Alnwick Harriers Grand Prix 2019 – Latest Standings

Here are the latest standings in the 2019 Alnwick Harriers Grand Prix, following the Tweed Tunnel Race and Alwinton Show Fell Race.

Next Grand Prix race is Run Nation Hexham 10k held on Sunday, October 27.

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Race Report

Here are the latest race results for Alnwick Harriers.

Chicago Marathon

6436 John Cuthbert 3:26:51 (PB)

Kielder Marathon

330 Cris ATWELL 4:24:59

Kielder 10k

35 Peter GREY 43:20 (1st M60)
87 Jo POWELL 47:20
107 Diana WEIGHTMAN 49:00 (2nd F50)
174 Jennifer KNIGHT 52:06 (PB)
297 Linda PATTERSON 57:05 (PB)
444 Susan SKIRROW 1:00:43

For full Alnwick Harriers report from the Kielder Marathon Weekend, click here.

Druridge Bay parkrun

4 Paul WHITE 19:27
7 Carole PAGE 20:29 (1st female)
12 Robert BADDELEY 21:21
28 Neil HAMILTON 23:13
35 Justine NORMAN 24:26
36 Phil HALL 24:26
39 Chris STEWART 24:34
46 Paul WILKIE 24:53
54 Philip LEE 25:37
70 Ian STEPHENSON 27:55
85 Rachel Claire HEELEY 29:19
93 Lorna STEPHENSON 30:21

Pastures parkrun

2 Ross WILSON 19:43 (PB)
6 Michael TELFER 21:47
14 Euan FRIEND 23:38
17 Michael HENRY 25:24
20 Paul DELLBRIDGE 26:05 (PB)
28 Karen KELLY 27:42 (3rd female)
33 Mairi CAMPBELL 29:23
46 Chris FRIEND 33:38
51 Katie-Lou FRIEND 38:21

Dalby Forest parkrun

128 Nell GAIR 36:39

Dunfermline parkrun

74 Gay EASTOE 32:00
103 Richard EASTOE 37:36

Riverside parkrun

272 Kirsty STEED 30:57

Carole Page Update

Well done to Carole Page, who was very pleased to have improved upon her parkrun WAVA record at Druridge Bay on Saturday (aided by a recent birthday that she’s not so pleased about). Her record – set just over a year ago when she was 58 (2 years younger) – was 92.46%. It is now 93.41%!

On top of this, she has been selected for the England team for the Masters Cross-country International, taking place on November 16 in Southport. She will represent the women’s over 60 team.

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Kielder Marathon Festival

Report by Sue Skirrow

The sun shone for the six Alnwick Harriers travelling across on Saturday for the Kielder 10K, which attracts a field of nearly 1000 runners every year.  The scenic, trail route began with a tough kilometre climb before settling to a more manageable undulating circuit around the Bull Crag Peninsula finishing along the Lakeside Way.

Peter Grey was 35th finisher and first back for Alnwick with an impressive chip time of 43 minutes 20 seconds to bag first male V60 prize.  Jo Powell was Alnwick’s first female back, finishing 16th female out of 585 and Diana Weightman came in 1 minute 40 seconds later, adding to her medal haul when she finished 2nd female V50.  Sisters Jennifer Knight and Linda Patterson both ran 10K PBs, which is no mean achievement over such a testing course! And shaking off recent injury woes Sue Skirrow finished just outside of the hour.

Sundays competitors weren’t quite so fortunate with the weather and in less favourable conditions 713 athletes took part in what has been dubbed as Britain’s most scenic marathon.  Marathon veteran Chris Atwell participated in the challenging event, finishing 43rd out of 87 in the V50 category.

10K chip positions & times:- Peter Grey 35th 43:20; Jo Powell 86th 47:20; Diana Weightman 108th 49:00; Jennifer Knight 178th 52:06; Linda Patterson 317th 57:05; Sue Skirrow 445th 60:43

Marathon chip position & time:- Chris Atwell 330th 04:24:59

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Race Report

Here are the latest results for Alnwick Harriers.

Druridge Bay parkrun

3 Paul WHITE 19:48
6 Harris HALL 20:30 (PB)
7 Phil HALL 20:31
10 David BARNES 21:00 (PB)
12 Carole PAGE 21:15 (1st female)
13 Edward LONGSTAFF 21:21
25 Neil HAMILTON 22:55
34 Justine NORMAN 24:19
105 Karen LEESON 30:54
148 Rebecca HEELEY 47:38
149 Eleanor HEELEY 47:42

Pastures parkrun

2 Ross WILSON 19:50
12 Tony JACKSON 24:21
26 Mairi CAMPBELL 30:06

Barrow parkrun

65 Gay EASTOE 29:29
128 Richard EASTOE 37:12

Penshaw 10k

131 Dave Bartrum 1:07:09
208 Maureen Bartrum Alnwick Harriers 1:14:45
281 Carol Davison Alnwick 1:22:28

Sheffield 10k

775  Kim Bronze 1:14:24

Club Trip Report – Tweed Tunnel Trail Race

Click here for the full report.

