NEHL Wrekenton

The 2017/18 cross country season got under way on Saturday 30th September with the first fixture in the North East Harrier League series at Wrekenton, Gateshead. A really good number of both Juniors and Seniors took part in the races throughout the day on a dry course, which meant some very fast times and excellent performances.

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The Under 15 boys, who finished in third position, placed highest of the Alnwick teams and were led home by Ben MURRAY JOHN in fifth place, gaining himself promotion to the Fast Pack. The teams 2nd and 3rd counters were Alex THRELFALL and Barnabus HARVEY who just missed out on promotion this time. The boys had a strong team of eight runners who all worked hard to secure this excellent result.

The Under 13 boys were also lead home by a MURRAY JOHN brother, with Max finishing in an excellent second place to earn himself promotion too. Finlay WILDE and Sam THRELFALL were the other two counters with the whole team contributing to a well-earned sixth place.

The five Under 13 girls faced the toughest challenge today with three of the girls running from the Fast Pack after a successful season last year. However, new runners Ellie PRICE and Beth CARRAGHER ran superbly with Ellie being first home for Alnwick. The other girls weren’t far behind with Lauren BROWN finishing quickest Fast Pack runner of the day, whilst Millie BREESE was next followed by Hannah JOHNSTON. The girls will be in a strong position at the next fixture following the first round promotions and will be aiming to improve their well earned fifth place.

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The Under 11s had two good teams with Evie GODDEN first home for the Alnwick girls, with Molly JOHNSTON and Tess HINDMARSH just behind her. Cooper WILDE finished narrowly ahead of Ben STUDLEY in the boys race with Alex KNIGHT finishing as an excellent third counter.

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Anna Grace HARVEY (U15) and Daniel HARRISON-FRATER (U17) proved great resilience running on their own in our less well represented age groups. Both athletes ran superbly and showed how important it is to understand the benefits of taking part and representing the club. It was an excellent day and an even bigger turn out Druridge Bay next week will hopefully produce even better performances! Results:

Girls Under 11s:

23-Evie GODDEN 7.15

30-Molly JOHNSTON 7.27

31-Tess HINDMARSH 7.30

35-Chloe GIVENS 7.40

43-Tilly HALL 8.05

Boys Under 11s:

46-Cooper WILDE 7.20

47-Ben STUDLEY 7.21

62-Alex KNIGHT 7.39

Girls Under 13s:

15-Ellie PRICE 11.18 (S)

25-Lauren BROWN 11.34 (F)

32-Millie BREESE 11.54 (F)

35-Beth CARRAGHER 11.59 (S)

54-Hannah JOHNSTON 12.31 (F)

Boys Under 13s:

2-Max MURRAY JOHN 9.24 (S)

21-Finlay WILDE 10.08 (S)

40-Sam THRELFALL 10.55 (S)

69-Luke STUDLEY 12.15 (S)

77-Finlay TELFER 13.34 (S)

Girls Under 15s:

49-Anna Grace HARVEY 13.12 (S)

Boys Under 15s:

5-Ben MURRAY JOHN 9.05 (S)

16-Alex THRELFALL 9.39 (S)

17-Barnabus HARVEY 9.41 (S)

21-Max BREESE 9.54 (S)

32-Joseph GODDEN 10.16 (S)

45-Jude HALL 10.59 (S)

50-James CARRAGHER 11.22 (S)

54-Ryan HARRISON-FRATER 11.26 (S)

Boys Under 17s:

24-Daniel HARRISON-FRATER 25.10 (S)

Both the Senior teams had decent starts to the new campaign with the Senior Women finishing 6th of 10 in the top flight, whilst the men were 4th of the 11 teams in Division 2 on the day. The most pleasing part of the overall performances is that none of our runners were promoted up a pack, meaning that going into the Druridge Bay meet next week we’ll be in an extremely strong position in what is virtually a home fixture.

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The Senior Women were led home by Fast Pack runner Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS who was 14th overall after running the 5th quickest time in the race of the 462 runners. Our next counter was in-form Alice TETLEY-PAUL who was 51st overall, just missing out on promotion to the Medium Pack. 3rd was another Fast Pack runner in Rachelle FALLOON who was just 6 seconds behind Alice, whilst our 4th and final counter was the consistent Diana WEIGHTMAN. They were backed up by some very good runs from the likes of the now injury free Tracey SAMPLE, Frances WILDE and Katie BLACKBURN to name but a few. Well done to Laura McLEAN Jr, Tammy HALL and Karen LEADBITTER who were making their Harrier League debuts for us.

