies21:02race three
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3200m Time Trial or 12 Bridges, Maiden Castle, Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Club photo in market square of Striders with Christmas Tree in background.

photo credit: Jonathan Hamill
Chocolates and Mulled Wine in the Market Square

3200m Track Time Trial

100:10:45.8512Georgie Hebdon
200:10:53.7526Michael Littlewood
300:10:56.4428Mark Kearney
400:11:03.3227Graeme Watt
500:11:36.322Bryan Potts
600:11:59.0831James Garland
700:12:18.2914Allan Renwick
800:12:19.2621Emma Thompson
900:12:29.1229Mark Christie
1000:12:49.7117Craig Thornton
1100:13:01.2223Andrew Davies
1200:13:14.3622Conrad White
1300:13:33.476Davey Lumsdon
1400:13:40.5911Adrian Jenkins
1500:13:46.0432Sarah Davies
1600:13:50.814David Browbank
1700:13:55.3710Matthew Carr
1800:14:23.8125Peter Hart
1900:14:29.2116Alex Brown
2000:14:45.0830Pete Matthews
2100:14:56.723Paul Chute
2200:14:58.8324Anna Mason
2300:15:21.3218Tim Matthews
2400:15:47.0319Jan Young
2500:15:48.8920Vics Jackson
2600:15:51.451Steve Ellis
2700:15:59.315Joanne Patterson
2800:16:21.797Lisa Lumsdon
2900:16:39.5815Rachel Coy
3000:16:48.429Sam Askey
3100:17:39.438Kathryn Shanks
3200:18:09.0013Peter Dawson
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Club Run – One Mile track race, Maiden Castle, Wednesday, September 12, 2018

overall posrace posracestridertimemarch 2018
114Stephen Jackson4.504:55.8
224Georgie Hebdon5.01
334Gareth Pritchard5.07
444Michael Littlewood5.085:19.9
554Rory Whaling5.375:36.4
664Terry Robertson5.45
713David Holcroft5.53
823Juan Corbacho Anton5.54
933Steve Winship5.55
1043Paul Foster5.56
1153Andrew Davies6.046:07.3
1263Robin Parsons6.07
1374Conrad White6.106:21.3
1473Chris Hassell6.11
1583David Browbank6.156:22.7
1693Peter Hart6.266:18.4
17103Mark Foster6.276:19.0
18113Matthew Carr6.31
19123Jordi Villaret6.35
20133Corrine Whaling6.36
2112Ross Parker6.39
2222Joe Dean6.43
23143Pete Matthews6.44
2432Alex Brown6.466:55.0
2542Colin Dean6.47
2652John Turner6.50
2762Peter Bell6.557:16.4
2872John Greathead6.57
2984Kathryn Sygrove7.06
3094Jonathan Hamill7.086:53.7
3182Steve Ellis7.257:19.0
3211Carolyn Galula7.30
3321Kelly Hetherington7.35
3492Andrew Thurston7.358:01.0
3531Debra Thompson8.07
3641Stan White8.108:24.0
3751Alison Smith8.188:43.9
3861Sue Walker8.239:13.0
3971Lynne Waugh8.27
4081Sophie Dennis8.298:49.0
4191Emma Cumpson
42102Alan Smith9.048:26.0
43101Kerry Barnett9.13

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Time Trial Results, Maiden Castle Track, Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Anita Wright

121Stephen Jackson10:02.0
22Gareth Pritchard10:37.6
318Mark Warner11:07.5
414Matt Archer11:50.0
510Mike Barlow12:05.0
616Terry Robertson12:17.1
723James Garland12:31.8
817Conrad White12:59.7
922Andrew Davies13:06.0
1013Dan Mitchell13:19.1
111Katy Walton13:40.7
128Cam Hodgson13:48.9
1312Sarah Davies13:57.5
145Chris Shearsmith14:17.2
157Alex Brown14:27.2
1615Helen Parker14:52.2
179Matthew Carr15:03.0
1811Steph Barlow15:05.8
196Sarah Fawsett15:06.2
2019Stephen Thomas16:38.3
214Debbie Jones17:28.1
2220Alan Smith17:38.0

