Druridge Bay parkun/Newbiggin parkrun/Run Northumberland Castles Marathon and Half-marathon

There were PBs galore at the Druridge Bay parkrun on Saturday, October 20, with a whole host of Junior runners putting in some impressive performances.

Oliver Telfer (Junior Male 15-17) was first home for Alnwick, coming fifth overall and clocking a speedy 18.24 PB.

Fellow Junior runner Millie Breese (Junior Female 11-14) notched her best performance yet at Druridge Bay, crossing the line in 19.34, finishing 10th and first female overall.

Another young gun to impress was Euan Friend (Junior Male 11-14), who grabbed a 23.31 personal best. He took the bragging rights in the Friend family household, finishing more than two minutes in front of his dad, Chris.

A number of Seniors clinched PBs on the day too, with Jason Dawson (8th, 19.23), Jo Powell (28th, 22.44) and Alex Reed (151st, 32.06) all having a good day at the office.

Jason Dawson at the Druridge Bay parkrun.

5: Oliver TELFER 18.24
8: Jason DAWSON 19.23
10: Millie BREESE 19.34
17: Robert BADDELEY 21.11
28: Jo POWELL 22.44
30: Harris HALL 22.50
31: Phil HALL 22.52
37: Sarah SYERS 23.30
38: Euan FRIEND 23.31
39: Steve COWELL 23.34
40: Neil HAMILTON 23.46
64: Chris FRIEND 25.45
77: Philip LEE 26.49
95: George WILLIAMS 28.36
102: Linda PATTERSON 28.49
108: Kim BRONZE 29.06
119: Eleanor HEELEY 29.30
123: Rebecca HEELEY 29.44
131: Una MCCAIG 30.18
151: Alex REED 32.06

Elsewhere, Chris Stewart tried the Newbiggin parkrun for the first time and sneaked into the top 20, finishing 19th in 23.25.

On Sunday, a number of hardy Harriers competed in the Run Northumberland Castles Marathon and Half-marathon, which started and finished at the iconic Bamburgh Castle.

In the marathon, Cris Atwell put in a solid performance, finishing 15th overall in 4.05.11

In the half-marathon, there was a decent age-group performance for Lisa Athey, who was third V40 female in 1.46.53. Meanwhile, Gay Eastoe was third V60 female in 02.09.17.

Other Alnwick Harriers to complete the half-marathon were Chris Calvert (110th, 1.48.53) and Justine Norman (291st, 2.25.02).

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