Bruce CROMBIE won his 3rd fell race of the summer, the Falstone Falcon Fell Race on Saturday 24th August. After his recent successes in the Great Hetha and Forestburn Fell Races, super Bruce easily won this 4.9 mile race with 750 feet of ascent. Kim BRONZE also took part. 38.46 was Bruce’s winning time.
Also that day, Danny RICHARDSON was top Harrier in the north east Parkruns, finishing 5th at Whitley Bay. Danny finished the 5k in 18.56 (69.28%).
Meanwhile at Newcastle 6 Harriers were in action, with the highlight being Sue BOLAM finishing first in the female 45 category. Results:
77-Phil BASTON 21.43 (65.31%)
121-Lisa WILLIAMS 23.12 (67.31%)
123-Sue BOLAM 23.14 (71.31%)
130-Charlotte BASTON 23.24 (66.24%)
161-Phil LEE 24.25 (62.39%)
189-Denise DRUMMOND 25.21 (64.56%)
Back on Wednesday 21st August Mark DOCTOR was in action in the Keswick AC organised 8.8 km Round Latrigg Fell Race. The race is run under fell racing rules however there’s only about 1 mile of proper fell running with the rest including a 2 mile uphill drag along a farm track and paths, and a fast and flat 2 mile along a disused railway line. Mark was 111th of the 168 finishers in 44.34, 8 seconds slower than the same race last year.