26 brave Junior Harriers aged 8 to 17 gathered on Alnmouth beach last Sunday for the annual 2k handicap race. A strong cold easterly wind whipped off the sea making running conditions ‘testing’. However nobody was deterred and Brenda and Sue had done a fine job of awarding the handicaps so nearly all the field finished within two of minutes of each other!
Overall winner was Ciara HEALEY followed closely by Darren MATTHEWS then Lauren BROWN in third place. Only six seconds separated the three runners and they showed great determination to hold their positions in the sprint for the finish.
Everyone ran well and there were some exceptional individual performances. However as a Club they all demonstrated great team spirit and sportsmanship. Thank you to all the runners and their parents that turned out to support them in freezing conditions!