Druridge Bay Parkrun/Bramhall Parkrun/Durham Parkrun/Gateshead Parkrun/Gibside Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Powburn Show Hill Race/Darlington 10k/Clennel Trail Run

Named this week as one of the north east’s best hidden gems the Country Park at Druridge Bay was host to a record breaking attendance at itss Saturday morning parkrun on the 6th August. In glorious, sunny conditions 205 runners completed the 2 lap course around Ladyburn Lake. The performance of the day came from Carole PAGE who clocked 21.24, recording a huge age graded WAVA score of 84.58%. Una McCAIG put in a splendid performance in her first appearance at Druridge Bay to win the female 70 category. Other age category winners included Audrey STEWART and John ROSS. Ian HORSLEY also ran well, clocking a new course pb of 21.26.


26-Carole PAGE 21.24 (84.58%)

27-Ian HORSLEY 21.26 (72.32%)

71-Zoe ROBSON 24.57

88-Mary PLUMLEY 26.14 (59.53)

94-Kim BRONZE 26.40 (57.13%)

96-Audrey STEWART 26.43 (68.68%)

116-John ROSS 27.50

131-Una McCAIG 29.20 (78.47%)

136-Pam WHELDON 29.42

153-Ed WHELDON 30.37

168-Nell GAIR 32.21

169-Mark HUME 32.31 (54.89%)


Further afield there were other good performances in the world of parkrun. Ross ANDERSON clocked the fasted performance of the day at Gateshead finishing in a superb time of 18.11. Richard and Gay EASTOE were both age category winners at the Workington parkrun clocking 22.56 and 25.57 respectively. Results:


86-Robert ENSER 23.51

87-Sophie ENSER 23.52


317 -Kirsty STEED 51.49


3-Ross ANDERSON 18.11


69-Stuart BRUCE 30.59


30 – Richard EASTOE 22:56 (71.15%)

49 – Gay EASTOE 25:57 (75.85%)

On the same day, 3 Harriers took part in the Powburn Show Hill Race. Adam FLETCHER was the sole Harrier in the adult race, finishing the out and back 4 mile course in 7th place overall in 27.35. In the Junior race Callie and Ellie HENDERSON put in superb performances to finish 2nd and 4th overall in 15.22 and 16.52 respectively.

The following day two Harriers took part in the Sherwoods Vauxhall Darlington 10K. Dominic HARRIS was first Harrier across the line in a superb 38.40, finishing 95th in a field of 1500 runners. In his second run of the weekend John ROSS clocked a respectable 52.36 after competing at Druridge Bay Parkrun the previous day.

john ross

Also that day Shelley COATES was in action at the Clennel Trail Ultra, a stunning 38 mile route through Northumberlands National Park. Conditions were tough and after a gruelling 27 miles Shelley fell on some rocks and was forced to pull out with a hip injury. Theres not many who can run 27 miles through blustery conditions so well done Shelley for the tremendous effort. We know you’ll be back on the trail next year. Well done to all Harriers on a busy weekend of running!

Photos are of Ian HORSLEY at Druridge Bay and John ROSS at Darlington.

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