Leeds Abbey Dash 10k/Cragside Cracker 10/Gibside Fruit Bowl Trail Race/Lauder Cross Country/Edinburgh 10k/Lancaster Half Marathon/Derwentwater 10/Gran Fondo Meditteraneo 14k/Revel Canyon Marathon/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Newbiggin By The Sea Parkrun/Hillsborough Parkrun/Workington Parkrun

On a very busy weekend for the club the best performance on Sunday 5th November came from David MILNE in the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k. Renowned for its lightning fast times David ran the fastest 10k by a Harrier since club legend David KIRKLAND in 2011, clocking 33.27. His finishing position of 166th shows what a class field was assembled. Isaac MOSS also ran a big 10k pb to finish in 34.22, whilst mens team captain Dominic HARRIS also knocked a chunk off his previous best to post a brilliant 37.06. Final Harrier home was Laura McLEAN Jr in 52.40. Great performances all round!

There were some excellent performances by Harriers at the Cragside Cracker 10 Mile Race in Rothbury. 1st home for us and in a brilliant 2nd place was Ian SIMON, completing the undulating route in 1.14.38. He held off Shaun LAND who was 3rd finisher in 1.16.38. Neil HAMILTON was 14th home in 1.29.04, Dave BARTRUM was 22nd in 1.31.19 and Tracey SAMPLE was 24th in 1.32.35. Tracey was cock-a-hoop to finish 3rd female and 1st in the female 45 age category! Traceys time is, until the Brampton To Carlisle 10 Miler in a couple of weeks time, the fastest 10 mile time by a female Harrier this year so far!

4 Harriers took part in the Blackhill Bounders organised Gibside Fruit Bowl Trail Race that day, a gorgeous but undulating race around the National Trust grounds. The race was extended to just over 7.25 miles due to issues with squirrels on part on the usual course, though the cool, sunny and calm conditions meant the course was kinder than the muddy races of previous years. First Harrier home was Mark DOCTOR in just over an hour, holding off an in-form Lisa BASTON. Carol DAVISON was next, followed by new Harrier Linda PATTERSON and Ron McCORMACK. Results:

142-Mark DOCTOR 1.01.10

148-Lisa BASTON 1.01.52

422-Carol DAVISON 1.20.34

429-Linda PATTERSON 1.21.10

515-Ron McCORMACK 1.39.12

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North of the border Graham SIMPSON took part in the Lauder leg of the Border Cross Country series. Graham ran well to finish 13th of the 269 runners in 28.38.

Also in Scotland Keith SHOTTON was in action in the Edinburgh 10k. Keith ran a 10k personal best of 48.45 to finish 729th in a huge field. Well done Keith!

Across the Pennines John ROSS took part in the Lancaster Half Marathon. John ticked off another half marathon in his 60th year, completing this one of 2.03.19.

In the Lake District Gay and Richard EASTOE took part in the Derwentwater 10 Miler, hosted by Keswick AC. Our Cumbria members ran together and both finished in 1.41.02. Slightly further back Jenni WILSON also took part finishing in 1.52.51.

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Over in Spain Jocelyn BOLAM competed in the Gran Fondo Mediterraneo 14k in Almeria. In warm conditions and in a tough race Jocelyn came 531st in 1.29.15.

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The previous day the performance of the day was undoubtedly from David HINDMARSH in the REVEL Canyon City Marathon near Los Angeles! David finished a superb 80th in 3.15.52. To top off this superb time David was the winner of the male 55 category!

Close to home the fastest 5k that morning was by Shaun LAND at the Newbiggin By The Sea Parkrun. Shaun was 5th in 20.05, ahead of 17th placed Neil HAMILTON in 22.21, Nell GAIR in 71st in 30.52 and Lorna STEPHENSON in 105th in 36.36.

At the Druridge Bay Parkrun there were some excellent pb performances and good runs by some of our Junior Harriers. 1st home for us in 10th place was youngster Finlay WILDE in 20.29. John CUTHBERT was 11th in a 5k pb of 20.34, just a few seconds ahead of 12 year old Millie BREESE. Millie was 2nd female home in a pb of 20.40! Also of note Lisa BASTON completed her first ever parkrun, Paul WILKIE ran a pb, as did Frances WILDE!

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Results:

10-Finlay WILDE 20.29 (72.58%)

11-John CUTHBERT 20.34 (62.88%)

12-Millie BREESE 20.40 (78.79%)

16-Andrew WILDE 21.03 (64.85%)

33-Lisa BASTON 22.21 (66.89%)

35-Paul WILKIE 22.26

44-Paul ROBINSON 23.05

48-Mel STEER 23.25 (70.75%)

56-Chris CALVERT 23.57

60-Frances WILDE 24.04 (63.57%)

86-John ROSS 26.07 (61.39%)

180-Jayne McKENNA 34.32

183-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 34.51

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Also that morning Kim BRONZE took part in his 50th parkrun at Hillsborough in Sheffield. He finished 151st in 28.29, whilst over at Workington Richard EASTOE was round in 28.45.

Photos are of Lisa BASTON at Gibside, Jocelyn BOLAM in Spain, Gay EASTOE in the Derwentwater 10, Harriers leading the way at Druridge Bay and Frances WILDE on her way to a course pb at Druridge Bay!

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