Volunteers wanted for Les Allcorn 2019 race

Following on from hosting an incredibly successful Harrier League Cross-country event, we are now looking for volunteers for this year’s Les Allcorn 10K and Junior 3k Fun Run,  to be held on Tuesday 14th May 2019.

The races are held in the stunning Hulne Park, in Alnwick, and are in honour of Les, one of our early and very talented club members who is sadly missed.

This year will be the 22nd year since the Les Allcorn started and once again we hope to celebrate it with another successful event.

But 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 evening.

All you need to bring is yourself, not forgetting some warm clothing (and possibly a flask) as standing around for approximately two hours on a May evening in Northumberland always gets a bit cool!

Please think of supporting your club and volunteering to ensure that this event goes ahead  and you can still help even if you are planning to run, with either the car parking, or race entry early duties. We still want as many of our own runners as possible of course – 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 notice board at Willowburn Sports Centre – please add your name as soon as possible. Or, you can message/email Gareth Breese – via garethbreese@me.com – if you are unable to get to Willowburn or if you would like further information.

Marshals are needed at different times depending on the duties, with some marshals required from approx. 5pm for car parking and race entries; others at a later time as course marshals on the race route, usually all finished by 8.30pm. Please comment if you intend to run.

The full list of volunteers, activity and time of marshal briefing will be placed on the notice board and the website approximately a week prior to the date. We are very dependent on your support for this event.

For more details about the 10K and Junior Fun Run, click here.

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Race Report

Rain, snow and wind made the going tough for runners at the weekend, but there were some good performances by Alnwick Harriers.

One of the most brutal races came in the shape of the Cartmel Trail Race. Knee-deep mud and lots of flooded sections meant a difficult day at the office, but Ian and Lorna Stephenson battled through. Ian completed the 10k course in 1.00.49, while Lorna clocked 1.20.27.

Meanwhile, Bruce Crombie, Steve Studley and Mairi Campbell completed the first of the three-part Cheviot Trail Series. The opening race was a challenging 12-mile route from Fenwick to Wooler. Bruce finished in 1:28:45, Steve notched 1:59:52 and Mairi clocked 2:32:40 – good runs in windy conditions.

In the Run Northumberland BIG 20 Miler, Mel Steer was first in the VF50 category, and 73rd overall, clocking a decent 2.49.57.

In the Run Northumberland Half-marathon, Lisa Baston was third in the VF35 category and Gay Eastoe was first in the VF65+ section.

RESULTS

96 Lisa Baston 1:43:00
229 Richard Eastoe 1:59:57
276 Gay Eastoe 2:09:36

A number of Harriers were in action at various parkruns on Saturday morning.

At Druridge Bay, Peter Grey was first back for Alnwick, finishing 9th overall in 21.19. Carole Page was 14th overall and second in the women’s race, crossing the line in 22.53.

RESULTS

9 Peter GREY 21:19
14 Carole PAGE 22:53
21 Adam STOTT 24:20
49 Rebecca HEELEY 28:39
70 Karen LEESON 30:55
71 Eleanor HEELEY 31:04
89 Nell GAIR 39:07

Other parkrun results were:

Newcastle
334 Alice TETLEY-PAUL 35:18

Whitley Bay
134 Philip LEE 25:55

Cheltenham
101 David HINDMARSH 24:53

Rother Valley
143 Kim BRONZE 30:51

Workington
18 Richard EASTOE 27:55
46 Gay EASTOE 44:44

Four Alnwick Junior Harriers from the Duchess’s High School represented Northumberland in the English Schools’ Cross-country Championship, at Temple Newsham Hall, in Leeds.

Millie Breese, Lauren Brown and Hannah Johnston raced 350 girls from a huge number of counties over 3km in their category.  Millie had a fantastic race finishing 23rd, Lauren was next home in 151st and Hannah 209th. The Northumberland team finished a respectable 20th position overall.

Ollie Telfer was the only boy who qualified this year from Alnwick. Ollie had a tough race over the 5.5km course but finished well in 275th position. The boy’s team also finished in 20th position.

The athletes represented their school and county with great enthusiasm and performed superbly.

Meanwhile, 25 Alnwick Harrier Juniors travelled to South Shields to represent Northumberland in the regional Sports Hall Athletics Competition. Their team comprised of athletes from Alnwick, Blyth, Morpeth and Tynedale Harriers who took on strong opposition from the counties of Durham, Tyne and Wear and North Yorkshire.

