Quayside 5k/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Fell Foot Parkrun/Grasmere Guides Races/Great Aberdeen 10k

On Wednesday 23rd August 2 Harriers made the trip south to Tyneside to compete in the Quayside 5k. This race is of high quality with some of the finest runners in the north on the start line. First back for us and 23rd overall was Dan TURNBULL running a sensational 16.06! Dan’s time was not only a personal best but it was also agonisingly only one second off a joint club record over the distance which is still held by club legend Dave KIRKLAND! Ross WILSON ran a superb 17.17 and thanks to chip-timing netted a one second personal best. Results:

23-Dan TURNBULL 16.06

52-Ross WILSON 17.17

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Saturdays Parkrun at Druridge Bay was once again jam-packed with highlights and successes from Harriers. The classy Carole PAGE was the first female home in a cracking 21.06. Shaun LAND ran a personal best to break into the top ten. Ever improving John CUTHBERT made it two personal bests in two weeks with a 20.43, meanwhile Neil HAMILTON was only 5 seconds off his all-time best at the event. Junior runner Harris HALL was also another to run a PB.

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Results:

9-Shaun LAND 19.12 (67.19%)

17-John CUTHBERT 20.43 (62.43%)

19-Neil HAMILTON 20.55 (65.26%)

22-Carole PAGE 21.06

45-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 23.05 (64.12%)

65-Harris HALL 24.28 (64.51%)

66-Phil HALL 24.28 (57.08%)

70-Mel STEER 24.41

72-Justine NORMAN 24.52 (64.48%)

109-Laura McLEAN Jr 27.28

130-Alex KNIGHT 29.03

174-Jayne McKENNA 32.00

193-Mark HUME 33.29

Workington:

39-Richard EASTOE 25.43

108-Gay EASTOE 52.01 (Tailrunner)

Fell Foot, Newby Bridge:

98-Robert STEPHENSON 25.16

297-Lorna STEPHENSON 37.22

On Sunday, Steve STUDLEY and son Ben both ran at Grasmere in the Lake District. The Senior Guides Race is a short 2.5k but includes almost 300m of climbing and Steve did well to finish 135th in 23.59.

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Also that day Jim LILLICO was in action north of the border at the Great Aberdeen 10k. Jim was 71st finisher in 43.07.

Photos are of Dan/Ross at the Quayside 5k, Shaun LAND at Druridge Bay and the STUDLEYs at Grasmere.

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Nunnykirk 10k/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Penrose Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Massapequa 5k/Warkworth Show Fun Run

Three Harriers completed the first ever Nunnykirk 10k on Wednesday 16th August, which was hosted by Run Northumberland. The event was described as challenging but enjoyable and it was certainly the latter for Angie EMBLETON who celebrated an age category win and was 3rd female on the night. Justine NORMAN finished 2nd in her age category, meanwhile it was good to see Gareth Pearson back competing! Results:

32-Gareth PEARSON 48.38

34-Angie EMBLETON 48.44

68-Justine NORMAN 54.05

On Saturday 19th August a number of Harriers ran at our local Druridge Bay Parkrun. Carole PAGE claimed yet another gold in the female race, holding off Alice TETLEY-PAUL by a mere 8 seconds. For the men, David HINDMARSH was first back with a strong 20.47 in difficult conditions. The wind made John CUTHBERTs 13 seconds 5k personal best arguably the run of the weekend. John just can’t stop running personal bests at present! Results:

21-David HINDMARSH 20.47 (73.94%)

22-John CUTHBERT 20.55 (61.83%)

33-Carole PAGE 21.55

36-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 22.03 (67.12%)

83-Laura McLEAN Jr 25.49

120-John ROSS 28.11

145-Christine HARDY 29.41

157-Alex KNIGHT 30.46

179-Jayne McKENNA 32.44

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Elsewhere on the Parkrun scene Tony ROSKILLY ran 25.12 to finish 106th at Penrose Parkrun in Cornwall. Also the EASTOEs ran Workington Parkrun with Richard 43rd in 25.36 and Gay volunteering as a tail runner

The award for running in the most obscure location of the weekend went to Rachelle FALLOON who ran an encouraging 20:53 in the Massapequa 5K at Long Island, New York as she comes back from injury.

