North East Youth Development League/North Of Tyne Athletic Network Round 2

North East Youth Development League

Junior athletes from Alnwick Harriers joined together with Blyth Running Club to form a team for the first athletics match of the season in the North East Youth Development League. The combined team of 35 athletes took on clubs from across the north east including Gateshead Harriers, North Shields Poly, Gosforth, Wallsend, Jarrow & Hebburn and South Shields.

Although it was a particularly windy day there were some excellent performances in the throwing events. Ailsa BATLEY (U15) broke the club record by almost 10 metres to win the javelin competition with a throw of 20.39m and Antje HALL wasn’t far behind with 19.22m to finish as runner up. Gregor BATLEY (U13) won the boys event with a new club record of 23.27m and Finlay TELFER finished in third place. Finlay also managed second place in the Shot Putt and his brother Oliver managed to finish an excellent third place in the U15 category. Ollie also competed in the Discus throw where he set a new club record of 21.30m and finished in third place. Talia THOMPSON (U13) managed second place in her javelin competition and won the Shot Putt with a good throw of 6.35m. Luke STUDLEY competed in his first U13 Shot Putt event and finished well.

On the track there were good performances by Ellie PRICE, Ryan HARRISON-FRATER and James CARRAGHER in the 800m and in the 1500m Alex THRELFALL ran a good time of 4 min 59s to finish in 4th place. Joseph GODDEN ran a good 1500m and also took first place in the 80m hurdle race. Ellie PRICE and Euan FRIEND both ran well in the hurdles with Euan finishing in 2nd place.

In the Long Jump Katie Lou FRIEND made her debut for the club as an U13 and brother Euan jumped an excellent 3.92m to win the boys competition. Antje HALL also jumped a personal best 3.96m to come fifth in her category.

It was an excellent day with some great performances, the team finished in third place behind North Shields Poly and Gateshead Harriers.

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North Of Tyne Athletic Network 2nd Round

Also this weekend eleven minor athletes (Y6 & below) travelled to Whitley Bay to compete in the second NOTAN Grand Prix athletics match. There were some excellent performances all round with Billy CLAYTON winning several events to increase his chances in winning the overall series championship.

The series attracted over 120 competitors from across the north east so the Juniors did particular well to score so highly.

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Newcastle Parkrun/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Drumchapel Parkrun/Cheltenham Parkrun/Whitley Bay Parkrun/Portobello Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Highland Fling Ultra/Cheviot and Hedgehope Pendulum/Keswick Half Marathon/Sand Dancer 10k

There were loads of Harriers in parkrun action on the morning of Saturday 29th April with the fastest run coming courtesy of Jordan ROGERSON at Newcastle, where he finished 25th in a huge field in 18.19. North of the border the highest placed Harrier that morning was Dominic HARRIS who finished 2nd at the Drumchapel Parkrun in Glasgow, clocking 20.50. Down at Cheltenham Diana WEIGHTMAN had a good run finishing 110th in 23.14, whilst at Portobello near Edinburgh, Mike HENRY was 112th in 25.24. Tony ROSKILLY was 125th at Whitley Bay in 25.29 and over at Workington Richard EASTOE was 78th in 28.21.

At the local event, Druridge Bay, there were some excellent performances with plenty of pbs and age category successes. First across the line for us, in 19.29, was James WILLOUGHBY. Peter GREY was 3 places back and winner of the male 55 age category, whilst Tim FALCONER was 1st male 50 in 16th place. Neil HAMILTON is getting quicker each week after a spell out injured and finished 22nd, John CUTHBERT knocked a massive chunk off his 5k pb, as did Paul ROBINSON. It is also great to see Conrad STEWART getting back to his best after some time out.

Peter GREY

For the ladies Carole PAGE was once again the winner of the ladies race! She was home in 22.03, ahead of fellow Harrier and 2nd lady Alice TETLEY-PAUL. Tracey SAMPLE is another one who’s been on the sidelines so will no doubt be happy with her 24.18. Results:

10-James WILLOUGHBY 19.29 (66.72%)

13-Peter GREY 19.45 (80.51%)

16-Tim FALCONER 20.35 (73.44%)

22-Neil HAMILTON 21.24

25-John CUTHBERT 21.32 (60.06%)

29-Carole PAGE 22.03

32-Paul ROBINSON 22.18 (57.85%)

33-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 22.25

38-Conrad STEWART 22.53 (62.42%)

64-Tracey SAMPLE 24.18 (65.98%)

96-Kim BRONZE 25.45 (59.68%)

132-John ROSS 28.24

166-Nell GAIR 31.44

172-Christine MAVROMICHAELIS 32.06

195-Lorna STEPHENSON 33.05 (48.97%)

199-Mark HUME 33.59

208-Jayne McKENNA 35.12

Also that day our ultra running goddess Shelley COATES was in action in the Highland Fling Ultra. This is a 53 mile race along the route of the West Highland Way, running through the glorious Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Parks. Shelley finished this toughie in a shade over 15 hours.

