Lakeland Trails Club Trip-Reminder!!

We are pleased to announce that the club is having a trip later in the year, a welcome return to the Lakeland Trails double header at Helvellyn and Ullswater! The trip is on the weekend of Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October and is open to all Harriers. Once again the trip will be massively subsidised. For a measly £50 you will get:

-Overnight accommodation in the Lake District on the Saturday night.

-Return coach travel from Alnwick-

-Entry into 2 races that weekend (its also a Grand Prix event!!)

The itinerary is as follows:

Saturday 14th October

Leave Alnwick at approximately 08.30 hours, then pick up in Felton 10 minutes later and travel to the Lakes. The race is the 14.00 hours 15k Helvellyn Trail Race. At 17.00 hours there will be coach travel to our accommodation followed by food and beverages.

Sunday 15th October

Choice of either the 09.00 hours 10k Ullswater Trail Run (short but early!) or the 12.00 hours 15k Ullswater Trail Run. Then return by luxury coach home!

If you’d like to go please sign up at the following link by the end of March.

There is a £25 non refundable deposit, with the 2nd payment due at the end of July.


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Upcoming Grand Prix Races!

There are quite a few of our 2017 Grand Prix events now taking entries! Here are some:

Sunday 9th April-Blyth Valley 10k. This very popular race organised by our chums at Blyth RC is now taking entries. All the details for this fast and furious race are here

Sunday 16th April-Druridge Bay Half Marathon. Entries are now being taken for this low key race organised by the North East Marathon Club. Details here

Sunday 7th May-Sunderland City Half Marathon. Entries for this race, which takes in many of Sunderlands most iconic sights, are being taken now. All the details can be found here

Wednesday 24th May-George Ogle Memorial Race. This is a cracker of a race with a bit of everything; road, trail, grass, a hilly bit and a disused railway. More details and entries are here

Sunday 28th May-Druridge Bay 10k. Again entries are being taken for this top race, with all the details being found here

Friday 9th June-Blaydon Race. Sold out!! Details of a ridiculously massively subsidised club coach will appear soon.

Sunday 13th August-Darlington 10k. This is a fast and very flat race which is a replacement for the Clive Cookson 10k which clashes with the George Ogle Memorial Race in May. Entries go live on Friday 24th February with the first 300 places having a huge 30% discount! You will be able to enter here

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October-Helvellyn and Ullswater Trail Races. More details regarding this club trip can be found here

More info regarding other events will be posted on the website when more details are known. Remember any certified marathon is also included this year, thanks to popular demand!!

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English Schools Cross Country Championships/NECAA Pentathlon

English Schools Cross Country Championship

Three Alnwick Harrier Juniors travelled to Norwich this weekend to represent Northumberland in the English Schools Cross Country Championship. Ben KELLY and Dan FLETCHER both ran for the Senior Boys and Rebecca REED ran for the Senior Girls. All ran well and the county managed good mid table results in the overall championship. The English Schools Championship is the highest level that the athletes can compete at and it was a great achievement for the three of them represent their club and county.

Schools Nationals 2017

North East Pentathlon

The North Eastern Counties Athletic Association held their annual indoor Pentathlon this weekend. Alnwick Harriers fielded three athletes in the event all of whom were attending their first major competition of the year. The event attracts athletes from across the north of England and Scotland.

Finlay TELFER (U13) had an excellent competition managing personal best performances in all his events. Finlays time of 13.53s in the 60m hurdles gave him a good start, finishing as 2nd north east athlete. Finlay maintained this position after the shot putt by throwing 6.12m, followed by an excellent high jump of 1.21m. Going into the long jump he had a 10 point lead over the 3rd placed competitor from Blyth but his jump of 3.37m wasn’t enough to maintain this and he slipped into 3rd. In the 60m sprint, the final event, Finlay had to manage his best to hang onto the third place medal. Fortunately he managed an excellent run and scored enough points to maintain his place and win the bronze medal in the north east championship.

