NEHL Alnwick

The curtain came down on another North East Harrier League cross country season at our rearranged fixture in The Pastures on Saturday 17th March. The snow from 2 weeks before had gone, though the conditions were tough and muddy, coupled with cold temperatures. Many thanks to the members of Alnwick Harriers who turned out to volunteer on the day and to the members of the committee who helped to make the event a great success, particularly Adam SPILLER and Steve STUDLEY. Also many thanks to Northumberland Estates, Alnwick Gardens and to the North East Harrier League committee amongst others.

Going into the fixture the Senior Men were in with an outside chance of promotion to Division 1, sitting 3rd in Division 2. However a top place finish on the day coupled with slip-ups from Jarrow & Hebburn AC and Gosforth Harriers were needed to gain promotion. Team captain Dominic HARRIS has done a superb job all season getting decent teams together to participate in the fixtures, and despite his best efforts we fell short finishing 3rd on the day thus missing out on promotion narrowly. There were some amazing performances from the men including a race victory for Slow Pack runner Daniel LENG! Dan made the long trip up from university in Nottingham to take part in his first race of the season and easily won the race, finishing well over a minute ahead of his closest rival. David MILNE, from the Fast Pack, ran the 5th fastest time of the day to finish 10th overall of the 345 finishers. He has been immense all season, as has Dominic HARRIS. Early on in the season Dominic indicated that he hoped to be promoted to the Fast Pack and in this final race of the season he was promoted in some style, finishing 28th overall. Other counters for the team were Jon ARCHER from the Slow Pack and Medium Pack runners Steve PATTERSON and Adam FLETCHER. There were also decent club debuts for Denis KERR and Michael APPLEBY. Many thanks to all the Senior Men who’ve turned out this season. There’s always next season!

Senior Men:

1-Dan LENG 38.42 (S)
10-David MILNE 42.17 (F)
28-Dominic HARRIS 43.44 (M)
79-Jon ARCHER 45.25 (S)
132-Steve PATTERSON 46.56 (M)
141-Adam FLETCHER 47.05 (M)
156-Denis KERR 47.28 (S)
163-Rob MURRAY JOHN 47.42 (S)
171-Steve STUDLEY 47.49 (S)
214-Mike TELFER 49.34 (S)
234-Michael APPLEBY 50.51 (S)
236-Andrew WILDE 50.53 (S)
243-Tim FALCONER 51.25 (S)
247-Chris CALVERT 51.57 (S)
251-Dave HENDERSON 52.31 (S)

The Senior Women secured their Division 1 status in the penultimate fixture of the season at Thornley Hall Farm recently, so just had pride to play for in this final race. The team battled well, with captain Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS leading from the front, to finish 6th of the 10 teams in the Division giving them a 7th placed overall finish which is a decent effort considering the size of our squad compared to others in the league. Jo was 18th overall on the day from the Fast Pack, finishing just under 30 seconds ahead of Tracey SAMPLE. Tracey was meant to be competing elsewhere however inclement weather meant that she stayed local and put in a brilliant effort, just missing out on Medium Pack promotion! Our 3rd finisher was Medium Pack runner Alice TETLEY-PAUL who had already finished 1st female at the Druridge Bay Parkrun a few hours earlier, whilst 4th home was Frances WILDE. In terms of the overall Grand Prix standings Jo was a superb 2nd of over 600 runners in the Veteran Women table, whilst Alice was 10th in the Senior Women charts. Also well done to Alice who has taken part in all 6 of the races this season.

Senior Women:

29-Tracey SAMPLE 34.31 (S)
61-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 35.44 (M)
84-Frances WILDE 36.45 (S)
97-Justine NORMAN 37.04 (S)
115-Bev BLYTHE 38.03 (S)
132-Louise CALLAGHAN 39.14 (S)
133-Ruth DOCTOR 39.16 (S)

In terms of the Juniors there were too many individual results to mention, but thank you to each and every one of the Juniors who pulled on a Harriers vest throughout the season. Thanks to the parents and to the marvellous coaches who got the kids trained and inspired to compete this season.

