6 Harriers tackled the Powburn Show Fell Race on Saturday 5th August, a 3.8 mile race with 470 feet of ascent. Of the 69 starters we had 3 inside the top 10, and there were top runs by Junior Harriers Ben and Max MURRAY JOHN. 1st finisher for us and in 3rd place was Graham SIMPSON, about a minute behind the race winner. Dan LENG and Ross WILSON had a great battle and finished a few seconds apart in 7th and 8th, whilst Adam FLETCHER was 1 second ahead of 11 year old Max in 18th. Max won the 2nd Junior prize and finished a couple of minutes ahead of brother Ben. Results:
3-Graham SIMPSON 25.40
7-Dan LENG 27.03
8-Ross WILSON 27.07
18-Adam FLETCHER 28.23
19-Max MURRAY JOHN 28.24
29-Ben MURRAY JOHN 30.35
Earlier that day Carole PAGE continued her impressive form at the Druridge Bay Parkrun. Carole was 1st female finisher yet again in 21.11 to finish 21st overall. Just over a minute behind Carole and 2nd female was Lisa ATHEY, whilst Mel STEER completed the treble as she was 3rd female home! For the men James WILLOUGHBY scored his 2nd personal best in a few days. For the first time he dipped below 19 minutes to finish 10th in 18.57, 4 days after achieving a 10k pb at the Morpeth 10k. Neil HAMILTON was our 2nd male home and Junior Harris HALL also achieved a pb! Finally well done to Alex REED for her fine run.
10-James WILLOUGHBY 18.57 (68.60%)
21-Carole PAGE 21.11 (86.62%)
33-Neil HAMILTON 21.56 (62.23%)
38-Lisa ATHEY 22.32 (67.46%)
61-Mel STEER 24.07 (68.69%)
75-Harris HALL 24.58 (63.22%)
78-Justine NORMAN 25.02 (64.05%)
146-Alex REED 29.09
174-Eileen GUTHRIE 31.06 (56.00%)
190-Mark HUME 32.54 (54.96%)
192-Conrad STEWART 32.59
200-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 33.43
Also that day David HINDMARSH finished the Finsbury Parkrun in North London in 37th place, coming home in 21.18. Tony ROSKILLY was round at Newcastle in 24.57 and Richard EASTOE was at Workington where he finished in 24.25. Another great Junior performance came at St Albans where Ollie TELFER was 23rd in a 5k pb of 20.06. Brother Finlay was back in 34.03.
Photos are of Ben and Max MURRAY JOHN at Powburn and Harris/Justine HALL and Neil HAMILTON at Druridge Bay.