On Tuesday 27th June there were some top class performances from Harriers at the Tynedale 10k. Courtesy of Dan LENG, Richard JOHNSON and Ben KELLY we had 3 top 20 finishers from a field of well over 400! Dan was 1st of our contingent to complete the course in a splendid 35.22. Next, just 1 second and 1 place behind, was Richard JOHNSON who succeeded in knocking about a minute off his previous 10k best. Despite winning the 2015 Most Improved trophy he is just getting quicker and quicker, and must be in with a shout of winning that trophy again this year. 3rd back for us was young Ben KELLY, impressing in 36.30. It was also great to see Phil LEE in action slightly further down the field. Thanks to our top 3 we were 2nd in the team standings behind Tyne Bridge Harriers, ahead of many other “bigger” clubs.
10-Dan LENG 35.22
11-Richard JOHNSON 35.23
17-Ben KELLY 36.30
273-Phil LEE 52.32
The previous night 4 Harriers travelled to Newcastle to tackle the Heaton Harriers organised Anita Nott Jesmond Dene 5k, a womens only event on an undulating course. 1st home in 63rd of the 416 finishers was Sarah SYERS. After a good battle throughout Mary PLUMLEY pipped Ruth DOCTOR by 1 second, whilst Jenni WILSON completed our quartet. Results:
63-Sarah SYERS 23.48
108-Mary PLUMLEY 25.51
109-Ruth DOCTOR 25.52
288-Jenni WILSON 32.18
On Wednesday 28th June just the 1 Harrier took part in the Kirkley 10k. Justine NORMAN was an impressive 5th female home and was 2nd in her age category in 51.11. She was 35th of the 80 runners.
Photos are of Dan LENG and Ben KELLY.