Antje HALL (U15) ran a good time in the 60m hurdles finishing in 11 .81s which was faster than her recent personal best only a couple of weeks ago. In the long jump Antje fell just 1cm short of her new pb that she set only last Thursday. The high jump, a new event for Antje, almost ended in disaster after three unsuccessful practice jumps. However, Antje recovered and entered the competition at the minimum 1.0m height and after a shaky start quickly developed her confidence to finally clear 1.09m. A good result as failure in any event effectively ends your competition chances. Personal bests in the shot putt and 60m (9.00s) sprint finished Antje’s day off well in her first Pentathlon competition.

Ollie TELFER (U15) also had a good day with several personal best performances. His hurdling, high jump of 1.42m and long jump of 4.37m placed him well but a disappointing shot putt meant he had to run under 8.5s for the 60m to hold his 3rd place position. Unfortunately after a long tough day Ollie couldn’t manage this and finally finished 4th in the north east Championship.

The athletes performed well and their improvement in all the events was excellent. The outdoor season starts very soon and it is great that they have such a good foundation to work on.

Finlay TELFER-Schools

Photos are of Rebecca REED, Dan FLETCHER and Ben KELLY at the Nationals, and Finlay on the podium!

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Hatfield Forest Parkrun/South Shields Parkrun/Cheltenham Parkrun/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Newcastle Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Cartmel Trail Races/Hardmoors 55/Run Northumberland Half Marathon

Saturday 18th March saw another top performance by Rachelle FALLOON as she was 1st lady home at the Hatfield Forest Parkrun near Bishops Stortford. Rachelle was a very good 8th overall in 20.10. Also that morning there were age category wins for Peter GREY and David HINDMARSH. Peter was 9th overall at South Shields in 19.51 and David was 34th at Cheltenham in 21.33, both winning the male 55 categories. Meanwhile Phil LEE was in action at Newcastle where he was 304th in a mammoth field in 26.38 and Richard EASTOE was 35th at Workington in 26.13.

At Druridge Bay Steve COWELL ran well to finish 13th overall and first in the male 50 category. Kim REDPATH was 3rd female, whilst Laura McLEAN Sr was winner of the female 50 category! Results:

13-Steve COWELL 20.59 (70.85%)

21-Kim REDPATH 22.33 (65.63%)

44-Kim BRONZE 25.17 (60.78%)

56-John ROSS 26.23

75-Laura McLEAN Sr 27.45 (63.54%)

119-Nell GAIR 31.01

122-Melanie BUCHANAN 31.33

153-Jayne McKENNA 35.46

Steve COWELL-DB 180317

5 Harriers took part in the first of the Lakeland Trails trail races that day at Cartmel in south Cumbria. Robert STEPHENSON was an excellent 15th of 100 runners in the 5k race in a time of 32.27, whilst mum Lorna STEPHENSON was 84th in 48.09. Meanwhile Helen BURN, Ruth DOCTOR and Mary PLUMLEY tackled the 18k Trail Challenge, a tough run in very muddy conditions!

Robert Stephenson-Cartmel 5k


219-Ruth DOCTOR 2.13.46

288-Mary PLUMLEY 2.22.05

441-Helen BURN 2.45.46

Cartmel Trail 18k

Finally for the day Andy STEPHENSON took part in the Hardmoors 55. This race is a 55 mile Ultramarathon running from Helmsley to Guisborough. It takes competitors through the North York Moors and the Cleveland Hills and has well over 2000 metres of ascent! Despite recent injury niggles Andy ran well and finished 316th in 15.43.58. Well done Andy!

The following day the Run Nation Northumberland Half Marathon took place, starting and finishing at Kirkley Hall. On quiet and undulating roads Paul ROBINSON was the 1st home for us, followed by Emma SHELL. Gay and Richard EASTOE finished together, just ahead of Jocelyn BOLAM. Results:

167-Paul ROBINSON 1.50.48

267-Emma SHELL 2.07.47

300-Gay EASTOE 2.12.56

301-Richard EASTOE 2.12.58

304-Jocelyn BOLAM 2.13.53

Photos are of Steve COWELL at Druridge Bay, Robert STEPHENSON in the Cartmel 5k and the 3 Harriers in the 18k. More results to follow including the Thrunton Thriller (some of the Harriers who took part below……)

Thrunton Thriller 2017

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Good Friday Relays-Reminder!

