Weekend race report

It was a busy weekend of race action for Alnwick Harriers – including huge numbers from the club turning out for the town’s first parkrun.

The debut Pastures parkrun was under starter’s orders on Saturday morning and attracted a field of more than 200 runners.

Held in the shadow of Alnwick Castle and with three laps around the Pastures, the stunning Alnwick event is a welcome addition to the parkrun collection.

Fittingly, the race itself and the women’s event were both won by Alnwick Harriers, with Dan Turnbull first home in 17.46, while youngster Millie Breese (JW11-14) was first female in a very impressive 20.53.

RESULTS

1 Dan TURNBULL 17:46

3 Steven CARRAGHER 19:03

4 Adam FLETCHER 19:41

5 Alexander Bruce CROMBIE 19:48

7 James WILLOUGHBY 20:07

8 Jon ARCHER 20:08

9 Max MURRAY-JOHN 20:11

11 Millie BREESE 20:53

13 Rob MURRAY-JOHN 21:25

16 Finlay WILDE 22:07

18 Michael TELFER 22:14

22 Paul WILKIE 23:03

23 Tony JACKSON 23:44

26 Gareth BREESE 24:20

28 Karen KELLY 24:26

32 Diana WEIGHTMAN 25:09

34 Euan FRIEND 25:18

36 David HINDMARSH 25:47

40 Mel STEER 26:08

42 Christopher ATWELL 26:14

47 Keith SHOTTON 26:36

52 Rachel MCCOY 27:08

53 Beverley BLYTHE 27:13

54 Chris FRIEND 27:21

58 Ruary SLATER 27:44

59 Emma GIVENS 27:52

66 Cooper WILDE 28:17

67 Chloe GIVENS 28:17

71 Charlotte HUGHES 28:23

72 Elizabeth CARRAGHER 28:23

74 Paul DELLBRIDGE 28:36

86 Helen DICKINSON 29:18

96 Jennifer KNIGHT 30:07

102 George WILLIAMS 30:26

107 Jan CHISHOLM 31:01

112 Peter LINDLEY 31:18

113 Mel WHEWELL 31:20

121 Alex KNIGHT 32:00

123 Laura MCLEAN 32:02

134 Kim BRONZE 33:17

171 Christine MAVROMICHAELIS 36:46

While the Pastures attracted a large number of Alnwick Harriers, there was still a good number of the club’s runners at Druridge Bay. Paul White led the way for Alnwick, finishing fourth in 19.18. Junior Ben Murray-John (JM15-17) and Dominic Harris also finished in the top 10. Justine Norman was first woman home for Alnwick, in 24.18.

RESULTS

4 Paul WHITE 19:18

5 Ben MURRAY-JOHN 19:24

6 Dominic HARRIS 19:43

21 David BARNES 22:07

45 Jason DAWSON 23:57

50 Justine NORMAN 24:18

80 Ruth DOCTOR 26:33

90 Eleanor HEELEY27:15

95 Adam STOTT 27:45

100 Anna-Grace HARVEY 28:08

128 Melanie Brigid BUCHANAN 30:18

150 Rebecca HEELEY 32:01

At other parkruns, Richard Eastoe (27:01) and Gay Eastoe (44:41) were at Workington, Mark Hume crossed the line in 34:01 at Gateshead and Zoe Robson clocked 27.48 at Finsbury.

Away from parkrun action, and over a longer distance, two Alnwick Harriers were in action in the popular Brass Monkeys half-marathon. Jason Dawson was first for Alnwick in 1.26.39, followed by David Hindmarsh in 1.37.55.

Meanwhile, hardy Harriers Ross Wilson, Alice Tetley-Paul and Dave Bartrum took on the challenging, but scenic Hedgehope half-marathon – which actually turned out to be more like 16 miles.

The trio had to contend with high winds, as well as the large climbs, but Ross put in a storming performance to finish 13th overall in 2.50.20. Alice completed in 3.51.37, while Dave went round in 4.00.18. A great effort! A number of other Alnwick Harriers acted as sweepers at the event.

Elsewhere, a major shout out to Junior Ollie Telfer, who ran a 2.11.19 PB in the 800m at the Northern Athletics Indoor Championships.

*Alnwick Harriers are reminded that entry to this year’s Northumberland Coastal Run opens on Thursday. For more details, click here.

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