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Sir Roger Bannister Mile Races, Wednesday, March 14, 2018

1Stephen JacksonG4:55.8
2Mark WarnerG5:13.9
3Michael LittlewoodG5:19.9
4Mike MasonG5:22.7
5Matthew ArcherG5:23.2
6Michael AndersonF5:25.6
7Barrie KirtleyF5:35.5
8Rory WhalingF5:36.4
9James LeeF5:44.1
10Doug JardineE5:46.7
11Mike BarlowF5:48.3
12Alex WittyE5:49.9
13James GarlandF5:53.7
14Emma ThompsonF5:58.1
15Aaron GourleyF6:06.7
16Andrew DaviesE6:07.3
17Mark PayneE6:10.2
18Adrian JenkinsE6:11.0
19Malcolm SygroveE6:18.1
20Peter HartD6:18.4
21Mark FosterD6:19.0
22Conrad WhiteE6:21.3
23David BrowbankD6:22.7
24Daniel MitchelE6:31.5
25Rachelle MasonE6:36.4
26Nick LathamD6:46.5
27Jordi SabateD6:46.9
28Chris ShearsmithD6:47.7
29Peter MatthewsD6:48.1
30Jonathan HamillD6:53.7
31Alex BrownC6:55.0
32Neil GarthwaiteD6:59.3
33Dougie NisbetD7:03.7
34Natalie BellE7:04.4
35Lizzie WallaceC7:10.0
36Jean BradleyD7:11.3
37Toni MalkinC7:14.0
38Stephanie BarlowC7:16.0
39Peter BellD7:16.4
40Steve EllisC7:19.0
41Camilla L-MaattaC7:22.0
42Joanne PattersonC7:24.0
43Mathew CarrB7:32.0
44Roz LaytonD7:34.3
45Mike ParkerB7:41.0
46Jan YoungA7:44.0
47James PotterB7:59.0
48Andrew ThurstonC8:01.0
49Andrew DunlopA8:03.0
50Andrew MunroA8:08.0
51Stan WhiteA8:24.0
52Alan SmithA8:26.0
53Jan EllisA8:43.1
54Alison SmithA8:43.9
55Paul O’haraA8:44.0
56Louise HughesA8:46.0
57Sophie DennisA8:49.0
58Sharon PattersonA9:11.0
59Sue WalkerA9:13.0
60Carol HolgateA9:39.0
61Peter DawsonA9:54.0
62Angela CowellA9:57.0
63Mike ElliottA10:03.0

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3200m Time Trial, Maiden Castle, Wednesday, December 2, 2015

8 laps of the track

Allan Seheult

Below are the results of the 3,200 metres Time Trials for Wednesdays 25th November (Week 1) and 2nd December (Week 2) and PBs (first column) before these two TTs. Results are shown for those who ran on at least one of the two Wednesdays.

Congratulations to the many who posted PBs (shown with red background) and to everyone for subjecting themselves to this very hard test.


