Glorious sunshine welcomed the Alnwick Harriers to the Trail Outlaws 10K trail race in Washington on Sunday 24th April 2022. The course included an eclectic mix of beautiful river paths, busy A roads, technical wooded trails, numerous steps and even several kissing gates.
Rob Andrew (M50, 41:14) and Mike Henry (M70, 55:24) both set stunning age-group course records, beating the previous bests by over 3 and 5 minutes, respectively. Rob also finished on the podium, taking second place on the day.
First female home was Jo Powell (51:39) followed in by Louisa Scola (58:48), Jennifer Knight (59:55), Linda Patterson (1:07:40) and Tess Allan (1:13:36), who all posted strong runs on what was an extremely challenging course.
Jim Allan made up the male team and must have had his eyes closed because he ran straight into a GIANT concrete bollard 10 seconds after the start. Despite falling he made his way back through the field to finish in 4th place (42:00).
Race Report by Jim Allan