A good number of Harriers took part in 5k parkruns up and down the country on Saturday 3rd June, with easily the fastest of them coming from Dan LENG at the Long Eaton Parkrun in Nottinghamshire. Dan ran a spectacular 16.49 to finish 4th overall in the event. This time equalled the quickest 5k of the year by a Harrier which was set by David MILNE up at Elgin earlier in the year.
On a gloriously warm morning 19 Harriers turned out for the Druridge Bay Parkrun. There were some very good runs from many of our runners, including Richard JOHNSON and Rachelle FALLOON who won the male and female races! Richard was home in 18.18 for his 2nd success at the event, whilst Rachelle was 1st female for the 17th time and was 5th overall in a decent 19.17. Tim FALCONER was our 3rd member to finish, followed by Carole PAGE who was 2nd female finisher. Also of note Ruth DOCTOR was the winner of the female 40 category.
1-Richard JOHNSON 18.18
5-Rachelle FALLOON 19.17 (76.75%)
16-Tim FALCONER 20.16 (75.23%)
23-Carole PAGE 21.26 (85.61%)
30-Neil HAMILTON 21.47
33-Phil HALL 21.50 (63.97%)
47-Graham SKIRROW 22.53 (66.57%)
68-Mel STEER 24.17 (68.22%)
75-Paul ROBINSON 24.42
77-Justine NORMAN 24.48 (64.45%)
92-Ruth DOCTOR 25.36
97-Kim BRONZE 25.45 (59.68%)
104-Robert STEPHENSON 26.02 (53.46%)
137-Zoe ROBSON 27.41
158-Laura McLEAN Jr 28.53
175-Christine HARDY 29.45
206-Nell GAIR 33.26 (44.87%)
210-Mark HUME 34.10
227-Lorna STEPHENSON 36.02 (44.96%)
Alice TETLEY-PAUL had a great run at the Lyme Park Parkrun in Cheshire where she was 2nd female finisher in 24.12. Gay and Richard EASTOE took part in the York Parkrun where they finished in 27.01 and 27.04 respectively. Elsewhere that morning Jayne McKENNA ran at St Helens in 35.58, Stuart BRUCE was at the Rising Sun Parkrun in Wallsend where he was home in 33.12.
Also that day Shelley COATES travelled over to the Lakes for the Coniston Trail Marathon. Shelley finished this hard run in 122nd of the 214 finishers in 5.48.01.
The following day Graham SIMPSON was the sole Harrier in action at the 8 mile long Yetholm Hill Race just north of the border. Graham was a splendid 3rd finisher in 1.16.51.
Back on Monday 29th May, in markedly different terrain to the mostly fast and flat 5ks, new Harrier Sam CHRISP was in action in the worlds highest marathon, the Everest Marathon! Sam completed this toughie, which starts after a trek to Everest Base Camp, in 6 hours 39 minutes which saw him come 39th of 202 finishers and 6th international runner! Well done Sam. Club trip next year?
Photo are of Rachelle FALLOON and Carole PAGE at Druridge Bay, Shelley COATES at Coniston, Graham SIMPSON at Yetholm and Sam CHRISP in the Himalayas!