The athletes are required to participate in a range of indoor events with emphasis on competing as a team and encouraging the individuals to partake in a range of different track and field events. The Alnwick Juniors bonded together well with the athletes from the other clubs and formed an excellent team.

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Race Report and Annual Awards

From a fell run in the wilds of Northumberland to the National Inter Counties cross-country and the regular array of parkruns – plenty of Alnwick Harriers were in action at the weekend.

Before this though, the prestigious annual awards were presented to members of the club on Wednesday evening. The winners were:

Most Improved Male – John Cuthbert
Most Improved Female – Lorna Stephenson
Male Achievement – Andy Stephenson
Female Achievement – Carol Wall
Athlete of the Year – Alice Tetley-Paul

Well done to all of the award winners.

Race action now, and first of all, a big shout out to youngster Millie Breese, who represented the North East Counties at the National Inter Counties cross-country in Loughborough on Saturday. She finished 62nd.

A decent number of Alnwick Harriers competed in the stunning, but challenging Brough Law Fell Race.

First home for Alnwick, and good to see him back in action for the club, was David Milne, who crossed the line in a very good fourth place in 37.52. David was less than a minute behind the race winner.

Ross Wilson was next back for Alnwick, finishing 23rd in 43.08, followed by Jon Archer (48th, 46.48) and Bridget Peberdy (129th, 1.03.25), who was first in the Women’s 60 age category.

To parkruns now, and there were some good performances from Alnwick Harriers, with some PBs along the way!

Starting at the Pastures, in Alnwick, Mike Telfer led the club charge finishing fourth overall in a 21.40 PB. Meanwhile, Karen Kelly was second woman overall, in 25.08.

RESULTS

4 Mike TELFER 21:40
11 Neil HAMILTON 23:38
14 Karen KELLY 25:08
15 David HENDERSON 25:14
16 Michael HENRY 25:44
21 Keith SHOTTON 26:30
22 Mel STEER 27:07
33 Mairi CAMPBELL 30:14

Alnwick’s Junior section is thriving and this was shown once again, this time at the Druridge Bay parkrun on Saturday.

Barnabas Harvey (JM15-17) was first home for Alnwick and fifth overall in 19.16, while there was a 26.48 PB for Anna-Grace Harvey (JW15-17).

Proving age is no barrier, the ever-green Carole Page (VW55-59) won the women’s race once again.

RESULTS

5 Barnabas HARVEY 19:16
10 Robert BADDELEY 21:29
12 Carole PAGE 21:40
17 David HINDMARSH 22:02
62 Anna-Grace HARVEY 26:48
83 David COOPER 28:25
84 Peter EMBLETON 28:25
93 John ROSS 28:46
111 George WILLIAMS 29:27
194 Linda PATTERSON 44:23

Alnwick Harriers were also in action in parkruns further afield.

Newbiggin
17 Chris STEWART 23:49

Rising Sun
29 David BARNES 22:09

Sheffield Hallam
656 Kim BRONZE 54:01

South Shields
50 Ian STEPHENSON 24:12
127 Lorna STEPHENSON 30:21 PB

Workington
47 Richard EASTOE 28:39
90 Gay EASTOE 55:18

York
68 Alice TETLEY-PAUL 22:09

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Race Report

There were some pleasing performances from Alnwick Harriers at the weekend, including at the final cross-country fixture in the North Eastern Harrier League.

Alnwick hosted the meeting, with race action taking place in the Pastures. The running of the event has attracted positive feedback. Well done and thank you to all who marshalled and ran.

The most impressive results came in the Junior ranks.

Millie Breese was the club’s most successful athlete this year, finishing second overall in the Harrier League’s U15 Girls’ Individual Grand Prix.

Millie ran an excellent race on Saturday in Alnwick, finishing in second place.

Meanwhile, Alnwick’s U17 Boys finished fourth in their league, an excellent result in an age category which the club has lacked numbers over recent years.

In terms of Saturday’s meeting at the Pastures, the Junior Harriers fielded runners aged 9 to 17 across four age category races. The home fixture gained lots of support from the Juniors with more than 40 new and regular club members attending.

Well done to everyone who has taken part over the course of the season.

In the Senior Men’s race, the Alnwick team finished 10th on the day and ended the season 8th in Division Two.

