Hedgehope Winter Wipeout/Druridge Bay Parkrun/South Shields Parkrun/Nonsuch Parkrun/Newcastle Parkrun/Workington Parkrun

13 Harriers took part in the Hedgehope Winter Wipeout fell race on Sunday, 22nd January, a cracking 12.5 mile race with 2400 feet of ascent. The race started at Ingram and went to the top of Hedgehope via Cunyan Crags and Dunmoor Hill, before returning the same way. It was held in cold but wind free conditions, though a thin covering of snow made for some slippy bits right at the top. However the best bit was the waist deep river crossing at the very end of the race! Graham SIMPSON was 1st Harrier to finish in a brilliant 7th place of over 260 finishers. Ross WILSON had a battle throughout with ex Harrier Steve PATTERSON, which he won to finish 17th. It was great to see Ross back in club colours having his first race for us for nearly 2 years due to injury. Geoff CAMPBELL was 3rd of our male runners. For the ladies Pauline AITCHISON, despite a few falls, was our 1st finisher and was just over 10 minutes ahead of Mel STEER, with Maureen BARTRUM 5 minutes further back.

Graham SIMPSON Hedgehope


7-Graham SIMPSON 1.52.15

17-Ross WILSON 2.02.55

38-Geoff CAMPBELL 2.14.07

58-Mark DOCTOR 2.23.34

64-Steve STUDLEY 2.24.52

129-Pauline AITCHISON 2.51.31

157-Mel STEER 3.02.58

166-Dave BARTRUM 3.07.37

167-Maureen BARTRUM 3.07.42

211-Mairi CAMPBELL 3.22.45

216-Shelley COATES 3.28.05

231-Morag DONOGHUE 3.38.37

232-Carol DAVISON 3.38.39

Pauline AITCHISON Hedgehope

The day before David MILNE made his debut at the Druridge Bay Parkrun, finishing a brilliant 2nd in 16.49. This is the fastest time by a Harrier at the event and beats Steve CARRAGHERs effort from last July by 11 seconds! Carole PAGE was 1st lady finisher for an amazing 21st time, completing the 5k in 21.41. Dave BARTRUM was our 3rd runner to finish in a 5k pb, whilst Mel STEER was 2nd female Harrier home. Results:

2-David MILNE 16.49

18-Carole PAGE 21.41

23-Dave BARTRUM 21.50 (67.02%)

48-Mel STEER 25.09 (65.08%)

50-Kim BRONZE 25.19 (60.17%)

112-Mary PLUMLEY 29.50

126-David HINDMARSH 30.47

140-Nell GAIR 31.39

148-Jayne McKENNA 32.40

Elsewhere at the South Shields Parkrun Peter GREY was an impressive 2nd finisher in 20.06, easily winning the male 55 category. Down at the Nonsuch Parkrun in Surrey Zoe ROBSON notched a 5k pb of 23.23. John ROSS was 405th in a bumper field at Newcastle in 27.27 and Richard EASTOE was 76th at Workington in 28.44.

Peter GREY 210117

Photos are of Graham SIMPSON and Pauline AITCHISON at Hedgehope, and Peter GREY at South Shields.

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