Hulne Park Arrangements

Please be aware that Alnwick Harriers have an arrangement with the Estates which allows us special access to the park outside of the normal opening hours. However please don’t abuse this by trying to get in earlier as it may jeopardise not only this arrangement but future Harrier events on Estates land such as the Les Allcorn and the NEHL cross country. One final thing, if you are going into Hulne Park during our agreed early opening times carry your England Athletics card with you or you won’t be allowed in.

The agreement is as follows:

-To run in Hulne Park every Sunday throughout the year from 9am.

-Between October and February there is no entry into Hulne Park until 11am, except on Sundays. This is due to shoots being held in the Park.

-Access is also allowed outside the October to February period on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am (Spring), 9am (Summer), 11am (Autumn) and 11am (Winter).

Furthermore if the Estates decide to close Hulne Park for whatever reason at short notice please don’t ignore the “closed” signs at the entrances to the park.

Finally, enjoy Hulne Park!

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Christmas Events!

We are pleased to announce the dates for our fantastic Christmas events!! Here they are:

Friday 9th December-Xmas Party. No more bookings are being taken for this night of fun and frivolity! This year we are holding the banquet at The Sun Hotel, Warkworth where the End of Year Awards and Grand Prix Awards will be given out!

Wednesday 14th December-Xmas Parlauf. This wonderful and well attended event will take place as always at the Willowburn Trading Estate. It will be the usual relay format with teams of 3 being chosen, with each member having to sprint 2 laps of the estate. There is a poster on the noticeboard at Willowburn to add your names to, along with an approximate 5k time so the teams can be sorted fairly. It costs just £1 to enter with all proceeds going to charity. Please note that everyone should meet at Willowburn at 6.30pm so teams can be sorted well in advance of the 7pm start. This will be followed by food and presentations, as well as the London Marathon ballot and belated dishing out of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards.

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Sunday 18th December-Xmas Handicap (more to follow but this is likely to take place at Alnmouth, with soup and sandwiches to follow).

Tuesday 27th December-Alnwick Tri Social Coastal. Organised by our close pals at Alnwick Tri Club this superb event is free for all Harriers! The bus will leave Alnmouth at 9am and drop runners off at Beadnell. We’ll then jog back at whatever pace we fancy and end up back in Alnmouth for food at (David) Hindmarsh Hall in the village. There’s a poster on the noticeboard at Willowburn to add your names to.

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Training Night Clothing Reminder!

Just a reminder that all Harriers who attend our Junior and Senior training sessions MUST wear appropriate clothing, namely reflective tops. Wearing hi-viz clothing is not enough, it needs to be reflective. Coaches will be checking and will be refusing to coach Harriers who don’t adhere to this. Be safe be seen, etc!

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Run Northumberland BIG 10

The final Grand Prix event of the 2016 season took place on Sunday 27th November, when the Run Northumberland organised BIG 10 took place. The undulating 10 mile road race starts and finishes at Kirkley Hall and takes in quiet country roads around Ogle and Whalton. Despite the race being a lot harder than the flat Brampton to Carlisle race a week before there were still some very good performances. In a rare but welcome start Allan FOGGON finished a very good 21st in his first race at this distance. 2nd home was David HINDMARSH and 3rd was, in his second race in 24 hours, Dean STACKHOUSE. The trio won the mens team prize for us! Another winner for the club was Mel STEER who won the female 45 category. Also well done to Mark DOCTOR who also took part in the race the day after the tough cross country, to Richard JOHNSON who is on the road back to full fitness and to David HENDERSON who was having his first race for the club for some time. Harriers results are here (finish positions and chip times):

21-Allan FOGGON 1.08.27

26-David HINDMARSH 1.10.48

31-Dean STACKHOUSE 1.11.55

33-Mark DOCTOR 1.12.25

38-Neil HAMILTON 1.13.25

44-Richard JOHNSON 1.14.22

55-David BARTRUM 1.16.12

62-David HENDERSON 1.17.17

69-Andy SQUIRES 1.18.44

73-Mel STEER 1.19.07

75-Sarah GRAY 1.19.48

143-Ruary SLATER 1.28.00

184-Gay EASTOE 1.33.11

185-Richard EASTOE 1.33.10

197-John ROSS 1.35.24

Many thanks to John ROSS for sorting the Grand Prix results over the course of the year. The final results have been collated and will be announced at the Xmas Party on 9th December! Remember that the top 12 finishers will win one of the trophies. Also the 2017 Grand Prix races will be announced soon.