First home for Alnwick, and promoted from the slow to the medium pack, was Laurence Reeves, who ran well to finish 40th overall in 41.55.

Fellow slow-packer Graham Syers was Alnwick’s second counter, clocking 42.18 and coming 60th overall.

Four medium-pack runners completed Alnwick’s counters, in the shape of Bruce Crombie (43.34), Jon Archer (44.57), Adam Fletcher (45.08) and Steve Patterson (45.55).

Dave Henderson was Alnwick’s final runners home, crossing the line in 51.55 from the slow pack.

In the women’s race, Alnwick finished 10th on the day and ended the season at the bottom of Division One.

Despite finishing at the foot of the table, the women’s team has been well-represented throughout the season.

At the Pastures, Alnwick’s four counters all came from the Medium Pack.

Lisa Baston was first home for the club, finishing 46th overall in 34.15. She was followed by Karen Kelly (35.35), Jo Powell (35.37) and Diana Weightman (35.37).

The remaining team members were Tracey Sample (Slow Pack, 35.38); Alice Tetley-Paul (Medium Pack, 37.09); Ruth Doctor (Slow Pack, 38.05); Jo Gascoigne-Owens (Fast Pack, 39.41) and Jennifer Knight (Slow Pack, 39.57).

Away from the cross-country, numerous Alnwick Harriers competed in various parkruns.

At the Pastures, Neil Hamilton was first back for Alnwick, finishing 9th in 22.59, followed by Tony Jackson, who came 10th in 23.04.

Emma Givens was first female back for Alnwick and third woman overall, crossing the line in 25.28.

RESULTS

9 Neil HAMILTON 22:59
10 Tony JACKSON 23:04
15 Ian STEPHENSON 24:16
22 Emma GIVENS 25:28
27 Keith SHOTTON 25:49
32 Paul DELLBRIDGE 26:29
33 Rachel MCCOY 26:45
34 Peter LINDLEY 27:01
51 Mairi CAMPBELL 29:13
63 Lorna STEPHENSON 31:17
67 Alison HUTCHINGS 31:42
78 Alice TETLEY-PAUL 36:27

At the Druridge Bay parkrun, Peter Grey led the Alnwick charge, finishing seventh overall in 20.12, while Carole Page won the women’s race in 21.32.

RESULTS

7 Peter GREY 20:12
13 Carole PAGE 21:32
14 Robert BADDELEY 21:45
18 David BARNES 22:01
42 Peter EMBLETON 24:35
61 David COOPER 27:02
92 George WILLIAMS 28:54
115 Philip LEE 31:10

The results from other parkruns were as follows:

Fell Foot, Newby Bridge
111 John ROSS 30:29

Newcastle
552 Karen LEESON 32:08

Sheffield Hallam
595 Kim BRONZE 31:10

Workington
74 Richard EASTOE 28:55
146 Gay EASTOE 01:00:37

On Sunday, three Harriers competed in the Haweswater Half Marathon, in Cumbria.

Well done to:
274 Richard Eastoe 2:08:40
283 Gay Eastoe 2:11:44
309 John Ross 2:19:27

 

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Race report

There were some outstanding performances from Alnwick Harriers at the weekend.

First off, Bruce Crombie and Diana Weightman represented the club at the prestigious National Cross Country Championships, at Harewood.

Bruce finished the 12k course in 48.42, coming 901st out of the 2,006-strong field. Diana completed the 8k course in 40.36, ranking 511th out of 1,034 runners. A great effort from both!

On Saturday evening, a hardy team of Harriers took on the unique challenge of The Duergar – a 10-mile trail run in the Simonside hills at night.

First back for Alnwick and finishing fifth overall was Jon Archer, in a very good 1.23.03.

Second home for Alnwick was Laura Stubbings, who finished fourth female overall in  1.45.06.

RESULTS

Jon Archer 1.23.03
Laura Stubbings 1.45.06
Stephen Cowell 1.45.19
Steven Studley 1.47.02
Ian Stephenson 1.54.18
Mark Latham 1.54.55
Rachel Armit Mccoy 2.04.00
Angela Embleton 2.04.03
Jennifer Knight 2.06.40
Tania Conway 2.07.01
Fiona Stacey 2.07.03
Helen Dickinson 2.07.05
Linda Patterson 2.19.13

Meanwhile, a decent number of Alnwick Harriers represented the club at various parkruns, near and far. Among the highlights were Ollie Telfer finishing fourth overall at Druridge Bay in 18.21, while Harry Knox (Junior Male 11-14) clocked 23.36 at Keswick.

