On Saturday 30th September, whilst the hardcore Harriers were preparing for the cross country, a number of others were taking part in parkruns. Quickest Harrier by a long way over the 5k distance was Isaac MOSS down at the Sheffield Hallam Parkrun. He clocked an impressive 16.56 to finish 2nd. At the Haigh Woodland Parkrun near Wigan Jon ARCHER was round in 19.49 to finish 6th, meanwhile Gay and Richard EASTOE were at the Sunderland Parkrun where Gay finished in 28.43 and Richard in 30.20.
At the local event at Druridge Bay Mark DOUGLAS was the first Harrier home in 10th place in 19.55. Just over a minute behind was Ian HORSLEY in 15th with Neil HAMILTON 2 places further back. For the ladies Carole PAGE was 2nd finisher in 21.43, whilst slightly further back Christine HARDY ran a course pb and Jayne McKENNA completed her 100th parkrun!! Results:
10-Mark DOUGLAS 19.55 (66.19%)
15-Ian HORSLEY 20.56
17-Neil HAMILTON 21.01 (64.95%)
22-Steve COWELL 21.20
26-Carole PAGE 21.43 (84.50%)
62-Robert STEPHENSON 26.01 (52.66%)
83-John ROSS 27.40
86-Christine HARDY 27.56
113-Jayne McKENNA 29.50
117-Eleanor HEELEY 30.28
160-Alive TETLEY-PAUL 35.12
164-Lorna STEPHENSON 35.23 (46.26%)
The following day 3 Harriers tackled the 12 mile Border Trail Race, the route of which followed part of St Cuthberts Way from Fenwick to Wooler. 2 of our number, Adam FLETCHER and Alice TETLEY-PAUL, had been in Harrier League action under 24 hours before and in fact Alice had also taken in the Druridge Bay Parkrun the day before! So Adams 3rd placed finish in 1.35.04, a minute behind the winner, was a brilliant performance. Alice was back in 16th place in 2.03.55 and Mel STEER was 19th in 2.09.57.
Finally for the weekend John ROSS was in half marathon action once again, this time in the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow. John completed the course in 2.06.15.
Above photo is of Carole PAGE.