Nine Harriers took part in the 6th Druridge Bay parkrun on Saturday 13th September. The event saw a number of parkrun debut’s, PB’s and age category wins. In his first ever parkrun, Geoff CAMPBELL picked a good day to go for what he called a “gentle jog”. Geoff was overall winner, in a superb 18.58 and a clear minute in front of the second finisher. Graham CROW also put in a good performance finishing 3rd overall and knocking 20 seconds off his last attempt to finish in 20.02. Third Harrier home was Jim LILLICO who was 4th overall and winner of the male 55 category in 20.25.
Next home and making their Druridge Bay debut’s were parkrun faithful, Phil and Charlotte BASTON. Charlotte was 3rd female overall and 1st junior to cross the line. Making his Harriers debut Ken HODSON was next home in a respectable 27th place. Kim BRONZE continued to impress with his versatile running styles whilst new member Karl BAXTER continued to chip away at his pb, dipping under 31 minutes for the first time in 10 parkrun performances. David HINDMARSH was the final Harrier to cross the line, accompanying daughters Joely and Tess to make it a family parkrun outing!
Meanwhile, over at Workington parkrun, Gay EASTOE won the female 60 category and husband Richard was 2nd in the male category.
1-Geoff CAMPBELL 18.58 (74.17%)
3-Graham CROW 20.02 (65.47%)
4-Jim LILLICO 20.25 (75.92%)
17-Phil BASTON 22.38 (63.11%)
20-Charlotte BASTON 22.50 (67.01%)
27-Ken HODSON 23.47 (55.78%)
29-Kim BRONZE 24.26 (61.32%)
67-Karl BAXTER 30.53 (46.63%)
83-Dave HINDMARSH 46.14 (32.41%)
34-Richard EASTOE 24.44 (64.82%)
38-Gay EASTOE 25.17 (75.68%)
Later that afternoon 3 Harriers made an appearance at the Ingram Show held in Breamish Valley. Sarah GRAY won the ladies 100 metre sprint and was 1st lady overall in the famous Ingram Hill race, knocking 40 seconds off her time from last year! Also in the hlll race was Daniel LENG, who continued his excellent run of form by finishing 2nd overall, whilst Kim BRONZE did well to complete his second race of the day, fresh from his participation at Druridge Bay parkrun that morning!
Finally for Saturday Diana WEIGHTMAN was the sole Harrier to take part in the Sunderland Harriers Open Cross Country Races at Farringdon. This venue was formerly part of the Harrier League series, however due to the tight course, increase in participants and parking issues had to be dropped. The club now put on a series of races on the day which is separate from the Harrier League and is at the start of the cross country season, meaning no mud! Diana performed extremely well finishing the 1.8 mile race 25th of the 79 ladies in 12.42.
On Sunday 14th September John ROSS took part in the Coxhoe 10k Trail Race. John put in a solid performance to clock 53.47 in this undulating run over old railway lines and quarry paths between Coxhoe and Kelloe in County Durham.
Also that day Gay and Richard EASTOE took part in the Derwent AC organised Cumberland Ale 10. They finished in 68th and 69th in 1.33.51 (Gay) and 1.33.53 (Richard).
Back on Wednesday 10th September the prolific EASTOE’s were at it again in the Ulverston Charter 5k! They ran together finishing in 126th and 127th in 27.37, with Gay just finishing before Richard. This time was almost a minute quicker than their times in the race in 2012 and 2013. Three races in a week for them!
Photographs courtesy of Wayne GAIR and Rob FEDRICK (Druridge Bay parkrun), Bob GUNSON (Cumberland Ale 10) and Active Life (Coxhoe).