RESULTS

Druridge Bay

4 Ollie TELFER 18.21
28 Neil HAMILTON 22.33
29 Tony JACKSON 22.41
79 Paul DELLBRIDGE 26.20
84 Peter EMBLETON 26.45
87 Nell GAIR 26.53
90 David COOPER 26.58
117 George WILLIAMS 28.31
136 Karen LEESON 30.13
1437 Lorna STEPHENSON 30.47
163 Eileen GUTHRIE 33.11
184 Michael TELFER 36.31
213 Rebecca HEELEY 51.18

Harrogate: 175 Emma GIVENS 25.17; 229 Chloe GIVENS 26.25

Keswick: 38 Harry KNOX 23.36

Kirkcaldy: 123 Melanie Brigid BUCHANAN 29.39

Queen Elizabeth: 22 David HINDMARSH 24.02

Rising Sun: 368 Mark HUME 35.43

Sheffield Hallam: 675 Kim BRONZE 34.30

Workington: 78 Richard EASTOE 29.10; 133 Gay EASTOE 45.31

 

 

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Race report

Plenty of Alnwick Harriers were in parkrun action at the weekend, with a number grabbing PBs in the process.

At the Pastures, Ian Horsley was the first back for Alnwick, finishing 14th in 23.30, while Tony Jackson was three places back in 24.09.

On the PB front, it was a good morning’s work for Keith Shotton, Mairi Campbell and Mel Whewell.

RESULTS

14 Ian HORSLEY 23:30
17 Tony JACKSON 24:09
29 Keith SHOTTON 26:08
41 Beverley BLYTHE 27:36
54 Mairi CAMPBELL 29:12
55 Peter LINDLEY 29:46
57 Mel WHEWELL 30:22

Please note that the Pastures parkrun is cancelled this weekend, but will resume on March 2.

There was a strong contingent of Alnwick Harriers at the Druridge Bay parkrun, with Adam Fletcher and Joseph Godden finishing inside the top 10, while Carole Page was second female overall.

Eleanor Heeley, Emma Givens and Anna-Grace Harvey all recorded PBs.

RESULTS

5 Adam FLETCHER 19:11
8 Joseph GODDEN 19:45
12 Peter GREY 20:16
21 Robert BADDELEY 21:28
22 Paul GODDEN 21:35
28 Carole PAGE 21:50
42 Eleanor HEELEY 23:57
48 Chris STEWART 24:20
50 Ian STEPHENSON 24:31
51 Emma GIVENS 24:33
56 Alex REED 25:26
64 Sarah GRAY 26:03
75 Anna-Grace HARVEY 26:51
81 Rebecca HEELEY 27:13
89 David COOPER 27:57
93 Nell GAIR 28:14
104 George WILLIAMS 28:46
139 Karen LEESON 30:39
149 Lorna STEPHENSON 31:48

Other parkrun results were:

Ayr
8 Jim LILLICO 22:39

Gateshead
241 Mark HUME 34:08

Kirkcaldy
147 Melanie Brigid BUCHANAN 29:10 (PB)

Sheffield Hallam
655 Kim BRONZE 32:59

Whitley Bay
197 Philip LEE 26:37

Windy Nook
4 David HINDMARSH 24:19

Workington
69 Richard EASTOE 27:47
143 Gay EASTOE 47:11

On Sunday, and away from parkrun action, four Alnwick Harriers represented the club at the Run Newcastle Valentines 10k 2019. In what was a fine show of girl power, Jo Powell was first back for the club in 47.09, while Mel Steer was first in the female 50-54 category.

RESULTS

138 Jo Powell 47:09
163 Mel Steer 48:36
386 George Williams 58:12
503 Karen Leeson 1:05:01

Before the weekend, three Alnwick athletes travelled to Northern Ireland last Thursday to compete in the Brooks Armagh International Road Races. Each year, the city closes its central roads and invites athletes from around the world to compete in their 5km, 3km and junior races.

For more than 50 years the event has attracted athletes of the highest standard and can claim to be the fastest road race in the world by securing the greatest number of athletes able to finish the 5km course in under 15 minutes! There is also an international race for the ladies, veterans and junior men which is contested over 3km.