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The Senior Men were missing a number of the fast lads like Graham SIMPSON, Ross WILSON and Dan TURNBULL but still performed well to finish high up in the league standings on the day. Fast Pack runner David MILNE was our 1st runner home in 54th, about 30 seconds ahead of Steve CARRAGHER who is now down in the Medium Pack. Steve narrowly missed out on promotion as did our 3rd counter, Adam FLETCHER, who is criminally down in the Slow Pack! Ian SIMON was our 4th counter, just over a minute ahead of team captain Dominic HARRIS. There was a decent battle between 2 Harrier League debut boys to be our 6th and final counter with Jason DAWSON just getting the better of Stefan TOWNSLEY. It was great to see Jim LILLICO and Mike TELFER in action, whilst John CUTHBERT and Chris HALL made their debuts in the mud for us.

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Results:

Senior Women/Over 65 Men:

14-Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS 27.32 (F)

51-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 29.06 (S)

54-Rachelle FALLOON 29.12 (F)

96-Diana WEIGHTMAN 30.08 (S)

136-Tracey SAMPLE 31.19 (S)

175-Frances WILDE 32.20 (S)

189-Katie BLACKBURN 32.38 (S)

209-Pauline AITCHISON 33.08 (S)

243-Ruth DOCTOR 34.01 (S)

250-Laura McLEAN Jr 34.08 (S)

263-Alison WRIGHT 34.30 (S)

295-Mary PLUMLEY 35.21 (S)

362-Jocelyn BOLAM 38.12 (S)

419-Tammy HALL 41.12 (S)

436-Sheona DUFFY 42.55 (S)

441-Mark HUME 43.36 (S)

462-Karen LEADBITTER 58.32 (S)

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Senior Men:

54-David MILNE 36.58 (F)

69-Steve CARRAGHER 37.22 (M)

72-Adam FLETCHER 37.28 (S)

105-Ian SIMON 38.12 (S)

168-Dominic HARRIS 39.23 (M)

239-Jason DAWSON 40.39 (S)

253-Stefan TOWNSLEY 40.51 (S)

293-John CUTHBERT 41.48 (S)

295-Jim LILLICO 41.48 (S)

308-Mike TELFER 42.16 (S)

325-David HINDMARSH 42.43 (S)

416-Mark DOCTOR 45.21 (S)

419-Chris HALL 45.25 (S)

FB_IMG_1506887255002The next fixture is at Druridge Bay next Sunday, hosted by Blyth Running Club. All the details will be posted here soon. Remember to keep your race numbers for the whole of the season!

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Jelly Tea 10/Potsdamer Herbstlauf 9k/Haltwhistle Half Marathon/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Workington Parkrun

On a fairly quiet weekend for the club Dominic HARRIS ran really well at the Tynedale Harriers organised Jelly Tea 10 Miler. Of the 155 runners Dom was 13th in a splendid 1.02.57.

Slightly further along the Tyne Valley Justine NORMAN was in action at the Haltwhistle Half Marathon. Justine finished 113th in a personal best at this distance of 1.54.23.

Finally for Sunday, whilst on her holidays, Alice TETLEY-PAUL ran yet another superb race to finish 2nd female in the Potsdamer Herbstlauf 9k in Germany. Alice was 12th overall in 38.49!

The previous day Adam FLETCHER was our 1st runner across the line at the Druridge Bay Parkrun. He was 7th overall in 18.48 and was winner of the male 50 category. One place behind him was Jon ARCHER in a 5k pb, whilst John CUTHBERT was our 3rd runner home amazingly failing to get a pb! Other highlights included Jackie PROUSE winning the female 45 category, whilst Junior Harrier Harris HALL dipped under 24 minutes to gain a pb.

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Results:

7-Adam FLETCHER 18.48 (79.70%)

8-Jon ARCHER 19.26

20-John CUTHBERT 20.58 (61.69%)

37-Paul ROBINSON 22.49

47-Jackie PROUSE 23.19 (69.48%)

52-Harris HALL 23.53 (66.09%)

59-Mel STEER 24.02

69-Chris FRIEND 24.37 (58.50%)

119-Laura McLEAN Jr 27.36

130-Alex KNIGHT 28.30

178-Jayne McKENNA 31.13

193-Nell GAIR 32.00

204-Mark HUME 33.39 (53.74%)FB_IMG_1506199197647Elsewhere Richard EASTOE finished the Workington Parkrun in 25.46 to come 68th of 139 runners.