Now that the cross country season is over we are all super excited about the upcoming Spring Relays, which kicks off as always with the Elswick Harriers organised Good Friday Relays. The event takes place on Friday 14th April at the Newburn Riverside Business Park on a very fast and flat course, with the womens races starting at 10am and the mens at 11am. Each member of the team will sprint a 2.2 mile leg and as always the club are paying for teams to enter the event.

Lisa WILLIAMS-Elswick Relays 2014

The races are:

Senior Women-15 to 34 years, 3 per team.

Veteran Women-35 upwards, 3 per team.

Senior Men-15 to 39 years, 4 per team.

Veteran Women-40 upwards, 4 per team.

Car parking is at the Newburn Leisure Centre, though the new race hq is at Hedleys Riverside Cafe on Grange Road, Newburn (NE15 8ND). The course is a gentle 2 mile jog away.

Please can all those who wish to take part email Mark DOCTOR by Friday 31st March at the latest at and state which age group you fit into. In the past Harriers have expressed an interest in the Relays by various different forms of media which has meant Mark has become confused (not difficult) and left people out of the teams. What a plonker he is. These Relays are great fun and are aimed at all Harriers of all standards!!!

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Grand Prix Races After Brough Law Fell Race

Many thanks to John ROSS for crunching the numbers after the Brough Law Fell Race on Sunday and producing the latest Grand Prix standings. The top two remain the same with Dominic HARRIS just leading David HINDMARSH. Up into third place after decent Druridge Bay Parkruns are Lisa WILLIAMS and Karen KELLY. Dave HENDERSON is upto 5th, whilst Dave BARTRUM is now in 6th thanks to his performance in Barcelona. Amongst others in the top 12 trophy winning places are Mel STEER and Laura McLEAN Jr. Plenty of time to go though!

Grand Prix 2017 Standings After Brough Law Fell Race

Kim BRONZE 110317

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Brough Law Fell Race/North London Half Marathon/Barcelona Marathon/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Finsbury Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Dentdale Run

11 Harriers turned out for the latest Grand Prix event, the 5 mile Brough Law Fell Race on Sunday 12th March. This excellent early season fell race is organised by Northumberland Fell Runners and attracted a superb 167 runners. Despite some navigation issues Graham SIMPSON was the 1st Harrier to finish in 12th place. Geoff CAMPBELL had a good run to hold off Adam FLETCHER, whilst Dom HARRIS was next. David HENDERSON ran really well to beat Steve STUDLEY and Dean STACKHOUSE. Pauline AITCHISON was 1st Alnwick lady ahead of Mel STEER. Kim BRONZE was our final male, whilst Mairi CAMPBELL also took part but is without a time on the results at present. Grand Prix standings will be updated by John ROSS soon!

Dom HARRIS Brough Law


12-Graham SIMPSON 44.11

42-Geoff CAMPBELL 46.39

46-Adam FLETCHER 46.56

61-Dominic HARRIS 48.52

71-David HENDERSON 49.42

78-Steve STUDLEY 51.04

79-Dean STACKHOUSE 51.16

131-Pauline AITCHISON 1.01.32

142-Mel STEER 1.04.40

148-Kim BRONZE 1.07.04

150-Mairi CAMPBELL 1.07.20

Rachelle FALLOON was in action in the North London Half Marathon that day, a race finishing in Wembley Stadium. She performed magnificently, notching a personal best at the 13.1 mile distance and ran the fastest time of the year by a female Harrier, 1.30.33.