Alnwick’s Ollie Telfer had a tremendous 3km race, winning the junior boys’ category (U17) in an excellent time of 9.28. Ollie finished 22nd overall in the whole race among some excellent competition. Mike Telfer was quite a bit further back completing the race in a reasonable 10.44. Finlay Telfer raced the shorter 1400m course, but did well finishing in 5.44.

The best North East England result was from Morpeth Harrier Carl Avery – who is a good friend of Alnwick Harriers – who ran a superb race to finish 24th in 14.17.

North East Indoor Athletic Championship 2019

Alnwick Harriers were well represented in the shot-put competition at the North East Indoor Athletics Championship.

The junior throwers won three medals. Both Talia (U15) and Leila Thompson (U13) won silver medals and Finlay Telfer (U15) managed bronze. Finlay and Leila recorded personal best throws of 7.34m and 6.89m and Talia managed another massive throw of 10.37m.

 

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Les Allcorn 2019 entry now open

The 2019 Les Allcorn 10k and Junior Fun Run take place on Tuesday, May 14, and entry is open for both.

The races are among the most scenic in the region, taking runners through the stunning Hulne Park, in Alnwick.

The 3k Junior Fun Run starts at 6pm, while the multi-terrain 10k begins at 7pm.

Entry is now open for both races.

Advanced entry for the Junior Fun Run (8-16 years) is £4 (including race memento), and £1 extra on the night. The race limit is 150 runners. To enter, click here.

Advanced entry for the senior 10k (16 and over) costs £9 for affiliated runners and £11 for non-affiliated runners. Entries are £2 extra on the night. The race limit is 250 runners. To enter in advance, click here.

Alternatively, click on this link – Les Allcorn 2019 Flyer Entry form V1.3 – to open and download a postal entry form.

Advanced entries close for both races on Friday, May 10. Runners pick up their numbers on the night of the race.

Refreshments and hot drinks are available after the runs, which both have generous prize lists.

Email race queries to lesallcorn10km@gmail.com

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2019 Grand Prix under way

Alnwick Harriers’ 2019 Grand Prix is under way.

The North Eastern Harrier League meeting at Thornley Farm last Saturday was the first fixture of the year.

Results from the weekly parkrun at the Pastures also count towards the 2019 rankings.

With this in mind, the early leader is Adam Fletcher, with 147.21 points, while Steve Carragher and Bruce Crombie are second and third respectively.

Karen Kelly is fourth overall and first female, while Mel Steer (pictured below) completes the top five.

The top 20 looks like this:

For more information about the 2019 Grand Prix, including more details about the races, click here.

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Race round-up

Strong winds made the going tough for Alnwick Harriers who represented the club at the weekend.

Despite the tricky conditions, there were some great performances, including from rising star Millie Breeze, who won the U15s girls’ race at the penultimate North Eastern Harrier League fixture at Thornley Hall Farm, Peterlee, on Saturday.

Millie won the fixture from the fast pack, crossing the line in 14.40 – nine seconds ahead of Gateshead Harrier Ines Curran.

Millie’s performance sees her second in the Girls’ U15 Individual Grand Prix, with just one meeting to go – Alnwick in March.

Millie was one of four Junior Harriers who made the trip to Peterlee, with James Carragher and Joseph Godden (U15 boys) and Evie Godden (U13 girls) all running well in the difficult conditions.

In the men’s race, the team finished 10th on the day in Division Two, leaving them 8th in the league.

First back for Alnwick, running strongly from the medium pack, was Bruce Crombie, finishing 104th in 42.46. Next were two fast-pack runners in the form of Graham Simpson (43.16) and Steve Carragher (43.59). Medium-packer Adam Fletcher was fourth back for Alnwick in 44.10, followed by fellow medium-packer Jon Archer in 45.51. Sixth for Alnwick was Ian Stephenson, who crossed the line in 56.46 from the slow pack.

In the women’s contest, Alnwick finished 10th in Division One, leaving them at the foot of the table.

There was a strong turn-out from the north Northumberland lasses. Leading the way was Mel Steer, from the slow pack, who finished in 35 minutes exactly. She was followed by three medium-pack colleagues – Lisa Baston (35.47), Karen Kelly (35.48) and Jo Powell (37.32).

Alnwick’s other runners, all from the slow pack, were Emma McGee (38.53), Jennifer Knight (42.36), Linda Patterson (46.08), Lorna Stephenson (47.09) and Jan Chisholm (49.42).