Thanks to the Under 13 Girls who stepped up to compete whilst Lauren BROWN and Millie BREESE were away at the Schools Nationals that day. Their result on the day was good enough to win the overall league despite North Shields Poly putting out a team that won on the day. A brilliant team effort by everyone who competed in any of the 6 races this year. The Under 15 Boys won on the day, securing them 4th place in their league and the Under 13 Boys were 2nd on the day. Results:

Boys Under 17s:

9-Daniel HARRISON-FRATER 30.42 (S)

Boys Under 15s:

2-Barnabas HARVEY 13.53 (S)
5-Cameron PRENTICE 14.41 (S)
7-Ben MURRAY JOHN 14.56 (F)
10-Max BREESE 15.02 (S)
11-Oliver TELFER 15.03 (F)
24-James CARRAGHER 16.02 (S)
26-Joseph GODDEN 16.13 (F)
27-Owen DOUGLAS 16.35 (S)
29-Ryan HARRISON-FRATER 17.12 (S)

Girls Under 15s:

8-Ailsa BATLEY 17.08 (S)
16-Maddy HALL 19.07 (S)

Boys Under 13s:

3-Gregor BATLEY 14.54 (S)
8-Max MURRAY JOHN 15.32 (F)
23-Finlay WILDE 16.32 (F)
30-Luke STUDLEY 17.03 (S)
41-Finlay TELFER 22.02 (S)

Girls Under 13s:
15-Sam POTTS 18.06 (F)
16-Katie KNIGHT 18.13 (S)
19-Beth CARRAGHER 18.26 (S)
31-Abbie DAVIES 19.52 (S)

Girls Under 11s:

6-Molly JOHNSTON 5.09
8-Lilia PURVIS 5.11
17-Evie GODDEN 5.29
22-Tilly HALL 6.11
24-Xara PURVIS 6.14
25-Rebecca HEELEY 6.20
26-Louise SYERS 6.25
29-Jess CARTER 6.34
34-Grace O’MALLEY 7.14

Boys Under 11s:

9-Harris HALL 4.59
13-Liam MCDONOUGH 5.04
16-Cooper WILDE 5.06
17-Jack PRICE 5.09
18-Ruaridh BATLEY 5.11
29-Harry KNOX 5.26
30-Alex KNIGHT 5.27
41 -Ben STUDLEY 5.40
42-Alfie TEMPLE 5.41

Here’s the full list of results from Alnwick and the final league standings You can put your spikes away till the Autumn!

Photos are of Dan LENG, Jon ARCHER, Frances WILDE and some of the Junior Harriers!

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North East Combined Sportshall Regional Finals/Gateshead Indoor Series

The North East Combined Regional Sportshall Regional Finals sadly clashed with the rescheduled North East Harrier League cross country at Alnwick on Saturday 17th March. Despite that 12 Alnwick Harrier Juniors travelled to South Shields to represent Northumberland. Their team comprised of athletes from Blyth RC, Morpeth Harriers and Tynedale Harriers, and they took on strong opposition from the counties of Durham and Tyne and Wear.

The athletes are required to participate in a range of indoor events with emphasis on competing as a team and encouraging the individuals to partake in a range of different track and field events. The Alnwick Juniors bonded together well with the athletes from the other clubs and formed an excellent team.

The reduced team meant all the athletes had to enter the maximum number of events often competing outside of their comfort zone. Ben CARTER and Antje HALL didn’t limit themselves to their preferred throwing disciplines, performing admirably in the endurance races. The Under 11 girls had to compete at virtually all the events with Eleanor HEELEY barely drawing breath between heats. Leila and Talia THOMPSON were both in throwing action with Talia winning the shot putt. Both the THOMPSONs even had to run to make up team numbers. Olivia TEMPLE ran an excellent four lap race and qualified for the final.

All the athletes showed excellent team spirit and did everything they could on the day to contribute to a successful team performance.

Talia THOMPSON also took part in the shot putt at the Gateshead Indoor Series on Thursday 15th March. Talia performed superbly to win the competition with an excellent throw of 8.04m to extend her own club record! This was the final indoor event of the winter with competition moving outdoors next month.

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Elswick Harriers Good Friday Relays

Many thanks to the Harriers who’ve signed up for the first of the spring road relays, the superb Elswick Harriers Good Friday Relays, on Friday 30th March at the Newburn Riverside Business Park, Lemington. As always the club have paid the entry fees for the 4 teams we’ve entered. Here’s the details:

9.45am-Senior and Veteran Womens race. 3 runners per team in each category. Minimum age is 15 years and Veterans (35+) can race in the Senior team but not vice versa. Each runner races a 2.2 mile leg.

10.55am-Senior and Veteran Mens race. 4 runners per team in each age category. Again the minimum age is 15 and Veterans (40+) can race in a Senior team though not the other way round. Each leg is also 2.2 miles.

