Race Report

Here are the latest Alnwick Harrier results

Keswick half-marathon
153 Simon Brown 1:42:45

Burnmouth Brae 5K
3 Bruce Cromie 19.22


Druridge Bay
5 Paul WHITE 19:49
7 Robert BADDELEY 20:53
13 Carole PAGE 21:49 (second female)
17 Harris HALL 22:04 (PB)
18 Phil HALL 22:05
28 Chris STEWART 23:09 (PB)
42 Justine NORMAN 24:27
48 Philip LEE 24:44
63 Caro FENTIMAN 25:53 (PB)
80 Anna-Grace HARVEY 27:16
84 George WILLIAMS 27:30
102 Melanie Brigid BUCHANAN 29:16
134 Karen LEESON 31:00

19 Neil HAMILTON 24:49
27 Tania CONWAY 26:57 (second female)
28 Peter LINDLEY 27:15
51 Kim BRONZE 35:45

22 Ian STEPHENSON 23:38
58 Lorna STEPHENSON 29:54

Crissy Field
31 Jo POWELL (PB and third female) 22:17

Isabel Trail
62 Alice TETLEY-PAUL 24:12

Rising Sun parkrun
279 Carol WALL 29:59 (PB)
324 Victoria MATTHEWS 31:30

Whitley Bay
63 David HINDMARSH 22:59

144 Richard EASTOE 39:51
152 Gay EASTOE 42:22

Alnwick Harriers Juniors

Seven Junior Harriers from school years 3 to 6 competed in the second North of Tyne Athletics Network Grand Prix on Saturday.

Very cold, windy conditions made the competition tough, but the athletes competed well. In the year 3 age group Cecy Findlay competed for the first time and Alicia Purvis had another good competition winning both the 400m and howler throw.

In the year 6 category (U12) Leila Thompson had another good day running personal bests in the 100m and 800m and winning the long jump and howler throw. An excellent set of results from all the athletes.

On the previous weekend, Millie Breese was selected to represent the North East team in the London Mini Marathon.

Millie, taking part as the younger year in her age group, had a superb race, running the three-mile course in 18min 14sec, finishing in an excellent 34th position.


Les Allcorn 10K and Fun Run preview

The 2019 Les Allcorn 10k and Junior Fun Run take place on Tuesday.

The races are among the most scenic in the region, taking runners through the stunning Hulne Park, in Alnwick.

The 3k Junior Fun Run starts at 6pm, while the multi-terrain 10k begins at 7pm.

For more information, including prices, visit http://www.alnwickharriers.co.uk

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Race Report

It was a busy weekend of race action for Alnwick Harriers. Here are the results.

London Marathon

9,241 Kim Moralee 3:40:56
16,723 Cris Atwell 4:07:26

Druridge Bay parkrun

13 Tony JACKSON 22:05
32 Philip LEE 24:11 (PB)
59 Anna-Grace HARVEY 26:54
65 Jennifer KNIGHT 27:09 (PB)
84 Melanie Brigid BUCHANAN 28:47
88 Sharon MUNGALL 29:13
93 Rebecca HEELEY 29:25

Pastures parkrun

4 Michael TELFER 21:02 (PB)
11 Ian STEPHENSON 23:23 (PB)
13 Karen KELLY 23:56 (PB, First female)
24 Tania CONWAY 26:45 (Third female)
26 Peter LINDLEY 27:33
31 Keith SHOTTON 28:48
39 Lorna STEPHENSON 30:23 (PB)
41 Linda PATTERSON 32:46

Plean parkrun

43 Gay EASTOE 32:08 (PB)
44 Richard EASTOE 32:10 (PB)

Brockwell parkrun, Herne Hill

154 Diana WEIGHTMAN 24:57 (PB)

Lochend Woods parkrun

2 Dave RICHARDSON 18:27

Blyth Links parkrun

25 David HINDMARSH 20:56

Terry O’Gara Memorial 5K

95 Carole Page 20:12 (First in VF55)

Washington Trail 10k

110 Dave Bartrum 55:20
247 Maureen Bartrum 1:04:12
324 Carol Davison 1:11:31.

Run Durham Hamsterley 10k

88 Paul Robinson 53:19

Cheviot Trail Series Race 2 – Ingram to Wooler

5 Bruce Crombie 01.09.18
12 Adam Fletcher 01.15.20
68 Bridget Peberdy 01.36.10
130 Mairi Campbell 01.48.56

Junior Round-up

North East Youth Development League Athletics-Whitley Bay

On Sunday, 33 Alnwick Junior Harriers travelled to Churchill Playing Fields, Whitley Bay, to join with Blyth Running Club to host the first NEYDL athletics competition of the season.