 

Away from the thrills and spills of the cross-country, a number of Alnwick Harriers were in parkrun action.

At Druridge Bay, Robert Baddeley was first home for Alnwick, finishing 9th overall in 21.55.

The club’s Carole Page was the winner of the women’s race, crossing the line in 21.59.

RESULTS

9 Robert BADDELEY 21:55
10 Carole PAGE 21:59
28 Neil HAMILTON 24:00
41 Chris STEWART 25:34
53 Peter EMBLETON 26:20
73 David COOPER 28:34
78 George WILLIAMS 28:57
95 Nell GAIR 30:25
107 Rebecca HEELEY 31:27
113 Eleanor HEELEY 32:12
114 Karen LEESON 32:17

At Alnwick, there were some good results at the Pastures parkrun.

Mike Telfer was first back for Alnwick, finishing fifth overall in 22.48, while Ian Horsley was one place behind in 23.24.

Emma Givens put in a decent performance to finish second in the women’s race, crossing the line in 27.13.

RESULTS

5 Mike TELFER 22:48
6 Ian HORSLEY 23:24
13 Christopher ATWELL 26:58
15 Emma GIVENS 27:13
18 Keith SHOTTON 27:25
25 Peter LINDLEY 29:11
40 Helen DICKINSON 31:54
44 Louise SYERS 33:28
45 Graham SYERS 33:30
52 Alison HUTCHINGS 35:53

Elsewhere, Melanie Brigid Buchanan ran at the Kirkcaldy parkrun for the first time, finishing in 30.18, while Richard and Gay Eastoe were once again at Workington, clocking 29.55 and 41.55 respectively.

Before the weekend, there were some outstanding performances by the club’s younger members.

On Thursday evening, at the Gateshead Indoor Athletics Meeting, Talia Thompson threw another Alnwick Harrier club record-breaking distance of 10.44m in the shot put.

The Amateur Athletics Association grade the top performances in all track and field events and award both senior and junior athletes with the best performances.

Talia’s exceptional throw has earned her grade 1 recognition – a standard that has not been achieved within the club at senior or junior level since 2011.

Furthermore, she is only the third athlete in the club to ever perform at such a high standard.

Talia has trained hard throughout the winter, travelling to Gateshead twice a week for additional coaching.

The summer season is still almost three months away, so achieving such a fantastic throw is very positive and she promises to have a very successful season.

Meanwhile, Leila Thompson also broke her own club record on Thursday and won the U13 girls’ competition. A fantastic set of result for the sisters!

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Weekend race round-up

The winter weather was the real winner at the weekend, with the snow severely impacting the race calendar, including the cancellation of the Druridge Bay and Alnwick Pastures parkruns.

But there were some Alnwick Harriers who were able to compete – and they did rather well!

Peter Grey won a silver medal in the M60 category at the North East Masters Cross-Country at Wallsend. He completed the snow-covered course in 37.06.

Meanwhile, Jason Dawson was sixth in the M45 section, finishing in 34.29.

Alnwick has a thriving Junior section and this was shown once again, with eight young Harriers representing the Duchess’s Community High School and Northumberland at the Inter-Counties Cross-Country Championship at Temple Park, South Shields, on Saturday.

It was a snowy day but the runners weren’t put off taking on teams from Durham, Yorkshire and Cumbria.

Lilia Purvis (Y7) was first to race and managed an excellent 18th place and was fourth counter for the Northumberland team. It was a confident race by Lilia and her result should be good enough to gain her a place on the county team for the Minors National Championship.

Millie Breese once again had a superb race and having confidently won the County Championship went on to win this inter-county fixture against some excellent competition. It was a superb result and Millie will now progress to the English Schools’ Championship, which is held in Leeds in March.

Lauren Brown and Hannah Johnston also ran well, finishing as fourth and sixth counters for the team.

Max Murray-John was the only Alnwick Junior boy in his category but finished his 4km race in 55th place.

The intermediate boys were lead home by Ollie Telfer in overall 37th and seventh counter, followed by Ben Murray-John in 42nd as eighth Northumberland boy home. Barnabus Harvey also represented the county, finishing 63rd .

The runners represented their school, club and county admirably and most of them will hopefully go on to represent Northumberland at national level.

Away from the thrills and spills of cross-country, Diana Weightman represented the club at the Clapham Common parkrun, finishing in 24.53.

*A reminder to club members that annual subs are now due. For more information, click here.

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