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NEHL Thornley Hall/Druridge Bay Parkrun/South Shields Parkrun/Keswick Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Gibside Parkrun/Benidorm Half Marathon

Many many thanks to the superb Harriers who made the hour plus trip to Thornley Hall Farm, near Peterlee to take part in the 3rd of the 6 2016/17 North East Harrier League cross country fixtures on Saturday 26th November. There were some brilliant individual performances, however due to the distances involved the team captains always knew that good team results at this fixture would be difficult to achieve. And so it proved! The day got off to a cracking start with Max MURRAY JOHN bolting up in the Boys Under 11s race, whilst Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS, Rachelle FALLOON and David MILNE were the stars in the Senior races.

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Not content with his two recent fourth place cross country finishes Max MURRAY JOHN went off hard from the start of the race and didn’t slow down! The longer than normal U11 race suited Max well and it was a convincing win. Teammate Harris HALL wasn’t too far behind and Tess HINDMARSH, who was the only Alnwick girl to compete in this category, ran well to finish 24th.

The U13 boys and girls both fielded full teams. Owen DOUGLAS was first counter for the boys team with Joseph GODDEN running from the Fast Pack less than a minute behind. Joe HEMSLEY and Finlay TELFER finished third and fourth for the club. In the girls race Ellie HENDERSON from the Fast Pack was first Harrier home, with Maddy HALL and Anna Grace HARVEY second and third counters.

The U15 boys had an excellent race coming 2nd overall and achieving their highest team placing in recent times. Lead home by Ollie TELFER, who finished 6th overall, the boys ran well as team. Ben MURRAY JOHN and Alex THRELFALL were second and third counters with Barnabas HARVEY just behind them. Callie HENDERSON ran an excellent race once again finishing 6th overall from the Fast Pack.

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Sophie ENSER ran another good race this week in the U17 category and it was good to see her joined by Jess DUFFY for her first race of the season. Results:

Boys Under 11s:

1-Max MURRAY JOHN 8.15

35-Harris HALL 10.13

Girls Under 11s:

24-Tess HINDMARSH 10.46

Boys Under 13s:

35-Owen DOUGLAS 15.40 (S)

48-Joseph GODDEN 16.24 (F)

55-Joe HEMSLEY 17.07 (S)

64-Finlay TELFER 20.04 (S)

Girls Under 13s:

26-Ellie HENDERSON 16.46 (F)

34-Maddy HALL 17.25 (S)

45-Anna Grace HARVEY 18.50 (S)

Boys Under 15s:

6-Ollie TELFER 13.27 (S)

14-Ben MURRAY JOHN 13.55 (S)

18-Alex THRELFALL 14.12 (S)

21-Barnabus HARVEY 14.20 (S)

Girls Under 15s:

7-Callie HENDERSON 15.36 (F)

Girls Under 17/20s:

27-Sophie ENSER 21.44 (S)

40-Jess DUFFY 27.06 (S)

For the Seniors the highest placed finisher was new recruit David MILNE, who battled through the mud and hills to place a brilliant 4th from the Slow Pack. Graham SIMPSON, who travelled all the way from Berwick to take part, was our 2nd counter from the Medium pack. Jon DUFFY and Dean STACKHOUSE had a good battle and finished within a few seconds of each other, whilst Paul GODDEN and Mark DOCTOR were the other counters. Alas with lots of the usual runners unable to make the long journey the Senior Men finished a disappointing but not entirely unexpected 9th of the 11 teams on the day in Division 2. This has seen us drop from top spot down to 4th in the overall league with 3 fixtures left.

The Senior Women finished 8th of the 10 teams in the top flight on the day and are now 8th overall at the mid way point in the season. Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS ran her usual excellent race from the Fast Pack to finish 16th overall, whilst Rachelle FALLOON once again travelled up from Cambridge to take part and finished 20th from the Medium Pack which means she races the remaining fixtures this season from the Fast Pack! Diana WEIGHTMAN ran well from the Slow Pack to finish 79th of just over 300 runners, with Lynne BANNISTER our 4th and final counter. Well done to Helen DICKINSON who also took part. Results:

Senior Men:

4-David MILNE 37.28 (S)

60-Graham SIMPSON 41.44 (M)

152-Jon DUFFY 43.57 (S)

160-Dean STACKHOUSE 44.10 (S)

253-Paul GODDEN 46.21 (S)

320-Mark DOCTOR 49.49 (S)

Senior Women:

16-Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS 31.12 (F)

20-Rachelle FALLOON 31.29 (M)

79-Diana WEIGHTMAN 33.44 (S)

178-Lynne BANNISTER 37.13 (S)

235-Helen DICKINSON 40.06 (S)

Full results from the fixture are here http://www.harrierleague.com/results/2016-17/Thornley1/ and current league tables are here http://www.harrierleague.com/results/2016-17/teams/. The 4th of the 6 fixtures is at Herrington Park, Sunderland on Saturday 7th January.