The following day 2 Harriers took part in the Cheviot and Hedgehope Pendulum Fell Race, organised by Glen McWILLIAMS. The race starts in Langleeford and takes in the summits of both Cheviot and Hedgehope, covering 12 tough miles. First local lady in her first appearance as a Harrier was Alison WRIGHT. She covered the distance in 2.39.19, whilst Alice TETLEY-PAUL was home in 3.21.59.

Alice TETLEY-PAUL

Over in the Lakes Gay and Richard EASTOE took part in the Keswick Half Marathon, with Richard finishing in 2.08.19 and Gay in 2.13.03. Whilst closer to home there as joy for Lorna STEPHENSON as she completed the Sand Dancer 10k at South Shields in a pb of 1.10.25!

Above photos are of Peter GREY at Druridge Bay, Shelley COATES in her Ultra and Alice TETLEY-PAUL on Hedgehope!

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London Marathon/Balfron 10k/Terry O’Gara Memorial 5k/Washington Trail 10k/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Sunderland Parkrun/South Shields Parkrun/Watford Open Meet/Loughrigg Fell Race

Due to injuries and illness to 2 other Harriers only Ruth DOCTOR and John ROSS made the start line for the London Marathon on Sunday 23rd April. Both ran well with Ruth finishing in 4.11.23 and John, who has recently entered the male 60 category, in 5.19.50. Well done to both!

Ruth London Marathon

North of the border Vee POLLOCK put in a cracking performance at the tough Balfron 10k near Stirling. Vee was 5th female to finish in a course pb of 43.04!

Vee POLLOCK

Nearer to home that day Dominic HARRIS was the sole Harrier in action at the Terry O’Gara Memorial 5k, organised by Wallsend Harriers. On a course which was slightly longer than the advertised distance Dom finished 44th of the 168 runners in a fine 18.27. Finally for Sunday Kim BRONZE took part in the Washington Trail 10k where he finished 123rd of 372 runners in 1.00.22.

The day before Carole PAGE was once again the first Harrier home in the Druridge Bay Parkrun, clocking 21.24 to finish 16th overall and 2nd female. She was just ahead of Lisa ATHEY who made a decent course debut to finish 3rd female, whilst Mel STEER was 4th. Paul ROBINSON was our first male to finish in 27th place, running a course best of 22.45. Other course pbs were achieved by Phil LEE and Paul DELLBRIDGE.

Lisa ATHEY

Results:

16-Carole PAGE 21.24

18-Lisa ATHEY 21.51 (69.57%)

27-Paul ROBINSON 22.45 (56.70%)

36-Mel STEER 23.27

52-Sarah GRAY 24.41 (60.09%)

54-Kim BRONZE 24.44 (62.13%)

67-Phil LEE 25.30 (61.83%)

68-Paul DELLBRIDGE 25.36 (58.53%)

161-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 34.34

Phil LEE and Paul DELLBRIDGE

Also that morning Richard EASTOE ran 25.29 at the Workington Parkrun, Nell GAIR 30.48 at Sunderland and Lorna STEPHENSON was home in 33.14 at South Shields.

A few days before on Wednesday 19th April 2 Harriers were in action on very different terrain. Rachelle FALLOON took part in the Watford Open Track Meet where she tackled the 3000m, finishing in 11.05. Mark DOCTOR on the other hand took part in the Loughrigg Fell Race at Ambleside, where he finished the out and back 4 miler to the top of the 1099 feet hill in 39.24, 123rd of the 189 finishers.

Photos are of Ruth DOCTOR in London, Vee POLLOCK at the Balfron 10k, Lisa ATHEY and Phil LEE/Paul DELLBRIDGE at Druridge Bay.

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Save Lindisfarne Sports Hall-Petition!!

Did you know that the planned building closures include the Lindisfarne Sports Hall and the Adult Education Centre? The elimination of these key facilities will affect the whole community, our well-being and our childrens ability to excel at sports.

