It is with regret that the club announces the death of Gordon Surtees, (82). Gordon coached many of Gateshead Harrier’s athletes to International honours in the 1970/80’s and contributed greatly to the Clubs Road & X-Country National successes within that period.
He coached all distances from 800m to Marathon, producing athletes to National and International standard and was GB National Coach for many years, a number of his athletes represented their country in all the major Global Championship. He was still a part of the local & national athletics scene, a pure gentleman who will be greatly missed.
Gordon’s Funeral is on Wednesday 13th September at Teesside Crematorium @ 1-00pm.