Donna Campbell with an extra instalment from the youth section of Aycliffe Running Club…
Our under 11’s attended Lord Lawson school in Birtley last weekend to take part in the relays there which marked the end of the Harrier League Cross Country Season.
For most it was the first time taking part in such an event. The event itself was 1.25k distance on a school field with a few steep hills.
Team 1, consisting of Sophie Fleming, Hannah Brischuk and Fearne Brischuk, completed the course in an overall time of 19.47, coming 17th out of 29.
Team 2, Millie Greathead, Elizabeth Clay and Courtney Bowes, completed this in 21.50 and came 25th. Great achievements by the girls on their first relay outing.
For anyone interested in joining the club, you can simply turn up at one of our sessions all of which start from the Oakleaf Complex in Newton Aycliffe. Monday night is beginners run at 6.30pm, Tuesday is endurance/speed session from 7pm, and Thursday is a track session and this takes place at Shildon Track. Further details can be found on our website or facebook pages or alternatively you can message the club via facebook for more information.