Sunderland City Half Marathon and 10k/Cheviot and Hedgehope Pendulum/Keswick Half Marathon/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Ayr Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Whitley Bay Parkrun/Sheffield Hallam Parkrun/Durham Parkrun

5 Harriers took part in the Sunderland City Half Marathon on Sunday May 1st, the latest of the 2016 Grand Prix races. Billed as flat and fast this one lap scenic course certainly delivered with some exceptional performances by Harriers. First of our runners across the line in a new half marathon pb time was Richard JOHNSON, clocking an excellent 1.24.25, the fastest 13.1 miles of the year so far! Next in and knocking 8 minutes off his previous best was Dean STACKHOUSE in a superb 1.29.09, an exceptional time considering Dean has not long returned to training following injury. Not far behind was Tim FALCONER in 1.33.41, Paul GODDEN in 1.34.16 and Keith SHOTTON in 1.54.30. An excellent reflection of the training and dedication by athletes in Graham and Mikes Wednesday marathon group.


33-Richard JOHNSON 1.24.25

75-Dean STACKHOUSE 1.29.09

128-Tim FALCONER 1.33.41

139-Paul GODDEN 1.34.16

620-Keith SHOTTON 1.54.30


Also that day 2 Harriers participated in the Sunderland City 10K. Well done to Emma SHELL who was the first Harrier across the line in 51.34 and Jayne McKENNA who clocked a respectable 1.04.37 in her second race of the weekend after competing at the Druridge Bay parkrun the previous day.


Also that day the Cheviot and Hedgehope Pendulum Fell Race was taking place in hard, hard conditions slightly further north. Graham SIMPSON had a great race to finish 3rd of the 67 finishers.

3-Graham SIMPSON 2.09.33

40-Adam FLETCHER 2.52.12

50-Andy STEPHENSON 3.11.50

55-Steve STUDLEY 3.18.49

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Over in the Lakes Gay and Richard EASTOE were taking part in the Keswick Half Marathon. Gay finished 2nd in the female 60 category by clocking 2.07.40. Husband Richard finished in the same time.

The previous day there was a good turnout of Harriers at various parkrun locations far and wide. North of the border Jim LILLICO was competing at Ayr and finished in 4th position overall clocking 21.42, to finish 2nd in the male 55 category. Richard EASTOE finished top of the male 60 category at Workington in 23.35, whilst Paul ROBINSON made his Harriers debut at Whitley Bay Closer to home there were course pbs galore at the Druridge Bay parkrun. Jordan ROGERSON finished 4th overall and 2nd in the male 30 category in a superb pb of 19.00 minutes exactly. 2 seconds behind was Dominic HARRIS clocking a course pb of 19.02. Also achieving pbs were Zoe ROBSON in 23.35, Chris FRIEND in 23.44 and Maddy HALL in 24.21. Catherine JACKSON also did very well to finish 1st in the 15-17 category category clocking 25:48. Well done to you all.



4-Jim LILLICO 21.42

Sheffield Hallam:

358-Isacc MOSS 28.07


24-Richard EASTOE 23.35

39-Gay EASTOE 25.31


368-Kirsty STEED 45.14

Whitley Bay:

113-Paul ROBINSON 23.40

Druridge Bay:

4-Jordan ROGERSON 19.00

5-Dominic HARRIS 19.02 (67.95%)

38-Zoe ROBSON 23.35

39-Chris FRIEND 23.44 (59.76%)

44-Maddy HALL 24:21 (68.31%)

53-Justine NORMAN 25.30

54-Catherine JACKSON 25.48

87-Thomas DAVISON 28.52

90-John ROSS 28.52

114-Jayne MCKENNA 32.41

132-William FORTUNE 36.04


Above photos are of Tim FALCONER and Jayne McKENNA at Sunderland, Dom HARRIS at Druridge Bay.

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