May 12, 2017

Mick Garrett came 14 th in the annual 3 Peaks Fell race and the likes of Tom Flory, Jon Williams and Richard Puckrin along with now second claim Steve Walker enjoying considerable success in fell running. As it became apparent that Mandale would take the honours at the NYSD XC that year, Steve would travel up from Manchester, such was the attraction of Mandale knocking off the local giants. Mike Starford was individual senior winner also.
At the start of the T&F season the club was struggling with too many Indians and not enough chiefs! The club managed to survive. Athlete of the year was Tommy Dunne and other awards went to Christopher Marshall and Mike Semp.

Mike Starford and Tom Flory were appointed to look for an alternative club colour, easily sourced, reasonably cheap and one that did not clash with other clubs in the area. Light blue fitted the bill. These coloured vests were obtainable as a singlet. New club colours were established of light blue vest with red shorts. The darker band of blue was a later addition when the club trained at Tilery sports centre in Stockton.

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