On Saturday Harriers were in action at 6 parkruns across the country with the quickest 5k time being recorded by Graham SIMPSON at the South Manchester Parkrun. More known for his superb performances in the hills and cross countries Graham had a rare appearance on the flat and ran really well to finish 3rd of well over 400 runners. His time of 16.59 was a 5k personal best as well!
Carole PAGE continued her amazing year at the Druridge Bay parkrun by winning the female race for the 39th time in its history and the 2nd time in 2 weeks. She was 16th overall, just a few places ahead of 2nd female Alice TETLEY-PAUL. The pair had another battle throughout with Carole prevailing by 11 seconds. Mel STEER was our 3rd female home and was the winner of the over 45 category in 23.46. The first Harrier home, however, was Neil HAMILTON in 21.41. Results:
14-Neil HAMILTON 21.41 (62.95%)
16-Carole PAGE 21.47 (85.39%)
19-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 21.58 (67.37%)
42-Mel STEER 23.46 (69.71%)
72-Laura McLEAN Jr 26.53
77-Kim BRONZE 27.02
110-Christine HARDY 29.29
115-Ruth DOCTOR 29.53
119-Nell GAIR 30.42
In London Tim FALCONER was in action at the Hackney Marshes Parkrun where he was 35th in 20.31. At Newbiggin youngster Alex KNIGHT was 72nd in 31.15 and Linda PATTERSON was 106th in 52.25, whilst at Workington Richard EASTOE was 76th in 29.05 and at South Shields Lorna STEPHENSON was 149th in 35.50.
Across the pond Pauline AITCHISON took part in the Marine Corps 10k in Washington DC the following day! Pauline was initially entered in the marathon however due to injuries since the Chevy Chase in July decided to take part in the shorter race. Pauline completed the course in 54.34.
Finally for the weekend Gay and Richard EASTOE made the journey from Cumbria to take part in the Castles Half Marathon, a race starting and finishing at Bamburgh Castle. Richard was home in 2.04.24 and Gay in 2.09.58. Well done to them and to all the Harriers who raced this weekend!
Photos are of Alice TETLEY-PAUL and Carole PAGE battling it out at Druridge Bay and Pauline AITCHISON after the 10k in Washington DC.