Grand Prix Update

There have been two movers in the 2019 Grand Prix.

Seasonal campaigner Tim Falconer has moved from seventh to third following his 1.10 at Sunday’s Brampton to Carlisle 10-miler.

Meanwhile, Grand Prix maestro David Hindmarsh notched a 3.48.47 marathon in the USA, helping him to climb from 11th to 6th.

The final Grand Prix race is this Sunday’s Northumberland 10 Miler. The last counting Alnwick Pastures parkrun is Saturday, December 7.

Here are the current Grand Prix standings.

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Slaley Hall 10k Trail Race

A picture of our runners at the Slaley Hall 10k Trail Race

Four female Alnwick harriers travelled to Slaley Hall’s outstanding 1000 acre estate near Hexham  for the Slaley Hall 10k trail race on Sunday 17 th November.
500 runners enjoyed a challenging course with approx 530 ft of ascent through woodland, forest tracks and on the edges of the championship golf course including a good dose of squelch and mud to add to the fun !
Finishers were rewarded with a bacon or sausage sarnie and a hot drink in the hunting room of the hotel ! An enjoyable Sunday morning was had by all the girls !
47 Jo Powell  51.21
91 Frances Wilde 56.19
98 Emma Givens 57.22
124 Justine Norman 59.38


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North Eastern XC Champs – 14th December

Any men who want to run at the North Easterns on the 14th December should e-mail Bruce Crombie
Prior to the  20th of November
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Junior Report

Harriers 09 Nov 19

Leila Thompson (U13) competed in her first winter season indoor event this weekend. Leila had a great day long jumping a personal best of 3.88m. However, her best was to come throwing a new Club record of 8.87m in the shot put. This fantastic throw won the competition and achieved the AAA (amateur athletic association) grade 1 standard for her age. Leila is now only one of four Alnwick athletes ever to have gained this. A fantastic achievement!

Leila Thompson

The Junior harriers had a great weekend in the Schools cross country events. On Friday in the area competition they won 7 of the 8 races. Over 80 children took part from the Duchess High School facing competition from 7 other North Northumberland Schools. On Saturday there was further success for the U15 girls’ team who were competing in the second round of cross country cup. The regional championship was held at Middlesbrough where the girls placed an excellent third. Their team has now qualified for the National final in Sheffield next month.

U15 girls Team

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Grand Prix Latest

There has been some movement in the 2019 Grand Prix following the Hexham 10k and other races.

Four Harriers have moved into or consolidated their top 12 trophy positions since the last update.

John Cuthbert’s PB in the Chicago Marathon has seen him move from 11th to 5th, George Williams from 14th to 6th, Jennifer Knight from 9th to 8th and finally Jo Powell from 17th to 9th.

Our penultimate Grand Prix Race is the 68th running of the Brampton to Carlisle Road Race on Sunday, November 17.

Also, a reminder that the last counting Alnwick Pastures Parkrun is Saturday, December 7.

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2020 Coastal Run

It is with great pleasure to announce Sunday the 19th July 2020 is the day for our 41st Coastal Run.  We will be starting at Beadnell Bay and following the Coastal Path to Alnmouth Beach,  a distance of  approximately 14 miles.

This year’s registration will take place on Thursday 23 January 2020, and is again being managed by Results Base Ltd for our online registration. Timings and details of registration will be published nearer the date, so please follow our website and facebook pages for all up to date information.

Please contact Laura McLean, the race director for any queries regarding this event and not through our club secretary.

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Race Report

Here are the latest race results for Alnwick Harriers.