Photos are of Harris HALL and Mark HUME at Druridge Bay.

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Harriers Xmas Party

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Harriers Xmas Party will take place at The Plough, Alnwick on Saturday 9th December. It will start at 19.00 hours and finish at midnight. This year there will be a buffet and a disco, all for a crazy price of just £15 per person!

Bookings are made here https://www.sportsentrysolutions.com/product_page.php?recordID=200611 and the deadline is 31st October. If anyone has any questions contact Sarah CROSS at sarahcross71@hotmail.com.

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Club Kit Update

Ladies and Gentlemen,

When I took over the running of the kit shop in March, it was brought to my attention that there was some older stock available at a reduced price. This is still the case and furthermore the committee has decided to reduce the price even further. There are a number of vests and long-sleeved tops (male and/or female) over a range of sizes from 32-46.

It is impossible to continually update the website with availability of old stock, therefore I would encourage you to contact me prior to ordering online (old stock only) at Robert.enser@btinternet.com

Please continue to order new style vests/ t-shirts in the normal way via the Club Kit section of the website.

With the shorter nights approaching, it is advisable to wear reflective clothing when running and its mandatory on Harriers nights. The kit shop does have a limited supply of the red reflective running jackets and, in addition to this, is waiting on some more bobble hats, ideal for those colder days and of course cross-country outings.

Thanks,

Rob “kit-man” Enser

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Hardmoors 60/Newcastle Parkrun/Hatfield Forest Parkrun/Stratford Upon Avon Parkrun/Haigh Woodland Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Faelledparken Parkrun/Thropton Show Fell Race/Copenhagen Half Marathon

Andy STEPHENSON was up bright and early on Saturday 16th September to tackle the gruelling Hardmoors 60. This is a 60 miles race on the coast from Guisborough to Filey, taking in the beautiful Cleveland Coast, through Saltburn, Runswick Bay, Staithes, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar, Scarborough and into the finish location, the seaside resort of Filey. By completing this one Andy has done all the Hardmoors races from 30 to 110 miles! In horrid conditions where 2 people ended up in hospital and there were many non finishers Andy finished 108th in 16.36.55.

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Also that day a huge number of people took part in parkruns up and down the country, and abroad! The fastest 5k of the weekend was set by Dominic HARRIS at Newcastle where he completed the route in 18.20 to finish 13th. Down at the Hatfield Forest Parkrun near Bishops Stortford Rachelle FALLOON followed up her excellent victory in the recent Anne Allan 10k by winning this race in 20.46, her 4th win at the event. Tim FALCONER rocked up at the Stratford Upon Avon Parkrun where he clocked 20.01, whilst Jayne McKENNA ran the Haigh Woodland Parkrun near Wigan in 33.01 and Richard EASTOE took 32.18 to complete the Workington route. However furthest traveller of the weekend was John ROSS who was in Copenhagen tackling the Faelledparken Parkrun. He finished 69th in 27.12!

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At the Druridge Bay Parkrun Shaun LAND was our 1st finisher in 8th place, round in a pb of 19 minutes dead. Next was the first of the two MURRAY JOHN brothers, Ben, finishing in 10th place in a brilliant 19.37. He just pipped Jon ARCHER, whilst Bens younger brother Max was not far behind in 13th.  For the females another Junior Harrier, Millie BREESE, ran well to finish 2nd female in 21.29. She was just ahead of multiple winner Carole PAGE who was 3rd female, whilst Jackie PROUSE was 1st in the female 45 category. Also of note Chris CALVERT was taking part in his first parkrun, whilst it was great to see Sheona DUFFY back in a Harriers vest!!

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Results:

8-Shaun LAND 19.00 (67.89%)

10-Ben MURRAY JOHN 19.37 (72.30%)

11-Jon ARCHER 19.40

13-Max MURRAY JOHN 19.55 (76.82%)

23-Neil HAMILTON 21.05 (64.74%)

26-Millie BREESE 21.29 (75.80%)

32-Carole PAGE 22.02

49-Chris CALVERT 23.15

55-Jackie PROUSE 23.28

59-Mel STEER 23.39 (70.05%)

64-Tracey SAMPLE 23.51 (67.92%)

66-Justine NORMAN 23.58 (66.90%)

81-Paul ROBINSON 24.41

128-Laura McLEAN Jr 27.54

146-Alex KNIGHT 28.49

169-Sheona DUFFY 31.11 (50.94%)

170-Christine HARDY 31.21

191-Mark HUME 33.11 (54.50%)

FB_IMG_1505565474419Also that day the Thropton Show Fell Race took place. No results have been located as yet but in the meantime here’s a photo of Adam FLETCHER in action.