In warmer climes 5 Harriers took part in the Barcelona Marathon that day.  All ran well with Dave BARTRUM first home ahead of wife Maureen. Results:

Dave BARTRUM 4.16.06

Maureen BARTRUM 4.27.28

Morag DONOGHUE 4.41.27

Carol DAVISON 4.43.46

Shelley COATES 5.01.40

Barcelona Marathon 2017

The previous day Ben KELLY was the star for the club at the Druridge Bay Parkrun when he finished 2nd in a brilliant 17.32. Also of note at the event his mum Karen was 1st female home in the 45 category, whilst it was great to see Mark HUME back! Results:

2-Ben KELLY 17.32

27-Karen KELLY 22.58 (70.54%)

28-Paul ROBINSON 23.02

43-Mel STEER 24.00 (69.03%)

69-Kim BRONZE 26.11 (58.69%)

159-Jayne McKENNA 33.47

164-Mark HUME 35.07

167-Lorna STEPHENSON 36.18

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Also in the world of parkrun Zoe ROBSON was 148th in 25.08 at the Finsbury Parkrun, North London, whilst Richard and Gay EASTOE warmed up for the Lorton School 10k later in the day by trotting round at Workington. At Lorton the EASTOEs finished together in 59.54.

Gay and Richard EASTOE-Lorton School 10k

Finally John ROSS was taking part in the undulating and picturesque Dentdale Run in Cumbria. In this 14 miler John finished 368th in 2.25.11.

John Ross-Dentdale Run

Photos are of Dom HARRIS at Brough Law, the Barcelona Harriers, Karen KELLY at Druridge Bay, the EASTOEs at Lorton and John ROSS at Dentdale (courtesy of Andrew Thrippleton).

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Les Allcorn 10k Marshal Request!

Following on from hosting an incredibly successful North East Harrier League cross country event last Saturday, we are now looking for volunteers for this years Les Allcorn 10k race, to be held on Tuesday 2nd May 2017.

The Les Allcorn 10k is held in Hulne Park each May, and started as a memorial to Les, one of our early and very talented club members who is sadly missed. This year is the 21st year since the Les Allcorn 10k started and once again we hope to celebrate it with another successful race. This cannot be done without a large number of volunteers – always drawn from our members and their family and friends. We are hoping that you will volunteer, not to worry if you’re new to this, as full instructions will be provided at the marshal briefing on the night. All you need to bring is yourself, warm clothing (and possibly a flask as standing around for approximately 2hrs on a May evening in Northumberland can get a bit cool!).

Geoff CAMPBELL and his hooter!

Please think of volunteering to ensure this event goes ahead though you can still help even if you are planning to run, with either the car parking or race entry duties. We still want as many of our own runners as possible of course as it’s great to cheer them on. So please help your club and get involved by racing or volunteering or both if you can.

A sign-up sheet has been put up on the Harriers noticeboard. Please add your name as soon as possible. Or you can email Gareth BREESE if you cannot get to Willowburn to add your names or if you would like more information. Marshals may be needed at different times depending on the duties, with some marshals required from about 5pm for car parking and race entries, whilst others at a later time as course marshals on the race route. The full list of volunteers, activity and time of marshal briefing will be placed on the noticeboard and here on the website approximately a week prior to the date.

We are very dependent on your support for this event. Gareths email address is

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NEHL Alnwick/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Haweswater Half Marathon

We hosted the last of the 6 North East Harrier League cross country fixtures of the 2016/17 season on Saturday 4th March, and what a great success it was once again. Many thanks to the event organisers particularly Mark DOCTOR and Jocelyn BOLAM, though all the committee and a decent number of club members chipped in to make this a real team effort. The club would like to thank Northumberland Estates for the use of The Pastures and to Alnwick Gardens for their car park. We would also like to thank the first aiders who had their fair share of injuries to attend to during the day! Finally a huge thanks to the North East Harrier League committee who put such an amazing amount of effort into setting up and making sure the fixtures are a huge success.

NEHL course

On the day the heavy rain of the previous 24 hours stopped just in time for the course set up, though by the time the first Junior race kicked off just after midday the course was still extremely wet, saturated in parts. When the final race started, the Senior Mens race, parts of the course were very very muddy meaning testing conditions! With it being our home fixture there was a great turnout of Harriers with some making their Harrier League and indeed their club debuts. There were some top class performances from the Junior and Senior runners with Max MURRAY JOHN, Hannah JOHNSTON and Owen WILLCOX the highest placed finishers for the Juniors, whilst Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS and Ross WILSON were the top runners for the Seniors.