This post is about the planned closure of these buildings within the Middle School site. It highlights the impact and choices made without apparent consultation or visibility of expected costs. It also questions the quality of facilities that will be available for sports participation and further education within the Alnwick area and if the alternatives are likely to be too costly to be viable for voluntary clubs.

Why should I be interested?

These are community facilities within the school site and their loss will affect us all, by reducing our access to both sport and education. We need to ensure that we have continued use of good affordable facilities that meet the needs of the entire community after the school moves. Our concern is that if these closures go ahead prior to the provision of replacements, further promises will be broken &and we will lose vital community facilities forever.

Why is it important to act now and get our voices heard?

The Sports Hall and the Adult Learning Centre are to be demolished with no contingency plans and local elections are coming up. We have the chance to influence political and local government behaviour for the common good but only if we act now and protect these community assets.

This post is to concerned local residents, parents and sports club users. We are not a political group, we just want to ensure that suitable facilities are retained. The Duchess Community High School (DCHS) cannot accommodate our needs in the short term and for some groups no long term facilities are available. Our clubs and activities could be homeless soon. We are therefore starting a petition to publicise our concerns and to ask for your support.

Lost Facilities?

A soil mountain also stops our young people from accessing the sports fields at DCHS. Where are the promised playing fields for rugby and football? The only playing fields suitable for athletics are on the Lindisfarne site – we could lose these too. Junior hockey is homeless already with the closure of the old DCHS gym.

Many local residents rely on the Adult Learning Centre and old gym to improve key skills and to socialise. Other local communities have experienced similar issues and the closures of key affordable facilities. Closed buildings never reopen and our playing fields then get filled with new housing…

Can all local residents support us please?

Can you support our online petition to safeguard our access to sport and further education. It can be accessed at https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/maintain-all-lindisfarne-community-facilities

If we can get huge numbers of people supporting our petition and talking about it, we can save these facilities for the community. Please share this with others and encourage others to take action.

If you require further information or can help save the facilities please contact us at savesporthall1@gmail.com.

Issued on behalf of the Junior Coaches of Alnwick Harriers

Lindisfarne School

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Bronze Award For Northumberland Coastal Run!!

We are incredibly proud to announce that The Northumberland Coastal Run has been awarded Bronze in the Half Marathon category at the prestigious ‘Race of the Year Awards 2017’ which were held at the O2 in London last week!

This award ceremony was been set up to identify and recognise the best running events every year from the running publics nominations and votes. The competition was incredibly tough, and every year hundreds of running events try to secure one of the much-coveted awards.

Our journey started last September when The Northumberland Coastal Run was put forward and the first round of voting secured us a place in the top 12 races. In December voting re-opened we had until April to try and encourage as many votes as possible. Club members, family, friends and the local and wider community all helped to spread the word and encourage people to vote.

We are very proud of our local race, which has taken place every July since 1979. The dedication and organisation behind this event is inspiring and every year over a thousand participants line up at the start on Beadnell beach to take part in the glorious 14-mile race to Alnmouth. The coastline boats some of the most dramatic scenery in the UK and is renowned for its beautiful sandy beaches, rolling dunes and historic landscape.

On behalf of the Alnwick Harriers Running Club I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their support, and for taking time out to vote and make this all possible.

This year’s race is on Sunday 23rd July 2017, we look forward to seeing you there.

Sarah CROSS/Club Secretary

2013 Coastal Run Start!

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Elswick Harriers Good Friday Relay/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Newcastle Parkrun/Rising Sun Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Isel Cross/North Tyneside 10k/Druridge Bay Half Marathon/Boston Marathon

The Easter weekend started off with the traditional Good Friday Relay organised by Elswick Harriers. A smaller group of Harriers than in recent years, 3 teams, took part in this fast and furious event on the banks of the Tyne near Newburn. The highlight of the fixture for us was Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS running the fastest leg by a female Veteran team member on the day. With 41 teams of 3 taking part in this category this was a great performance. Our Veteran female teams performed well finishing 11th and 25th, whilst the Senior mens team were 43rd overall. Results:

Veteran Women:

11-Diana WEIGHTMAN 15.04, Pauline AITCHISON 16.50 and Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS 13.01. Total 44.55.

25-Lisa BASTON 15.26, Tania CONWAY 17.34 and Katie BLACKBURN 16.50. Total 49.50.

