Northumberland Coastal Run 2014

Full results from the 2014 Northumberland Coastal Run, sponsored by Eclipse Translations, are here

Northumberland Coastal Run 2014-Start

Many congratulations to the 850+ hardy souls who braved the hot, hot, hot conditions to take part in this years Northumberland Coastal Run on Sunday 20th July. The event, once again proudly sponsored by the fabulous Eclipse Translations, was a great success. Many thanks to the committee for organising such a great event, particularly to Jim LILLICO, Tracey SAMPLE and Sue BOLAM. Also well done to the numerous marshals who helped out over the course of the weekend, themselves braving the blazing sun and getting nothing but positive comments from competitors. Apart from Eclipse Translations thanks to all the other businesses and groups which helped make the day a success, including Rapid Reaction, Motorcare Alnwick, Rothbury Motors, Start Fitness, Northumbria Water, Beadnell Boat Club, Alnmouth Football Club, Red Lion (Alnmouth), Hipsburn Primary School and Alnmouth Village Golf Club!

Coastal Run 2014The winner of the 2014 Northumberland Coastal Run was Sunderland Harrier Kevin JEFFRESS. Kevin finished in 1.18.57, ahead of previous winner Darren PURVIS of Birtley AC and Iain TWADDLE of North Shields Poly. Regular Coastal Run participant Alasdair TATHAM of North York Moors AC won the male 40 category by finishing 5th overall, whilst North Shields Poly’s Greg PENN was first male 50 in 18th. Heaton Harrier Sam DALEY won the male 60 age group, whilst Blackhill Bounder Mike GILL was first in the male 70 category. North Shields Poly won the male team prize, followed by Tyne Bridge Harriers and Morpeth Harriers.

Geoff CAMPBELL-Coastal 2014

For the women first to finish was 2009 victress Debbie APPLETON of Havering AC. Debbie was a narrow winner from North Shields Poly’s Claire McMANUS, followed by Rhona ANDERSON of Dunbar Running Club. Heaton Harrier Sarah LEMON won the female 35 prize and Karen BRIDGE of Eden Runners the female 40. Marie DROZDOWICZ of Elswick Harriers was a popular winner of the female 50 category, whilst Southwell RC’s Penny DURANCE was the first female 60 runner. Tyne Bridge Harriers won the female team prize, beating North Shields Poly and Tynedale Harriers.

Sarah CROSS-Coastal 2014

Winners of the 4 coveted Alnwick Harriers prizes were Phil HEMSLEY (male Veteran), Steve PATTERSON (male Senior), Lisa BASTON (female Senior) and Sarah CROSS (female Veteran).

Phil HEMSLEY-Coastal Run 2014

Harriers results:

26-Phil HEMSLEY 1.29.28

66-Geoff CAMPBELL 1.36.38

75-Adam SPILLER 1.38.04

110-Stuart MORRIS 1.41.25

132-Steve PATTERSON 1.43.52

156-Rob ENSER 1.46.01

174-Dave HENDERSON 1.48.06

242-Clive KENNEDY-BURN 1.52.34

266-Micky AISTON 1.54.15

362-Lisa BASTON 2.00.54

380-Sarah CROSS 2.01.58

456-Colin McLEAN 2.06.56

541-Dave HINDMARSH 2.12.22

550-Richard EASTOE 2.13.07

551-Gay EASTOE 2.13.08

573-Shelley COATES 2.14.30

647-Christopher WATSON 2.20.45

649-Laura McLEAN 2.20.51

656-Emily WATSON 2.22.05

713-John ROSS 2.27.44

725-Phil LEE 2.29.04

728-Melanie BUCHANAN 2.29.16

757-Helen BURN 2.33.27

758-Mary PLUMLEY 2.33.27

847-Tim SHEPHERD 3.12.02

Mary PLUMLEY and Helen BURN

Bad luck to our second claim runner and Morpeth Harrier Carl AVERY. Carl had a superb run and actually crossed the line first, though due to not dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on a name transfer before the deadline, we had no alternative but to disqualify Carl. It was a tough decision to make, but we really had no choice. We hope that Carl will be back and will have his name on the winners trophy soon.

Next years date will be announced soon. Photos from the event have been added to the Harriers Flickr site, which is here

Almost 1000 photos from the race, courtesy of Alan TAIT of Sedgefield Harriers, are here

Here’s a blog from 6th placed Jarrow and Hebburn AC runner Ross ANDERSON

Another review of the race from one of its biggest fans, Andrew COONEY, is here

A video of a section of the race, courtesy of George ROUTLEDGE, is here

Photos courtesy of numerous sources including Run Nation and Gaynor AYRE.

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