Many of the athletes and their parents set themselves the task of baking cakes which were sold on the day to raise money to help support the event.

It was a brilliant start to the season for the Blyth and Alnwick combined team who managed to win the event and take the league lead scoring the most points.

The club had success across the full range of track and field events.

Eight athletes competed for the first time demonstrating great confidence and determination scoring points for the team and contributing to the overall score.
Many of the experienced athletes achieved early season personal bests and a significant number achieved top three placings.

Oscar Chisholm and Alfie Temple (U13) both won their 100m heats and Sam Potts was overall winner in the U15 girls 100m (13.7s).

Harris Hall (U13) had a good race winning the 200m in 30.9s.

In the middle distance races, Hannah Johnston (U15) ran a new 800m club record of 2min 30s to finish as runner up and Ollie Telfer (U17) won the 1500m just half a second outside his own club record of 4min 23.5s.

The throwing events provided most successful for the club. Harris Hall and Leila Thompson won the U13 javelin and Antje Hall set a new club record of 25.35m winning the U17 women’s competition.

In the Shot, Euan Friend and Talia Thompson won the U15 boys and girls categories and then they both also won the discus setting new club records of 23.34m and 20.94m!

Maddy Hall (U17) had an excellent day establishing new records in both the discus (16.39) and the hammer (20.97), Maddy was runner up and winner in these events.

Finlay Telfer (U15) won his hammer throw beating his own club record with an excellent throw of 18.80m. An excellent set of results!

The club had an excellent day and secured a good victory which was the result of fantastic teamwork.

The final match result was:

Blyth/Alnwick 613
Blaydon 462
Jarrow/Phoenix 449
Tynedale 439
Wallsend/Gosforth 429
South Shields/Elswick 294

North East Grand Prix-Jarrow

Last Wednesday night was the first midweek athletics grand prix at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow.

Junior and Senior athletes compete in a range of events over the summer months.

Athletes in the track events are graded by personal best times so race heats can be fairly contested. In the field events age categories are grouped to enable the competitions to be run in a shorter evening fixture.

Eight Alnwick Juniors took part on this occasion and there was fierce competition in the sprinting, jumping and throwing.

Ollie Telfer had an excellent race in the 1500m posting a personal best time
and club record of 4min 23.4s.

There are five fixtures still to be contested and the athletes are looking forward to even greater success.

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Alnwick Harriers Northumberland Coastal Run 2019 – Last Remaining Spaces!

This is the last opportunity to secure a place for the Northumberland Coastal Run 2019.

Registration will take place at 6pm tonight (April 25), but follow the links for the early registration process to enhance your chance for one of the few remaining slots. Registration will remain open until all of the places are sold.

To register, visit www.resultsbase.net. Log on in the 15 minutes before opening and you will be assigned a random place in the queue for entry when it opens. The following website gives you details of the process: https://resultsbase.net/page/queue

The Northumberland Coastal Run takes place on Sunday, July 21, over a multi-terrain route, stretching for approximately 14 miles. It starts from Beadnell Harbour at 10.30am and follows the stunning Northumberland coastline down to Alnmouth beach.

Entry is £26 for affiliated members and £28 for all non-affiliated runners.

A gentle reminder for those who have already secured a place and are now not able to attend, please check the transfer page on Results Base website as there is a cut-off point of a month before the event to do this.

If there are any queries regarding any points about the Coastal Run please contact Laura McLean directly on the ahcoastalrun2019@gmail.com


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Race Report

Alnwick Harriers put in some egg-cellent performances over the Easter weekend, with some cracking PBs along the way.

parkrun first, and at Druridge Bay, Dave Richardson was first home for the club and second overall with a speedy 17.38.

