A busy week got off to a decent start at the Glendale Show Fell Race on Monday 28th August, a race expertly organised by ex-Harrier Bruce CROMBIE. In a small but select field Graham SIMPSON was 3rd finisher in 33.38, ahead of Dan LENG in 4th in 35.11 and fell running lover David HINDMARSH in 10th in 45.06.
On Thursday 31st August Carole PAGE was in action at the Low Fell Running Club organised Watergate 5k. Carole, so prolific over the 5k distance at the Druridge Bay Parkrun, posted a brilliant 20.22 to finish 68th overall. She was the easy winner of the female 55 category.
On Saturday 2nd September we entered one female team in the curtain raiser to the 2017/18 cross country season, the Farringdon Cross Country races in Sunderland. The trio of Diana WEIGHTMAN, Alison WRIGHT and Rachelle FALLOON ran well to finish 6th of the 15 teams in the Senior Womens race. Diana posted 13.09 for her 1.8 mile leg, Alison 14.41 and Rachelle the 6th quickest time in the race, 11.31.
Earlier that day a decent number of Harriers took part in the Druridge Bay Parkrun, where the highlight was yet another pb for James WILLOUGHBY! James was 9 seconds quicker than his previous best to finish 6th in 18.48. New Harriers Jon ARCHER and Andrew WILDE were 8th in 19.38 and 19th in 20.50, with Andrews being a course best. For the ladies Alice TETLEY-PAUL was 2nd finisher just ahead of Carole PAGE, who was first in the female 55 category. Also well done to Justine NORMAN who was the winner of the female 45 age group!
6-James WILLOUGHBY 18.48 (69.15%)
8-Jon ARCHER 19.38
19-Andrew WILDE 20.50
23-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 21.56
28-Carole PAGE 22.33
65-Harris HALL 25.08 (62.80%)
66-Justine NORMAN 25.12 (63.62%)
87-Laura McLEAN Jr 26.48
106-Ruth DOCTOR 28.45
109-John ROSS 28.58
118-Alex KNIGHT 29.39
135-Christine HARDY 31.04
148-Jayne McKENNA 31.55
180-Lorna STEPHENSON 38.49
Elsewhere Richard EASTOE was 28th at the Workington Parkrun in a pleasing 23.39, whilst Zoe ROBSON was at the original parkrun, Bushy in south west London, where she was 717th of a mind-boggling 1316 runners in 27.40.
Finally for the day Mel STEER travelled over to the Lake District to tackle the 15k Keswick Trail Challenge, organised by Lakeland Trails. Mel was 95th finisher in 1.37.53.
The following day Cris ATWELL took part in the Hexham Track Marathon, a mere 105 laps of the running track at the Wentworth Leisure Centre. Cris completed this race in 4.16.56.
Photos are of Diana WEIGHTMAN at Farringdon, Justine NORMAN/James WILLOUGHBY at Druridge Bay, Mel STEER in the Lakes and Cris ATWELL on the track at Hexham.