Earlier in the day Phil HALL was 1st across the line at the Druridge Bay Parkrun, a feat he’s achieved 3 times now. He crossed the line in 19.18, 40 seconds ahead of the 2nd finisher Peter GREY! Neil HAMILTON was our 3rd finisher in 9th place. For our ladies Christine McALLISTER was 1st to finish ahead of Ruth DOCTOR and Jayne McKENNA. Results:

1-Phil HALL 19.18 (71.76%)

2-Peter GREY 19.58 (79.63%)

9-Neil HAMILTON 21.11

45-Christine McALLISTER 25.31

53-Kim BRONZE 26.03 (58.48%)

71-Ruth DOCTOR 27.22 (57.06%)

116-Jayne McKENNA 32.57

117-Pam WHELDON 32.58

118-Ed WHELDON 32.59

121-Melanie BUCHANAN 33.05

126-Nell GAIR 35.26

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Elsewhere Robert STEPHENSON and mum Lorna took part at South Shields, Richard EASTOE was at Workington, Stuart BRUCE ran at Gibside and Mike HENRY was at Keswick where he won the male 65 category! Results:

South Shields:

18-Robert STEPHENSON 23.25

99-Lorna STEPHENSON 37.40

Keswick:

47-Mike HENRY 24.58

Workington:

45-Richard EASTOE 26.05

Gibside:

44-Stuart BRUCE 36.06

Finally Jocelyn BOLAM continued her tour of Spanish half marathons by taking part in the Benidorm Half Marathon. Jocelyn finished 1113rd in 2.15.30.

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Photos are of Max MURRAY JOHN and the Boys Under 15s at Peterlee, and Phil HALL at Druridge Bay.

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London Marathon Club Ballot

We are pleased to announce that Alnwick Harriers have obtained 2 club entries into the 2017 London Marathon which takes place on Sunday 23rd April. As with previous years names will be drawn out of a hat at the Xmas Parlauf, which this year will take place on Wednesday 14th December.

Priority will be given to Harriers who have been rejected through the General Ballot, though if less than 2 rejectees add their names to the list at Willowburn, then the places will be given to whoever wants them! Please can you add your names to the list at Willowburn if you’d like a place and add “R” if you’ve been rejected in the General Ballot. Could you also send your email rejection as proof to Mark at dockie1974@hotmail.co.uk or show it to any committee member.

Good luck!

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Sherman Cup/Davison Shield/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Brampton To Carlisle 10 Mile Road Race

On Saturday 19th November there were a number of Harriers in cross country action at Temple Park, South Shields. Local club South Shields Harriers hosted the Sherman Cup and Davison Shield cross country events for Juniors and Seniors. Though there may not have been as many Harriers taking part as in the Harrier League races there were some excellent performances.

Star of the day was undoubtedly Ella BROWN. In the Womens race Ella was a brilliant 6th  finisher of almost 300 competitors, a performance which saw her finish as 1st Veteran, a stunning performance. Not far behind was Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS in 13th, whilst 20th home was Rachelle FALLOON, once again showing what a class act she is. Karen KELLY was 60th finisher and along with Ella and Jo helped us to finish 2nd Veteran team out of the 24 clubs represented. They actually finished joint top with Tyne Bridge Harriers, but owing to some dubious count-back rule finished 2nd!

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For the Senior Men top man was a brand new Harrier borrowing a vest for debut, David MILNE. Of the 379 finishers on the 5.75 mile course David was 26th home, an impressive debut. Steve CARRAGHER was 50th, whilst Graham SIMPSON was 74th. Along with Steve, Jon DUFFY and Mark DOCTOR helped the club finish 17th Veteran team of the 30 participating clubs.

