20 brave Juniors and their equally brave parents turned out for this years Junior Harriers Xmas Handicap, which was once again held on the particularly exposed Alnmouth beach. Many thanks must go to Geoff MALLEN and his band of little helpers who helped set up base camp and most importantly of all the barbeque for the post race sausage butties.
Unfortunately even Brenda the Great with all of her contacts, could not persuade King Neptune to stop the advance of the freezing North Sea this year. As the tide was in it was agreed to run the 2K race along the coastal path northwards, crossing over and returning back along the other side of the golf course. This slippery route proved to be ever so slightly perilous as there were some casualties, all of whom still managed to complete the race!
The race itself went well, in dry and sunny however very windy conditions, with all parents shouting words of encouragement to all runners. First girl home was Evie GODDEN, followed by Joe HEMSLEY for first boy, both winning this years trophies. They were followed by Chloe GIVENS who ran a fantastic race to finish in overall 3rd place, each of them also receiving ANOTHER selection box. Well done to all the Juniors who ran today and all managed big smiles. A big thank you also to all the coaches and parent helpers today.
Full results are here (time, handicap and actual time)
Evie Godden 11:14.8 00:17.0 10:57.8
Joe Hemsley 12:57.5 03:07.0 09:50.5
Chloe Givens 12:59.2 01:50.0 11:09.2
Millie Willcox 13:02.6 02:58.0 10:04.6
Maddie Hall 13:06.4 02:50.0 10:16.4
Darren Matthews 13:22.5 04:42.0 08:40.5
Lauren Brown 13:27.0 05:07.0 08:20.0
Owen Willcox 13:31.4 04:57.0 08:34.4
Dan Mallen 13:33.0 05:32.0 08:01.0
Joseph Godden 13:35.8 04:32.0 09:03.8
Josh McMeeking 13:36.7 03:45.0 09:51.7
Harry Brown 13:37.7 05:22.0 08:15.7
Daniel Harrison Frater 13:46.3 05:27.0 08:19.3
Abbie Davies 13:50.8 01:37.0 12:13.8
Luke McMeeking 13:54.6 03:42.0 10:12.6
Millie Breese 14:03.3 04:32.0 09:31.3
Ryan Harrison Frater 14:07.2 04:31.0 09:36.2
Max Breese 14:09.7 04:50.0 09:19.7
Emily Davies 14:17.2 03:32.0 10:45.2
Kieran Dover 14:50.9 04:42.0 10:08.9
All the coaches would like to wish all the juniors a very Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year.