A whopping 18 Harriers descended on Druridge Bay Country Park on Saturday 7th February for the Parkrun, an event which was held in perfect conditions with no wind and blue skies. The headline act was Mark DOUGLAS, putting in a performance which surely makes him an early favourite for the Most Improved Male 2015 gong. Mark finished a brilliant 3rd of the 126 runners in a 30 second 5k pb of 19.32. Next home for us in his first appearance in a Harriers vest for some time was John HORSLEY, cantering round to an 8th place 20.29 finish. 3rd Harrier to finish was Gary COWELL, a few places in front of Andy SQUIRES.For the women Jackie PROUSE was 3rd female finisher overall, achieving the highest WAVA score by a Harrier on the day. Tracey SAMPLE was 4th female home and was 1st in the female 40 category in 23.18, whilst Ruth DOCTOR was a minute further back in a 5k pb. There was a Parkrun debut for Samantha FENDER, as well as pb’s for Rhona LAWSON, Rachel McCOY and youngster Ella HEMSLEY.
3-Mark DOUGLAS 19.32 (66.81%)
8-John HORSLEY 20.29 (63.06%)
15-Gary COWELL 21.38 (64.56%)
18-Andy SQUIRES 22.02 (68.00%)
19-Jackie PROUSE 22.23 (70.96%)
25-Tracey SAMPLE 23.18 (67.53%)
31-Ruth DOCTOR 24.19 (63.26%)
32-Samantha FENDER 24.30 (60.41%)
34-Claire MILLER-GROSSETT 24.41
37-Ken HODSON 24.47 (53.87%)
39-Rhona LAWSON 25.15
42-Rachel McCOY 25.29 (58.08%)
53-Derek GUTHRIE 26.24 (55.43%)
54-Ella HEMSLEY 26.25
55-Phil HEMSLEY 26.26
70-Dave HINDMARSH 27.58
88-Eileen GUTHRIE 29.53 (56.11%)
110-Kate LAWSON 34.57 (42.49%)
Meanwhile over in Cumbria Gay and Richard EASTOE were taking part in the Workington Parkrun. Both won their age 60 categories with Richard finishing 26th in 23.03 and Gay 35th in 24.31, agonisingly just 3 seconds away from a course pb.
Photos of Mark DOUGLAS, Jackie PROUSE and Derek GUTHRIE courtesy of Mark DOCTOR. Loads more from Druridge Bay are on our Flickr site which can be accessed here https://www.flickr.com/photos/alnwickharriers/.