Durham Parkrun/Newcastle Parkrun/Manor Water Hill Race/Howick 5k/Matfen 10k

The weekend got off to a flyer as Bruce CROMBIE finished a brilliant 3rd in the Durham Parkrun on Saturday 13th October. Bruce also won the male 40 category in a 5k pb time of 17.46.

At the same time Phil LEE was beginning his quest to improve on his 60 races of last year on the Town Moor. Phil ran well in the Newcastle Parkrun finishing 122nd of the 328 runners in 23.05.

Also on Saturday Dave LOWE travelled to Peebles to compete in the Manor Water Hill Race, organised by Carnethy Hill Running Club. The race is 10 miles in length, includes 2200 feet of climbing and was held in tough, muddy conditions. Dave ran well finishing 27th of the 66 finishers in 1.31.05. Photo courtesy of http://www.fellandforest.co.uk/manorwater2012/h471fe69e#h471fe69e.

Finally that day a number of Harriers took part in the Howick 5k. This race was a fairly low key affair organised to raise funds for the Northumbria Army Cadets, and was a muddy one with the route mainly consisting of muddy trails and grass. Results haven’t been published yet but the conditions played into the hands of mudlark Ruth DOCTOR who was 1st female finisher! There were also age category wins for Junior Harrier Charlotte BASTON and male veteran Kim BRONZE. Antony BUDD was the 1st Harrier to finish followed closely by Phil BASTON. Results to follow hopefully….

The following day there was a decent crowd of Harriers who travelled to take part in the final Run Northumberland event of 2012, the Matfen 10k. There was plenty of success and some good performances, not least Peter GREY finishing 9th overall and winning the male 55 prize! Further success came when Peter, David NOLAN and Mark DOCTOR won Alnwick Harriers the male team prize! More exclamation marks come courtesy of Phil LEE and Maureen BARTRUM who were both 2nd in their age categories!! And finally well done to David BARTRUM for completing the race just hours after a few too many at the Swarland Wine Festival. Harriers results:

9-Peter GREY 38.15

17-David NOLAN 41.41

28-Mark DOCTOR 44.01

64-Phil LEE 49.21

65-David BARTRUM 49.34

70-Maureen BARTRUM 50.11

103-Gay EASTOE 54.57

104-Richard EASTOE 54.58

106-Clare HISCOCK 55.20

More photos taken at the Matfen 10k by Anne ALLAN are available here http://www.flickr.com/photos/81400204@N05/sets/72157631777128131/

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