Senior Womens race

There was a big turnout by the Junior Harriers with a good representation across the age groups, with some excellent team and individual performances.

The U11 Boys were first to run on the fast hilly 1km course with Max MURRAY JOHN making an impressive start and holding his position up the hill. Max made an excellent descent and race to the finish where he took the bronze medal. In the girls race Ellie PRICE was first home for Alnwick in her first race for the club finishing a commendable 13th out of a strong field of 70 runners. Not far behind Molly JOHNSTON ran an excellent race as one of the younger members of the Alnwick team (Y4) to finish in 22nd place, whilst Tess HINDMARSH also impressed. The twenty five U11 athletes represented the club admirably and all seemed to enjoy themselves.

Max MJ

The U13 girls fielded an excellent team of runners with new Harrier Hannah JOHNSTON running an excellent first race to take the bronze medal. Hannah ran hard from the start leading the race until the final descent where she managed to hold back the rapidly pursuing ‘fast pack’ runners to take a well-deserved medal. Team mates Lauren BROWN and Ailsa BATLEY were next home to give Alnwick the second overall team place. The non-counting ‘B’ team lead home by Millie BREESE also ran well enough to take ninth team place. An excellent day for the girls.

Hannah Johnston

The U13 boys were out in force and managed to field three teams. The team was led home by Owen DOUGLAS followed by ‘fast packer’ Joseph GODDEN. The boys exhibited great team spirit and it was good to see the ‘regulars’ being supported by some great new team mates.

In the U15 girls race it was great to see Callie HENDERSON back in action representing her age group so well again on her own! Thank you Callie!

The U15 boys have had a good season and have consistently turned out in force, but they saved their best to the last fixture of the season. Led home by Owen WILLCOX in 6th position and supported by Alex THRELFALL and Barnabus HARVEY, the boys team finished in an excellent second place. Ollie TELFER, from the fast pack, had a good race finishing in 13.52 to be the fastest Alnwick Junior of the day over the 3km course. In the overall league standing the boys managed an impressive third place for the season, their best achievement in recent years.

U15 Boys

The U17 girls once again put out a good team with Sophie ENSER first home for Alnwick. In the boys race Daniel HARRISON FRATER was the clubs sole representative but he ran well and produced a solid mid table result.

It was fantastic to see nearly 60 Junior club members competing in the last fixture of the season. They ran well, supported each other and produced some excellent well earned results.

Boys Under 11s:

3-Max MURRAY JOHN 4.25

15-Sam THRELFALL 4.55

28-Harris HALL 5.12

43-Josh MIDDLEMIST 5.29

46-Billy CLAYTON 5.33

51-Conor CAROLAN 5.38

52-Ben STUDLEY 5.39

57-Alex KNIGHT 5.45

60-Cooper WILDE 5.49

71-Alfie TEMPLE 6.03

85-Thomas GLADSTONE 6.41

Under 11s Start

Girls Under 11s:

13-Ellie PRICE 5.15

22-Molly JOHNSTON 5.33

29-Tess HINDMARSH 5.36

31-Sophie BURN 5.40

35-Kate BURN 5.44

43-Chloe GIVENS 6.00

48-Eleanor HEELEY 6.06

53-Olivia TEMPLE 6.17

56-Tilly HALL 6.23

61-Katie Lou FRIEND 6.39

63-Lucy COLLIS 6.46

64-Louise SYERS 6.47

65-Erin GIVENS 6.56

68-Leila THOMPSON 7.23

Boys Under 13s:

44-Owen DOUGLAS 16.27 (S)

46-Joseph GODDEN 16.40 (F)

48-Jude HALL 16.49 (S)

51-Ryan HARRISON-FRATER 17.08 (S)

52-Thomas DAVISON 17.12 (S)

53-Gregor BATLEY 17.15 (S)