This year the race hq is at Gateway House, Newburn Riverside, NE15 8NX and is a mere 400 metres from the start line. Slightly different to the 20 minute run from the previous race hq to the start line!

The runners are:

MEN (4 per team, teams TBC)

Jon ARCHER                                 Gareth PEARSON

Allan FOGGON                              David RICHARDSON

Dominic HARRIS                          Ian SIMON

Dennis KERR                                 Steve STUDLEY

Dan LENG                                       Dan TURNBULL

Steve PATTERSON                       James WILLOUGHBY

WOMEN (3 per team)




If anyone would like to be added to the reserve list please email

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Druridge Bay Parkrun/Newbiggin By The Sea Parkrun/Bushy Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Ingram to Wooler Border Trail Race/Inter Counties Cross Country Champs

On a filthy old morning down at Druridge Bay 7 Harriers battled their way through mud and puddles to finish the 5k parkrun. 1st Harrier home was reasonably new Harrier Robert BADDELEY in 22.15, whilst other headlines include Mel STEER and Carole PAGE who were 2nd and 3rd females home. Results:

13-Robert BADDELEY 22.15

26-Mel STEER 24.02

27-Neil HAMILTON 24.05

28-Harris HALL 24.18

31-Carole PAGE 24.35

36-Phil HALL 25.15

121-Lorna STEPHENSON 36.09

Elsewhere Helen DICKINSON travelled down to tackle the original Parkrun at Bushy Park where she finished in 28.22. Richard EASTOE completed the Workington Parkrun in 29.13 and Stuart BRUCE finished the Newbiggin event in 37.38.

The following day a number of Harriers were in action in the first race in the Border Trail series, a tough 10 miler from Ingram Valley to Wooler. Well done to all for taking part. Steve STUDLEY improves week after week and finished a brilliant 13th of over 100 runners, whilst Alice TETLEY-PAUL was our 1st female finisher. Results:

13-Steve STUDLEY 1.23.59

47-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 1.39.09

49-Dave BARTRUM 1.41.22

52-Mel STEER 1.42.29

67-Maureen BARTRUM 1.50.09

83-Carol DAVISON 1.56.36

84-Kim BRONZE 1.56.46

89-Mairi CAMPBELL 2.00.11

Finally well done to Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS and Junior Harrier Lauren BROWN who both represented the region in the Inter Counties Championships at Loughborough on Saturday. The course at Prestwold Hall was exceptionally muddy setting a challenge for all the teams. Lauren ran a good race finishing 24th of the 300 runners and as first counter for the north east team. The U13 girls team finished a respectable 15th place out of the 42 teams. Next week sees more of the Juniors compete again at National level at the English Schools Championship in Leeds where hopefully their success will continue.

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Blaydon Race Bus Details

The race is sold out and the bus is now booked for the Blaydon Race on Saturday 9th June! Many thanks to John CUTHBERT for sorting the online booking system where Harriers can bag a seat for a measly £5 return! Its a 33 seater so get on-board asap!!! All the details are here

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Upcoming Grand Prix Races!

The 2018 Grand Prix season is underway after the Brass Monkey Half Marathon, Thornley Hall cross country and the weekly Druridge Bay Parkrun. There are other events in the series which are taking entries now, so get entering:

Sunday 8th April-Port of Blyth 10k. This very popular fast and flat race is now SOLD OUT!!!

Sunday 13th May-Sunderland City Half Marathon. This excellent race takes in some of the most iconic sights of this great city, and entries are being taken now! Enter here

Wednesday 23rd May-George Ogle Memorial Race. A superb race which has a bit for everyone. Nice flat road sections, trail, a hill and grass make for a top race, organised by a friendly club. Entries open now here

Wednesday 23rd May-Clive Cookson 10k. On the same night as the George Ogle this well attended 2 lap race is now taking entries here

Sunday 27th May-Druridge Bay 10k. This race is always well attended by Harriers and hopefully it will be the same this year, as this year the race is in aid of Hospice Care North Northumberland. Entries are already open with a decent chunk of the places gone already, so enter here asap!

Saturday 9th June- Blaydon Race. SOLD OUT!!!!

Sunday 24th June-Hadrians Wall Half Marathon. This is a unique opportunity to run close to a section of Hadrians Wall with outstanding views of the World Heritage Site. Now in it’s 7th year, the route is of mixed terrain grass path, forest track and approximately 4.4 miles of road. Perhaps not a pb course but it sounds like a corker! Enter here

Entry details for the other 2018 races will be announced asap.