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Club Trip Report – Tweed Tunnel Trail Race

Annual Club Trip

30 Harriers ventured over the border to participate in the stunning but challenging Tweed Tunnel Trail Race in and around picturesque Peebles. As well as ascending some barely runnable hills with fast descents, the race also features a unique 1/2 mile through a disused railway tunnel decorated with ‘disco’ lights.

Ian Simon was first Harrier home in the 20k Race finishing in an impressive 14th overall out of 455 runners with a time of 1.38.13. Mel Steer was our only female in the longer race finishing in 163rd overall and 5th in the F50 category.

20k Results

Ian Simon



David Hindmarsh



Mel Steer



Cris Atwell



In the shorter 10k race, Grand Prix bandit Tim Falconer returned from a long taper in the sunshine of California to finish as first Harrier home in 55.08. His chip time was just ahead of John Cuthbert who would have finished faster if he hadn’t have been distracted by the disco lights and begun waving his hands above his head and shouting “aceeed” as he is frequently seen doing across the fashionable dance floors of Northern Europe.

Jo Powell ran a great race to finish as first female Harrier and second F40 overall followed by Angie Embleton who was third F40. Karen Kelly finished as first F50, albeit there was unfortunately no trophy to recognise this great achievement.

Here we can see Jo and Angie with their very tasteful wooden trophies.




10k Results

Tim Falconer



John Cuthbert



Jo Powell



Ian Horsley



Angie Embleton



Karen Kelly



Tracey Sample



Paul Dellbridge



Lee Hope



Louise Callaghan



Alexandra Harwood



Ruth Doctor



Derek Guthrie



Alice Tetley-Paul



Philip Lee



Sue Bolam



Lisa Williams



George Williams



Lindsey Davidson



Jennifer Knight



Linda Patterson



Mary Plumley

Tania Conway




Jocelyn Bolam



Camilla Campbell



Lorna Stephenson



Ian Stephenson



Our merry band of runners followed the run with a lively meal at Francos’s Italian Restaurant and all agreed that the race had been on a fantastic course and was well organised event. I personally thought it had the best ever soundtrack at a running event. Who needs Chariots of Fire when you’ve got Fontaine’s DC???

Also a special shout out to the lovely lady who was making sure the Portaloos were clean and well stocked!

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Club Trip – Final Details for Saturday

Good Evening fellow Harriers!

It’s less than 48 hour now to our fabulous club trip to the Tweed Tunnel Trail Race. We have 37 members making the trip, with 32 entered in the 10k and just 5 in the 20k event.

We are meeting at 6.50am at Willowburn on Saturday morning ready for a quick departure.

We then travel up to Peebles via coach and the 20k race starts at 10.30am with the 10k version starting at 11am.

After the race we make our way to Franco’s Italian Restaurant for a two course meal of any starter plus any pizza or pasta.

Following the meal we have then got the opportunity to sample the delights of a local hostelry with departure from Peebles at approximately 6.30pm to ensure we are back in Alnwick for 9pm.

Please click on the following link to see full details of the event.


The weather forecast looks clear and dry at this stage for us to enjoy the beautiful countryside.

I can’t wait to see you all on Saturday bright and early at Willowburn. Please do not be late. If you cannot now attend, please let me know so we aren’t searching for you on Saturday.


David Hindmarsh

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice is given that our Annual General Meeting will take place at 8pm on Wednesday 30th October 2019 at Alnwick Rugby Club.

Training will commence at 6.30pm for all groups to allow everyone to attend.

As well as a free buffet, the meeting will include:

Reports from club officials

Election of committee and officers. Anyone interested in joining the committee should complete the form available on the Harriers noticeboard at Willowburn or put themselves forward at the meeting.

Presentation of Annual Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. To qualify please send a list of all races run representing the Club between 1st October 2018 and 30th September 2019 to

Gold – 20 or more races         Silver 12-19 races       Bronze 8-11 races

Please note – only one parkrun can be included

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Race Report

Here are the latest results for Alnwick Harriers.

