Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Athletics: Alnwick Aim to Run Hard and Then Party Harder; INSIDE TRACK

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Athletics: Alnwick Aim to Run Hard and Then Party Harder; INSIDE TRACK

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Byline: BY BILL MCGUIRK

THERE will be some tired limbs at Alnwick Harriers' Christmas bash this year, since the date clashes with the North Eastern CrossCountry Championships at Hartlepool on December 8.

The Northumberland club has built up a huge following since being formed in 1981.

They are even having to turn youngsters away at present because of a full membership.

And now they compete in most of the local and national events on the calendar.

However, the unfortunate timing of the Christmas party means that only the senior men's squad will make the 130-mile round trip from Alnwick to Hartlepool, before dashing home to put on their dancing shoes for a night to remember at St James's Park.

Alnwick club secretary Anne Allan said while it's disappointing the two events clash, she is happy it won't be as bad as last year.

"For some unknown reason we organised last year's party on the night before the championships. How mad was that? …

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