Notts 10/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Pollok Parkrun/Ellenbrook Fields Parkrun/Inverness Parkrun/Gateshead Parkrun/Dunfermline Parkrun/Windy Gyle Fell Race

On Friday 16th June Dan LENG was in action at the Notts 10 where he flew round to finish 22nd of the 300 runners in a brilliant 58.28!

A decent number of Harriers took part in the Druridge Bay Parkrun on a very hot Saturday 17th June. Richard JOHNSON was 1st finisher for the 3rd time in the events history in a very good 18.02, a course best for him. Carole PAGE ensured it was another double for the club as she bolted up in the female race. Not only did she win, she ran a course personal best of 20.58 and amazingly achieved the best WAVA score in the events history! The WAVA score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people’s performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you – the higher the score the better the performance. Since the event started in August 2014 nearly 4500 different runners have taken part. Carols WAVA score is a huge 87.52%, the best of the lot!

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Results:

1-Richard JOHNSON 18.02 (71.53%)

14-Carole PAGE 20.58 (87.52%)

38-Paul ROBINSON 23.02

51-Mel STEER 24.30 (67.62%)

57-Ian ATHERTON 25.01 (65.82%)

72-Jackie PROUSE 25.57

83-Kim BRONZE 26.23 (58.24%)

111-Neil HAMILTON 28.20

135-Christine HARDY 30.27

145-Nell GAIR 31.25

147-Melanie SMITH 31.45

162-Alex KNIGHT 32.57

167-Jayne McKENNA 33.28

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In other parkruns Alice TETLEY-PAUL was 3rd female finisher at Pollock, Glasgow in 22.47 and was 63rd overall. Ruth DOCTOR ran a course best at the Ellenbrook Fields event in Hatfield, Hertfordshire in 24.36. Gay EASTOE was winner of the female 60 category at Inverness in 28.43, whilst husband Richard was 1 second further back. John ROSS was also in Scotland at the Dunfermline Parkrun where he finished in 29.02. Finally Mark HUME was the winner of the male 70 age group at Gateshead where he finished the route in Saltwell Park in 32.24.

The following day 4 Harriers were in action in the Windy Gyle Fell Race, an 8.5 miler which was also held in very hot conditions. First home for us in 2nd place overall, showing that he’s in decent form 2 weeks out from the Chevy Chase, was Graham SIMPSON. Graham matched his time from the 2016 event but was almost exactly a minute quicker. Adam FLETCHER ran well to finish 12th, whilst Richard JOHNSON completed a brilliant weekend to finish 2 places and just a minute behind Adam. Mike TELFER also took part and was home in 29th place. Results:

2-Graham SIMPSON 1.04.49

12-Adam FLETCHER 1.11.46

14-Richard JOHNSON 1.12.50

29-Mike TELFER 1.25.10

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Above photos are of Richard JOHNSON and Mel STEER at Druridge Bay, and Adam FLETCHER in the Windy Gyle Fell Race.

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