2012 Northumberland Coastal Run

Many congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2012 Northumberland Coastal Run on Sunday 22nd July, battling their way along 14 tough miles from Beadnell to Alnmouth. 809 hardy runners made it to the beach at Alnmouth fighting a cruel, strong headwind in the last mile. Alnwick Harriers would like to thank everyone involved in the planning and execution of this superb event, in particular committee members Jim LILLICO, Tracey SAMPLE and Sue BOLAM. Many thanks go to our wonderful marshals who offer their help year in year out, making this event one of the most popular in the north east. Finally many thanks to our main sponsors Eclipse Translations for supporting the race once again. Also thanks go to Northumbria Water, Start Fitness, Tri Northumberland, Motorcare Alnwick, Alnmouth Golf Club, Alnmouth Football Club, Hipsburn Primary School, Hindmarsh Hall and everyone else who has helped us along the way. There have been some superb messages on Twitter and Facebook from those who have taken part, and it appears that once again this was a very successful event. We hope to see many of you next year!

For the second year running Morpeth Harriers dominated the race with Ian HARDING winning the race for the second time in 1.16.54. Almost 3 minutes further back was last years runner up, Heaton Harriers’ James BUIS. Third place went to Tyne Bridge Harriers’ Tony CARTER. In the womens race Jane HODGSON also won the title for Morpeth, again winning back to back Coastal Runs. 2009 female champion Deborah APPLETON of Havering Mayesbrook AC was second as she was last year, whilst North Shields Poly’s Claire McMANUS was 3rd.

Other individual winners were unattached Helen WAUGH (female 35-39), Steven McKENNA of Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue (male 40-49), Joanne BROWN of Morpeth Harriers (female 40-49), Paul FOSTER of Durham City Harriers (male 50-59), Hilary SHAW of Saltwell Harriers (female 50-59), Howard PARTRIDGE and Sandra POOLE of Holme Pierrepoint AC (male and female 60-69), Joe PARK of Cheshire Tally Ho (male over 70) and Claremont Road Runners Joyce ARCHIBOLD (female over 70).

In the team events Morpeth’s Ian HARDING, Paul WATERSTON, Alistair MACDONALD, Jane HODGSON, Joanne BROWN and Jane BRIGGS secured the male and female titles. Alnwick’s Phil HELMSLEY, Geoff CAMPBELL and Bruce CROMBIE were the 2nd male team, with Tyne Bridge Harriers in 3rd. North Shields Poly and Heaton Harriers were 2nd and 3rd female team prize winners.

Finally well done to Phil HELMSLEY who was taking part in his first race as an Alnwick Harrier. Phil finished 13th overall winning the 1st Alnwick Harrier and 1st Alnwick veteran prizes, as well as his team prize! Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS was once again first female Harrier to finish and was the 5th lady overall.

2012 Coastal Run Results

Full Harriers results:

13-Phil HELMSLEY 1.26.10

18-Geoff CAMPBELL 1.27.13

25-Bruce CROMBIE 1.28.13

42-Richard AGAN 1.31.25

74-Mark MILLER 1.35.29


134-Adam SPILLER 1.42.50

170-David NOLAN 1.45.58

193-John FAIRBAIRN 1.47.33

221-Stuart MORRIS 1.49.03

251-John CALLAGHAN 1.50.47

317-David HINDMARSH 1.55.33

?-John ROSS 1.57.17 (no official time as left chip at home!)

378-Tina MURTON 1.59.31

422-Louise CALLAGHAN 2.01.46

423-John LESTER 2.01.56

438-Vicky FYFFE 2.03.09

471-Dave COATES 2.04.59

521-Jayne HATELY 2.07.44

552-Clare HISCOCK 2.10.25

555-Ruth DOCTOR 2.10.31

608-Gay EASTOE 2.15.15

609-Richard EASTOE 2.15.15

610-Peter KULL 2.15.18

667-Carol DAVISON 2.19.47

668-Morag DONOGHUE 2.19.47

697-Alan WAUGH 2.23.15

Official race photos are available from Colin EDWARDS at this link:


Loads of photos from various sources are available below

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