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The following day John ROSS was once again in half marathon action, this time the Copenhagen Half Marathon. There was heavy rain and storms which forced the abandonment of the event, though thankfully John had finished in 2.06.16!

Photos are of Andy STEPHENSON enjoying some soup (leek and potato?), Dominic HARRIS at Newcastle, Adam FLETCHER at the Thropton Show and Sheona DUFFY/Shaun LAND at Druridge Bay.

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Grand Prix Standings After Great North Run

John ROSS has worked his magic after the Great North Run last week and has produced the latest Grand Prix standings which can be found at the link below.

Alnwick Harriers Grand Prix 2017 after Great North Run

The top 2 remain the same with Richard JOHNSON leading David HINDMARSH. Conrad STEWART has jumped to 3rd and Karen KELLY is up to 4th from 8th. Dominic HARRIS is down to 5th, Laura McLEAN Jr is up one place to 6th and Shaun LAND has dropped to 7th. Thanks to his superb personal best run John CUTHBERT (pictured below) has leapt from 12th to 8th. Neil HAMILTON is in 9th and 10th place is taken by Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS who has shot up from 20th. Phil LEE is into the top 12 with Tim FALCONER taking the remaining trophy winning slot! There’s still plenty to play for though.

The next Grand Prix event is the sold out Helvellyn/Ullswater Trail Race weekend away, though entries are being taken for the remaining events. These are:

Sunday 29th October-Jedburgh 10k and Half Marathon. Harriers have the choice of doing either of these races as both the 10k and half marathon count. You can enter here https://www.entrycentral.com/festival/18.

Sunday 19th November-Brampton To Carlisle 10 Mile Road Race. Please see the separate post for details on the massively subsidised club trip! All the info on the race can be found here however http://borderharriers.co.uk/app/webroot/uploads/File/B2C-info-sheet-2017.pdf.

Don’t forget that your best WAVA score at the Druridge Bay Parkrun also counts!

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Great North Run/Dumfries Half Marathon/Jungfrau Marathon/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Peterborough Parkrun/Wimpole Estate Parkrun/Workington Parkrun

There were some excellent performances from the huge number of Harriers who took part in the Great North Run on Sunday 10th September, with a pleasing number of personal best performances over the half marathon distance. First home for us was Dan LENG in 1.20.17, followed just over a minute later by Richard JOHNSON who was a few seconds outside his best at the distance. Third Harrier home and the first female for us was Jo GASGOIGNE-OWENS. Jo, running from the Elite athletes section, was 21st female overall in 1.23.48 which is easily the quickest half by a female Harrier this year. James WILLOUGHBY and John CUTHBERT, two of the front runners for the Male Most Improved trophy this year, were next home in pbs with Johns about 10 minutes faster than the Great North Run in 2016! David HINDMARSH was home in 1.31.10 head of a new Harrier, Jon ARCHER, who ran a pb of 1.31.35. Amongst the other Harriers who completed the race Karen KELLY was round in 1.38.59, Lisa BASTON knocked 4 minutes off her previous pb and Laura McLEAN was about 10 minutes quicker than last year.

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Results:

Dan LENG 1.20.17

Richard JOHNSON 1.21.24

Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS 1.23.48

James WILLOUGHBY 1.23.49

John CUTHBERT 1.29.21

David HINDMARSH 1.31.10

Jon ARCHER 1.31.35

Neil HAMILTON 1.38.18

Mark DOUGLAS 1.38.47

Karen KELLY 1.38.59

Suzie BARWISE-MUNRO 1.40.22

Lisa BASTON 1.40.50

Mel STEER 1.45.30

Conrad STEWART 1.53.03

Laura McLEAN Jr 1.54.43

Paul ROBINSON 1.56.09

Phil LEE 1.56.38

Tania CONWAY 2.01.02

Mairi CAMPBELL 2.08.33

John ROSS 2.12.10

Helen PATTERSON 2.13.15

Lorna STEPHENSON 3.00.03

Also on Sunday north of the border Gay and Richard EASTOE took part in a wet and breezy Dumfries Half Marathon. Richard was across the line in 1.54.42 and Gay in 2.06.07.

