10 Harriers took part in the Cragside 10k on Saturday 13th April, a race which saw a number of very good performances over the undulating course and which included age category wins for Bruce CROMBIE (male 40), Dave LOWE (male 45) and Gay EASTOE (female 55). Ruth DOCTOR was first Alnwick female home improving on her 2012 time in the same race by just under 2 minutes, whilst there was a Harriers debut for Laura McLEAN. A special mention should also go to Gay and Richard EASTOE who set their alarm for 4.30am to make the long trip to Rothbury from Cumbria!
4-Bruce CROMBIE 36.09
10-Dave LOWE 38.30
109-Kim BRONZE 50.14
112-Dave COATES 50.14
126-Ruth DOCTOR 51.43
128-Phil “Kirsten” LEE 52.01
141-Laura McLEAN 53.14
163-Clare HISCOCK 55.54
174-Richard EASTOE 56.02
175-Gay EASTOE 56.02
The same morning a number of Harriers were in Parkrun action, including first runs at the York Parkrun by our club members. Out of 168 runners at York Racecourse Phil BASTON was 38th in a very good 21.38 (65.02%), whilst Charlotte BASTON was 75th in 24.07 (64.27%). At Newcastle Diana WEIGHTMAN was 177th of the 421 runners in 24.26 (67.80%), whilst Rachel HEELEY was 240th in 26.09 (57.36%).
Back on Wednesday 10th April 3 Harriers were in the first midweek race action of 2013. First up whilst holidaying in the south west Phil BASTON notched a 5k pb in race 1 of the Yeovil Town Road Running Club 5k Series. Phil shaved a few more seconds off his previous best clocking 21.33 in heavy rain. Charlotte BASTON also took part finishing in 23.55, 84th of the 136 runners.
Meanwhile Mark DOCTOR was taking part in his 2nd race during his relaxing family holiday in the Lake District, the Loughrigg Fell Race in Ambleside. Mark finished 121st of the 176 runners, who tackled this 4 mile race with 330 metres of ascent, in 40.31.
Photos courtesy of Anne ALLAN (Cragside) and Paul DOBSON (Loughrigg).