Festive race round-up

It was a busy festive season for Alnwick Harriers, with a huge number of club members taking part in races over the Christmas period.

Many Harriers began 2019 as they meant to go on by turning out at events on New Year’s Day.

There was a good number at Morpeth Harriers’ annual New Year’s Day Road Race.
Peter Grey won the V60 prize, finishing the 11k course in 44.10 and coming 48th overall.

He was followed by Denis Kerr (44.36), John Cuthbert (49.23) and Mark Hume (78.06).

Amazingly, John Cuthbert tackled this race, as well as doing the Druridge Bay and Newbiggin parkruns on the same day. An incredible effort!

And he wasn’t the only Alnwick Harrier to do more than one race on New Year’s Day, with a number of runners representing the club at Druridge and Newbiggin parkruns. Well done!

There was a bumper crowd of more than 500 at Druridge, and Alnwick’s Steve Carragher ran very well to finish third overall in 17.55.

Among the large field was a decent number of Alnwick’s Junior members, who put in some great performances.

Max Murray-John (JM11-14) was seventh overall with a 19.10 PB, followed by brother Ben (JM15-17) who came 10th in 19.32.

Meanwhile, Millie Breese (JW 11-14) showed just what a talent she is by winning the women’s race, coming 14th overall in 19.44.

There were also PBs for other Junior runners, with Max Breese (JM 15-17) finishing in 20.44 and Cooper Wilde (JM 11-14) crossing the line in 22.37.

For the Seniors, and on the PB front, Paul Wilkie was delighted with his 21.27.

RESULTS

3: Steven CARRAGHER 17:55
7: Max MURRAY-JOHN 19:10
10: Ben MURRAY-JOHN 19:32
4: Millie BREESE 19:44
23: Jason DAWSON 20:17
26: Max BREESE 20:44
30: Finlay WILDE 21:02
40: Paul WILKIE 21:27
52: John CUTHBERT 22:17
56: Cooper WILDE 22:37
66: Andrew WILDE 22:56
81: Neil HAMILTON 23:36
91: Gareth BREESE 23:47
142: Ian STEPHENSON 25:24
174: Justine NORMAN 26:19
196: Philip LEE 27:03
262: David HINDMARSH 28:57
269: Jennifer KNIGHT 29:08
302: Laura MCLEAN 29:59
320: Linda PATTERSON 30:56
407: Lorna STEPHENSON 34:06
440: Christine MAVROMICHAELIS 35:48
485: Nell GAIR 44:02

Meanwhile at the Newbiggin parkrun, there was a PB for Alex Knight (JM 11-14), who finished in 30.15.  Once again, well done to those runners who took part here and at Druridge.

RESULTS

114: Neil HAMILTON 24:40
141: John CUTHBERT 25:29
265: Jennifer KNIGHT 28:37
294: John ROSS 29:49
304: Eleanor HEELEY 30:14
305: Alex KNIGHT 30:15
329: Laura MCLEAN 30:48
343: Linda PATTERSON 31:21
353: Nell GAIR 31:42
446: Alice TETLEY-PAUL 37:12

On New Year’s Eve, Alnwick Harriers were invited to Alnwick Tri Club’s annual social coastal run, from Beadnell to Alnmouth. A very enjoyable event was had by all.

In between Christmas and New Year, plenty of Harriers turned out at various parkruns on Saturday, December 29. The results were:

Druridge Bay

3 Adam FLETCHER 19:04
6 Paul WHITE 19:45
8 Jason DAWSON 20:21
17 Robert BADDELEY 21:33
22 Paul WILKIE 22:04
29 Carole PAGE 22:28
37 David BARNES 23:10
43 Jo POWELL 23:27
66 Justine NORMAN 25:19
87 Liam MCDONOGH 26:53
88 Christopher ATWELL 26:55
123 John ROSS 29:05
128 George WILLIAMS 29:23
162 Melanie Brigid BUCHANAN 31:29
176 Lorna STEPHENSON 32:29
196 Rebecca HEELEY 33:58
230 Eleanor HEELEY 47:23

Sedgefield

215: Kirsty STEED 32:59

Whitley Bay

139: Philip LEE 26:09

Windy Nook

21: Bev BLYTHE 28:05

Workington

116: Richard EASTOE 39:06
133: Gay EASTOE 48:57

On Christmas Day, hardy runners chose the perfect present – a 5k parkrun at Druridge Bay.

RESULTS

26: David BARNES 22.00
35: Neil HAMILTON 23.12
37: David HINDMARSH 23.22
60: Harris HALL 25.05
65: Colin MCLEAN 25.20
67: Maddy HALL 25.24
68: Phil HALL 25.25
69: Justine NORMAN 25.26
71: Andrew WILDE 25.30
80 Rebecca HEELEY 26.05
84: Eleanor HEELEY 26.14
85: Cooper WILDE 26.15
83: Chloe GIVENS 26.14
94: John CUTHBERT 26.58
97: Emma GIVENS 27.25
111: Mel STEER 28.16
126: Peter EMBLETON 28.52
127: David COOPER 28.53
135: Nell GAIR 29.38
141: Tracey SAMPLE 30.02
144: George WILLIAMS 30.07
156: Laura MCLEAN: 30.53

On the Saturday before Christmas, Harriers were in action in various parkruns. These were:

Druridge Bay

7: Bruce CROMBIE 18:46
8: Adam FLETCHER 18:53
11: Joseph GODDEN 19:32
12: Max MURRAY-JOHN 19:43
34: Jo POWELL 22:55
40: Neil HAMILTON 23:39
46: Mel STEER 24:06
49: John CUTHBERT 24:19
51: Phil HALL 24:25
52: Justine NORMAN 24:26
70: Mark LATHAM 26:16
80: Eleanor HEELEY 26:57
89: John ROSS 27:21
108: George WILLIAMS 28:25
113: Rebecca HEELEY 28:57
122: John CALLAGHAN 29:58
124: Lorna STEPHENSON 30:02

Ganavan Sands

Chris CALVERT 23:29

Sheffield Hallam

Kim BRONZE 29:08

Sunderland

Kirsty STEED 33:16

Workington

Richard EASTOE 47:02
Gay EASTOE 47:56

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