Wooler Social Night

All members of Alnwick Harriers are cordially invited to the latest Social Night hosted by Wooler Running Club, where we’ll be joined by members of Blyth Running Club for a run in the Cheviot foothills. This event has run for a few years and we have always been extended a very warm welcome, and have always had a fantastic run in beautiful surroundings.

The run starts at 6.45pm on Tuesday 4th September with runners meeting in the Duck Ponds car park just outside Wooler (NE71 6RL). Its a 7.5 mile run, though a 1.5 mile shortcut is possible. Its largely off road therefore off-road shoes are advisable, though not essential. Please wear club vests and bring midge repellent/head-torch. There is food in the Angel Inn afterwards!

The key messages are:


-DO NOT BE SCARED OF THE TERRAIN (the pace is relaxed enough to include everyone).

-DO NOT BE SCARED OF MIDGES (even though they’re a pain).

There is a list on the noticeboard at Willowburn. Please add your name to this for catering purposes. Also please can you indicate if you will drive straight to Wooler or meet at Willowburn for car-sharing. Alternatively please text Adam SPILLER on 0794117115 with your plans.

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Great North Run Bus

Please note that of the 53 seats available there are about 5 left!!!! They’ll be gone soon………

Many, many thanks to John CUTHBERT for sorting the online booking for the Great North Run bus. The race is on Sunday 9th September and this year there is an extra pick-up point, in Amble. All the details regarding pick-up points, times and costs are on the link below. This massively subsidised coach is available for Harriers and non Harriers.


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Grand Prix Standings After Morpeth 10k

Many thanks to John ROSS for crunching the numbers after the Morpeth 10k on Tuesday night. In the latest Grand Prix standings the new leader is Ian SIMON. He is ahead of fellow Amble-ites Jason DAWSON, Tracey SAMPLE and Dominic HARRIS. Allan FOGGON is down to 5th from 1st, whilst Cris ATWELL is up to 6th from 9th. Tim FALCONER is down to 7th from 3rd, Louise CALLAGHAN has leapt from 13th to 8th and James WILLOUGHBY has stormed into the trophy winning slots in 9th place. Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS is hanging on in there in 10th, with Ian STEPHENSON and John CUTHBERT the other 2 current trophy positions holders. Here’s the standings:

Alnwick Harriers Grand Prix Standings After Morpeth 10k

The next Grand Prix events are as follows:

Saturday 11th August-Haddington Half Marathon. This event is now closed for entries!

Sunday 2nd September-Anne Allan 10k Coquet Trail Race. In memory of our club legend this is the 2nd running of this scenic though tough trail race. Entries are open here https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=4717.

Saturday 15th September-Thropton Show Fell Race. Entries are only available on the day and cost an extortionate £2! This is a 6.8 mile race with 1148feet of ascent, which starts at 2.30pm.

Sunday 28th October-Run Northumberland Hexham 10k. Entries are being taken for the final 10k in the 2018 Grand Prix series. https://runnation.co.uk/r/run-northumberland-hexham-10k-2018

Sunday 18th November-Brampton to Carlisle 10 Miler. We will be laying on a bus for this event and will be entering a block booking. So there is no need to enter this race yet. More info will be on this website in a couple of weeks time. http://borderharriers.co.uk/home.

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Morpeth 10k

On Tuesday 7th August Morpeth Harriers hosted their undulating two lap 10k just outside the town at Tranwell, a race which formed part of our 2018 Grand Prix series. Following on from his outstanding performance in the recent Northumberland Coastal Run Dan TURNBULL once again put in an amazing run to finish 2nd, just over a minute behind the race winner. Dan clocked a very good 33.54, to hold off the 3rd placed runner by just a couple of seconds. James WILLOUGHBY was next back for us in a very good 20th, just over 30 seconds ahead of Dominic HARRIS. Also within the top 50 were Ian SIMON and Jon ARCHER, whilst reasonably new Harrier Laurence REEVES was 51st in 40.24. Peter GREY was winner of the male 60 category and also took home the North East Masters 10k Championships 10k gold medal! 1st Alnwick female back was Tracey SAMPLE in 46.44, whilst Bev BLYTHE ran well and Lorna STEPHENSON clocked a 10k pb! A very good night all round for our athletes.


