North East Harrier League Lambton Estate 2020

NEHL Lambton Estate 2020

In Running by Stuart Whitman

Lambton Estate played host to the final event of the North East Harrier League 2019/20 season just prior to all athletics competition being suspended due to Corona virus. Set in the grounds of Lambton Castle and what used to be a former lion park in the 1970’s the course included some sharp descents, a meandering riverside trail, ‘heartbreak’ hill and a smattering of flag stones.

Two men and dog watch from a tree stump as cross country runners appears in the distance underneath Lambton Castle
“Anticipation”. Libbie Read (Heaton Harriers) appears along the winding riverside track at Lambton Castle on the opening lap of the senior women’s race
NEHL Lambton Estate 2020 course map. Credit Vicki Thompson.

Lambton Estate Cross Country Photos

Alex Lienard of Gateshead Harriers running cross country at Lambton Estate
Alex Lienard (Gateshead Harriers) on his way to winning the U11 boys at Lambton Estate
Anna Helstead of Stockfield Striders leads a group of senior women cross country running along a woodland path
Anna Helstead (Stocksfield Striders) leads a group of senior women along the riverside path on the second lap
Steve Boddy of Gosforth Harriers sprint to the finish of the NEHL Lambton Estate cross country
Steve Boddy (Gosforth Harriers) following the tape on the sprint finish
Groups of three women running fast along riverside track during North East Harrier League cross country race
Sophie Marr (Tyne Bridge Harriers) and Gemma Bradley (Saltwell Harriers) from the fast pack on the chase on the riverside track during the first lap of the senior women’s race.
Under 17 boys cross country running along woodland track
Ryan Stewart (South Shields Harriers) leads the U17 boys through the woodland
Man sprints with determined face across grass field with to finish of cross country race
Paul Owen (South Shields Harriers) puts on on his best race face for the finish of the senior men’s race.
Teenage boy running quickly along woodland track at cross country race
Matthew Das (Gateshead Harriers) from U13 boys fast pack focused on chasing down the slow pack
Teenage boys cross country running along woodland track
Martyn Rahmann (Birtley AC) exiting the wodland into the open fields during the U13 boys race.
Libbie Read cross country running along woodland track
Libbie Read (Heaton Harriers) out in front on the second lap of the senior women’s race.
Two men cross country running
Liam Taylor (Sunderland Harriers) leads Sparrow Morley (Tyne Bridge Harriers) on the opening lap of the senior men’s race.
Men running across grass fields with mole hills at cross country race.
“The Racing Line”. Lee Dover (Houghton Harriers) and Georgie Hebdon (Elvet Striders) straighten out the curves during the opening lap of the mens race.
Cross country runner powers along muddy track with Lambton Castle towering in the background
Ken Maynard (Sunderland Strollers) powers along the track with Lambton Castle towering in the background
Teenage boy cross country running along leafy woodland track
Following in his fathers footsteps Jack Garrett (Gateshead Harriers) powering along during the U17 boys race
Newcastle University student running cross country with blue and red paint on face
Jack Douglas (Newcastle University Athletics & XC) with blue and red war paint
Two teenage girls from Elswick Harriers running cross country along woodland track
“Team”. Isla Cardno and Lauren Stroud of Elswick Harriers during the U15 girls race.
Man sprinting to the finish of cross country race whilst wife looks on cheering
“Cheerleaders”. Lyndsey Stephenson looks on as husband Graham Stephenson (Saltwell Harriers) sprints to the finish of the senior mens race.
Man cross country running along muddy track in leafy woodland
George Henderson (South Shields Harriers) on the second lap of the mens race.
Group of boys cross country running across grass in front of Lambton Castle
Freddie Palmer (Tyne Bridge Harriers) races a group of U11 boys coming toward the end of the race
Evie Powton of Tyne Bridge Harriers
“Power” Evie Powton (Tyne Bridge Harriers) during the U13 girls race.
Elaine Leslie (South Shields Harriers) cross country running along woodland track
“Intense” Elaine Leslie (South Shields Harriers) on her way to 14th place during the senior women’s race.
David Moir of Tyne Bridge Harriers
“Power”. David Moir (Tyne Bridge Harriers) flying along the riverside track
Woman running along woodland track during U17 cross country race
Charley Lee (Elswick Harriers) enters the woods during U17 girls race.
Teenage girls from Morpeth Harriers running cross country race along woodland track
“Focused”. Caitlin Flanagan (Morpeth Harriers) U15 girls
Darcey Tullis (Jarrow & Hebburn AC) from the U13 girls fast pack focused on catching Bryony Wilkinson (Elswick Harriers)
Darcey Tullis (Jarrow & Hebburn AC) from the U13 girls fast pack focused on catching Bryony Wilkinson (Elswick Harriers)
Women cross country running with stripy socks
“Snazzy Socks”. Arabella Pearce (Elswick Harriers) gan flyin’

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This work by Stuart Whitman is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

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