57-Luke STUDLEY 17.33 (S)

59-Jamie GRAVETT 17.43 (S)

65-Joe HEMSLEY 18.42 (S)

68-Euan FRIEND 20.23 (S)

69-Finlay TELFER 21.22 (S)

Girls Under 13s:

3-Hannah JOHNSTON 15.31 (S)

9-Lauren BROWN 16.12 (F)

16-Ailsa BATLEY 16.45 (S)

21-Millie BREESE 16.51 (F)

22-Ellie HENDERSON 16.52 (F)

49-Millie WILLCOX 18.36 (S)

55-Anna Grace HARVEY 19.18 (S)

Boys Under 15s:

6-Owen WILLCOX 13.56 (S)

12-Alex THRELFALL 14.25 (S)

16-Barnabas HARVEY 14.33 (S)

39-James GILHOME 15.30 (S)

40-Ollie TELFER 15.32 (F)

44-Josh McMEEKING 15.45 (S)

46-Harrison BROWN 15.51 (F)

54-Jack HALL 16.59 (S)

56-Luke McMEEKING 17.59 (S)

57-Kristian ATKINSON 18.25 (S)

Girls Under 15s:

19-Callie HENDERSON 17.09 (F)

Boys Under 17s:

21-Daniel HARRISON-FRATER 32.17 (S)

Girls Under 17/20s:

18-Sophie ENSER 20.20 (S)

21-Eve BUDDLE 20.48 (S)

30-Emma HUTCHINGS 23.35 (S)

32-Jess DUFFY 24.24 (S)

U17 Girls

The Senior Women went into the race knowing that a decent showing would keep them in Division 1 for another season. Home advantage meant that slipping from 8th at the start of the event into one of the 2 relegation slots was unlikely, and so it proved. They finished 5th of the 10 teams on the day, thus finished 8th at the end of the season. First home was once again Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS from the fast pack, running the 5th quickest time of the race and finishing 11th overall. Next home was another fast pack runner in Rachelle FALLOON, whilst the other 2 counters were Diana WEIGHTMAN and a massively improved Mel STEER. Alice TETLEY-PAUL also impressed in her Harrier League debut to finish just inside the top 100. Well done to Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS for doing a superb job once again in her role as team captain!

NEHL Alnwick 2017

Senior Women:


30-Rachelle FALLOON 33.56 (F)

46-Diana WEIGHTMAN 34.32 (S)

57-Mel STEER 34.41 (S)

98-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 35.32 (S)

104-Lisa BASTON 35.40 (S)

125-Karen KELLY 36.05 (F)

225-Frances WILDE 40.04 (S)

230-Lynne BANNISTER 40.22 (S)

253-Tania CONWAY 41.26 (S)

254-Emma MURRAY 41.27 (S)

259-Helen DICKINSON 41.43 (S)

273-Mary PLUMLEY 43.05 (S)

Frances WILDE

In the Senior Mens race Ross WILSON was running from the slow pack due to not having taken part in a Harrier League event for a while due to injury. He was 1st home for us in 24th overall and will be in the medium pack for the whole of next year. As will Richard JOHNSON who has converted his brilliant early season road form into the mud of cross country, finishing 41st. Slow pack runner Jordan ROGERSON was 3rd counter, ahead of medium pack runners Adam FLETCHER, Shaun LAND and slow packer Adam SPILLER. Amongst the Harrier League debutants were Allan FOGGON, James WILLOUGHBY, James SMITH and Henry SLATER. The men finished 4th of the 11 teams on the day and were 4th overall at the end of the season. We missed out on promotion however the team can be proud of this decent placing in the first season back in Division 2. Many thanks to team captain Dominic HARRIS for his great work and enthusiasm throughout the season.