2-Dan TURNBULL 33.54

20-James WILLOUGHBY 36.54

28-Dominic HARRIS 37.32

31-Ian SIMON 38.19

40-Jon ARCHER 39.07

51-Laurence REEVES 40.24

59-Peter GREY 41.10

62-Jason DAWSON 41.37

79-John CUTHBERT 42.52

120-Tracey SAMPLE 46.44

134-Cris ATWELL 48.50

141-Ian STEPHENSON 49.30

145-Bev BLYTHE 49.53

204-Lorna STEPHENSON 1.04.01

Photos of Dan TURNBULL and Tracey SAMPLE courtesy of Steve MILLER (Sportypix). Grand Prix standings will be updated soon……

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North of Tyne Athletics Network Meeting

Eight younger members of the Junior Alnwick Harriers attended the 5th North of Tyne Athletics Network minors meeting at Whitley Bay on Sunday. A large number of entries attracted good competition on a fantastic day. Ava FINDLAY, Lilia, Xara and now youngest sister Alesia PURVIS all achieved good personal best performances in all the running, jumping and throwing events.

The regular team of year 6 boys also put up a good show with good performances from Harris HALL, Alfie TEMPLE and Oscar CHISHOLM. Liam McDONOUGH was Alnwick’s only Y5 boy but competed well against some good athletes from the other north east clubs.

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Druridge Bay Parkrun/York Parkrun/Aviemore Parkrun/Rutland Water Parkrun/Sheffield Hallam Parkrun/Powburn Show Fell Race/South Shields 10

On Saturday 4th August Millie BREESE continued her impressive form by finishing 1st female once again at the Druridge Bay Parkrun in a very good 19.50. She was also 1st overall Harrier finishing 9th over well over 200 runners. Next home was Robert BADDELEY in 22nd followed by David BARNES in 37th. Our next female home was Alice TETLEY-PAUL who just held off Jo POWELL. Also of note Mel STEER won the female 50 category!


9-Millie BREESE 19.50 (82.10%)

22-Robert BADDELEY 20.56

37-David BARNES 22.20

40-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 22.40 (65.37%)

42-Jo POWELL 22.54 (69.36%)

51-Chris STEWART 23.44

58-Justine NORMAN 23.59 (67.55%)

59-Bev BLYTHE 24.00 (66.18%)

60-Neil HAMILTON 24.01

61-Phil HALL 24.02 (58.53%)

62-Mel STEER 24.04

82-Louise CALLAGHAN 25.26 (70.26%)

114-John ROSS 27.16

126-George WILLIAMS 28.21 (61.49%)

127-Jennifer KNIGHT 28.25

166-Lorna STEPHENSON 31.30 (51.96%)

Down at York Junior Harrier Joseph GODDEN was 35th in 20.26, up at Aviemore David HENDERSON was 16th in 22.30, Junior Harrier Hannah TAYLOR was 62nd at Rutland Water in 23.42 and Kim BRONZE was 194th in a big field at Sheffield Hallam in 25.19.

Later that day 5 Harriers were in action at the 4 mile Powburn Show Hill Race. Mike TELFER won the family battle by beating son Ollie. Kim MORALEE, formerly REDPATH, was our sole female and finished ahead of Ian STEPHENSON and Mark HUME. Results:

15-Mike TELFER 30.24

31-Ollie TELFER 32.34

46-Kim MORALEE 36.00

48-Ian STEPHENSON 36.45

71-Mark HUME 52.36

The following day Shaun LAND had a really good run at the South Shields 10 where he finished 13th of over 450 runners in a splendid 1.06.14!

Above photos are of Bev BLYTHE and Phil HALL/Justine NORMAN at Druridge Bay.

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Druridge Bay Parkrun/Wepre Parkrun/Frimley Lodge Parkrun/Houghton Hall Parkrun/Rising Sun Parkrun/Stratford upon Avon Parkrun/Bakewell Parkrun/Fell Em Doon 10k

A smaller than usual number of Harriers took part in the Drurudge Bay Parkrun on Saturday 28th July, no doubt due to the race of the year the following day, the Northumberland Coastal Run. There were some excellent performances from those who did take part, however, with James WILLOUGHBY putting in another eye catching run. James notched a course pb and finished 4th in 18.21. Carole PAGE was 1st female finisher yet again! She was 20th overall in 21.04. Robert BADDELEY was just behind Carole, with Chris STEWART our 4th finisher. Also of note 9 year old Rebecca HEELEY smashed her previous 5k pb to finish in a splendid 26.30!