Senior Men:

43-Shaun LAND 12.21, Ian McALLISTER 16.24, Dean STACKHOUSE 14.23 and James WILLOUGHBY 13.03. Total 56.11.

Elswick Relay Ladies

The following day Carole PAGE was the star at the Druridge Bay Parkrun thanks to a great 21.16, just a few seconds outside her course best. This was the 26th time Carole was 1st across the line at the event. Phil HALL was our first runner to finish, whilst John CUTHBERT ran a 5k pb and Frances WILDE was winner of the female 40 category.

Phil HALL

Results:

11-Phil HALL 19.19 (72.30%)

26-Carole PAGE 21.16

38-Neil HAMILTON 21.52

44-John CUTHBERT 22.16 (58.08%)

45-Dominic HARRIS 22.22

64-Conrad STEWART 23.36 (60.52%)

71-Cooper WILDE 24.02 (68.03%)

79-Frances WILDE 24.28

95-Mel STEER 24.57 (66.40%)

107-Kim BRONZE 25.22 (60.58%)

144-Paul DELLBRIDGE 27.23 (54.72%)

204-Melanie BUCHANAN 31.45

233-Lorna STEPHENSON 33.34

Mel STEER

Down at the Newcastle Parkrun Diana WEIGHTMAN was a superb 1st female 50 home in 23.06, whilst at the Rising Sun Parkrun Alice TETLEY-PAUL was home in 23.11. Richard and Gay EASTOE warmed up for a later race by taking part in the Workington Parkrun.

Also that day the EASTOEs took part in the 5.5 mile Isel Cross multi terrain race at Cockermouth. Running together they finished in 55.01.

The following day a good number of Harriers took part in the North Tyneside 10k where John CUTHBERT scored his 2nd pb in as many days, whilst Peter LINDLEY smashed his previous best by about 4 minutes! Results:

228-John CUTHBERT 44.02

339-Dave BARTRUM 46.26

707-Laura McLEAN Jr 52.09

708-Peter LINDLEY 52.10

728-Phil LEE 52.50

763-Maureen BARTRUM 52.50

788-Morag DONOGHUE 53.13

970-Carol DAVISON 55.52

1636-Ron McCORMACK 1.08.36

1656-Gaynor AYRE 1.09.16

Also that day several Harriers took part in the latest of the 2017 Grand Prix races, the Druridge Bay Half Marathon, organised by the North East Marathon Club. Alice TETLEY-PAUL was 1st home for us ahead of Conrad STEWART and Emma SHELL. Well done to Jocelyn BOLAM who notched a huge half marathon pb!

36-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 1.48.04

38-Conrad STEWART 1.50.00

46-Emma SHELL 1.55.16

51-Justine NORMAN 1.56.24

56-Mel STEER 1.58.53

66-Jocelyn BOLAM 2.04.12

78-Mairi CAMPBELL 2.15.02

Emma and Justine

Also at the event Cris ATWELL took part in the marathon, finishing in 4 hours 3 minutes.

Finally for the weekend David HINDMARSH was in action in the Boston Marathon. In hot conditions David struggled with cramp from 19 miles onwards, so jogged and drank beer from then till the finish, finishing in 4.20.42.

Dave HINDMARSH

Photos are of the Veteran Women at the Good Friday Relays, Phil HALL/Mel STEER at Druridge Bay Parkrun, Emma SHELL/Justine NORMAN at the Druridge Bay Half and David HINDMARSH at Boston.

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BBC Radio Newcastle Feature

Check out the BBC Newcastle Radio interview with Coach Sue SKIRROW and our Juniors Millie and Finlay about the planned closure of the Lindisfarne Sportshall!

You can access the interview from the BBC Newcastle website. It’s on the Alfie and Anne at Breakfast show. Broadcast is on 11th April at 07.49-07.54am. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04y5csf

If you have not signed the online petition yet about the closure please do so…  Follow the following link and pass onto any parents or affected residents, as it’s important that we keep the sports hall open. https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/maintain-all-lindisfarne-community-facilities.

