Gibside Fruitbowl Trail Race/Course De Campanin 13k Race/Beeston Parkrun/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Whitley Bay Parkrun/Penrith Parkrun/Sandstone Way 114k

A good number of Harriers lined up for the start of the Blackhill Bounders organised Gibside Fruitbowl Trail Race on Sunday 18th October, the latest in our exciting 2015 Grand Prix series! There were some very good performances from a number of the club during this very popular, scenic and undulating race, notably from Adam SPILLER who finished well up the field. Dominic HARRIS also put in another excellent performance, whilst Stephen COWELL was not far behind him. For the ladies Pauline AITCHISON was 1st to complete, and was followed by Lisa BASTON and Maureen BARTRUM.

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Results:

32-Adam SPILLER 48.09

64-Dominic HARRIS 50.38

78-Stephen COWELL 51.34

87-Gary COWELL 52.11

89-Micky AISTON 52.19

90-Dave HINDMARSH 52.27

114-Andy SQUIRES 53.41

161-Dave BARTRUM 56.07

175-Pauline AITCHISON 56.58

193-Lisa BASTON 58.02

213-Maureen BARTRUM 59.53

224-Sarah CROSS 1.00.42

258-Dave COATES 1.02.57

279-John ROSS 1.04.56

398-Tim SHEPHERD 1.15.03

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Latest Grand Prix standings courtesy of John ROSS will be updated shortly. More photos from Gibside are on our Flickr page.

Also that day Ian ATHERTON took part in the very hilly 13k Course de Campanin race at Menton, near the French/Italian border. Ian was a good 4th in his age category (male 60) in 1.13.45.

The day before lots of Harriers took part in various Parkruns with an excellent number turning out at the local event, Druridge Bay. However the fastest 5k of the weekend came courtesy of Dan LENG at Beeston, near Nottingham. Dan ran very well to finish 2nd in 17.48. Closer to home Robert and Lorna STEPHENSON took part at Whitley Bay, whilst Gay and Richard EASTOE ran at Penrith where Gay won her female 60 age group.

Beeston:

2-Dan LENG 17.48

Whitley Bay:

55-Robert STEPHENSON 22.27

293-Lorna STEPHENSON 32.56

Penrith:

44-Gay EASTOE 26.31

45-Richard EASTOE 26.32

At Druridge Bay there were a number of highlights including a 2nd place finish for Adam FLETCHER and 4th for Peter GREY. Peters 18.57 was a course personal best for him and is a new male 55 course record! The run was also notable for a great battle between father and son Mike and Ollie TELFER, 3rd place in the ladies race for Justine NORMAN, another course best for John ROSS and female 60 age category success for Pam WHELDON. Results:

2-Adam FLETCHER 18.23 (80.24%)

4-Peter GREY 18.57 (83.20%)

12-Mike TELFER 20.44 (67.85%)

13-Ollie TELFER 20.46 (71.59%)

19-Ian HORSLEY 21.52

34-Justine NORMAN 23.16 (67.62%)

39-Jenny BOLAM 24.13 (64.01%)

40-John ROSS 24.19 (64.84%)

43-Ken HODSON 24.44 (53.98%)

66-Grace FORSYTH 27.07

72-Pam WHELDON 27.50

75-Stuart BRUCE 27.56 (52.39%)

82-Jocelyn BOLAM 28.17 (60.75%)

85-Thomas DAVISON 28.35

100-Mike HENRY 30.27

101-Ed WHELDON 30.39

122-William FORTUNE 33.43

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Finally many many congratulations to ultra runner Shelley COATES for her latest superb achievement. On Saturday Shelley tackled the 114km Sandstone Way Trail Race. Not only that but she finished the race from Berwick to Rothbury in 18 hours 9 minutes, to pick up the 2nd female prize! Shelley would like to thanks a whole host of people for helping out and encouraging her during the many dark moments, particularly Alex REED, Dave HINDMARSH, Pauline AITCHISON and Carol DAVISON! Here’s to the next Ultra!!

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Photos of Adam SPILLER and Micky AISTON/Stephen COWELL courtesy of Lesley DAGLISH, whilst the TELFER’s was by Cris ATWELL.

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