Blyth Valley 10k/Run Northumberland Half Marathon/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Whitley Bay Parkrun/Durham Parkrun/Keswick Parkrun

A decent number of Harriers took part in the latest Grand Prix event of the 2016 season, the very fast, very flat and very popular Blyth Valley 10k on Sunday 3rd April. As always with this race there were loads of great runs, personal bests and an age category win for us! First Harrier to finish was Dan LENG in 23rd place overall, completing in 35.58. Next home and 3rd in the male 50 category was Phil HEMSLEY, ahead of Dominic HARRIS who smashed his previous best over the 10k distance and knocked over 4 minutes off his time in the same race last year! Jordan ROGERSON dipped under 40 minutes, whilst Dave HINDMARSH ran a good race, Shaun LAND looked impressive and Dave BARTRUM scored a 10k best.

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For the ladies Diana WEIGHTMAN ran a brilliant race and won the female 50 category, a great achievement in such a big field. She crossed the line in 45.43 and was 1st female Harrier home. Alex REED also ran well, as did Maureen BARTRUM. Well done to everyone for taking part! Grand Prix results will be out soon.

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Results:

23-Dan LENG 35.58

29-Phil HEMSLEY 36.25

55-Dominic HARRIS 38.11

80-Jordan ROGERSON 39.32

107-Dave HINDMARSH 40.38

124-Shaun LAND 41.25

131-Tim FALCONER 41.59

141-Paul GODDEN 42.27

165-Jon DUFFY 43.40

171-Andy SQUIRES 44.04

214-Dave BARTRUM 45.28

216-Diana WEIGHTMAN 45.43

245-Steve STUDLEY 47.25

259-Alex REED 48.07

275-Maureen BARTRUM 48.40

318-Louise CALLAGHAN 51.09

349-Richard JOHNSON 52.54

428-Jocelyn BOLAM 59.32

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Also that day 4 Harriers took part in the Run Nation organised Run Northumberland Half Marathon at Kirkley Hall. There was a great run by Graham SYERS as he continues his preparation for the London Marathon, whilst Andy STEPHENSON ran his 3rd fastest 13.1 miles, Gay EASTOE was 1st in the female 60 category and husband Richard was 3rd in the male 60 age group. Results:

24-Graham SYERS 1.29.48

126-Andy STEPHENSON 1.47.13

212-Gay EASTOE 2.03.14

213-Richard EASTOE 2.03.14

The day before a number of Harriers, both Senior and Junior, took part in the Druridge Bay Parkrun. 1st home and again winner of the male 55 category was Peter GREY in 5th place. Jim LILLICO was 6th and Graham CROW 10th. Zoe ROBSON and Keith SHOTTON ran their first races for the club, whilst Juniors Ellie and Callie HENDERSON made their Parkrun debuts. Also well done to Mairi CAMPBELL for her course pb and to Mark HUME for winning the male 70 category! Results:

5-Peter GREY 19.48 (79.63%)

6-Jim LILLICO 20.10 (77.52%)

10-Graham CROW 20.36 (64.40%)

42-Zoe ROBSON 24.21

44-Chris FRIEND 24.33 (57.77%)

49-Mel STEER 24.56 (65.64%)

51-Ellie HENDERSON 25.20

52-Callie HENDERSON 25.20

53-Keith SHOTTON 25.30

58-Mairi CAMPBELL 25.52 (64.82%)

79-Thomas DAVISON 27.50

112-Mark HUME 31.24 (56.85%)

137-Jackie PROUSE 57.08

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In other events Richard and Gay EASTOE were 1st in the age 60 categories at Workington, whilst Cris ATWELL ran at Whitley Bay, Kirsy STEED at Durham and Mike HENRY at Keswick. Results

Whitley Bay:

148-Cris ATWELL 26.07

Workington:

36-Richard EASTOE 23.56

52-Gay EASTOE 25.54

Durham:

212-Kirsty STEED 44.24

Keswick:

80-Mike HENRY 31.38

Photos of Jordan ROGERSON, Diana WEIGHTMAN and Jocelyn BOLAM at Blyth 10k courtesy of Andrew GRIEVES (Blyth RC). Chris FRIEND at Druridge Bay courtesy of Neil HAMILTON.

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