For the second weekend running Ross ANDERSON comfortably ran the fastest time by a Harrier at any of the parkrun events, clocking 18.14 at Gateshead. Ross was 7th overall, 2 seconds faster than last week.
At the local event, Druridge Bay, there were some good performances from the 12 Harriers competing. Carole PAGE was our first finisher in 25th overall. She finished the 5k in 21.44 and was 3rd female home. The race also saw a course best for Emma GIVENS, as well as a Harriers debut for Christime McALLISTER. Results
25-Carole PAGE 21.44
40-Graham SKIRROW 23.38
63-Kim BRONZE 25.17 (60.25%)
71-Sarah GRAY 25.51 (57.38%)
74-Emma GIVENS 25.59 (59.65%)
85-Christine McALLISTER 26.44 (56.86%)
96-Helen DICKINSON 28.01 (55.32%)
127-Pam WHELDON 30.06
133-Emma FAIRBAIRN 30.41 (48.23%)
140-Ed WHELDON 31.09
150-Nell GAIR 32.01
159-Jayne McKENNA 32.52
Elsewhere Dave HINDMARSH took part in the Keswick Parkrun where he finished 22nd of well over 150 runners in 21.38. At Workington Richard EASTOE was 1st in the male 60 category in 22.22, whilst wife Gay completed in 25.49. Down at Durham Kirsty STEED was round in 49.03.
Whilst a fair few Harriers were racing in 5k events ultra runner Andy STEPHENSON was tackling a 100k race! He took part in the Sandstone Way North Ultra, where he finished 3rd in the male 50 category. This event starts in Berwick and finishes in Rothbury. Well done to Andy for completing this race in a very respectable 19.02.15!
The following day the EASTOEs raced again! Both finished 3rd in their age category at the Carlisle 10k. Gay was 82nd in 54.39 and Richard was 1 second and 1 place further back.
Dave HINDMARSH was also in action on consecutive days when he tackled the tough Grasmere Senior Guides Fell Race. This race has been run since John ROSS was a wee bairn and is a short but lung busting event, measuring around 1.5 miles. The route takes in a ridiculously steep ascent of Rydal Fell from the main Sports Field at Grasmere, before it rounds a couple of marker flags and plunges back down the grassy fell side by the most direct route possible back to the beginning. Dave finished 123rd of over 160 runners in 26.20.
Junior Harrier Ollie TELFER was the sole club member to take part in the Tartan Games at Gateshead Stadium that day. This is the final big athletics meeting of the season which saw the rain kill Ollies enthusiasm for high jump and running, so he tried the discus. He came third with throw of 17.76m which is a new club U15 record!
Back on Thursday 25th August Carole PAGE took part in the Low Fell RC organised Watergate 5k. Carole, who has been prolific in the Druridge Bay Parkrun recently, ran very well to win the female 55 age category. Carole was 74th finisher in 21.07.
Above photo is of Sarah, Christine and Kim at Druridge Bay. More results to follow asap….