4-James WILLOUGHBY 18.21 (71.12%)

20-Carole PAGE 21.04 (88.29%)

21-Robert BADDELEY 21.22

56-Chris STEWART 24.13

63-Neil HAMILTON 24.38

88-Rebecca HEELEY 26.30 (66.23%)

113-Eleanor HEELEY 28.39 (58.06%)

127-George WILLIAMS 29.10 (59.77%)

138-Laura McLEAN Jr 30.07

167-Mark HUME 32.51 (55.86%)

Elsewhere Denis KERR finished 6th and won the male 55 category at the Wepre Parkrun in Flintshire, finishing the 5k in 21.27. Rob ENSER had a rare race at the Frimley Lodge Parkrun in Surrey where he ran a pleasing 21.59 to finish 78th. At Stratford upon Avon Jo POWELL was 3rd female finisher in 22.33, whilst at the Houghton Hall Parkrun in Bedfordshire Alison HUTCHINGS was 83rd in 30.08. At the Rising Sun Parkrun Ian STEPHENSON was round in 24.33 and wife Lorna in 32.32. Finally down at the Bakewell Parkrun Kim BRONZE was 80th in 25.07. Well done Harriers!!

Back on Wednesday 25th July 5Harriers took part in the Fell Em Doon 10k, organised by Ashington Hirst RC.

Here’s how we did……

32-Peter McEWAN 45.18

48-Angie EMBLETON 48.02

101-Chris STEWART 54.40

151-George WILLIAMS 59.57

165-John ROSS 1.02.33

Photos are of Rebecca HEELEY and James WILLOUGHBY at Druridge Bay, and George WILLIAMS at the Fell Em Doon 10k.

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Northumberland Coastal Run

Here are the results for the 2018 Northumberland Coastal Run, held on Sunday 29th July…https://resultsbase.net/event/4251/results.

Many, many thanks to the superb marshals who cheered on the participants so well despite the grim weather! And of course many thanks to race organiser Tracey SAMPLE who did a fantastic job in organising another great event. The committee would also like to thank several organisations who made the race possible including Rothbury Motors, Alnmouth FC, The National Trust, Rapid Reaction, Alnmouth Links Golf Club and Hipsburn First School. Finally well done to the runners who braved the rain and headwinds!! Hope to see you again next year!

Well done to the race winners who were Tyne Bridge Harrier Tom CHARLTON and for the 2nd year running Morpeth Harrier Jane HODGSON. Tom was the clear winner of this race for his first time, finishing over 3 minutes ahead of 2nd placed Ross FLOYD of Morpeth Harriers. Stephen JACKSON of Elvet Striders was 3rd, ahead of our very own Dan TURNBULL who retained the 1st male Harrier shield. For the women Jane won the event for the 2nd year on the spin, finishing just over 6 minutes ahead of Horsforth Harrier Aisling WALL. Former winner Judith NUTT was 3rd, whilst Alnwicks first finisher was Laura STUBBINGS, having a rare run in a Harriers vest!

2018 Harriers results:

4-Dan TURNBULL 1.26.23

34-Steve PATTERSON 1.35.24

75-Allan FOGGON 1.41.01

117-Adam FLETCHER 1.45.20

123-Jason DAWSON 1.45.52

156-John CUTHBERT 1.47.54

175-Laura STUBBINGS 1.49.33

185-Ian HORSLEY 1.50.30

192-Steve STUDLEY 1.51.20

204-Gareth PEARSON 1.52.05

245-Lisa BASTON 1.54.27

247-Tim FALCONER 1.54.49

343-Mel STEER 2.00.36

484-Ian STEPHENSON 2.10.32

521-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 2.12.32

600-Jo WOODCOCK 2.18.26

631-Emma McGEE 2.20.27

646-Chris FRIEND 2.21.31

678-Stuart EABORN 2.24.43

788-Richard EASTOE 2.34.51

789-Gay EASTOE 2.34.51

818-Eileen GUTHRIE 2.38.16

822-Nell GAIR 2.39.05

827-Linda PATTERSON 2.40.06

831-John ROSS 2.40.42

846-Laura McLEAN Jr 2.43.17

870-Sheelagh WOODCOCK 2.45.58

897-Peter EMBLETON 2.52.25

898-Carol WALL 2.52.29

899-Helen PATTERSON 2.52.30

901-Wendy APPLEBY 2.52.31

902-Helen THOMPSON 2.52.31

903-Laura McLEAN Sr 2.52.31

904-David COOPER 2.52.31

905-Una McCAIG 2.52.32

906-Brenda MALLEN 2.52.33

908-Emma GIVENS 2.52.34

Photos are of female race winner Jane HODGSON (courtesy of Steve MILLER), 1st Harrier Dan TURNBULL and Laura STUBBINGS/Steve STUDLEY.

