RAF Spadeadam Half Marathon

Two of our club legends, John Ross and Diana Weightman travelled over to Cumbria on Sunday to take part in the latest Gand Prix race, the iconic half marathon trail race at RAF Spadeadam, which turned out to be 14.2miles! 500 runners set off to tackle the hilly scenic course running past tanks and practise targets.
83 Diana Weightman 2.02.17
211 John Ross 2.22.56
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North East Grand Prix Awards & latest race reports

North East Grand Prix Awards

On Monday night three Alnwick Junior Harriers were awarded trophies for their success in the North East Athletics Grand Prix. The athletes competed in six evening athletic matches and scored points for success in their chosen events. The competition was held on Wednesday evenings over the summer months.

Talia Thompson (U15) had another successful year once again winning her age group, she competed in Shot, discus, hammer and javelin! Talia also won athlete of the match at the fourth fixture where she threw 10.95m in the Shot put. This award is particularly difficult to achieve as the athletes have to outperform all the junior and senior age groups to win.

Leila Thompson in her first year of U13 competition faced a tough challenge in a strong field of girls and finished in overall 2nd place. Oscar Chisholm competing in sprints and throws also had an excellent season finishing as third place U13 boy. Excellent results for the juniors. Twenty north east Clubs and over 200 athletes took part in the competition.

Also that night the presentation for the North East Throws competition took place. Leila Thompson took first place in her competition and Talia was third.

Oscar Chisholm, Leila Thompson, Talia Thompson

North East Counties Pentathlon

The final athletics competition of the summer athletics season is the North East Pentathlon held at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow. Junior athletes compete in hurdles, long jump, high jump, shot put and 800m. The older age groups are required to run 200m, long jump, shot put, discus and 1500m. Ollie and Finlay Telfer who are regular annual competitors both competed well. Ollie finished 1st U17 and Finlay was 3rd North East U15 Boy. Both achieved personal best performances in 3 out of their five events.

Ollie & Fin Telfer

North East Masters 10 000m Championship

Steve Carragher of Alnwick Harriers ran an excellent 10 000m race in the North East Masters Championship. Steve ran an excellent 10k in 36min 35s to finish in 2nd place in the MV45 category.

Reports thanks to Mike Telfer

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Message from the men’s cross-country captain

Ahead of the new cross-country season, new men’s captain Bruce Crombie has urged all interested male runners to contact him to register their interest.

He is asking any runners who want to represent Alnwick this season and are not yet registered to contact him (with name/date of birth) by Tuesday by either 07766 338839 or brucecrombie1972@gmail.com.

The first fixture takes place on Saturday, September 28 at Wrekenton. For more details, click here.

Lisa Baston and Diana Weightman are co-captains of the women’s team. They can be contacted on alnwickxc@gmail.com. For more details, click here.

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Grand Prix Update After Great North Run

Congratulations to the 24 Harriers who ran the 39th Great North Run in either their Alnwick Top or nominated charity vest.

Well done to the ever-improving John Cuthbert who was the first Harrier home in a pb of 1.26.59.

Lisa Baston is our first Grand Prix competitor to run six counting events and remains in pole position.

The best wava score of the day was achieved by Mel Steer – 70.50 which sees her move into the medal positions in 12th position.

Two other big movers were Louise Callaghan from 8th to 2nd and John Ross whose 36th GNR – plus finally running an Alnwick Pastures parkrun – resulted in moving up the league from 14th to 5th.

Here is the table in full:

The next Grand Prix event is a very scenic half-marathon at RAF Spadeadam held on the 22nd of this month.

There are still plenty of races left to secure wava scores in this year’s competition. Remember you have to be in it to win it!


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NE Harrier League Cross Country Season

The Cross Country season kicks off on Saturday 28th Sept at Wrekenton and we need to get our entries in now.

Under the Men’s Team Captain of Bruce Crombie and the Women’s Team Co-Captains of Lisa Baston and Diana Weightman, we are looking forward to an exciting season of thrills and spills.

This is a fun series of events for all runners, of any speed or fitness. Beginners to cross country are very welcome.

Women run about 4 miles in each event. Men run about 6 miles

These are great team events for all runners. The club will pay for everyone’s entry if you let us know that you would like to run. You can do all or just a few of the events.

If you would like to take part or if you have any questions, please email alnwickxc@gmail.com ASAP and include your full name and date of birth.

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Race Report

Here are the latest race results for Alnwick Harriers.

