Ella BROWN put in an excellent run at the Tarpley 20 at Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk on Sunday 28th February. Ella, who finished 2nd female in the 10 mile race at Tarpley last year, was 2nd again this time round. Ella comfortably won the female 40 category as well and finished in a very good 2.19.02.
Another female Harrier was in action on the same day in the Harewood Hall Half Marathon, near Leeds. Diana WEIGHTMAN finished the race in 1.52.57 to finish 275th.
Finally for the day Gay EASTOE was the winner of the female 60 category at the Netherhall 10 at Maryort in Cumbria. Gay finished in 73rd place in 1.31.05, whilst husband Richard was 1 place and 1 second behind.
The day before Dominic HARRIS improved on his previous 5k best at the Darlington South Park Parkrun. Dom, surely a favourite for the Most Improved Male this year, finished 11th in an excellent 18.27.
At the Druridge Bay Parkrun a huge number of Harriers took part and there was a whole host of pbs and age category wins. First Harrier to finish was Terry FOUNTAIN, winning the male 45 category, in 9th place. Dean STACKHOUSE was one place further back in a personal best time, and Graham CROW was 3rd Harrier home. Dave HENDERSON and David BARNES ran course pbs, whilst Peter EMBLETON won the male 65 category and Ian ATHERTON the male 60 age group. For the women Denise DRUMMOND was first to complete and won the age 50 category in the process. Alex REED was next followed by Mel STEER. Ruth DOCTOR was 1st in the female 40 category, whilst Maddy HALL ran a course personal best!
9-Terry FOUNTAIN 19.16 (75.35%)
10-Dean STACKHOUSE 19.33
16-Graham CROW 20.53 (63.53%)
19-David HENDERSON 21.36 (73.61%)
22-David BARNES 21.57
25-Andy SQUIRES 22.04 (68.50%)
28-Peter EMBLETON 22.22 (74.96%)
41-Denise DRUMMOND 23.33 (71.20%)
46-Alex REED 23.53 (66.50%)
47-Ian ATHERTON 23.59 (67.48%)
49-Mel STEER 24.18 (67.35%)
57-Ruth DOCTOR 25.00 (62.00%)
62-Jenny BOLAM 25.27 (60.12%)
72-David COOPER 26.01 (65.66%)
74-Mary PLUMLEY 26.07 (59.35%)
76-Maddy HALL 26.17 (63.28%)
87-Thomas DAVISON 27.11
90-Stuart BRUCE 27.30 (53.21%)
91-Catherine JACKSON 27.45
136-Eileen GUTHRIE 31.33 (54.46%)
141-Jayne McKENNA 32.39
Elsewhere Dave HINDMARSH was 75th at Newcastle in 20.28, Mark HUME was 139th in 31.47 at Gateshead and Kirsty STEED took part in the original Parkrun, Bushy Park at Richmond upon Thames. She completed the 5k in 34.59. Finally both Richard and Gay EASTOE won their age groups at Workington. Richard was 18th in 22.56, whilst Gay was 31st in 25.53. Well done to everyone who wore the Harriers vest this weekend!
Photos from top to bottom are of Diana WEIGHTMAN, Dom HARRIS, Mel STEER and David COOPER.