Carole Page was second woman overall in 21.19, while there were PBs for Robert Baddeley, Philip Lee and Mark Latham.


2 Dave RICHARDSON 17:38
18 Robert BADDELEY 20:50
23 Carole PAGE 21:19
25 David BARNES 21:27
57 Chris STEWART 23:45
62 Peter EMBLETON 23:53
71 Philip LEE 24:24
72 Mark LATHAM 24:25
75 Alex REED 24:39
90 Neil HAMILTON 25:13
130 George WILLIAMS 28:11
132 Eleanor HEELEY 28:13
159 Rebecca HEELEY 29:23

At The Pastures, Tony Jackson was first back for Alnwick, finishing 22nd overall, while Emma Givens was second in the women’s race, with a PB to boot. Gareth Breese also joined the PB club.


22 Tony JACKSON 22:44
25 Gareth BREESE 22:55
39 Emma GIVENS 24:18
65 Robert STEPHENSON 26:32
66 Chloe GIVENS 26:49
103 Alison HUTCHINGS 30:27
167 Paul DELLBRIDGE 01:03:42

Elsewhere, John Cuthbert (28.13) and Alice Tetley-Paul (31.46) took part in the inaugural Blyth Links parkrun, Jo Powell earned a PB at Stratford-upon-Avon, clocking 22.18, and Lorna Stephenson achieved a Newbiggin PB with a time of 30.56, while Ian Stephenson posted 23.52 at the same course.

Other results were:

243 Zoe ROBSON 29:18

172 Melanie Brigid BUCHANAN 29:21

Sheffield Hallam
614 Kim BRONZE 36:34

150 Richard EASTOE 35:12
202 Gay EASTOE 56:20

Away from parkrun, and a contingent of Alnwick Harriers represented the club at the North Tyneside 10k. Lisa Baston was first home for Alnwick, finishing in 44.48.


Lisa Baston 44:48
Angie Embleton 48:27
Philip Lee 50:32
Denise Drummond 54:40
Sue Bolam 54:42
Lisa Williams 54:42
Ian Atherton 57:46
Ron Mccormack 1:02:04
Jan Chiisholm 1:04:06

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Race Report

Plenty of Alnwick Harriers were in race action at the weekend.

First off, at the weekly parkruns, there were some good performances by club members.

At Druridge Bay, Paul White was first home for the club, finishing in 20.02.


6 Paul WHITE 20:02
15 David BARNES 21:49
22 Jo POWELL 22:48
32 Peter EMBLETON 23:35
55 Philip LEE Alnwick Harriers 25:06
105 Alison HUTCHINGS 29:12

Results from other parkruns were:

Crystal Palace
124 Caro FENTIMAN 26:13

27 Chris STEWART 23:36

64 Richard EASTOE 26:29
165 Gay EASTOE 41:52

Away from parkrun, Alnwick Harriers put in good displays at other races, including the Cragside 10K.

There were numerous age and gender victories for the club, with Carole Page first home for the club, fourth female overall and victor of the V55 category.

Diana Weightman was second in the V55 class, while Mel Steer topped the V50 section. Sarah Spiller was second in the V45 category, Bridget Peberdy won the V60 class and George Williams was second in the V70 section.


47 Carole Page 44:11
79 Lisa Baston 45:52
126 Diana Weightman 47:55
131 Mel Steer 48:05
145 Sarah Spiller 48:34
Paul Robinson 50:42
250 Bridget Peberdy 52:55
319 Helen Dickinson 57:26
321 Mairi Campbell 56:57
348 George Williams 58:35
372 Peter Lindley 1:00:50
450 Camilla Campbell 1:07:56

In what was a cracking weekend for Mel Steer, she followed up her fine display at Cragside by winning the F50 prize at the Druridge Bay Half-marathon, and coming fourth female overall.


218 Mel Steer 1:44:40
35 Paul Dellbridge 2:18:08

Elsewhere, hardy Ian Stephenson tackled Round 2 of the Kong MMM. It was a very tough course, which saw him take on some challenging crags.


