Duergar Run 10 Miler/National Cross Country Championships/St Albans Parkrun/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Newbiggin By The Sea Parkrun/Keswick Parkrun

On Saturday 24th February 6 Harriers were in action at the Duergar Nightcrawler 10 miler at Simonside, a night time head torch race near Rothbury. Congratulations to the race winner who was Harrier Dan TURNBULL! Also well up at the business end were 6th placed Ian SIMON and 11th finisher Steve STUDLEY. There was also a brilliant race from Tracey SAMPLE who was the 2nd female home, showing that she’s benefitted from lots of hill training of late. Slightly further back were Jennifer KNIGHT and Linda PATTERSON. Results:

1-Dan TURNBULL 1.13.42

6-Ian SIMON 1.27.13

11-Steve STUDLEY 1.31.19

29-Tracey SAMPLE 1.43.54

178-Jennifer KNIGHT 2.30.18

185-Linda PATTERSON 2.33.05

Earlier that day Diana WEIGHTMAN was our sole representative in the National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, London. In a massive field of well over 1100 Diana battled well to finish the 8k race 800th in 45.29.

In the morning parkruns there were some very good results at the Druridge Bay Parkrun where Phil HALL was 1st Harrier home in 5th, winner of the male 40 category. David HENDERSON was winner of the male 60 category. For the women Mel STEER was 3rd female finisher, and the were age category wins for Ruth DOCTOR (40), Carol WALL (65) and Una McCAIG (70).

5-Phil HALL 19.06 (73.65%)

26-David HENDERSON 23.04 (70.16%)

34-Mel STEER 23.43

55-Ruth DOCTOR 25.51 (60.86%)

95-David HINDMARSH 29.16

100-Kim BRONZE 29.38

106-Una McCAIG 30.52

107-Carol WALL 30.52

110-Christine HARDY 31.10 (53.16%)

148-Jenni WILSON 34.14 (60.13%)

151-Christine MAVROMICHAELIS 34.24

153-Lorna STEPHENSON 34.52 (46.94%)

Down at the St Albans Parkrun in Hertfordshire Ollie TELFER was 4th home in a course pb of exactly one minute, finishing in 19.06. Dad Mike was 15th finisher and winner of the male 45 category in 20.38. At Keswick Mike HENRY was 42nd finisher in 24.58 and was 1st in the male 60 category. Finally at Newbiggin Paul ROBINSON was 19th in 25.13, and Mark HUME was 1st in the male 70 category by finishing in 35.30.

Above photos are of Diana WEIGHTMAN at the Nationals and David HENDERSON at Druridge Bay.

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