Good Friday Relays/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Newbiggin By The Sea Parkrun/Stratford Parkrun/North Tyneside 10k

On Friday 30th March 3 Harriers teams entered the Elswick Harriers organised Good Friday Relays at Newburn. The trio of Tracey SAMPLE, Jocelyn BOLAM and Alice TETLEY-PAUL battled well and finished 62nd of 114 teams. Thanks to Jocelyn for stepping in at the last minute! Meanwhile for the men 2 teams of 4 took part and again all ran really well. For our A team Dan TURNBULL and Dan LENG finished within a second of each other, whilst Steve PATTERSON and Dominic HARRIS were 3 seconds apart. In the B team all 4 Harriers were also close together in terms of times, with James WILLOUGHBY and Ian SIMON also finishing within a second of each other. Our A team were a brilliant 17th of 188 teams, whilst our B team were 45th. There are 2 other Relays to come so keep your eyes peeled for info….


17-Dan LENG 11.27, Steve PATTERSON 12.16, Dominic HARRIS 12.13 and Dan TURNBULL 11.26. Total 47.22.

45-Allan FOGGON 13.38, Ian SIMON 12.42, Jon ARCHER 13.06 and James WILLOUGHBY 12.41. Total 52.07.


62-Tracey SAMPLE 15.34, Jocelyn BOLAM 19.02 and Alice TETLEY-PAUL 15.23. Total 49.59.

At the Druridge Bay Parkrun on Saturday 31st March Tim FALCONER and Robert BADDELEY were our 1st finishers in 16th and 18th places, whilst for the women Carole PAGE was 3rd finisher on her 100th parkrun. Also for our women Justine NORMAN was 1st in the 45 category.


16-Tim FALCONER 21.41

18-Robert BADDELEY 21.56

30-Carole PAGE 23.09

38-Justine NORMAN 24.18

39-Phil HALL  24.21

41-Chris FRIEND 24.28

50-Peter EMBLETON 25.18

64-Euan FRIEND 25.54

81-Cris ATWELL 26.53

87-David COOPER 27.30

107-Mairi CAMPBELL 29.17

115-John ROSS 30.16

141-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 35.01

159-Lorna STEPHENSON 37.58

Down at the Newbiggin Parkrun David HINDMARSH was 1st in the male 55 category in 22.42, finishing 9th overall, whilst Mark HUME was 64th in 37.38. Finally at the Stratford upon Avon Jo POWELL ran well to finish 87th overall and 1st in the female 45 category.

The following day 5 Harriers took part in the North Tyneside 10k. John CUTHBERT was 1st home for us in 44.08, followed by Laura McLEAN Jr in 52.35. Further back Phil LEE finished in 56.00, Carol DAVISON in 56.24 and Ron McCORMACK in 1.14.20.

Above photos are of Ian SIMON and our women at the Elswick Relays.

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