Although summer isn’t quite here yet, the athletics season is in full flow and a core of Alnwick Harrier Junior athletes are competing well.

Firstly, Talia and Leila Thompson competed two weeks ago in Middlesbrough at the Kieran Maxwell Memorial meeting.

Both girls were involved in the throwing events and Talia (U15) took silver medal in both the shot put and discus.

Leila (U13) also gained a silver medal in the shot, but went one better in the javelin to win with a personal best throw of 17.47m

Last Saturday the first NOTAN (North of Tyne Athletics Network) Minor’s Athletic Meeting took place at Churchill playing fields, Whitley Bay.

The youngest age groups (Y3 to Y6) compete in four disciplines and their combined points contribute to their overall score on the day.

Competing in a sprint, jump, middle distance race and howler throw the young athletes aim to improve on their combined performance as the summer season progresses.

Alesia Purvis and Lucy McGowen competed well in the Y3 competition, Alesia had a fantastic race winning the 400m race.

In the Y6 competition, Leila Thompson had a great day winning the howler throw and long jump with personal best performances. Lelia also came third in the 100m to finish a fantastic day.

On Sunday, Talia, Leila and Oscar Chisholm took part in the Gateshead Open meeting. At the windy and cold stadium, Talia threw first in the shot and managed an excellent throw of 10.31m to win her category.

Leila managed a personal best throw of 7.50m to win the U13 event ranking her number 1 in the North East so far this year!

Both girls also managed excellent second place positions in their javelin competitions. A very successful weekend!


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Alnwick Harriers Grand Prix update

Last weekend’s Port of Blyth 10k was the second fixture of the 2019 Alnwick Harriers Grand Prix – and there was some movement in the rankings.

Among those to tackle the race, the most significant climber was David Henderson, who jumped to third in the table. For all of the Alnwick Harrier results from the Port of Blyth 10k, click here.

The current Grand Prix leader is Adam Fletcher, followed by Steve Carragher.


Grand Prix 2019 Top 20


On the Grand Prix front, please note that the Haltwhistle half-marathon isn’t going ahead. It has been replaced by the RAF Spadeadham Half, which is just a few miles past Haltwhistle, and will be held on September 22.

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Race report

Alnwick Harriers were out in large numbers at the weekend, with decent performances along the way.

On Sunday, the next fixture in the Grand Prix fixture took place, at the fast and flat Port of Blyth 10k.

There were some good times, with Steve Patterson leading the way for Alnwick, clocking 38.44. Carole Page was second for Alnwick and also second in the V55 category, crossing the line in 42.21. Impressively, her WAVA score was a very fine 90.88.


101 Steve PATTERSON 38:44
182 Carole Page 42:21
190 Tim FALCONER 42:42
195 John CUTHBERT 42:44
225 Lisa BASTON 44:23
280 David HENDERSON 46:53
308 Dave BARTRUM 48:04
345 Elizabeth DRUMMOND 50:05
362 Derek GUTHRIE 51:17
364 Philip LEE 51:41
399 Ian ATHERTON 54:06
431 Jocelyn BOLAM 55:45
439 John ROSS 56:19
517 Eileen GUTHRIE 1:04:17

There wasn’t a lot of movement in the Grand Prix rankings after Blyth, but David Henderson is up to third. The current leader is Adam Fletcher.

On Saturday, a strong contingent of Alnwick Harriers competed in parkruns.

At Druridge Bay, Jo Powell was first home for the club and third female overall, completing the course in 22.50.

Youngster Euan Friend continued his development with another PB, this time crossing the line in 22.53.


24 Jo POWELL 22:50
25 Euan FRIEND 22:53
65 Peter EMBLETON 26:21
66 David COOPER 26:21
70 Adam STOTT 26:25
84 John ROSS 27:41
95 George WILLIAMS 28:20
102 Chris FRIEND 28:48
126 Rebecca HEELEY 31:01
129 Karen LEESON 31:46
144 Alex KNIGHT 34:18
179 Oliver KNIGHT 39:16
180 Jennifer KNIGHT 39:18
193 Paul WHITE 53:16

There were numerous PBs at the Pastures, with Mike Telfer, Tony Jackson, Mel Steer and Mairi Campbell all putting in very good performances at this scenic course. As well as the PB, Mel Steer’s time of 24.52 was enough to see her finish third female overall.


