Harriers History 2000-2009

Harriers History 2000-2009

Susie Stephen (nee Rutherford), Jo Scott and Bernadette Caygill take the team prize with Susie winning the ladies race. 

Ian Barnes in track action

19th December 2003 report

Harriers hosted the North-Eastern AA cross country championships at Branksome School on Saturday. With some of the region's top athletes taking part there was some excellent racing and close finishers.

The senior women's team of Susie Rutherford, Bernadette Taylor and Alison Raw took pride of place by putting in an outstanding performance to take the women's title with 16 points from a strong Chester-le-Street.

Harriers' results

Senior men: first home for the club was Martin Grainger 25th in 44.44, who retains the Richardson Trophy. Nigel Orr 33rd 4544, Simon Rutherford 49th 46.55, Ron Read 70th 48.49, Jack Mason 89th 50.20, Ben Wilson 108th 52.32, Paul Smith 111th 52.46, Steve Hutchinson 125th 54.35, Brian Hannah 136th 55.47, John Brant 173rfd 62.30, with six to count the seniors finished ninth team with 371 points.

U15 boys: Jamie Rutherford 38th in 16.41, Gareth Simpson 51st 17.52.

Senior women: Susie Rutherford 3rd 31.14, Bernardette Taylor 4th 31.45, Alison Raw 9th 32.54 and finishing as North-East champion.

U13 girls: Rebecca Noble finished 11th in 14.03 and Verity Pratt 28th 15.14. The next big even for the Harriers is the Northern championships at St Helens on January 24.

This event could not have taken place without the help of the army of volunteers, course marshals who stood out in the freezing conditions for hours and all those who did an excellent job with the catering and cleaning up afterwards. The organisers gave the vote of thanks to Darlington in doing a commendable job. A big thanks to all.

Jack Mason ran the Cayton Christmas Cracker 10km race at Scarborough on December 14 finished 21st in 36.52. 

Auckland Castle 10k, 2003.  Harry Singh #522 alongside future Harriers Steven Wilkinson #184 and Anthony Seaman #289. Neale Kipling far left  

Paul Kelly Great North Run 2007

Faye wins the 100m

Darlington 10k

Redcar 2006

Lewis Moses

Lewis Moses started his running career at Darlington Harriers as a 12 year old after winning the Darlington Schools Cross Country, making a brief appearance at QRC before moving to Aycliffe Running Club to join Coach Paul Harker where he was coached by former runner and five time club champion Paul Harker before moving back to Darlington Harriers in 2008 as an U23 athlete .

Lewis who was a middle distance specialist had some impressive results in his first year winning in both 800m and 1500m, representing England in the U23 Championships, following this up in 2009 with a superb 3:45:02 in Watford at BMC Nike Grand Prix bettering this in 2010 to 3:42.6 at the corresponding event a year  later. Lewis continued his impressive form over the next two years in particular in indoor where he competed in the IAAF  World Indoor Championships in Istanbul 1500m and finishing 2nd in Vienna in the Indoor Classic when he had moved onto Loughborough Students and New Marske harrier and coached by former athlete John Nuttall. 

An early schools race with Lewis finishing 12th with other future stars such as Alistair Brownlee

In Durham Schools action

With former coach Paul Harker (far right)

Lewis in Road Relay action for the club

Lewis, wife Gemma and family fighting Cancer together 

High altitude training with Paula Radcliffe

Mo Farah smiles as Lewis is sent to Jail without collecting £200 or passing Go.

Charity night for Gemma's Let's Move Charity

Lewis mixing with the locals in Shildon.....or maybe Kenya

London's calling

After Gemma's treatment, trip to Table Mountain South Africa

High altitude training in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lewis representing GB in Istanbul, indoor season

Lewis digging in, in his 1500m race

That winning feeling...shame about the vest though Lewis!

Ah that's better

Lewis with his inspirational wife Gemma who beat Cancer and is now helping Children and young people who are recovering from cancer with individual 1:1 physical activity support, guidance and advice.  You can read more about Gemma's charity at www.movecharity.org.  Amazing

What a difference a year makes

Running the Great North Run together as a training run.....in around 80 minutes!!

Former Olympian John Nuttall centre, Hannah England 1500m Silver Medalist and Gemma Steel, Euro XC Champion

Ben Wilson Whitby 2007

Simon Rutherford

Graham Bell at the Brass Monkey

Josh Phillips receiving his gold medal for winning the u15 800m at the northeast championships, 2007


Nigel Orr Darlington 10k 2006

Rosie Clarke

Martin Grainger, Blaydon races 2007

Ian Barnes Blayson races 2007

Great North Run

GB Suit off

On the bike

Graham Bell at the scenic Redcar Half Marathon

Beth NEC

Beth Temple Newsam

Ben Wilson Darlington 10k, 2006

Darlington 10k

Josh Phillips with his trophy for winning 1500m u15 at North Eastern championships 2007

Two talented sisters, Georgie and Susie (Stephens) Rutherford at Blaydon race 2007  

Veritty Pratt

Lewis Moses with coach Paul Harker

Presentation night 2008, Lewis Moses

Beth Ward at Richmond

Beth Ward

Beth Ward

Beth Ward

U13 Girls

Matthew,Verity and Faye

Drew Inglis

Faye and Jonathan

Faye wins

Francesco at Leeds

Francesco in action at Leeds

Robin Rutherford coaching at the track

Darlington girls cup success

Georgie Rutherford in action

Graham Bell Northern six stage 2009

Graham Bell in action at Leeds

Junior Great North run, young Jamie Rutherford and Michael Parry (4809)

Bronze medalists at the North East XC in 2009' Susie Stephens, Georgina Rutherford and Sue Phillips

Harriers at Marsham

Paul Kelly and Drew Inglis 2006

U13 boys at South Shields

U13 girls at Redcar

Harrier ladies at Auckland Castle 10k race, Shirley Gibson, Linda Noble and Emma Morley

Ian Barnes

Iona Richings

James Sunderland

James Wood

Jamie Rutherford

Jemma Archbold

Jemma Archbold

Joe McCready

Joe Ross

John Brant at Leeds

Josh Phillips

Josh Phillips

Josh Phillips and Michael Parry

Josh Phillips, Temple Newsam

Josh Phillips

Josh and Paul

Kevin at Leeds




Iona, 1st place

Lucy Erin Hunter

Marin Grainger Whitby 2007

Matthew, Verity and Faye - 1st place

Michael Parry


Juniors at Monkton

Graham Bell at the National Cross Country

Nicole Marsh Richmond

Nicole Marsh Whitby

Marion Ogle, Susie Stephens and Bernadette Caygill - NYSD

Paul Clifford at the Inter Counties

Paul Clifford

Paul Kelly GNR

Paul Kelly

Paul Smith

Paul Jefferson

Sue Phillips

Ronnie Read

Ronnie Read

Rosie Clarke at Richmond


Senior Men Redcar

Ronnie Read digging in

Simon Rutherford

Simon Rutherford 2007

South Park trial, Ian Barnes on whistle 

Stella cup


Sue Phillips

Tara Kennedy

Graham Bell at Thirsk 10 mile race

Tom West

U13's race start

Verity Pratt Gateshead


Shirley Gibson, Brian Burdon and Joanne Tonkin after the Flora London Marathon, 2008 

Brian Burdon far left, Dave Weston and Darren Chapman at Thirsk Ten

Joanne Tomkin taking a splash in 2009