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Blyth Valley 10k/Brigham 10k/3 Village 10/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Bramhall Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Keswick Parkrun

Many thanks to our pals at Blyth RC for hosting their annual superb Blyth Valley 10k on Sunday 8th April. On a flat course and in calm, warm conditions there were some top class performances from many of our runners with pbs galore and an age category win! First home for us was young Ben KELLY. In the first of the pbs Ben ran a brilliant 35.38 to finish 28th overall. Next home, knocking over half a minute off his previous 10k best, was Dominic HARRIS who edged into the top 50 in a superb 37.33. Shaun LAND was next, just ahead of the first of our 2 ladies who finished in the top 10 in the female race, Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS. Jo clocked 38.19 to finish 7th female and 1st in the female 35 category! Jordan ROGERSON was next in a good 38.54, just ahead of Peter GREY who was 2nd in his age group. Allan FOGGON is fast improving, clocking 39.05, whilst Rachelle FALLOON ran a stormer to dip under 40 minutes and finish 10th lady! Well done to all the Harriers who took part.

Jordan ROGERSON Blyth

Results:

28-Ben KELLY 35.38

49-Dominic HARRIS 37.33

59-Shaun LAND 37.51

66-Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS 38.19

79-Jordan ROGERSON 38.54

84-Peter GREY 39.12

87-Allan FOGGON 39.05

102-Rachelle FALLOON 39.50

121-Jon DUFFY 40.56

152-Tim FALCONER 41.51

153-Stuart MORRIS 42.04

225-Karen KELLY 45.04

236-John CUTHBERT 45.56

243-Steven STUDLEY 46.24

265-Lisa BASTON 46.50

301-Conrad STEWART 49.27

308-Louise CALLAGHAN 49.54

318-Emma SHELL 50.23

347-Laura McLEAN Jr 52.34

399-Jocelyn BOLAM 56.00

422-John ROSS 57.36

509-Mark HUME 69.18

Louise CALLAGHAN Blyth

Also that day our Cumbrian members Gay and Richard EASTOE took part in the Brigham 10k, near Cockermouth. The pair ran together with Gay finishing in 59.58 and Richard in exactly 1 hour.

Meanwhile Cris ATWELL was also in action in Cumbria at the 3 Village 10, a 10 mile road race starting and finishing at Wetheral. He completed the undulating 2 lap course in 1.21.06 to finish 90th of just over 200 runners.

Cris ATWELL

The day before at Druridge Bay a glorious morning brought club members out in large numbers. Just like at Blyth there were some excellent results from our members, with Richard JOHNSON and Rachelle FALLOON both finishing 2nd of their respective genders. David HINDMARSH and Carole PAGE both won the aged 55 categories, whilst Ruth DOCTOR warmed up for the London Marathon in a few weeks with a brilliant 5k pb!

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Results:

2-Richard JOHNSON 18.04

12-Rachelle FALLOON 20.10

16-David HINDMARSH 20.40 (74.35%)

22-Graham CROW 21.09 (63.12%)

27-Carole PAGE 21.42

36-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 22.23 (66.12%)

50-Neil HAMILTON 23.42

57-Paul ROBINSON 24.12 (53.31%)

58-Ruth DOCTOR 24.15 (64.40%)

76-Sarah GRAY 25.29 ((58.21%)

85-Kim BRONZE 26.00 (59.10%)

87-Chris FRIEND 26.17 (54.34%)

176-Melanie BUCHANAN 32.21

198-Lorna STEPHENSON 33.39 (48.14%)

199-Jayne McKENNA 33.49

Ruth DOCTOR DB 080417

Elsewhere John ROSS clocked 28.34 at the Bramhall Parkrun near Manchester, Richard EASTOE finished in 24.43 at Workington and Mike HENRY completed the Keswick Parkrun in 28.27.

Grand Prix results will be updated asap by John ROSS. Above photos are of Jordan ROGERSON and Louise CALLAGHAN/Conrad STEWART at Blyth, and David HINDMARSH and Ruth DOCTOR at Druridge Bay.

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Elgin Parkrun/Glossop Parkrun/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Long Eaton Parkrun/Penrith Parkrun/Cragside 10k/Manchester Marathon/Buttermere Trail Race

On an excellent morning for our runners in various parkruns throughout the land we had no less than 3 winners! Up at Elgin David MILNE was first past the post in a splendid 16.55, whilst at Glossop in Derbyshire Richard JOHNSON was first in 18.29. Though not a winner Dan LENG put in an excellent performance to finish 8th at the Long Eaton parkrun in 17 minutes dead.

Nearer to home Rachelle FALLOON was 1st female finisher at Druridge Bay in a course record time of 19.10! Also at Druridge Bay there were personal best times for Dominic HARRIS, Jordan ROGERSON and James WILLOUGHBY, whilst Alice TETLEY-Paul celebrated her 100th parkrun with a course best of 21.56 to finish 2nd female.

