Druridge Bay Parkrun/Riverside Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Bushy Parkrun/Prudhoe Parkrun/North East Cross Country Championships/Fell Em Doon 5k/Simonside Cairns Fell Race

14 Harriers competed in the Druridge Bay Parkrun on Saturday 10th December, an event which saw our runners finish 1st in a number of age categories. 1st for us and in 2nd place overall was Dan TURNBULL in a very good 17.21. Phil HALL was 5th and winner of the male 40 category in 19.55, whilst Dean STACKHOUSE was next for us in 20.03. Tim FALCONER was victorious in the male 50 category a couple of places further back. Carole PAGE, for once, wasn’t first female across the line and had to settle for a second placed finish! Also well done to Pam WHELDON who was 1st in the female 60 category.



2-Dan TURNBULL 17.21

5-Phil HALL 19.55

6-Dean STACKHOUSE 20.03

8-Tim FALCONER 20.44

13-Neil HAMILTON 21.25

15-Carole PAGE 21.44

29-Conrad STEWART 23.49

47-Ian McALLISTER 26.01

82-Pam WHELDON 31.28

87-Jayne McKENNA 31.58

91-Melanie BUCHANAN 32.51

92-Ed WHELDON 33.00

103-Nell GAIR 34.45

104-Lorna STEPHENSON 36.22


In other parkruns Richard JOHNSON clocked 21.32 to finish 19th at the Riverside Parkrun in Chester le Street, whilst Richard EASTOE was 30th overall and winner of the male 60 age group in 24.22 at Workington. Kirsty STEED was at Prudhoe where she finished in 36.40 and Zoe ROBSON was at the original parkrun, the Bushy Parkrun near Kingston upon Thames, where she was 768th in 28.06.

Later in the day 7 Harriers travelled to Aykley Heads, Durham to compete in the North East Cross Country Championships. Dan LENG finished a decent 9th of the 27 runners in the Mens Under 20 race, whilst Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS and Rachelle FALLOON finished 15th and 18th respectively in the Senior Womens race. Results:

Under 20 Mens:

9-Dan LENG 27.42

Senior Women:


18-Rachelle FALLOON 33.28

103-Diana WEIGHTMAN 39.34


Senior Men:

132-Graham SIMPSON 48.34

144-Shaun LAND 49.11

193-Jon DUFFY 51.25

The following day 2 Harriers took part in a brand new event held by Ashington Hirst Running Club, the Fell Em Doon 5k. Jayne McKENNA was 110th in 30.30 and Stuart BRUCE was 2 places further back in 30.52.

Finally there was fell running age category success once again for Adam FLETCHER that day. He took part in the 11 mile Simonside Cairns Fell Race and finished 12th overall, thus scooping the male 50 prize, completing in 1.30.58. Steve STUDLEY completed the race in 2.01.31 to finish 79th.


Photos are of Dan TURNBULL and Tim FALCONER at Druridge Bay, the Senior Ladies at Durham and Adam FLETCHER at Simonside.

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