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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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!