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Duergar Run 10 Miler/National Cross Country Championships/St Albans Parkrun/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Newbiggin By The Sea Parkrun/Keswick Parkrun

On Saturday 24th February 6 Harriers were in action at the Duergar Nightcrawler 10 miler at Simonside, a night time head torch race near Rothbury. Congratulations to the race winner who was Harrier Dan TURNBULL! Also well up at the business end were 6th placed Ian SIMON and 11th finisher Steve STUDLEY. There was also a brilliant race from Tracey SAMPLE who was the 2nd female home, showing that she’s benefitted from lots of hill training of late. Slightly further back were Jennifer KNIGHT and Linda PATTERSON. Results:

1-Dan TURNBULL 1.13.42

6-Ian SIMON 1.27.13

11-Steve STUDLEY 1.31.19

29-Tracey SAMPLE 1.43.54

178-Jennifer KNIGHT 2.30.18

185-Linda PATTERSON 2.33.05

Earlier that day Diana WEIGHTMAN was our sole representative in the National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, London. In a massive field of well over 1100 Diana battled well to finish the 8k race 800th in 45.29.

In the morning parkruns there were some very good results at the Druridge Bay Parkrun where Phil HALL was 1st Harrier home in 5th, winner of the male 40 category. David HENDERSON was winner of the male 60 category. For the women Mel STEER was 3rd female finisher, and the were age category wins for Ruth DOCTOR (40), Carol WALL (65) and Una McCAIG (70).

5-Phil HALL 19.06 (73.65%)

26-David HENDERSON 23.04 (70.16%)

34-Mel STEER 23.43

55-Ruth DOCTOR 25.51 (60.86%)

95-David HINDMARSH 29.16

100-Kim BRONZE 29.38

106-Una McCAIG 30.52

107-Carol WALL 30.52

110-Christine HARDY 31.10 (53.16%)

148-Jenni WILSON 34.14 (60.13%)

151-Christine MAVROMICHAELIS 34.24

153-Lorna STEPHENSON 34.52 (46.94%)

Down at the St Albans Parkrun in Hertfordshire Ollie TELFER was 4th home in a course pb of exactly one minute, finishing in 19.06. Dad Mike was 15th finisher and winner of the male 45 category in 20.38. At Keswick Mike HENRY was 42nd finisher in 24.58 and was 1st in the male 60 category. Finally at Newbiggin Paul ROBINSON was 19th in 25.13, and Mark HUME was 1st in the male 70 category by finishing in 35.30.

Above photos are of Diana WEIGHTMAN at the Nationals and David HENDERSON at Druridge Bay.

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Royal Signals Relays/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Newbiggin By The Sea Parkrun/Great North West Half Marathon

On Saturday 17th February Alnwick Harriers sent down 2 teams of 6 men to take part in the Royal Signals Relays at Hetton Lyons Country Park. All 12 runners ran their hearts out and produced some excellent result, with our A team finishing a very good 11th of 74 teams. For the A team the fastest legs were by David MILNE and Dan TURNBULL who completed their 2.2 mile legs in 11.30 and 11.33 respectively, with Richard JOHNSON not far behind, whilst the fastest runner in the B team was Jon ARCHER with a very good 13.17. Many thanks to Geoff CAMPBELL for sorting the teams and persuading runners to take part at the last minute.


11-Dan TURNBULL 11.33, Richard JOHNSON 11.53, Steve PATTERSON 12.25, Adam FLETCHER 13.03, James WILLOUGHBY 13.10 and David MILNE 11.30. Total time=73.34

53-Chris HALL 16.26, John CUTHBERT 14.27, Gareth PEARSON 14.23, Steve STUDLEY 14.44, Jon DUFFY 14.47 and Jon ARCHER 13.17. Total time=88.04

Earlier in the day one of the Junior starlets in Millie BREESE notched a 5k pb at the Druridge Bay Parkrun. Millie was 2nd female finisher and 8th overall in an extremely good 20.13. Lisa ATHEY was 3rd female home, whilst another Junior in Rebecca HEELEY knocked more time off her previous best. For the lads Junior Ollie TELFER was 7th overall in 20.10, followed by Neil HAMILTON and Andrew WILDE. Results:

7-Ollie TELFER 20.10

8-Millie BREESE 20.13 (80.54%)

12-Neil HAMILTON 21.19 (64.03%)

15-Andrew WILDE 21.27 (63.64%)

21-Lisa ATHEY 22.16

28-David BARNES 22.58

42-Frances WILDE 25.00 (61.53%)

53-Cooper WILDE 25.58 (60.78%)

85-Ruth DOCTOR 28.35

107-Nell GAIR 30.02

110-Rebecca HEELEY 30.11

169-Lorna STEPHENSON 37.24

Elsewhere Dean STACKHOUSE returned to action at Newbiggin By The Sea Parkrun where he finished 17th in 24.12.

