Race Report

On Friday and Saturday, Alnwick Junior Harrier Talia Thompson represented Northumberland and the Duchess’s Community High School at the English Schools’ Athletics Championship.

The competition is the fourth largest athletics event in the world and is where the best athletes from each county in England compete for top prizes.

Entry to the event is by virtue of athletes being selected by County Team Managers. They not only have to be the best in their region but meet the very high qualifying standards set out by the English Schools’ Athletics Association. The annual event was held this year at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium.

Although Talia did not quite manage to match her usual exceptional standard in the shot put, she still threw well, gained valuable experience and represented her county admirably.

Talia is the first Alnwick Junior Harrier to qualify for the Championship.

Other Alnwick Harriers results are:

Druridge Bay parkrun

6 Phil HALL 20:03
7 Ian SIMON 20:09
9 Paul WILKIE 20:53 PB
12 Harris HALL 21:21 PB
14 David BARNES 21:29
16 Tony JACKSON 21:45
17 Sarah GRAY 21:47 (1st female)
41 Mel STEER 23:53
52 Christopher ATWELL 24:47
56 Philip LEE 25:05
63 Chris STEWART 25:30
64 Mark LATHAM 25:32
81 Peter EMBLETON 26:33
97 Eleanor HEELEY 27:21
98 George WILLIAMS 27:27
103 Karen LEESON 27:44
122 John ROSS 29:05
143 Rebecca HEELEY 30:43

Pastures parkrun

10 Lee HOPE 22:17
14 Lisa BASTON 22:50 (2nd female)
16 3 Alice TETLEY-PAUL 23:37 (3rd female)
58 19 Linda PATTERSON 32:41

Beckton parkrun

16 David HINDMARSH 21:37

Cheltenham parkrun

210 Rachel MCCOY 26:19

Kirkcaldy parkrun

131 Melanie Brigid BUCHANAN 30:27

Rising Sun parkrun

11 Millie BREESE 19:26 (1st female)

Sheffield Hallam parkrun

486 Kim BRONZE 29:56

Workington parkrun

134 Richard EASTOE 36:36
152 Gay EASTOE 45:25

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Northumberland Coastal Run Updates

Here are some updates for this year’s Northumberland Coastal Run.

Race Numbers

Results Base will be posting all numbers out today (Wednesday, July 10), so they will be with you shortly after that.

If you have not received your number by Monday, July 15, please contact Laura McLean, the Race Director, on ahcoastalrun2019@gmail.com

Coastal Run 2019 Prize Giving

This year our presentation of trophies and prizes will be held in the marquee at the Alnmouth Links Golf Club.

It is well signposted from the finish point on the beach with presentations taking place at approximately 1.45-2pm.

The prize list is big with substantial prizes so if you think you have done well in your age category please stay to collect your prizes and to support those that have won a prize.

Runners are entitled to one prize only. Where a Veteran places in the main prize category, the prize of the higher value will apply.

There will also be trophies for the first male and female Alnwick Harrier.

Please note that the Golf Club has facilities to book Sunday Lunch and is also providing a mixture of light refreshments for purchase throughout the day. Please contact them directly on 01665 830370 to make bookings.

Race entry is closed for this year’s event. For more information, including start times, click here.

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Latest Grand Prix Standings

Here are the latest standings in the Alnwick Harriers 2019 Grand Prix following the Bridges of the Tyne Five Miler.

After her FV55 category win, Diana Weightman has shot to the top of the leaderboard, moving up from fifth, while David Hindmarsh makes his first appearance in the top 12 jumping into 7th position.

The table is as follows:

For more information about this season’s Grand Prix, including races in the competition, click here.

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Race Report

Here are the latest race results for Alnwick Harriers.

Chevy Chase

11 Bruce Crombie 3:24 (3rd M40)
12 Graham Simpson 3:28:48
16 David Milne 3:31:40
29 Mike Telfer 3:40:44
32 Adam Fletcher 3:42:35
51 Jon Archer 3:58:50
173 David Hindmarsh 5:49:45

Great North 10k

350 Lee Hope 44:08
1389 George Williams 54:34
1395 Juhu Joseph 54:37
1737 Karen LEESON 57:35

Reading parkrun

107 Peter HAMMOND 24:21

Eden Project parkrun

220 Lorna STEPHENSON 34:22

Workington parkrun

132 Richard EASTOE 42:53
133 Gay EASTOE 42:55

Druridge Bay parkrun

22 Robert BADDELEY 21:31
27 Carole PAGE 22:06 (1st female)
30 Alice TETLEY-PAUL 22:26 (2nd female)
48 Alexandra HARWOOD 24:30 (PB)
53 Sarah GRAY 24:44
68 Finlay TELFER 25:42 (PB)
85 Paul WILKIE 26:45
109 George WILLIAMS 28:27
116 John ROSS 28:48
135 Justine NORMAN 30:26
136 Phil HALL 30:26
166 Karen LEESON 32:41

New Earswick parkrun

29 Mel STEER 24:50

Junior Round-up – Northern Intercounty Athletics Championship and NOTAN 4

Having competed so successfully two weeks ago representing Northumberland, Talia Thompson was once again in action at the weekend but this time representing the North East at club level.

Talia faced strong opposition at Middlesbrough Sports Village from nine other counties in both the javelin and shot put. Although managing a personal best javelin throw of 25.62m the shot put was once again Talia’s best event, throwing 10.82m to gain an excellent third place position.

