Back on Sunday 21st June 2 Harriers took part in the Windy Gyle Fell Race, organised by Northumberland Fell Runners. Once again Adam FLETCHER put in a superb performance to finish 3rd of the 66 participants, winning the male 50 prize in the process. Andy SQUIRES also ran well in near perfect conditions to finish 23rd in this race of approximately 9 miles, with 1800 feet of ascent. Results:
3-Adam FLETCHER 1.07.23
23-Andy SQUIRES 1.17.39
A decent number of Harriers took part in the Druridge Bay Parkrun on Saturday 27th June, with Dan LENG running the quickest 5k by a Harrier on the day. His 18.38 was enough to take 2nd place. Gary COWELL was 1st in the male 40 category, Ian ATHERTON was 1st male 60 and Pam WHELDON 1st female 60. There was also a course pb for Tim FALCONER, whilst Emma FAIRBAIRN made her debut in a Harriers vest!
2-Dan LENG 18.38 (71.56%)
10-Gary COWELL 20.48 (67.15%)
17-Tim FALCONER 21.24
30-Andy STEPHENSON 23.09 (63.71%)
44-Ian ATHERTON 24.41 (65.66%)
76-Pam WHELDON 27.45
91-Eileen GUTHRIE 29.55 (56.71%)
94-Jackie PROUSE 30.06
102-Emma FAIRBAIRN 31.03 (47.61%)
104-Jocelyn BOLAM 31.08 (55.19%)
In other parkruns that morning Dominic HARRIS continued his dramatic improvement by knocking a huge chunk off his 5k personal best, clocking 19.30 at South Shields. Dominic will no doubt have one eye on a sub 19 minute 5k! Elsewhere Richard and Gay EASTOE were age category winners at Workington. Results:
11-Dominic HARRIS 19.30
29-Richard EASTOE 23.18
37-Gay EASTOE 24.59
366-Kirsty STEED 57.53
Jim LILLICO took part in the UK Corporate Games 5K, representing Sodexo Justice Services, at the Trentham Gardens Estate in Stoke-on-Trent at the weekend. Jim entered an undulating 5k, with a challenging hill towards the finish, and completed the distance in 19.58. This was enough to secure a 2nd place Silver Medal award and a place on the podium in his race category. Jim was 11th overall! The event was represented by over 100 participant Corporate Organizations throughout the UK with an overall winner’s entry place in the World Corporate Games to be held in Mexico later in the year.
Photo of Adam FLETCHER courtesy of Vicki DERITIS, Den LENG thanks to Vee POLLOCK and Emma FAIRBAIRN taken by Brian SHIEL.