Ultra runner Andy STEPHENSON took part in the Hardmoors 30, un ultra trail race on the North Yorkshire coast on New Years Day. This toughie starts and finishes at Robin Hoods Bay, and takes in the sights of Whitby, Ravenscar and the Cleveland Way. Andy performed well to finish 117th of 213 finishers in 6.26.26. Well done Andy, a great start to the year for you!
The following day saw the official start of the 2016 Grand Prix with the first Druridge Bay parkrun of the year. A reminder that only Harriers who wear the club vest will qualify for points. Therefore top of the pile at this very early stage is Pauline AITCHISON! Well done to 1st Harrier Stephen COWELL who was first in the male 50 category, whilst David BARNES was 1st in the male 45 age group on what was a wet and windy morning at the event.
12-Stephen COWELL 22.15
16-Richard JOHNSON 23.16
19-Pauline AITCHISON 23.59 (66.85%)
21-David BARNES 24.52
51-Maddy HALL 28.57
54-Justine NORMAN 29.06
65-Pam WHELDON 30.33
69-Stuart BRUCE 31.01
75-Jayne McKENNA 33.03
78-William FORTUNE 34.23
90-Lorna STEPHENSON 36.43 (43.67%)
Meanwhile at Workington Richard EASTOE was 1st in the male 60 age group, finishing 17th in 23.22. Amazingly Gay was not 1st in the female 60 age group, finishing 31st in 26.18.
Photos of Pauline and Maddy courtesy of James BOYD.