Druridge Bay parkrun

1 Paul WHITE 18:33
10 David BARNES 21:01 (PB)
16 Edward LONGSTAFF 21:40
39 Justine NORMAN 24:44
53 Philip LEE 25:14
56 Rebecca HEELEY 25:20 (PB)
66 George WILLIAMS 25:45 (PB)
141 Lorna STEPHENSON 32:23
142 Ian STEPHENSON 32:24

Pastures parkrun

7 Tony JACKSON 22:47
15 Keith SHOTTON 23:41 (PB)
68 Michael HENRY 52:31

Hasenheide parkrun

147 Alice TETLEY-PAUL 35:04

Lochend Woods parkrun

21 John ROSS 27:12 (PB)

Sheffield Hallam parkrun

519 Kim BRONZE 31:54

Workington parkrun

139 Gay EASTOE 46:22
140 Richard EASTOE 46:23

Matfen 10K

39 Jo Powell 47:10 (1st VF45)

Ingram Show Fell Race

Ingram Show held another great fell race. For Alnwick, Harry Knox was first junior and Finlay Telfer was second. Ollie Telfer was second overall and Mike Telfer was third overall. Max Breese came fourth overall, while Jess Moses ran well in her first fell race.

Ken Jefferson Memorial 37th Farringdon Open Cross Country Races

U15 Girls: 1 Millie Breese, 10:32

Veteran Women Relays: 7th team: Denise Drummond, 13:27; Ruth Doctor 14:50; Angie Embleton, 12:58. 11th team: Diana Weightman, 13:14; Sue Skirrow, 16:44; Jennifer Knight, 14:16.

Alnwick Harriers are reminded that the first fixture of the new season of the North Eastern Harrier League takes place at Wrekenton on September 28.

Northumberlandia 5K Trail Runner

28 Jennifer Knight 25:34

Alex and Oliver Knight also ran in the race.


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Race Report

Here are the latest results for Alnwick Harriers.

Great North Run

546 John Cuthbert 1:26:59
895 Jon Archer 1:30:35
1,334 Laurence Reeves 1:33:56
1,502 John Horsley 1:34:55
1,632 Steve Patterson 1:35:53
1,691 Adam Stott 1:36:14
1,810 Lisa Baston 1:36:48
2,571 Michael Telfer 1:39:51
2,912 Paul Wilkie 1:41:15
4,611 Ian Horsley 1:46:52
4,697 Melanie Steer 1:47:06
6,807 Laura Mclean 1:52:20
8,808 Philip Lee 1:56:18
10,893 Mairi Campbell 1:59:58
10,972 Alexandra Harwood 2:00:06
11,117 Stuart Eaborn 2:00:19
11,458 Lee Hope 2:00:57
12,098 Sarah Spiller 2:02:10
12,103 Adam Spiller 2:02:11
12,193 Lindsey Davidson 2:02:19
12,567 Louise Callaghan 2:03:04
13,612 Paul Dellbridge 2:05:03
14,525 Jennifer Knight 2:06:40
14,717 Karen Leeson 2:06:58
15,348 Ruth Doctor 2:08:08
17,630 John Ross 2:12:13
18,955 Julia Scott 2:14:40
22,632 George Williams 2:21:37
24,391 Sharon Mungall 2:25:06
29,589 Camilla Campbell 2:35:56
41,002 Nell Gair 3:24:14

10K Poacher Run

6 Peter Grey 46:25 (1st VM60)
34 Diana Weightman 54:58 (2nd VW55)
41 Mark Latham 57:45
82 Susan Skirrow 68:32

Salford 10K

Carole Page 43.17 (2nd VW55-59). This fixture was a qualifier for the Age Group England 10k team to race next May when Carole will be in the 60-64 category. It is believed that her time is enough to place her first in this older category.

Druridge Bay parkrun

2 Paul WHITE 18:32
18 Neil HAMILTON 23:17
47 John ROSS 26:49
50 Louise SYERS 27:10
51 Graham SYERS 27:11
54 Justine NORMAN 27:26
55 Denise DRUMMOND 27:26
105 Eileen GUTHRIE 31:32
108 Eleanor HEELEY 31:54
117 Philip LEE 33:18
124 Lorna STEPHENSON 34:24

Pastures parkrun

1 Michael TELFER 20:16 (PB)
11 Angie EMBLETON 23:42 (1st Female)
18 Michael HENRY 25:04 (PB)
19 Keith SHOTTON 25:16
22 Frances WILDE 25:59 (PB)
24 Caro FENTIMAN 26:14 (PB)
37 David COATES 31:20

Gateshead parkrun

191 Mark HUME 36:18

Workington parkrun

149 Richard EASTOE 40:57
153 Gay EASTOE 46:22

Alnwick Harriers Junior Round-up – Junior Great North Run

10th and 11th places for Lauren Brown (13/14 girls) and Ollie Telfer (15/16 boys) in their races. Decent time of 13:48 for Ollie over the 4km course. Liam McDonogh ran in the boys’ 11/12 race and finished a good 55th out of 443 runners!

