Hatfield Forest Parkrun/South Shields Parkrun/Cheltenham Parkrun/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Newcastle Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Cartmel Trail Races/Hardmoors 55/Run Northumberland Half Marathon

Saturday 18th March saw another top performance by Rachelle FALLOON as she was 1st lady home at the Hatfield Forest Parkrun near Bishops Stortford. Rachelle was a very good 8th overall in 20.10. Also that morning there were age category wins for Peter GREY and David HINDMARSH. Peter was 9th overall at South Shields in 19.51 and David was 34th at Cheltenham in 21.33, both winning the male 55 categories. Meanwhile Phil LEE was in action at Newcastle where he was 304th in a mammoth field in 26.38 and Richard EASTOE was 35th at Workington in 26.13.

At Druridge Bay Steve COWELL ran well to finish 13th overall and first in the male 50 category. Kim REDPATH was 3rd female, whilst Laura McLEAN Sr was winner of the female 50 category! Results:

13-Steve COWELL 20.59 (70.85%)

21-Kim REDPATH 22.33 (65.63%)

44-Kim BRONZE 25.17 (60.78%)

56-John ROSS 26.23

75-Laura McLEAN Sr 27.45 (63.54%)

119-Nell GAIR 31.01

122-Melanie BUCHANAN 31.33

153-Jayne McKENNA 35.46

Steve COWELL-DB 180317

5 Harriers took part in the first of the Lakeland Trails trail races that day at Cartmel in south Cumbria. Robert STEPHENSON was an excellent 15th of 100 runners in the 5k race in a time of 32.27, whilst mum Lorna STEPHENSON was 84th in 48.09. Meanwhile Helen BURN, Ruth DOCTOR and Mary PLUMLEY tackled the 18k Trail Challenge, a tough run in very muddy conditions!

Robert Stephenson-Cartmel 5k


219-Ruth DOCTOR 2.13.46

288-Mary PLUMLEY 2.22.05

441-Helen BURN 2.45.46

Cartmel Trail 18k

Finally for the day Andy STEPHENSON took part in the Hardmoors 55. This race is a 55 mile Ultramarathon running from Helmsley to Guisborough. It takes competitors through the North York Moors and the Cleveland Hills and has well over 2000 metres of ascent! Despite recent injury niggles Andy ran well and finished 316th in 15.43.58. Well done Andy!

The following day the Run Nation Northumberland Half Marathon took place, starting and finishing at Kirkley Hall. On quiet and undulating roads Paul ROBINSON was the 1st home for us, followed by Emma SHELL. Gay and Richard EASTOE finished together, just ahead of Jocelyn BOLAM. Results:

167-Paul ROBINSON 1.50.48

267-Emma SHELL 2.07.47

300-Gay EASTOE 2.12.56

301-Richard EASTOE 2.12.58

304-Jocelyn BOLAM 2.13.53

Photos are of Steve COWELL at Druridge Bay, Robert STEPHENSON in the Cartmel 5k and the 3 Harriers in the 18k. More results to follow including the Thrunton Thriller (some of the Harriers who took part below……)

Thrunton Thriller 2017

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