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Finally this weekend saw the annual Warkworth Show Fun Run. The Warkworth Show run is only 2.4k, however this includes finishing around the castle moat, which makes it challenging. There was a great turn out of Harriers, which included a promising victory for Junior Joe FLANIGHAN. Ollie TELFER will be keen to tell his friends about defeating father Mike! The female race was won by Junior Harrier Lauren BROWN and there was a 1-2 for our Senior ladies courtesy of Sarah GRAY and Tracey SAMPLE. Well Done to all! Thanks to Harrier Steve CARRAGHER for organising the race this year. Results:

1-Joe FLANIGHAN 8.51

2-Tom BALSDON 9.11

3-Ollie TELFER 9.12

4-Lauren BROWN 9.19

5-Mike TELFER 9.20

8-James CARRAGHER 10.14

9-Sarah GRAY 10.18

13-Beth CARRAGHER 10.58

14-Ailsa BATLEY 11.03

15-Gregor BATLEY 11.31

16-Tracey SAMPLE 11.45

27-Ruaridh BATLEY 12.50

28-Lauren ROBSON 12.51

30-Finlay TELFER 13.20

33-Alex KNIGHT 13.21

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Photos are of John CUTHBERT at Druridge Bay, Rachelle FALLOON in New York and some of the Harriers at Warkworth Castle

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Northumberland Coastal Half Marathon/Darlington 10k/Dublin Rock N Roll Half Marathon/Gateshead Trail 10k/Fountains Abbey Parkrun/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Hobart Parkrun

On a busy weekend for the club the best performance was from Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS at the Northumberland Coastal Half Marathon on Sunday 13th August. Organised by the North East Marathon Club, the race starts at Alnmouth, heads up to Craster and then back to Alnmouth. Jo was home in 1.32.41 and was 1st finisher overall, a brilliant performance!

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Also that day 6 Harriers travelled down to take part in the latest of the 2017 Grand Prix races, the Darlington 10k. First home for us in 42nd place was Richard JOHNSON in 36.10. Just under 2 minutes behind him in a 10k pb was James WILLOUGHBY, whilst John CUTHBERT chipped a brilliant 48 seconds off his previous best at the distance. Neil HAMILTON ran well, as did Phil LEE and our sole female Laura McLEAN. Results:

42-Richard JOHNSON 36.10

78-James WILLOUGHBY 38.07

209-John CUTHBERT 41.50

287-Neil HAMILTON 43.16

688-Phil LEE 50.21

883-Laura McLEAN Jr 53.21

Also that day John ROSS was over in Dublin taking part in their Rock N’Roll Half Marathon. John did well, finishing in 1.55.14.

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The day before 10 Harriers were in action at the Gateshead 10k Trail race where Peter GREY ran well to finish 1st of our contingent. Adam SPILLER was next, followed by John CUTHBERT. For the ladies Lisa BASTON was 1st home for us, followed by Sarah CROSS and Mary PLUMLEY. Results:

48-Peter GREY 41.19

118-Adam SPILLER 44.42

257-John CUTHBERT 47.55

258-Lisa BASTON 47.55

329-Dave BARTRUM 49.19

521-Sarah CROSS 52.57

581-Dave COATES 53.57

642-Mary PLUMLEY 55.04

671-Maureen BARTRUM 55.33

705-Laura McLEAN Jr 56.04

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In the world of parkrun that morning the fastest time was courtesy of Phil HALL at the Fountains Abbey Parkrun where he finished 7th in 19.13. Son Harris was next in a 5k pb, beating his mum Justine and sister Maddy. Results:

7-Phil HALL 19.13

89-Harris HALL 24.50

92-Justine NORMAN 25.08

103-Maddy HALL 25.45

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The Druridge Bay Parkrun celebrated its 3rd birthday that morning with fancy dress costumes and pacers to get runners round in pbs. Despite being a pacer David HINDMARSH was 1st Harrier home and was 1st in the male 55 category. 22 minute pacer David performed his pacing role extremely well finishing in 22 minutes dead! Other highlights included Mel STEER winning the female 45 category, Louise CALLAGHAN winning the female 50 age group and Junior Harrier Alex KNIGHT gaining a pb. Results:

33-David HINDMARSH 22.00

41-Neil HAMILTON 23.05

54-Mel STEER 23.53

63-Louise CALLAGHAN 24.30 (71.97%)

74-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 25.27

104-Ruth DOCTOR 27.12

112-Alex KNIGHT 27.42

116-Jason DAWSON 28.06

160-Jenni WILSON 31.59 (63.37%)

226-Lorna STEPHENSON 41.27

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Elsewhere Richard EASTOE was 53rd at Workington in 27.47 and Nell GAIR continued her tour of parkruns down under by completing the Hobart Parkrun in Tasmania in 37.35.

