National Cross Country Championships/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Nonsuch Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Panshanger Parkrun/Endurancelife Coastal Trail Races/Netherhall 10

2 Harriers were in action at the English National Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on Saturday 25th February. In the Senior Womens race Diana WEIGHTMAN tackled the very muddy 8k course and placed a very good 466th of nearly 800 runners in 41.50. Meanwhile Dan LENG took part in the 10k Junior Mens race, finishing 138th of the 211 runners in 38.37. However the race will no doubt live long in the memory for Dan thanks to the incredible photo below.

Dan LENG Nationals 2017

Earlier that day at Druridge Bay Carole PAGE was 1st finisher for an amazing 25th time, her 5th victory in 6 races! 2nd female home was a brand new Harrier in Alice TETLEY-PAUL, whilst our 3rd lady was Laura McLEAN Sr. For the men Peter GREY was winner of the male 55 category in 9th place, whilst David HINDMARSH was 15th and Junior Harrier Robert STEPHENSON was 49th.

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9-Peter GREY 19.56 (79.77%)

15-David HINDMARSH 21.33 (71.31%)

17-Carole PAGE 21.45

22-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 23.14

49-Robert STEPHENSON 26.47

71-Laura McLEAN Sr 28.03 (62.86%)

112-Graham CROW 31.48

134-Jayne McKENNA 35.24

145-Lorna STEPHENSON 38.04

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In other events Zoe ROBSON was 146th in 24.16 at the Nonsuch Parkrun in Surrey, Richard EASTOE was 26th at Workington in 25.23 and Melanie BUCHANAN was 190th in 32.08 at the Panshanger Parkrun, near Welwyn Garden City.

Also that day 3 Harriers took part in the Northumberland leg of the Endurancelife Coastal Trail Race series. In the half marathon between Craster and Bamburgh Pauline AITCHISON was 93rd in 2.04.09 and John ROSS was 231st in 2.37.02. Meanwhile Tania CONWAY was 52nd in the 10k in 1.05.58.

Finally for the weekend Gay and Richard EASTOE took part in the Cumberland AC organised Netherhall 10 at Maryport on Sunday. Gay was victorious in the female 60 age group in 1.37.40, whilst husband Richard was 1 second further back.

Photos are of Dan LENG at the Nationals and Laura McLEAN/Robert STEPHENSON at Druridge Bay.

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