8 Paul GODDEN 21:21
9 Michael TELFER 21:22
14 Tony JACKSON 22:43
32 Mel STEER 24:52
40 Caro FENTIMAN 26:39
45 Peter LINDLEY 27:08
51 Mairi CAMPBELL 28:29

At parkruns further afield, there were PBs for Ian Stephenson and Lorna Stephenson at South Shields, and Melanie Brigid Buchanan at Kirkcaldy.

Big shout out to Alice Tetley-Paul, who ticked off another letter of her parkrun alphabet; this time J, at Jersey, then tackled a 10k on the island the following day. Top effort!

Parkrun results

70 Alice TETLEY-PAUL 23:49

90 Melanie Brigid BUCHANAN 28:45

68 David HINDMARSH 22:34

South Shields
43 Ian STEPHENSON Alnwick Harriers 00:23:11
137 Lorna STEPHENSON Alnwick Harriers 00:29:49

34 Richard EASTOE 25:41
128 Gay EASTOE 46:47

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Race Report

Parkrun action once again dominated the race calendar for members of Alnwick Harriers, with some great performances along the way.

At the Pastures, in Alnwick, the club’s very own Graham Simpson won the race in a very good 17.30.

Personal bests at the Pastures were notched by Jon Archer, Euan Friend, Ian Stephenson, Emma Givens, Mairi Campbell, Alison Hutchings, Mel Whewell, George Williams, Lorna Stephenson and Kim Bronze.


1 Graham SIMPSON 17:30
5 Jon ARCHER 19:26
22 Euan FRIEND 23:35
25 Ian STEPHENSON 24:05
29 Emma GIVENS 24:46
30 Mark LATHAM 24:59
41 Keith SHOTTON 25:51
55 Peter LINDLEY 27:32
64 Beverley BLYTHE 28:14
66 Chris FRIEND 28:30
67 Mairi CAMPBELL 28:35
79 Alison HUTCHINGS 29:38
80 Mel WHEWELL 29:40
81 George WILLIAMS 29:43
86 Lorna STEPHENSON 30:51
88 Kim BRONZE 31:06

At Druridge Bay, there were some outstanding performances, with a host of PBs.

One of these PBs went to Ollie Telfer, who is developing into a quality runner. The Junior Harrier continued his fine run of form with a speedy 17.38, to come fourth overall and finish first Alnwick Harrier.

Fellow Junior, Ben Murray-John, is also running very well and he came sixth in a great PB of 18.12.

Alnwick’s David Milne was also inside the top 10, clocking 18.44 – while pushing his little one in a pram around the course! Cracking effort!

It was a good day at the office for Laurence Reeves, Chris Stewart, Anna-Grace Harvey, Karen Leeson and Sharon Mungall, who all grabbed PBs.

Once again, Alnwick Harrier Carole Page won the women’s race, finishing 28th overall in 21.22.


4 Ollie TELFER 17:38
6 Ben MURRAY-JOHN 18:12
9 David MILNE 18:44
11 Laurence REEVES 19:08
18 Paul WHITE 20:02
25 Robert BADDELEY 21:09
28 Carole PAGE 21:22
38 Mel STEER 22:49
51 Chris STEWART 23:26
97 Anna-Grace HARVEY 26:17
124 Brenda MALLEN 27:51
125 Peter EMBLETON 27:51
126 David COOPER 27:52
127 Karen LEESON 27:52
146 Sharon MUNGALL 28:53
147 Rebecca HEELEY 28:56
158 Nell GAIR 29:40
174 Melanie Brigid BUCHANAN 30:25
242 Jennifer KNIGHT 38:06
246 Linda PATTERSON 39:11

Other parkrun results were:

230 Mark HUME 35:00

Lochend Woods
59 John ROSS 27:58

170 Robert ENSER 22:34

62 Richard EASTOE 27:39
149 Gay EASTOE 46:19

In other 5K action away from parkrun, Philip Lee ran a 24.40 at the Temple Park 5K. He finished 47th overall.