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Over 20 Juniors turned out for the club spread across the various age groups. Max MURRAY JOHN was the clubs highest placed runner managing to finish 4th in the 1k Under 11s Boys race. In the Girls Under 11 race Sophie BURN was first home for Alnwick, with Chloe GIVENS and Tess HINDMARSH finishing together 20 seconds behind. Gus OWEN led home the Boys Under 13s team with a good time of 13.36 for the 3k course, whilst Ellie HENDERSON was 1st counter for the Girls Under 13s team, with Millie BREESE just behind her. The Under 15s Boys team had their strongest team of the season with Ollie TELFER their first counter in 12.26, whilst Callie HENDERSON was once again the Girls Under 15s sole representative and ran well as ever to finish 9th overall. Sophie ENSER was the clubs only runner in the Girls Under 17/20 race but finished well in a very strong field.

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Results:

Senior Women:

6-Ella BROWN 23.43

13-Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS 24.50

20-Rachelle FALLOON 25.48

60-Karen KELLY 28.24

91-Diana WEIGHTMAN 29.39

141-Mel STEER 31.02

222-Mairi CAMPBELL 34.09

240-Helen DICKINSON 35.00

263-Helen MOOR 38.13

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Senior Men:

26-David MILNE 33.17

50-Steve CARRAGHER 34.33

74-Graham SIMPSON 35.47

180-Jon DUFFY 39.49

285-Mark DOCTOR 43.41

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Boys Under 11s:

4-Max MURRAY JOHN 4.03

78-Alfie TEMPLE 5.19

Girls Under 11s:

29-Sophie BURN 4.58

44-Chloe GIVENS 5.20

45-Tess HINDMARSH 5.20

54-Olivia TEMPLE 5.33

59-Kate BURN 5.39

Boys Under 13s:

46-Angus OWEN 13.36

49-Owen DOUGLAS 13.44

57-James CARRAGHER 14.13

80-Finlay TELFER 17.05

Girls Under 13s:

21-Ellie HENDERSON 13.35

23-Millie BREESE 13.39

54-Maddy HALL 15.32

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Boys Under 15s:

30-Ollie TELFER 12.26

35-Ben MURRAY JOHN 12.46

40-Alex THRELFALL 13.03

47-James GILHOME 13.14

52-Max BREESE 13.34

Girls Under 15s:

9-Callie HENDERSON 13.11

Girls Under 17/20s:

26-Sophie ENSER 25.37

Earlier that day just the 5 Harriers took part in the Druridge Bay Parkrun, though it once again saw a win for Carole PAGE! For the 17th time Carole was 1st female across the line, this time in 22.17. However the consistent Phil HALL was our first runner home as he finished 3rd overall. Well done to Mark HUME who was winner of the male 70 category! Results:

3-Phil HALL 19.53 (69.66%)

14-Carole PAGE 22.17

36-Emma SHELL 24.58 (59.28%)

111-Jayne McKENNA 32.13

123-Mark HUME 33.38 (53.07%)

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The following day the Harriers boarded the bus to take part in the annual club trip to the Brampton to Carlisle Road Race. Despite a fair few last minute drop-outs there were still 20 on the start line for this, the penultimate race in the Harriers 2016 Grand Prix series. First Harrier home and running easily the fastest 10 mile race of the year was Dan TURNBULL. In what is always a top class field Dan was a very good 46th finisher in 58.52, which is the fastest 10 mile time for 3 years. 2nd home and first of our female finishers was Rachelle FALLOON. Despite her great run in the cross country yesterday Rachelle was able to run a 10 mile pb and has now also set the fastest female time at this distance this year! Tim FALCONER and Phil HEMSLEY ran together and finished close to Shaun LAND and David HINDMARSH. Also of note Dave BARTRUM ran a 10 mile pb, whilst Steve STUDLEY knocked 6 minutes off his time in the same race from last year! Well done to everyone for taking part. Grand Prix standings will be out soon…..

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Results:

46-Dan TURNBULL 58.52

159-Rachelle FALLOON 1.07.24

178-Tim FALCONER 1.08.32

179-Phil HEMSLEY 1.08.33

184-Shaun LAND 1.08.54

194-David HINDMARSH 1.09.15

295-Dave BARTRUM 1.14.03

320-Laura STUBBINGS 1.15.20

323-Steve STUDLEY 1.15.32

384-Peter McEWAN 1.20.46

389-Andy SQUIRES 1.21.08

434-Denise DRUMMOND 1.23.49

498-Richard EASTOE 1.27.45

499-Gay EASTOE 1.27.46

514-Ruary SLATER 1.28.30

524-Keith SHOTTON 1.29.14

550-Sally ARMSTRONG 1.32.57

551-Emma GIVENS 1.32.57

567-John ROSS 1.34.10

596-Paul DELLBRIDGE 1.36.48

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Photos are of Ella BROWN, David MILNE, Boys Under 15s, Diana WEIGHTMAN, Graham SIMPSON and the Girls Under 13s at South Shields (action shots by Craig HARMON). Emma SHELL at Druridge Bay (by Eleanor HEELEY). Dan TURNBULL and Emma GIVENS/Sally ARMSTRONG (again thanks to the wonderful Craig HARMON of Blyth RC).