Senior Men:

24-Ross WILSON 43.41 (S)

41-Richard JOHNSON 44.28 (S)

89-Jordan ROGERSON 45.41 (S)

113-Adam FLETCHER 46.03 (M)

130-Shaun LAND 46.21 (M)

161-Adam SPILLER 46.59 (S)

164-Dean STACKHOUSE 47.04 (S)

169-Jon DUFFY 47.07 (S)

188-Allan FOGGON 47.35 (S)

203-Dominic HARRIS 47.58 (M)

230-Ian SIMON 48.34 (M)

233-Geoff CAMPBELL 48.36 (S)

255-Stuart MORRIS 49.01 (S)

282-James WILLOUGHBY 49.38 (S)

315-Tim FALCONER 50.56 (S)

321-David HINDMARSH 51.14 (S)

328-Mark DOCTOR 51.26 (S)

338-Steve STUDLEY 51.45 (S)

342-James SMITH 51.59 (S)

372-Dave HENDERSON 53.09 (S)

378-Dave BARTRUM 53.39 (S)

398-Henry SLATER 55.04 (S)


All the results from the day are here and the final standings are here Look out for details of the Spring Relays on the website soon!!


Earlier that day there was success for Justine NORMAN at the Druridge Bay Parkrun where she finished 1st female in 23.55! Further back Jayne McKENNA was 121st in 32.49, whilst over at Workington Richard EASTOE was 54th in 27.06.

The following day 3 Harriers took part in the gorgeous Haweswater Half Marathon in Cumbria. Louise CALLAGHAN ran well to finish 233rd in 1.52.43, whilst Richard EASTOE was 319th in 2.01.17 and Gay EASTOE was 376th in 2.09.53.

Photos are of the Junior medal winners Max MURRAY JOHN and Hannah JOHNSTON, the Boys Under 15s, Girls Under 17s, Senior Women, Frances WILDE, Jon DUFFY and Ross WILSON. Many thanks to Craig HARMON for some of the photos.

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National Cross Country Championships/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Nonsuch Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Panshanger Parkrun/Endurancelife Coastal Trail Races/Netherhall 10

2 Harriers were in action at the English National Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on Saturday 25th February. In the Senior Womens race Diana WEIGHTMAN tackled the very muddy 8k course and placed a very good 466th of nearly 800 runners in 41.50. Meanwhile Dan LENG took part in the 10k Junior Mens race, finishing 138th of the 211 runners in 38.37. However the race will no doubt live long in the memory for Dan thanks to the incredible photo below.

Dan LENG Nationals 2017

Earlier that day at Druridge Bay Carole PAGE was 1st finisher for an amazing 25th time, her 5th victory in 6 races! 2nd female home was a brand new Harrier in Alice TETLEY-PAUL, whilst our 3rd lady was Laura McLEAN Sr. For the men Peter GREY was winner of the male 55 category in 9th place, whilst David HINDMARSH was 15th and Junior Harrier Robert STEPHENSON was 49th.

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9-Peter GREY 19.56 (79.77%)

15-David HINDMARSH 21.33 (71.31%)

17-Carole PAGE 21.45

22-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 23.14

49-Robert STEPHENSON 26.47

71-Laura McLEAN Sr 28.03 (62.86%)

112-Graham CROW 31.48

134-Jayne McKENNA 35.24

145-Lorna STEPHENSON 38.04

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In other events Zoe ROBSON was 146th in 24.16 at the Nonsuch Parkrun in Surrey, Richard EASTOE was 26th at Workington in 25.23 and Melanie BUCHANAN was 190th in 32.08 at the Panshanger Parkrun, near Welwyn Garden City.

Also that day 3 Harriers took part in the Northumberland leg of the Endurancelife Coastal Trail Race series. In the half marathon between Craster and Bamburgh Pauline AITCHISON was 93rd in 2.04.09 and John ROSS was 231st in 2.37.02. Meanwhile Tania CONWAY was 52nd in the 10k in 1.05.58.

Finally for the weekend Gay and Richard EASTOE took part in the Cumberland AC organised Netherhall 10 at Maryport on Sunday. Gay was victorious in the female 60 age group in 1.37.40, whilst husband Richard was 1 second further back.

Photos are of Dan LENG at the Nationals and Laura McLEAN/Robert STEPHENSON at Druridge Bay.

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