James WILLOUGHBY parkrun

Parkrun results:

Elgin:

1-David MILNE 16.55

Glossop:

1-Richard JOHNSON 18.29

Long Eaton:

8-Dan LENG 17.00

Druridge Bay:

7-Dominic HARRIS 18.25 (70.41%)

8-Jordan ROGERSON 18.32

11-Rachelle FALLOON 19.10

12-James WILLOUGHBY 19.20 (67.24%)

27-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 21.56 (67.48%)

46-Robert STEPHENSON 23.53 (58.27%)

85-Mark DOCTOR 26.58

119-Nell GAIR 32.25

141-Lorna STEPHENSON (46.64%)

Penrith:

127-Gay EASTOE 29.56

128-Richard EASTOE 29.57

Alice TETLEY-PAUL parkrun

Also that day 10 Harriers took part in the Cragside 10k, an undulating race organised by Run Nation. There was team success for our duo of Carole PAGE, Kim REDPATH and Mel STEER, whilst Carole also won the female 55 category. Also of note it was great to see Michael CAIRNS back in a Harriers vest! Results:

61-Carole PAGE 44.37

70-Michael CAIRNS 45.09

75-Kim REDPATH 45.26

83-John CUTHBERT 46.06

114-Paul ROBINSON 48.07

141-Mel STEER 48.34

204-Kim BRONZE 52.27

268-Helen DICKINSON 54.15

293-Laura McLEAN Jr 55.20

547-Jocelyn BOLAM 1.10.00

Cragside 10k

The following day Richard JOHNSON paced a training partner round the Manchester Marathon, helping er to a hube pb. Richard himself ran the fastest marathon by a Harrier so far this year, 3.25.59.

Also that day 5 Harriers were in action at the gorgeous Buttermere 10 Mile Trail Race in the Lake District. Results:

Dave BARTRUM 1.30.04

Maureen BARTRUM 1.55.53

Morag DONOGHUE 2.00.10

Shelley COATES 2.08.49

Carol DAVISON 2.08.51

Above photos are of James WILLOUGHBY and Alice TETLEY-PAUL at Druridge Bay, and Paul ROBINSON, Kim BRONZE, John CUTHBERT and Kim REDPATH at Cragside.

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Temple Park 5k/Druridge Bay Parkrun/South Shields Parkrun/Newcastle Parkrun/Hockley Woods Parkrun/Kielder Dark Skies

Lots and lots of Harriers were in 5k action over the weekend with the pick of the members once again being Rachelle FALLOON. Taking part in the Temple Park 5k at South Shields Rachelle obliterated her 5k pb and ran easily the fastest 5k by a female Harrier this year, a superb 19 minutes dead!

In the world of parkrun Carole PAGE was the first Harrier home at Druridge Bay in 21.11, just 1 second off her course best. Carole was 3rd female home and 26th overall. Just under a minute behind was Dave BARTRUM, whilst Junior Harrier James CARRAGHER was next in a very good 23.18. Also of note 2 other Juniors ran course bests, Thomas DAVISON and Cooper WILDE, whilst Steven SWEENEY ran his first race as a Harrier. Results:

26-Carole PAGE 21.11

36-Dave BARTRUM 22.02 (66.41%)

45-James CARRAGHER 23.18 (63.81%)

54-Neil HAMILTON 23.53

55-Thomas DAVISON 24.01

66-Ian ATHERTON 25.00 (65.27%)

70-Cooper WILDE 25.18 (64.62%)

72-Frances WILDE 25.30 (60.00%)

95-Helen DICKINSON 27.03 (57.73%)

147-Steven SWEENEY 30.32

175-Jayne McKENNA 34.33

178-Mark HUME 34.49

James CARRAGHER-DB

In other events Phil LEE finished 302nd at Newcastle in 26.20, Ian McALLISTER was 71st in 26.44 at Hockley Woods in Essex, whilst Robert and Lorna STEPHENSON were in action at South Shields with Robert clocking 23.56 and mum Lorna 35.15.

Also that weekend two Harriers took part in the Dark Skies events at Kielder, organised by Trail Outlaws. Pauline AITCHISON was 1st of our pair in 2.12.01 to win the female 45 category! Also taking part was John ROBSON who completed the 14 miler in 2.46.50.

Pauline AITCHISON-Kielder

Photos are of James CARRAGHER at Druridge Bay and Pauline AITCHISON at Kielder.

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