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Town Moor Memorial 10k and Junior Races/Mojacar Half Marathon/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Durham Parkrun/Metropolitan Cross Country League/British and Irish Masters Cross Country

Three Harriers took part in the Heaton Harriers organised Town Moor Memorial 10k on Sunday, 13th November. Recent multi Druridge Bay Parkrun victor Steve CARRAGHER was 1st of our trio home in a brilliant 34.58. This saw him finish 20th overall and 2nd in the male 40 category. Dominic HARRIS, having his second race in 2 days, was 80th overall in 38.35, whilst Peter GREY was 97th in 39.23 and was 2nd in the male 55 age group.

We also had 3 Juniors representing the club in the 3km races. The Under 13s raced first with Millie BREESE finishing 7th girl in a time of 13.10. The Under 15s were next with Ollie TELFER finishing 9th overall in 11.16 and Max BREESE in 25th place in 12.34. The runners enjoyed this well organised race and were rewarded with some excellent cakes afterwards!

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Also that day over in Spain Jocelyn BOLAM took part in the Mojacar Half Marathon. Finishing in 2.16.11 Jocelyn finished 3rd in the female 50 category! Well done Jocelyn.

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The previous day there were some excellent performances at the Druridge Bay Parkrun. Dominic HARRIS stood on the start line eyeing up the opposition and was quietly confident of a first ever race win. However Carl AVERY turned up at the last minute which meant that Dom had to be content with 2nd place, which is still a superb performance! Next Harrier to finish was Vee POLLOCK who was having her first ever run at the event. Vee ran well to finish 11th overall and 2nd female in 20.54. Neil HAMILTON was 15th in a course best, whilst Event Director and regular helper Mark DOCTOR and Ruary SLATER scored course pbs. Also well done to the winner of the female 40 category Ruth DOCTOR who was having her first race since a high speed cycling accident 10 weeks ago.

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Results:

2-Dominic HARRIS 19.11 (67.42%)

11-Vee POLLOCK 20.54 (72.41%)

15-Neil HAMILTON 21.08

17-Richard JOHNSON 21.15

18-Mark DOCTOR 21.16 (65.13%)

25-Dave BARTRUM 22.40 (64.56%)

34-Andy SQUIRES 23.40

41-Conrad STEWART 24.20

51-Emma SHELL 25.01 (59.16%)

54-Ruary SLATER 25.11 (52.35%)

75-Ruth DOCTOR 26.55 (57.59%)

81-Christine McALLISTER 27.23 (55.51%)

83-Laura McLEAN Sr 28.03 (62.86%)

140-Lorna STEPHENSON 37.18

143-Jayne McKENNA 38.03

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Elsewhere Kirsty STEED was 262nd in 36.22 at Durham, whilst at Workington Gay EASTOE was 55th in 26.40 and husband Richard was Tail Runner.

Also that day Rachelle FALLOON was once again representing us, this time in the Metropolitan Cross Country League at Stevenage. Rachelle completed the course of just under 4 miles in 25.44. Rachelle was 52nd of the 182 runners.

Finally for the weekend Carole PAGE was representing England in the British and Irish Masters Cross Country Championships at Tollcross Park, Glasgow. Carole helped England to win the female 55 team event with an impressive 6th place finish of the 19 in the race. Her time of 23.59 saw her finish as 3rd counter, thus helping to bring the overall title south of the border!

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Photos of the Junior Harriers at the Town Moor, Jocelyn BOLAM in Spain, Vee POLLOCK at Druridge Bay and Richard JOHNSON and Mark DOCTOR in a sprint finish at Druridge Bay. Finally Carole PAGE in her England vest!

