Darlington 10k

Monday, August 13, 2018 at 06:33PM

On Sunday August 12th 10 members took part in the Darlington 10k race. First back for Teesdale AC was Shona Haston in 43m. 55s, followed by Sean Williams, 47m.19s, Alan Bray, 49m.05s, Colin Proudfoot, 58m.06s, Astley Fenwick, 1hr.00m.50s, Jean Blackett, 1hr.02m.19s, Maureen Raw, 1hr.02m.19s (1st Over 65 Female), Fiona Bainbridge, 1hr.06m.41s, Irene Sutherland, 1hr.08m.02s and Mandy Harrison, 1hr.10m.10s.

Gateshead 10k Trail Race

Monday, August 13, 2018 at 06:31PM

On Saturday August 11th 8 members took on the Gateshead trail 10k. It started and finished at Blaydon Rugby Club and took runners through the scenic Derwent Country Park. It was mainly flat but had a couple of steep hills which wasn't too much of a problem as Teesdale runners are used to hills.
There was lots if encouragement from supportive marshall's, just as last year, it was a hot sunny day and the shade in the park was most welcome. Everyone enjoyed it and will be back next year.
First back for Teesdale AC was Barbara Crawley -55m.27s followed by Andrew Crawley-57m.30s, Judith Rodwell -1hr.01m.14s, Mark Robson - 1hr.03m.14s, Amanda Pettitt - 1hr.04m.55s, Emma Ford - 1hr.10m.58s, Trudy Layton - 1hr.10m.58s and Janet Stables - 1hr.27m.23s.

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Leeds Half Marathon 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 07:12PM

Leeds Half Marathon 2018

Marky Mark Robson stepped out again, this time completing Leeds half marathon. A very hilly and challenging run. He had to walk the last 3 miles due to injury but still finished in a very respectable 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Sunderland 10k

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 07:11PM

Sunderland 10k 2018

Trudy Layton represented Teesdale Athletic Club with her daughter Ellie at the Sunderland 10k over the weekend. In Near perfect running conditions the race went around the city centre taking in all the landmarks. The runners crossed the River Wear over Wearmouth bridge, and around the marina onto the sea front, through Roker park and back across the bridge. It was very popular plenty of spectators to cheers the runners on. No Personal Bests here just good fun on a lovely day.

Ripon 10 mile

Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 02:14PM


Three members of Teesdale Athletic Club contested the Ripon 10-mile race on Sunday 20th May. Arguably one of the most scenic multi-terrain events in England, the route is undulating mainly on footpaths, through parkland and woodland travelling through the heart of Studley Roger Deer Park, emerging at the obelisk before returning to Hell Wrath Nature Reserve. This excellent event is hosted by Ripon Runners and supported by a small army of marshals and volunteers who provided great support and encouragement especially at the each of the much-welcomed water stations. Finishing first for the club was Sean Williams in 1:30:27, followed shortly afterwards with an equally impressive time was Andrew Crawley 1:36:20 and first female representing the club, Barbara Crawley in 1:44:30 (unofficial times).

This event is included in the Club Challenges Club Championships, updates to the Leader Boards are available to view here.

Club Challenge Time Trial #1

Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 01:07PM

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Relive 'TAC: Time Trial #1'

On Sunday 6th May five members of the Club took part in the inaugural Time Trial for 2018. The challenge is to complete 1 lap of a 6.7 km route in the safest and fastest time. The challenge will be held 4 times during the 2018 season and is open to all club members. After a quick brief, and under the supervision of Amanda and Simon [time keepers], the five runners set off from Teesdale Sports Centre. Heading out toward Stainton Village and returning down Coal Road before one last sprint across the finish. All runners returned in high spirits and collected a well earned cooling bottle of water. Congratulations to Joshua Mawer on crossing the finish line first in an impressive time of 27:46.37 [mm:ss.sss\]. Sean Williams followed soon after in 31:20.55, Alan Bray 34:18.33, Skye Archer 39:55.05 and Trudy Layton 44:06.34. Special thanks to Amanda and Simon for volunteering as time keepers and arranging water for all runners crossing the finish.

This event is included in the Club Challenges Time Trial, updates to the Hall of Fame are available to view here.

Catterick Parkrun

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 07:09PM

Catterick Parkrun April 2018

On Saturday 28th April, Janet Stables completed Catterick Parkrun. After 16 months of trying to beat 40 minutes she smashed in a new PB of 38.53. Janet regularly represents Teesdale Athletics Club at many events throughout the calendar year. Well done Janet and keep going!

London Marathon 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 07:08PM

On April 22nd, along with 36,000 other runners, Mark Robson took to the streets of central London to compete in the annual London Marathon – the second largest in the world. Mark completed the race in 6 hours 54 minutes and raised £500 for the mental health charity ‘Action for Children’ which was then matched by his Employers ‘The Royal Mail’. The route, stretches from Greenwich to St James’ Park, passing by some of London’s most iconic landmarks Mark (along with many other runners) found the hot weather conditions extremely challenging. In fact, Mark noted that some water stations ran out of water. He also commented that the volunteers from St. Johns Ambulance were amazing with the many runners who suffered heat exhaustion.

Fountains Abbey 10k

Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 07:19PM

Fountains Abbey 10k 2018
Fountains Abbey 10k 2018 2

Fountains Abbey 10k is a great little race if you like hills, and mud. The race starts in the village of Grantley and the 400 runners were sent on their way by the village brass band. The first few metres are flat, then a left turn out of the village and up the hill, which sets the tone for the rest of the race. After 2k the race turns right and on to the moor following some boggy rutted tracks until the famous Puddle. Some runners waste precious seconds trying to get round it but the easiest option is just straight through and onwards through some minor puddles and back onto the road. Now for a run downhill and some undulating roads until at 9 the equally famous Hill of Pain, a test of stamina until the final run into the village where the race finishes on the school sports field and the runners are cheered on the final 200 metres by what appears to be the entire village. 4 TAC members took to the hills; Andrew Crawley, finishing in 55.42, followed by Barbara Crawley 58.15, Judith Rodwell 1.00.24 and Amanda Pettitt 1.07.54. A well supported, well marshaled, friendly race.

This event is included in the Club Championship race calendar, updates to the leader board have been completed

Hackworth Parkrun

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 07:47AM

Hackworth Parkrun April 2018

On 21st April 2018 Teesdale Athletic’s members and friends did a Club a Takeover of Hackworth Parkrun. It was a glorious morning and there were 86 runners, including Victoria Bainbridge, first back for Teesdale with a new personal best of 29:09, Astley Fenwick, Adrienne Howard, Jane Hunter, first time parkrunner Angela Walker and Morag Burton. Without volunteers the free event can’t take place so a big thank you to Mim Fenwick, Janet Stables, Irene Sutherland, Kerry and Laura Patterson, Steven Mounter, Henry Turnbull, Trudy Layton, Lily Bainbridge, Tony and Josephine Turnbull. There was complimentary cake at the end of the run, courtesy of Amanda Pettitt to celebrate Laura’s birthday and Alice Burton’s 10th Run.

Fiona Bainbridge was Run Director and was sporting her Great Tees Ambassador top to publicise the adult 10K mini 2K and Junior 4K races on 8th September 2018 - full details at www.greatrun.org/tees10k.

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