Blyth Valley 10k/Great Grisedale Trail Race/Newcastle Parkrun/Glasgow Parkrun/Workington Parkrun

12 Harriers took part in what is generally considered one of the fastest 10k races in the north east, the Blyth Valley 10k, on Sunday 6th April. Thanks to some hard work during the winter there were some great performances by our runners, including a number of 10k pb’s. First Harrier to finish in a pb was Graham SIMPSON, who was followed by Stuart MORRIS. Next to finish and 1st female Harrier on her debut was Laura STUBBINGS in a superb 43.25. There were also pb’s for Phil BASTON, Micky AISTON (despite an eventful race) and Shelley COATES. If anyone else ran a pb please let us know!

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Results:

55-Graham SIMPSON 38.04

141-Stuart MORRIS 41.59

171-Laura STUBBINGS 43.25

191-Phil BASTON 43.56

211-Andy SQUIRES 44.48

227-Micky AISTON 45.38

245-Cris ATWELL 46.17

277-Charlotte BASTON 47.37

382-Shelley COATES 53.08

458-John ROSS 57.04

499-Tim SHEPHERD 1.02.13

509-Mark HUME 1.04.44

Also that day Mark and Ruth DOCTOR took part in the Great Grisedale Trail Race in the Lake District. Mark finished the undulating 10 mile run held on decent paths around Grisedale Forest in 1.21.31 to finish 41st of the 145 finishers. Ruth was 116th in 1.40.44.

The day before there were 2 age category wins by Harriers when Mike HENRY won the male 60 category at Glasgow and Gay EASTOE the female 60 at Workington. Results:

Newcastle Parkrun:

45-Mark DOUGLAS 20.47 (62.55%)

184-Dave HINDMARSH 25.03 (59.81%)

Glasgow Parkrun:

84-Mike HENRY 22.53 (71.96%)

Workington Parkrun:

22-Gay EASTOE 26.22 (72.57%)

23-Richard EASTOE 26.24 (60.23%)

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