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Leeds Abbey Dash 10k/Derwentwater 10/Wyre Forest Parkrun/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Sunderland Parkrun/Keswick Parkrun/Durham Parkrun/Cuppers Cross Country

Sunday 6th November witnessed the running of the fastest 10k by a male Harrier of 2016, thanks to Dan LENGs fantastic performance in the Leeds Abbey Dash. Dan clocked 34.18 to finish 168th in a huge classy field, in a race well known for its lightning quick times. In fact this time was the fastest 10k by a Harrier since Dave KIRKLANDs effort in the Tynedale 10k in 2013. Not only did Dan run a 10k best, but Mark DOUGLAS was cock-a-hoop with his run. For the first time Mark dipped under 40 minutes to finish in 39.55. Great running guys!

The same day over in the Lake District Richard and Gay EASTOE were in action in the Derwentwater 10. Results:

275-Richard EASTOE 1.26.22

345-Gay EASTOE 1.33.04

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The previous day there was success for Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS in the Wyre Forest Parkrun near Kidderminster. Jo was 2nd overall and 5 minutes ahead of the 2nd placed female runner in a very good 19.29. On her course debut Jo was the 3rd fastest female in this particular events history. Hubby Stu MORRIS also ran well to clock 20.45 to finish 9th overall.

Closer to home Phil HALL once again put in a very good run to finish 2nd of the 150 competitors at the Druridge Bay Parkrun. Jim LILLICO won the male 55 age category to finish 7th and David HINDMARSH was 11th. Our ladies had yet more success thanks to Carole PAGE who held off Annabel LILLICO, completing a one-two for us! Amazingly this was Caroles 16th win in the race!

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Results:

2-Phil HALL 19.27 (71.21%)

7-Jim LILLICO 20.56 (75.32%)

11-David HINDMARSH 21.42 (70.81%)

17-Carole PAGE 22.19

18-Annabel LILLICO 22.37

30-Justine NORMAN 23.52 (66.55%)

33-Mel STEER 23.56 (68.38%)

45-Conrad STEWART 25.02

109-Stuart BRUCE 32.39

139-Ian McALLISTER 37.28 (36.43%)

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Also that morning we had runners at Workington, Sunderland, Keswick and Durham. Results are here:

Sunderland:

132-Jayne McKENNA 30.50

Workington:

52-Richard EASTOE 25.14

67-Gay EASTOE 26.41

Keswick:

130-Lorna STEPHENSON 37.20

Durham:

310-Kirsty STEED 38.03

Finally for the weekend Rachelle FALLOON took part in the Cuppers cross country race at St Neots, Cambs. This is an annual competition between the various colleges of Cambridge University, with the womens race taking place over a 3.4 mile course. Ex Jesus College student Rachelle ran as a “Guest” in her Harriers vest and finished 14th of the 24 females in 23 minutes dead.

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Above photos are of Gay EASTOE in the Derwentwater 10, Phil HALL/David HINDMARSH at Druridge Bay and Rachelle FALLOON at St Neots.

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Race of the Year Awards 2017-Reminder!!

This year Alnwick Harriers are incredibly proud to nominate The Northumberland Coastal Run for the “Race of the Year Awards”.

This award has been set up to identify and recognize the best running every year. From the running publics nominations and votes they can create the definitive list for all runners to consult for their every need.

The Northumberland coastline boasts some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the UK and is renown for its beautiful sandy beaches, rolling dunes and historic landscape.

Every year over a thousand runners participate in this event.  It’s a tough 14 miles from Beadnell to Alnmouth, covering a variety of terrains which challenges even the hardiest of runners.

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In my opinion this is one of the most awesome events of the year and I personally feel proud to take part in this run, and I am sure many of you will feel the same way. The dedication and organization behind this event is inspiring and something as a club we should feel incredibly proud of and want to shout about.  This is our chance…….

So please can I ask everyone for your support to help make The Northumberland Coastal Run the “Race of the Year”.

Please register your vote by clicking on the blue link below. Ask family, friends and work colleagues to do the same. This will really make a difference to help us to get through to the next stage of voting. You’ll need to register with the website though this takes seconds. The Northumberland Coastal Run is found under RUNNING EVENTS and then HALF MARATHON.

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Please do get in touch with me if you have any ideas or suggestions to encourage more voters, and if you could volunteer some time to help that would be very much appreciated!

Thanks,

Sarah Cross (sarahcross71@hotmail.com)

It is very simple, you just register your name and email address and then click on a link to select the event and click to vote.  Just 2 minutes, that’s all it takes….

http://therunningawards.com/#vote

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