There was a superb show of club vests, along with some other unusual attire at the one year anniversary of Druridge Bay Parkrun on Saturday 8th August. 20 Harriers took part in the 2 lap course around Ladyburn Lake in glorious sunny conditions.
1st home for Alnwick and in 19th position overall was Stuart MORRIS in a respectable 21.18. Next home in 24th position overall was Andy STEPHENSON in a new course best time of 21.58. Lisa WILLIAMS put in an excellent performance to finish 1st in the women’s 45 category and 4th female overall in a superb 22.30. Justine NORMAN was next home for the ladies in an excellent 24.03.
There was also age category wins for Pam WHELDON in the womens 60 category, Jenny BOLAM in the junior womens 15 category and Mark HUME in the veteran male 70 category. Tim SHEPHERD and Ed WHELDON both recorded new course personal bests. The performance of the day however came from John ROSS who did a superb cheer-leading routine on the start line much to the delight of all participants. It was also great to see Cris ATWELL back in Harriers action. Well done to everyone who took part.
19-Stuart MORRIS 21.18 (64.55%)
24-Andrew STEPHENSON 21.58 (67.15%)
30-Lisa WILLIAMS 22.30 (70.59%)
46-Justine NORMAN 24.03 (65.42%)
58-Claire MILLER-GROSSETT 25.28
60-Rachel McCOY 25.59 (56.96%)
61-Kim BRONZE 26.15 (57.59%)
78-Pam WHELDON 27.28
87-Tim SHEPHERD 28.02 (49.05%)
93-Maddy HALL 28.21 (58.67%)
97-John ROSS 28.32 (55.26%)
99-Cris ATWELL 28.48 (52.89%)
103-Jenny BOLAM 29.04 (53.33%)
104-Rhona LAWSON 29.04
125-Ed WHELDON 30.38
130-Mark HUME 31.14 (56.46%)
133-Jayne McKENNA 31.37
134-Emma FAIRBAIRN 31.41
138-William FORTUNE 33.30
156-Kate LAWSON 41.23
Elsewhere in the world of parkrun Sophie ENSER finished 1st in the junior womens 15 category at Bracknell parkrun in an excellent 27 minutes exactly. Stuart EABORN was the only Harrier in action at the Whitley Bay Parkrun, putting in a solid performance to finish 166th overall in 25.54. Gay and Richard EASTOE also performed well at the Inverness Parkrun, both recording times of exactly 26 minutes. Well done to you all. Results:
97-Sophie ENSER 27.00
Whitley Bay Parkrun
166-Stuart EABORN 25.54
74-Gay EASTOE 26.00
75-Richard EASTOE 26.00
There was a good turn out of Harriers at the Glanton Show Hill Race on the afternoon of the 8th August. Warm conditions and 3.3 miles of ‘undulating’ terrain made for a tough but enjoyable race.
There was some excellent performances from the club with 4 Harriers finishing in the top 10. Steve CARRAGHER was first Harrier to finish and was the overall winner of the race in a superb 23.03. He was closely followed by Dan LENG who finished an excellent 2nd overall in 23.14. Mike TELFER put in a solid performance to finish 6th in 24.02.
It was a good day for some of our Junior Harriers. Callie HENDERSON ran a good race, pushing the 1st senior lady all the way round. Callie finished 1st in the under 16 category and was second female finisher in 25.46. Not far behind were Harry BROWN, Ollie TELFER and Lauren BROWN who finished in 2nd, 3rd and 4th places in the under 16’s. Well done to all who took part. Results:
1-Steve CARRAGHER 23.03
2-Daniel LENG 23.14
6-Mike TELFER 24.02
9-Callie HENDERSON 25.46
18-Harry BROWN 27.22
21-Oliver TELFER 27.50
22-Lauren BROWN 27.57
28-David COATES 30.06
34-Finlay TELFER 40.20
Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS was the sole Harrier taking part in Sundays Darlington 10K. The course, billed as flat and fast, starts and finishes in the town centre. Jo put in an outstanding performance to finish 5th female overall crossing the finish line in 37.46, the fastest 10K recorded by a female Harrier this year and only 20 seconds outside her all time personal best. Well done Jo. Results:
76-Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS 37.46
Back on Sunday 2nd August Shelley COATES took part in the inaugural Clennell Trail Marathon, a gruelling 28.5 mile challenge set in the Cheviot Hills. The course is described as ‘tough but exhilarating’ and Shelley had to negotiate some steep uphill sections as well as some tricky rocky descents. In a field of 61 runners Shelley finished 15th female and 42nd overall. Well done Shelley on a momentous achievement!
Photos of Stu MORRIS, Cris ATWELL and Rachel McCOY at Druridge Bay courtesy of Craig HARMON, Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS courtesy of Paulos Running Pics, and Shelley COATES at Clennell courtesy of High Fell Events.