Running into more success for club

Some of the successful members and coaches at North Shields Polytechnic Athletic club.

Some of the successful members and coaches at North Shields Polytechnic Athletic club.

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Athletes from North Shields Polytechnic Athletic Club are celebrating a successful summer season with many members winning prizes at both local and national level.

Stephanie Dann won silver in the World Aquathlon Championships in Hyde Park with Graeme Cook seventh in the same event as five Poly members were chosen to represent Great Britain – Neil Dick, Michael Hindmarsh and Adam Rowe the other three.

Other notable winners this season include Veterans Andy Webb who won four gold medals at the Scottish Masters in June and Sean Maley who won gold in the NE Veterans 800 metres.

Veteran ladies also triumphed – Alison Cummings was consistently first in her age group and claimed gold in the 5000 metre NE Veterans track meeting, Carla Maley took gold in the North East Veterans 800 metres and Suzanne Thew was consistently first in her age group for the Whitley Bay Parkrun as well as holding that position for five other local races this season.

Katherine Davis was first in her age group both at Newburn 10K and Wallsend 5K.

At the other end of the scale, several young athletes represented North Tyneside in the Northumberland Schools Athletics Association County Track and Field, and were crowned County Champions.

North Shields Polytechnic Athletic Club chairman Ian Woodward said: “The club has grown significantly in the last year and our athletes enjoy representing the club. We consistently win team prizes in local and national road races and the support given to the athletes is tremendous.”

For more information on the club visit www.nspoly.co.uk