On Sunday 13th May 3 Harriers took part in the Sunderland City Half Marathon. First home in an amazing 12th place overall was Dominic HARRIS in a superb personal best at the distance, 1.20.43! Another Harrier to celebrate a pb at the half marathon distance was Laura McLEAN Jr in 1.55.40, whilst Jayne McKENNA was home in 2.19.15. Well done to all 3!
Further down the country another 3 of the club took part in the Leeds Half Marathon. Annabel LILLICO ran with her dad Jim and crossed the line in a splendid 1.45.48, the same time as Jim. John ROSS also ran, finishing in 2.13.27.
The day before at Druridge Bay a number of Harriers were in action in the 5k parkrun. In 5th overall in a personal best of over 40 seconds was Allan FOGGON, clocking a brilliant 19.36. Next home in 11th and winner of the male 55 category was Tim FALCONER, whilst Jason DAWSON was back in action finishing 21st and David BARNES and Harry ELLABY ran course pbs. For our ladies Alice TETLEY-PAUL was 2nd finisher just outside her course best, whilst Carole PAGE won the 55 category, Jo POWELL ran a pb and Lorna STEPHENSON knocked another huge chunk off her course best!
5-Allan FOGGON 19.36 (65.82%)
11-Tim FALCONER 20.45 (74.06%)
21-Jason DAWSON 21.40
22-David BARNES 21.42
24-Neil HAMILTON 21.46
30-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 22.17
38-Jo POWELL 23.26
45-Harry ELLABY 23.43
46-Chris FRIEND 23.44
47-Carole PAGE 23.59
52-Euan FRIEND 24.18
56-Ian STEPHENSON 24.27 (63.94%)
77-John ROSS 26.16
84-Robert STEPHENSON 26.28
101-Kim BRONZE 27.55
108-Eleanor HEELEY 28.18 (58.78%)
113-John CUTHBERT 28.33
151-Lorna STEPHENSON 31.03 (52.71%)
180-Mark HUME 34.40 (52.93%)
Also that morning Jim and Annabel LILLICO warmed up for the half marathon the following day at the Woodhouse Moor Parkrun in Leeds. They ran together with Annabel finishing 105th in 22.58. Jim was 1 place and 1 second further back.
Finally for the day Rachelle FALLOON took part in the North East Counties Athletics Association 5000m event at the Middlesbrough Sports Village. Rachelle was winner of the silver medal in a splendid 19.07!
Photos are of Dominic HARRIS after Sunderland, the LILLICOs at Leeds and Allan FOGGON en route to a huge course pb at Druridge Bay.