New Website

2014-01-25 14.10.08Welcome to the brand new Saltwell Harriers website. Hopefully you will find it more interesting and interactive. I will be adding more content and features over the coming months so keep coming back to check out the changes. Please also let me know if you have any feedback or suggestions to improve the site. Thanks, Rob

Harrier League result

10007472_617738768302947_2007731882_nPlease find here the final results from our Harrier League competition which commenced back in October.


Competition between the men and women has been good and podium positions were finally decided on the last race of the season at Wrekenton. I’ll let you look for yourself to see who has finished in the top 3 and where everyone else fared.


Congratulations to the top 3 in the men and women’s competition, without your commitment to turning up at each event you wouldn’t be victorious, but more importantly your efforts secured valuable team points.


Regarding the clubs final position in the Harrier league. The men avoided relegation, just. So well done to the 17 men who turned out on Saturday and worked really hard to beat off Jesmond Joggers.


The women had the their best finish since the two divisions were set up, finishing in 6th place overall in division two.


Surely with the large numbers of younger athletes we now have in both the men and the women we should be aiming for promotion next year in our respective divisions. It’s about time the over 50’s handed over the baton to the under 40’s!!!!


Next cross country a team relay Sept 13th at Sunderland.



Graemes Party

graemeA big thank you to Gillian Donaldson for sending the information to all members about Graham Stephenson 30th birthday bash. For those of you who got the email multiple times I am sorry – I left it to Graham to sort and he forgot things like the date, etc! Men!


It appears not everyone has the info so just in case: Everyone in the club is invited to Graham’s party on Saturday 10th May at 7.30pm at the Summerhill Pavilion in Newcastle. ( – we hope you can make it. Please can you let me or Graham know if you can make it so that we can cater for the right numbers. And thank you to all of you who have already replied!


Summerhill Square is a hidden gem in Newcastle upon Tyne – a tranquil oasis just minutes away from Central Station, St. James’s Park and the busy central shopping areas of the city. Our aim is to make Summerhill an even better place to live, work and visit.

Saltwell Harrier League Competition

500px-The_Windy_NookThis coming Saturday 22nd March is the last Harrier League of the season and all position in both the mens and womens competitions are still up for grabs. However, it would require a series of calamities on Sarah Garrets part and a degree in maths to figure out permutations to bet against her taking the 2014 title. In the minor placings Jackie Candlish will require a gusty performance to prevent a number of her fellow athletes bumping her off the podium.


Despite giving away a 15 point advantage at Alnwick, Keith is still in pole position. Though a week suffering from a double doze of MAN FLU will require him to dig out all the reserves he has, to fight off a challenge from the young pretender Andrew Softley. But team points will be the only focus on Wood’s mind as he his reported to have said ‘I intend to lead from the front’, putting club before individual glory as Saltwell’s men need to gain maximum team points, ensuring the unthinkable of relegation to Division 3 is avoided.


So it’s all to run for at Wrekenton on Saturday. Lets hope everyone who can turns out to support the club by either running or cheering.





Spring Grand Prix


Hi Everyone,

As noted in the January monthly meeting minutes, there will be a Saltwell Spring Series Grand Prix running from February to May.
There are 6 races, using the local park runs. All races start 9 am on the Saturday morning. In order to get a barcode you need to register with parkrun, which is free.
  • Wear a saltwell vest
  • Have your time registered/recorded (No barcode, no time)
  • Points: 1 pt for 1st, 2pt for Second etc – those not running will get 50 points. The male and female with the least number of points wins,
  • In the event that no-one completes the six races a minimum of four is needed to remain in the competition
Dates for your diary:


15th February Newcastle
8th March Sunderland
29th March Blackhill
5th April Chester le Street
3rd May Gibside
24th May Gateshead
Hope to see you all there!