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The previous day away from the fast and flat route between Newcastle and South Shields Alice TETLEY-PAUL was taking part in a very different event, the Jungfrau Marathon in the Swiss Alps! On a really, really hard course Alice ran well to finish 428th female of the 1165 running in 5.24.25. As you can see from the photo she is rightly happy!

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At the Druridge Bay Parkrun there was yet another victory for Carole PAGE! Carole was 1st female home in 20th overall in 22.02, her 37th win at the event. However first finisher for us was Adam FLETCHER in a rare race away from the fells. Adam was 2nd finisher in 18.43, just over a minute ahead of the male 55 category winner Peter GREY who won the age group just a few days before his 60th birthday! Jason DAWSON was 10th finisher in a pb, with Jim LILLICO not far behind.

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Results:

2-Adam FLETCHER 18.43 (80.05%)

7-Peter GREY 19.58 (79.63%)

10-Jason DAWSON 20.19 (70.30%)

14-Jim LILLICO 20.41 (76.87%)

20-Carole PAGE 22.02

65-Chris FRIEND 26.46 (53.80%)

78-Neil HAMILTON 27.31

92-Mel STEER 28.36

133-Jayne McKENNA 32.42

141-Eleanor HEELEY 33.29

151-Conrad STEWART 35.14

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In other events that morning Harris HALL ran another 5k pb, this time at the Peterborough Parkrun. he clocked 24.11 to finish 119th, whilst his mum Justine NORMAN was not far behind in 24.55. Tim FALCONER took part in the Wimpole Estate Parkrun, near Royston, Herts where he finished 33rd in 22.17 and Richard EASTOE was round the Workington Parkrun in 30.50.

Photos are of Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS at the Great North Run, Gay EASTOE at Dumfries, Alice TETLEY-PAUL in Switzerland and Adam FLETCHER/Chris FRIEND at Druridge Bay.

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Anne Allan 10k Trail Race

A race report will follow but in the meantime here’s some photos and Harriers results from the fantastic Anne Allan 10k Trail Race which was held on Sunday 3rd September!

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3-Steve CARRAGHER 41.07

5-Richard JOHNSON 42.46

9-Dominic HARRIS 44.39

12-Phil HEMSLEY 45.53

14-Shaun LAND 46.49

16-Rachelle FALLOON 48.13

19-Jason DAWSON 50.05

20-Mark DOUGLAS 50.15

25-Jim LILLICO 51.01

26-Tim FALCONER 51.20

30-Stuart MORRIS 52.04

34-Neil HAMILTON 53.02

35-Steve STUDLEY 53.03

41-Annabel LILLICO 54.38

42-Graham SKIRROW 54.51

48-Angie EMBLETON 55.45

49-Lisa BASTON 55.45

55-Diana WEIGHTMAN 57.26

56-Conrad STEWART 57.31

57-Denise DRUMMOND 57.44

60-Louise CALLAGHAN 1.00.19

62-Sarah LEWINGTON 1.00.43

63-Lisa WILLIAMS 1.00.56

79-Laura McLEAN Jr 1.03.47

80-Andy SQUIRES 1.04.02

81-Mike HENRY 1.04.03

86-Justine NORMAN 1.04.16

96-Phil LEE 1.05.50

101-Beverley BLYTHE 1.06.56

102-Mairi CAMPBELL 1.06.58

106-Sue BOLAM 1.07.44

110-Ruth DOCTOR 1.07.58

112-John ROSS 1.08.18

117-Maureen BARTRUM 1.09.17

118-Dave BARTRUM 1.09.18

121-Mary PLUMLEY 1.09.48

128-Brenda MALLEN 1.10.57

132-Sue SKIRROW 1.11.55

135-Una McCAIG 1.12.36

141-Helen PATTERSON 1.16.00

142-Wendy APPLEBY 1.16.00

155-Jayne McKENNA 1.25.53

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Glendale Show Fell Race/Watergate 5k/Farringdon Cross Country/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Bushy Parkrun/Keswick Trail Challange 15k/Hexham Track Marathon

A busy week got off to a decent start at the Glendale Show Fell Race on Monday 28th August, a race expertly organised by ex-Harrier Bruce CROMBIE. In a small but select field Graham SIMPSON was 3rd finisher in 33.38, ahead of Dan LENG in 4th in 35.11 and fell running lover David HINDMARSH in 10th in 45.06.