The previous day the younger athletes were competing in the NOTAN Grand Prix at Churchill playing fields, Whitley Bay.

There were excellent personal best performances for Alicia Purvis, Mary Fentiman and Leila Thompson.

Alicia had a superb day winning the overall Year 3 competition and Leila won the Y6 howler smashing the all-time competition record with a massive throw of 35.62m!

A very successful weekend.

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Race Report

Here are the latest results for Alnwick Harriers.

Druridge Bay parkrun

2 Paul WHITE 19:03
10 David BARNES 21:37
12 Lee HOPE 21:57
24 Neil HAMILTON 23:46
25 Justine NORMAN (3rd female) 23:47
26 Phil HALL 23:48
52 Philip LEE 26:08
59 Eleanor HEELEY 26:33
73 David COOPER 27:45
74 Peter EMBLETON 27:46
80 Alexandra HARWOOD 28:06
96 Rebecca HEELEY 29:24
129 Jenni WILSON 32:21

Pastures parkrun

2 Oliver TELFER 18:32 (PB)
12 Lauren BROWN (2nd female) 22:16
13 Michael TELFER 22:18
33 Paul WILKIE 26:01
40 Alice TETLEY-PAUL 27:30
60 Linda PATTERSON 32:21
63 Eileen GUTHRIE 33:07

Gateshead parkrun

239 Mark HUME 35:53

Sixfields Upton parkrun

72 Tess HINDMARSH 26:25
74 David HINDMARSH 26:27

Workington parkrun

69 Richard EASTOE 32:32
87 Gay EASTOE 45:22

Saint Cuthbert’s Way Ultra 45M

22: Bridget Peberdy (1st F60) 4:40:39 -Morebattle. 12:14:46 – Finish time

Bridges of the Tyne Five Mile Road Race

162 John Cuthbert 35:15
163 Lisa Baston 35:18
173 David Hindmarsh 35:26
227 Diana Weightman 37:34 (1st female V55)

Run Northumberland Coquet Half Marathon 2019.

24 Simon Brown 1.45.09

Run Northumberland Coquet 10k 2019

4 Carole Page (1st female) 45:07
14 Kim Redpath (1st senior) 49:15
55 George Williams (2nd 60+) 1:00:04

Dracula Night Run

Tracey Sample and Ian Simpson were in Transylvania for the Dracula Night Run – a 6.2k woodland race.

Junior Round-up – North East Grand Prix

Last Wednesday evening at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow, the warm sunny night provided excellent conditions for the 3rd North East Grand Prix athletics match.

In the throwing events, Finlay Telfer managed an excellent personal best of 7.73m, Talia Thompson (U15) won her competition with another AAA’s grade 1 throw of 10.37m and Leila Thompson was runner-up with 7.20m.

In the javelin, Leila made another fantastic throw of 24.98m achieving her first grade 1 standard throw to win the competition. Leila is now ranked number 1 in the North East of England. Talia also threw well finishing as runner-up in the U15 event. Oscar Chisholm in his second competition managed an encouraging personal best throw.

On the track Ollie Telfer ran an excellent personal best time of 4:43s in the mile, to set a new club record.

Excellent conditions provided superb results for all the athletes. Halfway through the series Talia currently leads the overall Grand Prix competition.

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Book your place on Great North Run 2019 bus

Alnwick Harriers have organised a bus for this year’s Great North Run, on Sunday, September 8.

The bus, open to members and non-members, will pick up at three locations en route to Newcastle, namely:

Longstaffs Garage, Coquet Enterprise Park, Amble (6.45am);

Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick (7.15am);

Char Mausum, Stannington (7.30am).

The bus will return at 3pm, from Sea Road, South Shields, stopping at Stannington, Willowburn and finally Longstaffs Garage.

Entries for the bus close on September 1, or when the bus is full – whichever is first.

Prices are:

£5.00 – Return (Alnwick Harrier Club Member Only)
£2.50 – One-way to Newcastle (Alnwick Harrier Club Member Only)
£2.50 – One-way from South Shields (Alnwick Harrier Club Member Only)
£10.00 – Return (Non-member)
£5.00 – One-way to Newcastle (Non-member)
£5.00 – One-way from South Shields (Non-member)

For more details and to book your place, click the link here.

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Great North Run – Bus now open for booking!

Hurry up and secure your seat for the annual pilgrimage to South Shields via the Tyne Bridge. Seats always sell fast for one of the most iconic races in the calendar. Only £5 return for members!


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Upcoming Race… Glanton Show Hill Race

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Blyth Links 10k 27th August

We’ve received our annual invitation from our lovely friends at Blyth to the rather fast and fabulous Blyth Links 10k training run and social evening, to be held on Tuesday 27th August 2019. The format will be as in previous years, with the race starting at the Beach Car Park, South Beach at 7.15 p.m., followed by a free buffet at The Quay pub.

There is no entry fee and no prizes – just turn up, collect a number and run.


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Northumberland Coastal Run Transfers Closed

Transfers are now closed for the Northumberland Coastal Run 2019 and organisers are unable to offer any assistance with this from now on.

Race numbers will be posted out approximately two weeks prior to the Sunday, July 21, event along with a bit more information regarding the details.

There have been a number of queries regarding the bus service that is being operated on the day. Please note that there is no option to book a space on the bus after registration. Organisers immediately book the buses once all runners are registered so spaces are all taken up. There is an Arriva bus service that operates to Beadnell but you will need to check timings.

Further updates will be published ahead of the race.

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