Finally for the weekend Dominic HARRIS put in a classy performance at the Great North West Half Marathon in Blackpool on Sunday 18th February. Well into his marathon training Dom knocked over 3 minutes off his previous half marathon best to finish 18th in a brilliant 1.21.20. This bodes well for his marathon attempt in the spring!

Photos are of Chris HALL and Adam FLETCHER in the Royal Signals Relay and Dominic HARRIS after his half marathon pb.

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Grand Prix Updates After NEHL Thornley Farm

After the 2nd Grand Prix event of the 2018 season, the North East Harrier League cross country race at Thornley Hall Farm on Saturday, the new leader of the pack is Jason DAWSON. Jason, who sat out the race due to injury, is ahead of 2nd placed David HINDMARSH by virtue of having a better WAVA score in the Druridge Bay Parkrun at present. 3rd is Adam FLETCHER, ahead of the 1st female Tracey SAMPLE. Team captains Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS and Dominic HARRIS are next, followed by recent Thornley Hall over 65 victor Mike HENRY. Prizes go to the top 12 finishers, therefore Alice TETLEY-PAUL, Neil HAMILTON, Bev BLYTHE, Carol PAGE and Steve CARRAGHER are in line to win at present, however its very, very, very early days!

Here are the latest standings courtesy of John ROSS and his apprentice John CUTHBERT:

Grand Prix Standings After Thornley Hall Farm

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NEHL Thornley Hall/Rising Sun Parkrun/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Saltburn 26.2 Mile Trail Marathon

A long journey to Peterlee at the beginning of the half term holidays had potential to reduce the number of Alnwick Harriers racing at the penultimate North East Harrier League cross country fixture of the 2017/18 season at Thornley Hall Farm on Saturday 10th February. However a quality group of runners once again turned out to represent the club and they should all be pleased with their efforts. Conditions were harsh, a cold day on a soft course made the going tough and hanging onto your running shoes was certainly a challenge. The general consensus amongst those taking part was that this is the toughest of the courses in the series.

In the week the Girls Under 13s cross team were crowned joint winners of the Alnwick and District Sports Awards Junior Team of the Year, the pressure was on a slightly depleted team to maintain their position at the top of the league. Beth CARRAGHER set off first from the slow pack, doing well over the steeply undulating course. The remaining 4 Alnwick runners, all racing from the fast pack, would need to run hard to secure top places. Lauren BROWN had an outstanding race working her way to the front of the field after just 2km. Over the last 1km where the going got very tough Lauren extended her lead from 50 to 200m comfortably winning the race by over 30 seconds. Millie BREESE was next home in 6th place putting in a very strong performance. However, the team position is based on the all-important combined result of the first three runners. Sam POTTS and Hannah JOHNSTON supported each other well and their strong tactic resulted in Hannah being next home in 14th place to give the girls the team win too.

The Under 15 Boys had two runners from each pack, Max BREESE and Owen DOUGLAS set off first from the slow pack with Ollie TELFER and Ben MURRAY JOHN chasing. Ollie and Ben raced hard closing on the slower runners just before the final straight. In a very close finish Ollie just passed Max to finish 11th followed by Ben and Owen not much further behind. Competition was tough amongst the top clubs but the boys still secured an excellent fourth team place.

Max MURRAY JOHN was Alnwick’s only Under 13 Boy but finished 12th completing the tough 3.2km course in 13.53. The Under 11 Girls raced a 1.6km and first home for Alnwick was Lilia PURVIS in 12th place followed by Molly JOHNSTON, Tess HINDMARSH and Xara Purvis in 25th place. An excellent set of results by our youngsters!

For the Senior Women a much depleted team acquitted themselves well on the relentlessly tough course. Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS, winner of the Senior Womens award at the midweek awards ceremony, was 1st Harrier home from the fast pack in 11th overall. Next was medium packer Alice TETLEY-PAUL, followed by Beverley BLYTHE and Emma McGEE. Well done to the non counters Ruth DOCTOR and Mary PLUMLEY who both had solid runs. The team finished bottom of the league on the day but are still comfortably mid-table, and with the final fixture being the home race at The Pastures next month Division 1 status is all but assured for another year.