On Thursday 31st August Carole PAGE was in action at the Low Fell Running Club organised Watergate 5k. Carole, so prolific over the 5k distance at the Druridge Bay Parkrun, posted a brilliant 20.22 to finish 68th overall. She was the easy winner of the female 55 category.

On Saturday 2nd September we entered one female team in the curtain raiser to the 2017/18 cross country season, the Farringdon Cross Country races in Sunderland. The trio of Diana WEIGHTMAN, Alison WRIGHT and Rachelle FALLOON ran well to finish 6th of the 15 teams in the Senior Womens race. Diana posted 13.09 for her 1.8 mile leg, Alison 14.41 and Rachelle the 6th quickest time in the race, 11.31.

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Results:

6-James WILLOUGHBY 18.48 (69.15%)

8-Jon ARCHER 19.38

19-Andrew WILDE 20.50

23-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 21.56

28-Carole PAGE 22.33

65-Harris HALL 25.08 (62.80%)

66-Justine NORMAN 25.12 (63.62%)

87-Laura McLEAN Jr 26.48

106-Ruth DOCTOR 28.45

109-John ROSS 28.58

118-Alex KNIGHT 29.39

135-Christine HARDY 31.04

148-Jayne McKENNA 31.55

180-Lorna STEPHENSON 38.49

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Finally for the day Mel STEER travelled over to the Lake District to tackle the 15k Keswick Trail Challenge, organised by Lakeland Trails. Mel was 95th finisher in 1.37.53.

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The following day Cris ATWELL took part in the Hexham Track Marathon, a mere 105 laps of the running track at the Wentworth Leisure Centre. Cris completed this race in 4.16.56.

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Photos are of Diana WEIGHTMAN at Farringdon, Justine NORMAN/James WILLOUGHBY at Druridge Bay, Mel STEER in the Lakes and Cris ATWELL on the track at Hexham.

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Quayside 5k/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Fell Foot Parkrun/Grasmere Guides Races/Great Aberdeen 10k

On Wednesday 23rd August 2 Harriers made the trip south to Tyneside to compete in the Quayside 5k. This race is of high quality with some of the finest runners in the north on the start line. First back for us and 23rd overall was Dan TURNBULL running a sensational 16.06! Dan’s time was not only a personal best but it was also agonisingly only one second off a joint club record over the distance which is still held by club legend Dave KIRKLAND! Ross WILSON ran a superb 17.17 and thanks to chip-timing netted a one second personal best. Results:

23-Dan TURNBULL 16.06

52-Ross WILSON 17.17

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Saturdays Parkrun at Druridge Bay was once again jam-packed with highlights and successes from Harriers. The classy Carole PAGE was the first female home in a cracking 21.06. Shaun LAND ran a personal best to break into the top ten. Ever improving John CUTHBERT made it two personal bests in two weeks with a 20.43, meanwhile Neil HAMILTON was only 5 seconds off his all-time best at the event. Junior runner Harris HALL was also another to run a PB.

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Results:

9-Shaun LAND 19.12 (67.19%)

17-John CUTHBERT 20.43 (62.43%)

19-Neil HAMILTON 20.55 (65.26%)

22-Carole PAGE 21.06

45-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 23.05 (64.12%)

65-Harris HALL 24.28 (64.51%)

66-Phil HALL 24.28 (57.08%)

70-Mel STEER 24.41

72-Justine NORMAN 24.52 (64.48%)

109-Laura McLEAN Jr 27.28

130-Alex KNIGHT 29.03

174-Jayne McKENNA 32.00

193-Mark HUME 33.29

Workington:

39-Richard EASTOE 25.43

108-Gay EASTOE 52.01 (Tailrunner)

Fell Foot, Newby Bridge:

98-Robert STEPHENSON 25.16

297-Lorna STEPHENSON 37.22

On Sunday, Steve STUDLEY and son Ben both ran at Grasmere in the Lake District. The Senior Guides Race is a short 2.5k but includes almost 300m of climbing and Steve did well to finish 135th in 23.59.

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Also that day Jim LILLICO was in action north of the border at the Great Aberdeen 10k. Jim was 71st finisher in 43.07.

Photos are of Dan/Ross at the Quayside 5k, Shaun LAND at Druridge Bay and the STUDLEYs at Grasmere.

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