Simonside Cairns Fell Race/Newcastle Racecourse 1/2 Marathon and 50k/Newcastle Parkrun

3 Harriers were in action on Sunday 8th December in the Northumberland Fell Runners organised Simonside Cairns Fell Race. The race is just over 11 miles in length and takes in about 1775 feet of ascent. In a reversal of recent form Adam FLETCHER beat Bruce CROMBIE to finish as 1st Harrier. Both won their age categories in the process, Adam the male 45 and Bruce the male 40. Well done to both. Recent recruit Graham SIMPSON also took part, as did Mike TELFER who was running for NFR on the day. Results:

4-Adam FLETCHER 1.25.30

6-Bruce CROMBIE 1.26.55

17-Graham SIMPSON 1.32.57

33-Mike TELFER 1.40.20 (NFR)

On the same morning 2 Harriers were taking part in races at Newcastle Racecourse, organised by the North East Marathon Club. Mike HENRY performed excellently in the half marathon, winning the male 60 age category in just over 1.43.35! Meanwhile Cris ATWELL was representing the host club in the 50k. He completed the course in 4.42.49.

The previous morning newly crowned Most Improved Male Phil BASTON was in action in the Newcastle Parkrun. Interestingly Phil had one of his slowest Parkrun’s for a while clocking 23.04 to finish 112th. Daughter Charlotte was 134th of the 320 finishers in 23.46.

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