On Sunday 15th October 5 Harriers headed across to take part in the Manchester Half Marathon. All 5 performed well, with Richard JOHNSON and Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS running the fastest times by Harriers over that distance this year. Richard was our 1st finisher in 83rd place overall and clocked a personal best of 1.18.25 in the process! Jo was an excellent 4th female finisher in a decent field and finished in 1.22.38. John CUTHBERT was next in a very good 1.31.31, followed by Stuart MORRIS in a morale boosting 1.40.45. Last but by no means least Laura McLEAN Jr knocked well over 3 minutes off her previous best at the distance to finish in a splendid 1.51.15.
Also that day Gay and Richard EASTOE were north of the border to take part in the Loch Rannoch Marathon. Richard was 110th finisher and 3rd in the male 60 category in 4.22.40, whilst Gay was 2nd female 60 in 4.38.00.
The day before 8 Harriers took part in the Druridge Bay Parkrun where there was yet more success for Carole PAGE. She was 14th overall and 1st female home in 21.03. This time matched her own course WAVA score of 88.36%! Paul WILKIE was next home for us in 25th, ahead of the female 45 category winner Mel STEER. Results:
14-Carole PAGE 21.03 (88.36%)
25-Paul WILKIE 22.57
35-Mel STEER 23.45
56-John ROSS 26.36 (60.28%)
96-Nell GAIR 31.14
97-Jayne McKENNA 31.15
133-Mark HUME 34.20
137-Christine MAVROMICHAELIS 34.32
Junior Harrier Alex KNIGHT was in action at the inaugural Newbiggin By The Sea Parkrun where he finished 140th in 31.20, whilst lots of his Junior colleagues, as well as some Seniors, took part in the Alwinton Show Fell Race. No results have been located as yet but in the meantime here’s a team photo!
Photos are of the EASTOEs at Loch Rannoch and John ROSS at Druridge Bay.