Morpeth 11k/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Prudhoe Riverside Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Winter Wonder Marathon

Morpeth Harriers hosted their annual New Years Day Morpeth 11k, which is an undulating race around the Mitford area and is a great way to start the new season! Adam FLETCHER had a fine race once again and was 3rd in the male 50 category in finishing 22nd overall. Peter GREY was our only category winner when he scooped the male 55 prize by finishing 30th overall. For the ladies Rachelle FALLOON was our 1st finisher, despite a bad nosebleed, with Emma SHELL our 2nd home.

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Results:

22-Adam FLETCHER 40.41

30-Peter GREY 42.16

52-Jon DUFFY 44.59

58-Rachelle FALLOON 45.47

71-Richard JOHNSON 48.09

104-Emma SHELL 52.33

109-Paul ROBINSON 52.46

131-Cris ATWELL 57.15

Earlier that morning Druridge Bay hosted a special New Years Day Parkrun, a run which saw a good battle between Ian SIMON and Phil HALL, with Ian pipping Phil to 2nd place. Steve COWELL was our 3rd finisher and was 1st in the male 50 category, whilst David HINDMARSH was slightly further back and was victorious in the male 55 age group. Justine NORMAN was 3rd female finisher, whilst further back it was good to see Tracey SAMPLE continue her comeback!

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Results:

2-Ian SIMON 19.21

3-Phil HALL 19.31

7-Steve COWELL 21.26

12-David HINDMARSH 23.14

20-Justine NORMAN 24.11

24-Denise DRUMMOND 24.53

43-Ian ATHERTON 27.29

74-Tracey SAMPLE 39.30

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The day before a good number of Harriers were in action in the New Years Eve Druridge Bay Parkrun. Rachelle FALLOON was the 1st Harrier and 1st overall female finisher in 20.59, whilst Carole PAGE was 2nd female finisher. For the men Dave BARTRUM was 28th overall, just ahead of Steve STUDLEY who ran a course best.

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Results:

12-Rachelle FALLOON 20.59

20-Carole PAGE 22.02

28-Dave BARTRUM 22.49

29-Steve STUDLEY 22.53

53-Paul ROBINSON 24.59

70-Chris FRIEND 25.53

74-Ruth DOCTOR 26.09

89-Peter LINDLEY 27.28

101-Mel WHEWELL 28.17

140-Nell GAIR 30.57

196-Lorna STEPHENSON 39.42

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Also that morning Kirsty STEED was 178th at the Prudhoe Riverside Parkrun in 36.44 and Richard EASTOE was 98th at Workington in 28.13.

Finally Cris ATWELL, recently back from a serious injury, took part in the Winter Wonder Marathon which is a multi lap race on Newcastle Town Moor. Cris ran well and finished in 4.12.20!

Above photos are of Rachelle FALLOON at Morpeth and Ian SIMON, Denise DRUMMOND, Steve STUDLEY and Chris FRIEND at Druridge Bay.

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