World Half Marathon Championships/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Panshanger Parkrun/Dark Skies Kielder Marathon/Thrunton Thriller Trail Races

Dave HINDMARSH took his rightful place amongst the elite at the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff on Saturday 26th March. Dave who has been training well for the upcoming Boston Marathon, ran well to finish 939th in 1.30.19.

Also on Saturday a good number of Harriers took part in the Druridge Bay Parkrun. One of our newer members, Shaun LAND, was 5th finisher in 20.01. Next home in a course pb was Tim FALCONER in 10th place. Diana WEIGHTMAN made her long awaited Druridge Bay debut and was 1st in the female 50 category, whilst Maddy HALL pb’d again and Finbarr MURPHY also took part in his first parkrun.



5-Shaun LAND 20.01 (64.45%)

10-Tim FALCONER 21.00 (71.35%)

27-Dominic HARRIS 22.40

44-Andy STEPHENSON 24.09 (61.56%)

46-Diana WEIGHTMAN 24.11 (71.05%)

50-Maddy HALL 24.24 (68.17%)

86-Jack DOUGLAS 26.54

95-Emma HUTCHINGS 27.45

104-Finbarr MURPHY 28.51 (54.19%)

108-Pam WHELDON 29.17

135-Ed WHELDON 32.30


In other events that morning Gay EASTOE was 1st in the female 60 category at Workington, finishing in 47th in 26.51. Husband Richard was 1 place behind. Finally new member Melanie BUCHANAN took part in the Panshanger Parkrun near Welwyn Garden City. Mel was 207th in 30.35.

The following day a number of Harriers competed in the very popular North Tyneside 10k. Justine NORMAN was the star runner as she finished 3rd in the female 45 category.



442-Justine NORMAN 47.52

793-Lisa WILLIAMS 52.50

794-Sue BOLAM 52.52

956-Bethany CHARLTON 55.36

1002-Peter LINDLEY 56.00

1334-Stuart BRUCE 1.00.57

1587-Gaynor AYRE 1.07.07

12513631_346725262118334_5224023170977495024_oThe previous night a number of Harriers took part in the Trail Outlaws organised Kielder Dark Skies Marathon, an evening/night time race. All 5 Harriers performed well in poor conditions. Results:

92-Dave BARTRUM 4.58.27

92-Maureen BARTRUM 4.58.27

150-Morag DONOGHUE 5.24.30

180-Shelley COATES 5.36.50

185-Carol DAVISON 5.44.00


Finally just hours after completing the marathon at Kielder Maureen and Dave BARTRUM were amongst a handful of Harriers competing in the Thrunton Thriller TrailRaces!!!! Unbelievable! There were 2 races held, a very hard 10k and a very very hard half marathon! The BARTRUMs took part in the shorter of the 2 races, but still a phenomenal achievement given their exertions from the night before. Results:

10k (ish):

27-Steve STUDLEY 2.45.00

40-Stephen COWELL 2.58.00

69-Mel STEER 3.37.00

70-Mairi CAMPBEL 3.37.00

Half Marathon (ish):

14-Micky AISTON 1.36.00

40-Ruary SLATER 1.54.00

48-Dave BARTRUM 2.02.00

49-Maureen BARTRUM 2.02.00

64-Brett SLATER 2.30.00


Photos are of Shaun LAND and Finbarr MURPHY at Druridge Bay, Lisa WILLIAMS/Sue BOLAM and Gaynor AYRE at the North Tyneside 10k, the Dark Skies Marathon Harriers and Micky AISTON at Thrunton.

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