Saltwell Harriers Sponsors the Friends
We are delighted to announce that Saltwell Harriers, widely regarded as one of the North East’s best running clubs, has agreed to become a sponsor of the Friends of Saltwell Park. Founded 128 years ago, the Harriers have a strong running tradition, entering races in the Pennines, Lake District and Scottish Borders. In recent years the club has seen considerable growth in numbers and now boasts more than 200 members. Their runners can’t be missed at local events such as this year’s Blaydon Race, where over 100 took part. The club also runs a Spring Series of races at six different park runs in the region, including the one at Saltwell Park. Our photo shows a group of Harriers preparing for one of their frequent runs in the Park. Saltwell Harriers often start races with their battle cry of ‘Hoops’.
The sponsorship will bring benefits to both parties. Saltwell Harriers will be mentioned on the front cover of the Spring 2019 Newsletter as our sponsor and have a quarter-page advertisement inside the magazine. The club is also able to use the Friends’ logo on their documents and feature on the ‘Project’ page of our website. A designated club member will be invited on to the FoSP Committee, which will help the Harriers influence activities in the Park. Friends are also entitled to use Saltwell Harriers’ logo in their literature where appropriate and the sponsorship money will greatly benefit our work in the Park.
Running for Everyone
Saltwell Harriers is a very inclusive club, tailoring training sessions to ensure all abilities are catered for. Members meet for training on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Gateshead Leisure Centre, 6.45 pm for a 7 pm start. On Tuesdays there are five different training groups which not only cover ability but are also tailored to help members achieve their personal ambitions, which could be anything from improving their technique to running fast enough to get a personal best in a race.
Saltwell Harriers held a Family Day in the Park as part of their 125 year anniversary celebrations in 2015 - a great way of thanking families for supporting members with their running.
For more information on the club please go to www.saltwellharriers.org.uk
Model boats have
a long history of sailing within Saltwell Park and meet regularly to sail their
models on the Park lake (Saturday and Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.
The Gateshead Model Yacht Club was formed in 1886 and models have been using
the lake off
and on ever since. For more information click here.