Druridge Bay parkrun

8 Carole PAGE 21:29 (1st female)
10 Tim FALCONER 21:35
16 Chris STEWART 23:40
31 Rachel Claire HEELEY 25:35
38 Philip LEE 26:10
45 Jennifer KNIGHT 26:33
50 Ian STEPHENSON 26:54
55 George WILLIAMS 27:35
77 Lorna STEPHENSON 29:57
82 Alice TETLEY-PAUL 30:53
85 Eleanor HEELEY 31:28

Pastures parkrun

4 Oliver TELFER 19:21
7 Michael TELFER 20:59
23 Mel STEER 25:26
35 Mairi CAMPBELL 30:25
54 Michael HENRY 55:00

Blyth Links parkrun

8 Paul WHITE 18:43

Durham parkrun

233 Kirsty STEED 35:29

Rising Sun parkrun

17 David BARNES 21:57

South Shields

9 Peter GREY 21:13 (First Over 60)

Workington parkrun

94 Richard EASTOE 35:21
110 Gay EASTOE 53:06

Aguilas 7k

Jocelyn Bolam finished 1st in her age category.

Hexham 5k

29 Mark Hume 36:09

Hexham 10k

84 Jo Powell (2nd F45-49) 45:22
193 Louise Callaghan 51:55
194 Jennifer Knight 51:46
209 Caro Fentiman 53:01
267 George Williams (3rd 70+) 55:45
412 Linda Patterson 1:04:45

Full race report here.

Jedburgh 10k

8 Steve Patterson 41:36 (2nd M40)

Leeds Abbey Dash

226 Dave Richardson 34:02

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Hexham 5 & 10K

Race report by our roving reporter Jo Powell.

A fresh and breezy but gloriously sunny autumnal morning awaited runners at Hexham’s 5k and popular 10k on Sunday 27 th October.
Six Alnwick Harriers were amongst 502 runners who took part in the out and back slightly undulating 10k facing a fairly strong head wind as they turned for home back towards Hexham.
First back for Alnwick in the 10k was Jo Powell in a PB time of 45.22 finishing 2nd female V45.  Next home was Jennifer Knight also bagging a PB of 51.46 closely followed by Louise Callaghan in a time of 51.55 finishing 4th female V55.  Caro Fentiman at Hexham with a huge family following and supporting her mum and cousin who were also running, finished in 53.01. Well done to George Williams who was 3rd male V70 in a time of 55.45. Jennifer’s sister Linda Patterson came home in 1.04.45.
In the 5k event with 31 runners taking part Mark Hume finished on 36.09.

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Today’s Lambton Estate Cross Country Cancelled

Today’s North Eastern Harrier League Cross Country fixture has been cancelled because the parking area is waterlogged.

Discussions have already started about rescheduling the race, either later in the year or towards the spring.

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Race Report

Here are the latest results for Alnwick Harriers.

Druridge Bay parkrun

2 Steven CARRAGHER 17:34
4 Oliver TELFER 18:41
11 Adam FLETCHER 19:51
12 Phil HALL Alnwick 20:14
13 Harris HALL 20:28 (PB)
14 Paul WILKIE 20:33 (PB)
19 Edward LONGSTAFF 20:48
26 Robert BADDELEY 21:38
27 Carole PAGE 21:41 (1st female)
40 Jo POWELL 22:22 (PB)
78 Rachel MCCOY 26:25
85 George WILLIAMS 26:51
120 Karen LEESON 28:58
121 Eleanor HEELEY 29:01
126 Rachel Claire HEELEY 29:23
133 Rebecca HEELEY 30:02

Pastures parkrun

22 Keith SHOTTON 24:35
25 Mel STEER 24:57
37 Alice TETLEY-PAUL 28:43
43 Mairi CAMPBELL 30:31

Folkestone parkrun

13 Tim FALCONER 21:18

Jesmond Dene parkrun

145 Ian STEPHENSON 29:41
196 Lorna STEPHENSON 33:58

Lochend Woods parkrun

34 Gay EASTOE 36:28
39 Richard EASTOE 39:40

Sheffield Hallam parkrun

417 Kim BRONZE 31:47

South Shields parkrun

96 Linda PATTERSON 27:51 (PB)

Yorkshire Marathon

2,864 Justine Norman 4:34:01

Minors’ Cross Country

Well done to the Junior athletes who braved the inclement weather to run at the Minors’ Cross Country, at Monkton Stadium, in Jarrow. They were wonderful, all be it very wet by home time.

A big well done to you all and thanks to parents for coming along to support.

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