Photos are of Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS on her way to victory, John ROSS’ bling, some of the Gateshead Trail 10k Harriers, the HALLs and Jenni WILSON at Druridge Bay.

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Powburn Show Fell Race/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Finsbury Parkrun/St Albans Parkrun/Newcastle Parkrun/Workington Parkrun

6 Harriers tackled the Powburn Show Fell Race on Saturday 5th August, a 3.8 mile race with 470 feet of ascent. Of the 69 starters we had 3 inside the top 10, and there were top runs by Junior Harriers Ben and Max MURRAY JOHN. 1st finisher for us and in 3rd place was Graham SIMPSON, about a minute behind the race winner. Dan LENG and Ross WILSON had a great battle and finished a few seconds apart in 7th and 8th, whilst Adam FLETCHER was 1 second ahead of 11 year old Max in 18th. Max won the 2nd Junior prize and finished a couple of minutes ahead of brother Ben. Results:

3-Graham SIMPSON 25.40

7-Dan LENG 27.03

8-Ross WILSON 27.07

18-Adam FLETCHER 28.23

19-Max MURRAY JOHN 28.24

29-Ben MURRAY JOHN 30.35

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Earlier that day Carole PAGE continued her impressive form at the Druridge Bay Parkrun. Carole was 1st female finisher yet again in 21.11 to finish 21st overall. Just over a minute behind Carole and 2nd female was Lisa ATHEY, whilst Mel STEER completed the treble as she was 3rd female home! For the men James WILLOUGHBY scored his 2nd personal best in a few days. For the first time he dipped below 19 minutes to finish 10th in 18.57, 4 days after achieving a 10k pb at the Morpeth 10k. Neil HAMILTON was our 2nd male home and Junior Harris HALL also achieved a pb! Finally well done to Alex REED for her fine run.

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Results:

10-James WILLOUGHBY 18.57 (68.60%)

21-Carole PAGE 21.11 (86.62%)

33-Neil HAMILTON 21.56 (62.23%)

38-Lisa ATHEY 22.32 (67.46%)

61-Mel STEER 24.07 (68.69%)

75-Harris HALL 24.58 (63.22%)

78-Justine NORMAN 25.02 (64.05%)

146-Alex REED 29.09

174-Eileen GUTHRIE 31.06 (56.00%)

190-Mark HUME 32.54 (54.96%)

192-Conrad STEWART 32.59

200-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 33.43

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Also that day David HINDMARSH finished the Finsbury Parkrun in North London in 37th place, coming home in 21.18. Tony ROSKILLY was round at Newcastle in 24.57 and Richard EASTOE was at Workington where he finished in 24.25. Another great Junior performance came at St Albans where Ollie TELFER was 23rd in a 5k pb of 20.06. Brother Finlay was back in 34.03.

Photos are of Ben and Max MURRAY JOHN at Powburn and Harris/Justine HALL and Neil HAMILTON at Druridge Bay.

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Morpeth 10k

Morpeth Harriers hosted their annual 10k road race on Tuesday 1st August, a 2 lap course around quiet road at Tranwell which was held in excellent conditions for fast times. This was probably one of the best overall team performances in recent years for Alnwick Harriers with 2 top 10 finishers, several more just outside the top 10, a 3rd place in the ladies race, an age category win and a plethora of 10k pbs!David MILNE 010817First home for us in a brilliant 34.10 was David MILNE. This time was 4 seconds faster than his Les Allcorn 10k performance in May and saw him finish 4th overall. Also in the top 10, after his great runs recently at the Northumberland Coastal Run and the Druridge Bay Parkrun, was Dan TURNBULL. Dan clocked 34.58 to finish 9th, not far ahead of 11th placed Dan LENG. Richard JOHNSON put in a solid run, whilst James WILLOUGHBY and Allan FOGGON continue to improve, both running excellently on the night. Mark DOUGLAS ran a surprisingly fast time, by his own admission, whilst Peter McEWAN and Ian HORSLEY had a great battle and finished 2 seconds apart. It was great to see Cris ATWELL back in 10k action as well!