name previous
week 1
25 Nov
week 2
2 Dec
Joe Appleby 17:24
Matthew Archer 11.15 11:31
Stuart Barker 14:13
David Browbank 15:15 15:01
Rachel Bullock 13.47 13:51
Emma Carter 17:23
David Case 15.06 17:13
Alex Collins 14:49
Andrew Cush 12:07
Andrew Davies 13.58 14:52
Sarah Davies 13.39 13:42 13:34
Catherine Elliot 14:33 14:02
Jayne Freeman 16:27 16:58
Mark Gardham 13:05
Sue Gardham 15.16 15:21
Simon Gardiner 11.18 10:59
Neil Garthwaite 14:49 14:43
Peter Hart 14:22
Andrew Hopkins 11:27 11:14
Simon Horsefield 14.44 14:34
Tamsin Imber 14:39 13:49
Stephen Jackson 10:43 10:33
Gavin Jenkins 13:44
Jack Lee 11:55
Michael Littlewood 11.31 10:58
Tim Mathews 15.23 14:42
Debbie McFarland 17.01 17:13
Olivia Neal 13:48
Dougie Nisbet 14.14 15:06
Alan Smith 16:27
Catherine Smith 16.42 16:15
Dave Spence 14.07 14:29
Ian Spencer 15.39 15:20 15:32
Richard Stollery 13:24
Paul Swinburne 12.15 12:27
Malcolm Sygrove 14.09 13:48
Andrew Thurston 16.31 15:45
Dave Toth 15:39
Diane Watson 17.38 17:41
Nicola Whyte 14.52 14:28 14:31
Sorted by Fastest overall time
name previous
week 1
25 Nov
week 2
2 Dec
Stephen Jackson 10:43 10:33
Michael Littlewood 11.31 10:58
Simon Gardiner 11.18 10:59
Andrew Hopkins 11:27 11:14
Matthew Archer 11.15 11:31
Jack Lee 11:55
Andrew Cush 12:07
Paul Swinburne 12.15 12:27
Mark Gardham 13:05
Richard Stollery 13:24
Sarah Davies 13.39 13:42 13:34
Gavin Jenkins 13:44
Rachel Bullock 13.47 13:51
Malcolm Sygrove 14.09 13:48
Olivia Neal 13:48
Tamsin Imber 14:39 13:49
Andrew Davies 13.58 14:52
Catherine Elliot 14:33 14:02
Dave Spence 14.07 14:29
Stuart Barker 14:13
Dougie Nisbet 14.14 15:06
Peter Hart 14:22
Nicola Whyte 14.52 14:28 14:31
Simon Horsefield 14.44 14:34
Tim Mathews 15.23 14:42
Neil Garthwaite 14:49 14:43
Alex Collins 14:49
David Browbank 15:15 15:01
David Case 15.06 17:13
Sue Gardham 15.16 15:21
Ian Spencer 15.39 15:20 15:32
Dave Toth 15:39
Andrew Thurston 16.31 15:45
Catherine Smith 16.42 16:15
Alan Smith 16:27
Jayne Freeman 16:27 16:58
Debbie McFarland 17.01 17:13
Emma Carter 17:23
Joe Appleby 17:24
Diane Watson 17.38 17:41
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NEMAA #5 2014 Track and Field, Monkton Stadium, Jarrow, Monday, July 21, 2014

3000m, Shot Put

Alister Robson

Having seen Jacquie dominate the competition in the previous NEMAA meeting, and in the recent 2014 Championship meeting I was keen to give this a go myself, especially as my NEMAA membership had just come through. (You need to be an NEMAA member (over 35) to take part). You can enter up to 3 events for a single fee of £3 on the night, although sometimes it speeds things up to pre-register. I chose the 3000m, Shot and High Jump.

First up was the Shot and the 7.62Kg weight felt very heavy in the hand. Jacquie kindly ran through the basics with me and I managed to get all three allotted throws away, improving bit by bit to 5.86m which was enough to win my age category, MV40. If I’d met some other higher standard I could have had another 3 throws.

Buoyed by this it was off to the track for a brief warmup and my first track race in excess of 25 years. I had a great run, knocking 40 seconds off my previous 3Km best, but this was only enough for plum last in the race of about 11, and which was made up mainly of older runners. I got lapped by the leaders and to be honest most of the field 🙂

It also meant I missed the start of the High Jump competition and had to come in at a height of 1.35m, which I stood no real chance of clearing.

Jacquie meanwhile convincingly won her Shot and High Jump, having gallantly dropped out of the Discus in order to make sure I was OK in the Shot.

Still all great fun, and held in a great spirit. This is something any Strider over 35 can have a go at, you do however need to join NEMAA first, however this has other fringe benefits as other races throughout the year have an NEMAA championships within them exclusively for NEMAA members. I was astonished but happy to find I’d won a Silver medal for my age category at the Saltwell Fell Race.

Anyone interested in taking part in Masters or indeed Seniors Track & Field Athletics please speak to myself or Jacquie, who has a wealth of experience in this regard. It would be fantastic to put out a full squad for this next year – imagine if we could take on the likes of Durham City Harriers at Track & Field too!

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