The weekend got off to a good start thanks to yet another win for Carole PAGE at the Druridge Bay Parkrun on Saturday 3rd December! For an incredible 18th time in the events history Carole was the first female across the line, this time in 21.55. She now has the joint highest number of wins at the event, level with Morpeth Harrier Mark SNOWBALL. 1st Harrier home once again, however, was Phil HALL. Previous winner Phil was 3rd overall finisher in 19.21, whilst Graham CROW was 8th in 20.33. Also of note there was a personal best and female 45 age category success for Mel STEER, who was 3rd female complete the 5k. Results:
3-Phil HALL 19.21
8-Graham CROW 20.33
17-Carole PAGE 21.55
27-Mel STEER 23.21
68-Cris ATWELL 27.55
106-Lorna STEPHENSON 38.31
In other parkruns Richard EASTOE was the winner of the male 60 category at Workington in 24.19, whilst Stuart BRUCE was 181st at Whitley Bay in 32.24.
Also on Saturday Rachelle FALLOON took part in the latest event of the Metropolitan Cross Country League, this time at Wormwood Scrubs in west London. Following on from her promotion to the Fast Pack in the north east equivalent last week Rachelle performed brilliantly once again, finishing 34th of the 199 finishers in 25.13.
The following day 2 Harriers took part in the Blyth Sands Race, a tough handicap race on the beach which is organised by Blyth RC. Results:
57-Richard JOHNSON 34.53
119-Mark HUME 52.29
Steve STUDLEY made the journey to the deepest reaches of the county to take part in the Hexhamshire Hobble Fell Race at Allendale. Steve finished this 10.5 mile race in the Pennines in 1.44.16 to take 110th place.
Finally for the weekend Richard and Gay EASTOE took part in the Ulverston Christmas Pudding 10k in Cumbria. Richard finished 110th in 50.00 and Gay was 147th in 54.39.
Above photos are of Mel STEER at Druridge Bay, Rachelle FALLOON at Wormwod Scrubs and Mark HUME at Blyth. Photos of Mel and Mark courtesy of Craig HARMON.