Druridge Bay 10k/Edinburgh Marathon Festival/Newcastle Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Cannon Hill Parkrun/Barnstaple Parkrun/Sedgefield Parkrun

An amazing 30 Harriers took part in the Druridge Bay 10k on Sunday 25th May. Held in glorious sunny conditions this year was the 8th running of this event, with proceeds going to a very worthwhile cause, the Stephen Carey Fund.

On a day packed with pb’s and debuts the headline performance once again came from Harriers legend Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS as she retained the 1st female trophy which she won is style last year. Jo was over 2 and a half minutes clear of her nearest rival finishing in a very impressive 38.31. She was also part of the winning ladies team along with Sarah GRAY and Charlotte BASTON. Also well done to Shelley COATES who showed that she’s improving all the time, knocking over 4 minutes off her 2013 time.

Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS Druridge Bay 10k Winner!

First Harrier home was Captain Marvel Bruce CROMBIE in a very good 5th place, clocking the fastest male Harrier 10k this year. He was just over 90 seconds clear of Adam FLETCHER who continued his recovery from injury in decent fashion. Adam SPILLER performed well to finish 3rd male Harrier, knocking off almost 3 minutes from his 2013 time. Other noteworthy performances were courtesy of Micky AISTON who dipped under 45 minutes for the first time, Mike HENRY who ran his fastest 10k for ages and was first over 60 and Tim SHEPHERD who was over 9 minutes faster than his 2013 Druridge Bay performance! Well done to Ruary and Brett SLATER who were making their Harrier debuts.

Bruce CROMBIE-Druridge Bay 10k 2014

5-Bruce CROMBIE 36.30

10-Adam FLETCHER 38.06


17-Adam SPILLER 40.13

22-Mark MILLER 40.27

25-Wayne GAIR 40.44

31-Jim LILLICO 42.08

34-Stuart MORRIS 42.28

48-Dave HINDMARSH 43.58

57-Phil BASTON 44.46

60-Micky AISTON 44.59

68-Mike HENRY 45.27

72-Sarah GRAY 45.47

82-John CALLAGHAN 46.52

96-Cris ATWELL 47.59

105-Charlotte BASTON 48.31

109-Kim BRONZE 49.02

112-Sarah CROSS 49.08

113-Dave BARTRUM 49.13

118-Lisa BASTON 49.32

122-Conrad STEWART 49.42

135-Alex REED 50.25

167-Shelley COATES 53.16

170-Maureen BARTRUM 53.37

181-Lee BOWYER 54.42

197-Peter LINDLEY 55.50

212-John ROSS 56.41

232-Ruary SLATER 58.39

265-Tim SHEPHERD 1.03.02

309-Brett SLATER 1.11.43

Lee BOWYER-Druridge Bay 10k 2014

That same day 2 Harriers were making their marathon debuts in the Edinburgh Marathon. Both performed well and Diana WEIGHTMAN is looking forward to tackling her next marathon as soon as possible! Diana finished the 26.2 miles in 4.26.44, whilst Christopher WATSON completed it in 4.40.10. Well done to both!

In the Edinburgh Half Marathon that day Kim REDPATH and Gail CUTHBERT were flying the Harriers flag. Kim ran very well finishing in 1.47.10 whilst Gail finished the course in 2.00.57.

The day before a whole host of Harriers were taking part in Parkrun’s up and down the country. Closest to home Richard AGAN easily ran the quickest Harrier time of the day at Newcastle, a race which also saw a good performance from 6th placed female Pauline AITCHISON which enabled her to finish 1st in the female 40 category. The Workington Parkrun saw yet more pb’s and age category wins for Richard and Gay EASTOE, as they both won the 60 categories and chipped away at their previous Parkrun bests. Elsewhere Graham SYERS took part in the Cannon Hill Parkrun in Birmingham, Andy SQUIRES was at the Barnstaple Parkrun in Devon and Emily YOUNG was at the Sedgefield event. Results:


6-Richard AGAN 17.57 (71.87%)

70-Pauline AITCHISON 21.13 (74.16%)


15-Richard EASTOE 21.22 (75.04%)

27-Gay EASTOE 24.46 (77.25%)

Cannon Hill:

26-Graham SYERS 18.56 (73.77%)


15-Andy SQUIRES 21.00 (70.79%)


73-Emily YOUNG 29.40 (49.89%)

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