The Senior Men finished 6th of the 11 teams on the day and now sit 3rd overall in Division 2, just outside the promotion slots. David MILNE looked impressive once again from the fast pack to finish 36th of well over 400 runners, just over a minute ahead of medium pack runner Steve PATTERSON. Team Captain Dominic HARRIS was next home in 113th, followed by Jon ARCHER, Adam FLETCHER and Allan FOGGON. There were some good runs by the non counters including Steve STUDLEY who is continuing to improve and Chris CALVERT, whilst Adam SPILLER and Mike TELFER battled it out to finish just a second apart. With the one fixture to go realistically the men need to finish top of the Division 2 standings on the day at The Pastures and hope that either Gosforth Harriers or Jarrow and Hebburn AC slip up to give us promotion to the top flight.

Last but by no means least many congratulations to Mike HENRY who was 1st over 65 male. The over 65 men have the opportunity to take part in the womens race, which Mike did, comfortably finishing the 4 mile course 1st in his age category in 39.04. Well done Mike!!


Under 11 Girls:

12-Lilia PURVIS 07.42

18-Molly JOHNSTON 07.53

24-Tess HINDMARSH 08.45

25-Xara PURVIS 08.46

Under 13 Girls:

1-Lauren BROWN 15.09 (F)

6-Millie BREESE 16.14 (F)

14-Hannah JOHNSTON 17.07 (F)

19-Sam POTTS 17.28 (F)

33-Beth CARRAGHER 18.34 (S)

Under 13 Boy:

12-Max MURRAY JOHN 15.33 (F)

Under 15 Boys:

11-Oliver TELFER 14.35 (F)

12-Max BREESE 14.37 (S)

14-Ben MURRAY JOHN 14.39 (F)

29-Owen DOUGLAS 16.05 (S)

Senior Men:

35-David MILNE 43.10 (F)

61-Steve PATTERSON 44.13 (M)

112-Dominic HARRIS 45.26 (M)

123-Jon ARCHER 45.44 (S)

129-Adam FLETCHER 45.52 (M)

170-Allan FOGGON 47.07 (S)

237-Adam SPILLER 49.14 (S)

238-Mike TELFER 49.15 (S)

242-Steven STUDLEY 49.36 (S)

254-James WILLOUGHBY 50.36 (S)

266-Neil HAMILTON 51.01 (S)

291-Christopher CALVERT 51.57 (S)

292-Mark DOCTOR 51.58 (S)

341-Kevin MCGEE 55.48 (S)

Senior Women/Over 65 Men:


57-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 35.39 (M)

137-Mike HENRY 39.04 (S)

157-Bev BLYTHE 40.08 (S)

166-Emma MCGEE 40.29 (S)

181-Ruth DOCTOR 41.43 (S)

204-Mary PLUMLEY 44.04 (S)

Elsewhere that day Peter GREY was the quickest Harrier in action at the morning parkruns, thanks to his 21.08 at the Rising Sun Parkrun near Wallsend. Closer to home at Druridge Bay Carole PAGE, yet another winner at the Alnwick and District Sports awards in the week, was 1st Harrier and 1st female home in 10th overall. She was just ahead of David BARNES, who in turn was ahead of the 3rd female finisher Justine NORMAN. Well done to Junior Harrier Rebecca HEELEY who ran a course pb! Results:

10-Carole PAGE 22.43

11-David BARNES 22.51

20-Justine NORMAN 23.32 (68.13%)

21-Phil HALL 23.33 (59.73%)

36-Neil HAMILTON 25.57

55-John ROSS 27.49

56-Jennifer KNIGHT 27.51 (54.04%)

61-Nell GAIR 28.40 (52.50%)

71-Jocelyn BOLAM 29.22 (60.84%)

86-Linda PATTERSON 30.46

88-Rebecca HEELEY 30.57

93-Eleanor HEELEY 31.07

104-Carol WALL 31.50

144-Lorna STEPHENSON 35.52

146-Mark HUME 36.33 (50.21%)

The following day 3 Harriers travelled down the coast to take part in the Hardmoors 26.2 Saltburn Trail Marathon. The 3 raced this tough event together and finished within a few seconds of each other. Results:

116-Dave BARTRUM 8.14.36

117-Maureen BARTRUM 8.14.42

118-Carol DAVISON 8.14.46

Above photos are of the Girls Under 13s, Boys Under 15s, Girls Under 11s, Senior Women, Adam SPILLER, Lauren BROWN, Senior Men and Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS at the cross country, whilst Mark HUME is in action at the Druridge Bay Parkrun.

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