Whitley Bay Junior Parkrun/Run Northumberland Coquet Valley 10k and Half Marathon/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Newbiggin By The Sea Parkrun/Riverside Parkrun/Run Northumberland Kirkley 10k

On Sunday 1st July Lauren BROWN headed down to Whitley Bay to take part in their weekly 2k Junior parkrun. Lauren ran superbly to win the race! She was 1st of 251 runners in a brilliant 7.03. This was not only the 4th fastest overall time in the events history, but is now a female course record! Great work Lauren!

Also that day there was another race win courtesy of Carole PAGE at the Run Nation Coquet Valley 10k! Carole was 1st female and 9th overall in a very good 44.42 on a testing course. Meanwhile in the Half Marathon Mel STEER was 2nd female home in 1.47.03 and was 2nd in the female 50 category!

The previous day a decent number of Harriers took part in the Druridge Bay parkrun, with Steve PATTERSON finishing a very good 3rd overall in 17.58. Not far behind in 5th place was Ian SIMON in 18.28. Next home for us was Carole PAGE who finished 2nd female in 17th overall. Also of note Junior Harriers Rebecca HEELEY and Louise SYERS ran huge 5k pbs!

Results:

3-Steve PATTERSON 17.58

5-Ian SIMON 18.28 (78.61%)

17-Carole PAGE 21.12 (87.67%)

22-Robert BADDELEY 21.34

111-George WILLIAMS 28.10

113-Rebecca HELLEY 28.16

115-Linda PATTERSON 28.34

120-Louise SYERS 28.44

121-Graham SYERS 28.46

122-John ROSS 28.49

131-Jennifer KNIGHT 29.30

160-Stuart BRUCE 32.19

200-Jason DAWSON 40.38

Just down the coast Dominic HARRIS put in a great run to finish 2nd of 118 runners in a brilliant 18.44 at the Newbiggin Parkrun. Finally for the 5k distance Mark HUME took part in the Riverside Parkrun at Chester le Street and finished 351st in 32.53.

Finally, back on Wednesday 27th June 2 Harriers were in action in the Kirkley 10k. Mel STEER was brilliant once again, finishing 38th overall and 2nd in her age category in 47.23. Meanwhile George WILLIAMS was 84th and 2nd in the male 65 category in 58.15.

Photos are of Lauren BROWN at Whitley Bay and Ian SIMON/Carole PAGE at Druridge Bay.

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