North East Harrier League – Wrekenton

Division Two: The Male Team finished sixth on the day

Top six counters were:

31 David Milne 36:45 (M)
89 Ian Simon 38:35 (S)
93 Steve Carragher 38:40 (M)
118 Ross Wilson 39:12 (S)
150 Dave Richardson 39:48 (F)
166 Mike Telfer 39:58 (S)

Other team members

174 Graham Syers 40:10 (S)
207 Bruce Crombie 40:42 (M)
47 Adam Fletcher 41:15 (S)
256 Graham Simpson 41:27 (F)
494 Tony Jackson 47:02 (S)
615 Paul Dellbridge 52:29 (S)

Division Two: The women’s team finished fifth on the day

Top four counters were:

28 Johanna Gascoigne-Owens 28:34 (M)
115 Karen Kelly 30:50 (S)
123 Mel Steer 30:56 (S)
128 Diana Weightman 30:58 (S)

Other team members

192 Joanne Powell 32:15 (M)
196 Sarah Syers 32:20 (S)
199 Emma Givens 32:22 (S)
229 Frances Wilde 33:00 (S)
283 Caro Fentiman 33:55 (S)
373 Rachel Heeley 36:07 (S)
433 Linda Patterson 39:13 (S)

Druridge Bay parkrun

8 Phil HALL 20:41
35 Chris STEWART 24:10
41 Philip LEE 25:31
54 Ian STEPHENSON 27:27
72 John ROSS 29:39
104 Lorna STEPHENSON 33:11
115 Alice TETLEY-PAUL 34:43

Pastures parkrun

7 Euan FRIEND 25:29
9 Mark LATHAM 27:03
13 Chris FRIEND 28:40

Frimley Lodge parkrun

302 George WILLIAMS 27:18

Harrogate parkrun

63 David HINDMARSH 22:32

Riverside parkrun

211 Kirsty STEED 32:55

Sheffield Hallam parkrun

605 Kim BRONZE 35:12

Whistler parkrun

7 Rachel MCCOY 27:16 (3rd female)

Workington parkrun

126 Richard EASTOE 40:10
135 Gay EASTOE 44:25

Ye Olde Yeavering to Wooler Trail Race

3 Bruce Crombie 56.34
12 Peter Gray 1.01.17

Masters Inter Area XC Challenge

Carole Page travelled to Bury St Edmunds to take part in the Masters Inter Area XC Challenge, which is a selection event for the England team at the Home International Masters XC at Southport in November.

In the over 55s (her age category on the day) she came 2nd. For the international she’ll be in the over 60s – and in that category is likely to have come in 1st.

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NEHL – Fixture 1 – Wrekenton

North East Harrier League 1 Wrekenton

The Alnwick Harrier Juniors got off to an excellent start for the first cross country race of the season at Wrekenton. The U13 boys finished with an excellent 2nd place team position. Harris Hall was first home for the Club over the 3km course in 6th   place, Jack Price 8th and Harry Knox was 3rd scoring counter in 9th! Cooper Wilde was the 4th member in 34th.

Millie Breese ran an excellent race in the U15 category. Running from the handicapped fast pack and starting 1 min 40s later than the main group Millie was fastest runner of the day finishing 13th overall. Lauren Brown & Hannah Johnston also running from the fast pack finished well in 28th & 29th positions. The girls finished a very respectable 6th overall team, a good achievement so early in the season.

U15 Girls Team

Finlay Wilde & Finlay Telfer were the only U15 boy runners finishing 31st and 49th in a large field of runners.

The U11 girls were lead home by Bex Heeley and Oliver Knight was first boy for Alnwick. The U13 girls finished 16th with fast pack runners Lilia Purvis and Chloe Givens in 55th & 56th place. Eleanor Heeley was 3rd team counter in 63rd.

Oliver Knight U11

It was great to see Anna McQueen representing the U17 girls finishing 35th in the 5km race. The boys were well represented with James Carragher first home for Alnwick in 23rd then fast pack runners Ollie Telfer and Ben Murray John in 26th & 27th. The boys finished 6thoverall.

Strong finish by Millie Breese

Women’s Results
28 Jo Go 28.34 m
115 Karen Kelly 30.50 s
123 Mel Steer 30.56s
128 Diana Weightman 30.58s
192 Jo Powell 32.15m
196 Sarah Syers 32.20s
199 Emma Givens 32.22s
239 Fran Wilde 33.00s
283 Caro Fentiman 33.55s
374 Rachel Heeley 36.07s
434 Linda Patterson 39.13s
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Grand Prix Update

The Spadeaham Half Marathon turned out to be a hilly and wet but very scenic 14 mile race.
Congratulations to Diana Weightman in obtaining another 70+ wava score and as a result moving up to 2nd position on 5 events. John Ross has now completed 6 counting events and is currently in 3rd position. The biggest mover however is Jo Powell who as a result of running her first Alnwick Pastures parkrun has shot up the league from 28th to 12th.
The next GP race is the club trip to Tweed Valley Tunnel Race, 10k or 20k, with 38 Harriers entered there will be significant movement in the league as the competition heats up
The current standings are here. Thanks as ever  to our Grand Prix Supremo John Ross for his magnificent administration.
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