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Race Report

The latest results for Alnwick Harriers:

Druridge Bay parkrun

4 Paul WHITE 19:02
5 Jon ARCHER 19:31
8 John HORSLEY 20:06
15 Carole PAGE 21:14 (2nd Female)
23 Robert BADDELEY 21:52
26 David HINDMARSH 21:58
46 Neil HAMILTON 23:51
65 Euan FRIEND 25:04
70 Philip LEE 25:17
79 Harry ELLABY 25:37
81 Jennifer KNIGHT 25:41 (PB)
102 Christopher ATWELL 26:38
106 George WILLIAMS 26:58
113 Chris FRIEND 27:24
144 Sharon MUNGALL 29:48
157 Alex KNIGHT 30:27
194 Lorna STEPHENSON 33:53
213 Oliver KNIGHT 37:39
216 Linda PATTERSON 37:50

Pastures parkrun

41 Denise DRUMMOND 25:36
46 John ROSS 27:43
48 David COATES 27:48

Blyth Links parkrun

35 Chris STEWART 23:59

Gateshead parkrun

198 Mark HUME 35:35

Rushcliffe parkrun

384 Alice TETLEY-PAUL 38:06

Sedgefield parkrun

190 Kirsty STEED 33:52

Sheffield Hallam parkrun

575 Kim BRONZE 33:03

Workington parkrun

91 Richard EASTOE 42:40
93 Gay EASTOE 43:06

Carlisle Half Marathon

304 Gay Eastoe 2:04:44 (2nd 60-69 Female)

Blyth Links 10k

126 Diana Weightman 49:25 (1st Female 55)
159 Graham Skirrow 52:23
231 Sue Skirrow 1:00:36

Alnwick Harriers Juniors Round-up – NEYDL Inter-League Match v Yorkshire

Athletes from the three North East Youth Development League Divisions were selected to form a team to compete against Yorkshire last weekend.

Hannah Johnston travelled to Cudworth, Barnsley, to represent the region in the 800m.

Although she was not able to match her Club record time on this occasion, Hannah finished in a respectable fourth place contributing to the overall win for the NEYDL team.

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Sign up for Farringdon XC Relays

As a warm-up to the cross-country season, we are hoping to enter a couple of teams into the Farringdon XC Relays on Saturday 14th September.

The event takes place at Farringdon Community Academy. Each leg is 1.8 miles.

The timings are:

Noon: Senior Women’s and Veterans’ Relay – 3 x 1.8mile (Aged 17 & over on day of race. Vets aged from 35).

12.45pm: Senior Men’s and Veterans’ Relay: 4 x 1.8mile. (Aged 17 years and over on the day of race. Vets aged from 40.)

If anyone would like to run please could you email AlnwickXC@gmail.com by the 4th of September. Any questions, please ask.



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Race Report

Here are the latest results for Alnwick Harriers:

Druridge Bay parkrun

5 Paul WHITE 19:00
12 John HORSLEY 20:12
66 Rachel MCCOY 24:22
67 Denise DRUMMOND 24:26
82 Tania CONWAY 26:00
94 Ruth DOCTOR 26:37
95 Ian ATHERTON 26:38
96 George WILLIAMS 26:39 (PB)
106 Christopher ATWELL 27:02
129 Mark DOCTOR 29:02
150 Michael TELFER 29:51
163 Eleanor HEELEY 30:51
177 Eileen GUTHRIE 31:54
267 Rebecca HEELEY 50:57

Pastures parkrun

18 Graham CROW 21:27 (PB)
42 Euan FRIEND 24:29
50 Keith SHOTTON 25:15

Aviemore parkrun

5 Harris HALL 20:47
21 Maddy HALL 24:41
22 Justine NORMAN 24:41

Blyth Links parkrun

129 Philip LEE 26:09

Gateshead parkrun

196 Mark HUME 35:49

Hay Lodge parkrun

29 Michael HENRY 24:50

Hazlehead parkrun, Aberdeen

150 Gay EASTOE 29:49
237 Richard EASTOE 47:37

Keswick parkrun

22 Peter GREY 20:03 (80.71%)

Lochend parkrun

45 John ROSS 28:00

Newbiggin parkrun

42 Jennifer KNIGHT 26:03 (PB)
48 Linda PATTERSON 27:11 (PB)
75 Alex KNIGHT 30:38
107 Oliver KNIGHT 36:28 (PB)

Northallerton parkrun

41 Mark LATHAM 25:03

Rising Sun parkrun

29 David BARNES 21:37 (PB)

Sedgefield parkrun

152 Kirsty STEED 32:20

Sheffield Hallam parkrun

422 Kim BRONZE 31:39

Triathlon Relays Championships

Ian Simon, Tracey Sample, Carole Plage and Robert Baddeley wore the Alnwick Harrier strip at the Triathlon Relays Championships.

Named Alnwick Tri Mixed Vets, the team finished third in the BTF Club Mixed Vet 40+ category.

The team’s running legs were: Ian Simon 17:52; Robert Baddeley 21:24, Tracey Sample 25.17; Carole Page 22:10.

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