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Two Nations 7k/NFR LGBT 5k/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Aviemore Parkrun/Holkham Parkrun/Bakewell Parkrun/Newbiggin By The Sea Parkrun/Kings Lynn Junior Parkrun/Wallington 10k

On Sunday 22nd July 3 Harriers took part in the Two Nations 7k, a race organised by the Friends of the Union Chain Bridge in order to raise funds and awareness of the 200 year old wrought iron suspension bridge near Paxton. The highlight of the race from our point of view was Junior Harrier Lauren BROWNs performance where she was 8th overall and winner of the ladies race in 33.29! Just over 2 minutes ahead of her and 5th overall was Adam FLETCHER in 31.19, whilst Mike TELFER was 11th in 34.02.

Back on Friday John CUTHBERT and Laura McLEAN Jr took part in the Northern Frontrunners organised LGBT 5k at the Town Moor in Newcastle. John was 48th home in 20.32 and Laura was 306th in 28.21.

In the world of parkrun the quickest time by our runners on the morning of Saturday 21st July was by Peter GREY at Druridge Bay. Peter finished 11th overall in 20.20 and was comfortably the 1st male 60 home. Just under a minute behind Peter and 1st female finisher once again was Carole PAGE in 21.10. Also for our ladies Jo POWELL was 3rd, Alice TETLEY-PAUL was 4th, Mel STEER was 1st female 50 and Nell GAIR knocked over a minute off her previous 5k pb! Results:

11-Peter GREY 20.20 (78.85%)

15-Carole PAGE 21.10 (87.87%)

32-Jo POWELL 23.14 (68.36%)

33-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 23.16 (63.68%)

36-Mel STEER 23.48

43-Peter EMBLETON 24.43 (69.12%)

71-Neil HAMILTON 26.43

74-Nell GAIR 27.21

82-David COOPER 27.42 (63.66%)

121-Eileen GUTHRIE 31.11 (56.55%)

122-Jennifer KNIGHT 31.12 (48.50%)

123-Linda PATTERSON 31.13

137-Alex KNIGHT 33.07

139-Mark HUME 33.29 (54.80%)

162-George WILLIAMS 41.35

170-Eleanor HEELEY 48.27

Elsewhere David BARNES was winner of the male 45 category at the Aviemore Parkrun where he finished 11th in 21.20. David HINDMARSH was at the Holkham Parkrun on the north Norfolk coast where he was 25th in 21.49. Kim BRONZE was 89th at the Bakewell Parkrun in 24.10 and at Newbiggin Ian STEPHENSON was 22nd in 23.49, whilst wife Lorna was 84th in 34.00.

The following day also in Norfolk young Tess HINDMARSH ran really well at the Kings Lynn Junior Parkrun where she was 7th of 70 runners and 2nd female in 9.14. Well done Tess!!!

Finally, back on Wednesday 18th July 2 Harriers took part in the notoriously undulating Wallington 10k. Angie EMBLETON was an excellent 5th female and winner of the female 45 category, by finishing 35th overall in 46.56. George WILLIAMS was 111th and 3rd in the male 65 category, finishing 111th in 1.01.39.

Above photos are of Lauren BROWN/Mike TELFER at Paxton, John CUTHBERT/Laura McLEAN Jr at the Town Moor and Jo POWELL/Alice TETLEY-PAUL at Druridge Bay.

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Glanton Show Hill Race

The Glanton Show Hill Race takes place on Saturday 11th August at 13.30 hours. This race is an undulating 3 miler around Glanton Hill and surrounding fields. You can enter from 12.30 hours at the Secretarys caravan for just £1 for adults and 50p for under 16’s! There are generous prizes in the male, female and under 16 categories. For satnav users the postcode is NE664AJ. Any issues or queries contact Pam BROWN on 07786253793.

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