Elsewhere, Leila and Talia Thompson had a good start to the outdoor athletics season, competing in the North East Throws Festival at Whitley Bay on Sunday.

Talia won silver medals in both the shot put and discus and Leila took silver and gold in shot and javelin. Leila’s winning throw was a personal best of 17.47m.

One missed result from the weekend before – Bev Blythe put in a strong run at the Dark Skies Run @ Kielder 10. She completed the course – more 11 miles than 10 – in 1:47:51.

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Northumberland Coastal Run 2019 – Extra Places Available!

This year’s Northumberland Coastal Run is taking place on Sunday, July 21, 2019, starting at 10.30am, and we are pleased to announce the release of the last remaining places.

These places will be available to affiliated and non-affiliated runners. Please note that this is not a fun run and the race takes place over a multi-terrain route, starting at Beadnell and finishing at Alnmouth. The race is an unmeasured half-marathon.

The places will go on release on Thursday, April 25, at 6pm. Entry is £26 for affiliated members and £28 for all non-affiliated runners. There will be a queuing system in place and you can enter via Results Base at www.resultsbase.net

There will be a further update nearer the time regarding registration.

All queries please direct to Laura McLean, Race Director, at ahcoastalrun2019@gmail.com

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Race Report

Parkruns dominated the race calendar for Alnwick Harriers at the weekend, with plenty of PBs along the way.

There were some great performances at Druridge Bay.

Steve Carragher was first for the club, finishing second in 17.54, while Junior starlet Millie Breese (JW 11-14) continued her fine form by winning the women’s race in a 19.09 PB.

Fellow Junior Max Murray-John (JM11-14) finished seventh overall in an 18.54 PB, while Adam Fletcher was one place back.

On the PB front, it was a great morning’s work for James Carragher (JM 11-14), Ian Stephenson, Emma Givens, Jennifer Knight, Sharon Mungall and Lorna Stephenson.


2 Steven CARRAGHER 17:54
7 Max MURRAY-JOHN 18:54
8 Adam FLETCHER 19:03
12 Millie BREESE 19:09
13 Oliver TELFER 19:09
20 James CARRAGHER 20:52
38 David HINDMARSH 22:50
45 Adam STOTT Alnwick Harriers 23:09
48 Ian STEPHENSON 23:26
51 Gareth BREESE 23:40
52 Emma GIVENS 23:41
101 David COOPER 27:04
102 Peter EMBLETON 27:06
106 Jennifer KNIGHT 27:17
128 Sharon MUNGALL 28:57
129 George WILLIAMS 28:58
136 Lorna STEPHENSON 29:37
140 Linda PATTERSON 29:56
143 Alex KNIGHT30:00
152 Paul WHITE 31:12

At The Pastures, Laurence Reeves led the Alnwick charge, finishing third overall in 20.13, while Mike Telfer was also in the top 10, coming ninth in 22.06.

Euan Friend (JM 11-14) and Mairi Campbell joined the PB club, running 24.45 and 28.57 respectively.


3 Laurence REEVES 20:13
9 Michael TELFER 22:06
19 Euan FRIEND 24:45
28 Keith SHOTTON 26:58
36 Mel STEER 27:59
41 Mairi CAMPBELL 28:57

Further afield, Alice Tetley-Paul continued her attempt to complete the parkrun alphabet – this time ticking off H at the Hillsborough parkrun. She finished 52nd overall and seventh female in 22.26.

Other parkrun results were:

Sheffield Hallam
413 Kim BRONZE 28:45

Whitley Bay
316 Philip LEE 28:20

86 Richard EASTOE 28:58
165 Gay EASTOE 41:30

Away from parkrun, a big shout out to Lilia Purvis, who was selected to run for Northumberland at the Y7 National Cross-country Championship, at Prestwold Hall, in Leicestershire. Conditions were good and she ran well, finishing 115th out of nearly 200 competitors. It was a long bus trip, but worth the effort!

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