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For our ladies Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS was 3rd female finisher in 39.51, exactly 3 minutes ahead of our 2nd finisher Carole PAGE. Druridge Bay Parkrun legend Carole took home the female 55 category prize and was just under a minute ahead of Suzie BARWISE-MUNRO who made a rare but welcome appearance in a Harriers vest! Well done to Alice TETLEY-PAUL who ran a 10k pb! Results:

4-David MILNE 34.10

9-Dan TURNBULL 34.58

11-Dan LENG 35.18

21-Richard JOHNSON 37.06

33-James WILLOUGHBY 38.16

42-Allan FOGGON 39.11

50-Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS 39.51

72-Mark DOUGLAS 41.53

87-John CUTHBERT 42.38

90-Carole PAGE 42.51

93-Peter McEWAN 43.05

96-Ian HORSLEY 43.07

101-Suzie BARWISE-MUNRO 43.39

105-Neil HAMILTON 43.55

111-Mark DOCTOR 44.14

126-Stuart MORRIS 45.29

129-Steve STUDLEY 45.45

142-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 46.33

147-Angie EMBLETON 46.59

169-Cris ATWELL 48.27

182-Conrad STEWART 49.44

205-Phil LEE 52.04

212-Tracey SAMPLE 53.22

225-Helen DICKINSON 55.21

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Photos are of David MILNE, Suzie BARWISE-MUNRO, Helen DICKINSON and Ian HORSLEY. Grand Prix standings courtesy of John ROSS are to follow………

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Druridge Bay Parkrun/Penrith Parkrun/Newcastle Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/South Shields Parkrun/Keswick Parkrun/Carine Glades Parkrun/Fell em Doon 10k

On Saturday 29th July Dan TURNBULL ran a blistering 16.37 to comfortably win the Druridge Bay Parkrun. His time was the fastest at the event by a Harrier since it started in August 2014! Amongst the other headlines Peter GREY was 1st in the male 55 category and Carole PAGE was 6 seconds behind the winning female in 2nd.

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Results:

1-Dan TURNBULL 16.37 (77.63%)

16-Peter GREY 19.57 (79.70%)

23-Carole PAGE 21.14 (86.42%)

57-Justine NORMAN 23.59 (66.85%)

81-Tania CONWAY 25.49 (62.75%)

145-Christine HARDY 29.17

196-Jayne McKENNA 32.36

215-Mark HUME 34.13

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Elsewhere David HINDMARSH was 1st in the male 55 category at the Penrith Parkrun, and we also had participants at Keswick, Workington, Newcastle and South Shields. However most exotic parkrunner of the weekend was Nell GAIR who was in action at the Carine Glades Parkrun in Western Australia! Results:

Penrith:

22-David HINDMARSH 21.43

Newcastle:

212-Tony ROSKILLY 25.30

South Shields:

106-Robert STEPHENSON 28.11

167-Lorna STEPHENSON 36.43

Workington:

55-Richard EASTOE 25.25

Keswick:

70-Ian McALLISTER 26.46

76-Christine McALLISTER 27.26

Carine Glades:

98-Nell GAIR 33.23

Back on Wednesday 26th July 5 Harriers took part in the Fell Em Doon 10k, a multi terrain race hosted by Ashington Hirst Running Club. Of almost 250 runners Shaun LAND was an excellent 7th finisher, with John CUTHBERT and Peter McEWAN close together 5 minutes back. Ruth DOCTOR was not far ahead of the other female Harrier Laura McLEAN.

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Results:

7-Shaun LAND 39.15

31-John CUTHBERT 44.50

35-Peter McEWAN 45.09

112-Ruth DOCTOR 55.33

120-Laura McLEAN Jr 56.15

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Photos are of Peter GREY and Tania CONWAY at Druridge Bay, whilst Shaun LAND and Ruth DOCTOR were at the Fell Em Doon 10k.

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Snowdonia Trail 10k/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Workington Parkrun

On Sunday 23rd July, whilst huge numbers of Harriers were in action in the Coastal Run, Alice TETLEY-PAUL was taking part in the Scott Snowdonia Trail 10k at Llanberis. Alice ran very well in this tough race and clocked a chip time of 58.17. She was a brilliant 3rd female finisher and was 17th of the 149 runners. Bizarrely Alice was across the line in the same gun time as the lady who was awarded 2nd place, and she was 2 seconds quicker by chip timing, though was awarded 3rd? Work that one out!

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The day before Carole PAGE continued her and the clubs remarkable run at the Druridge Bay Parkrun. Carole was 1st lady and 18th overall finisher in 21.49. This is the 10th consecutive week a female Harrier has been 1st and was the 33rd time Carole has won the event! 2nd Harrier and winner of the female 50 category was Louise CALLAGHAN, whilst Mel STEER was 3rd. Also well done to Junior Alex KNIGHT who scored another pb! Results:

18-Carole PAGE 21.49

50-Louise CALLAGHAN 24.21 (72.42%)

75-Mel STEER 25.43

81-Neil HAMILTON 26.15

101-Alex KNIGHT 28.28

110-Laura McLEAN Jr 28.55

113-John ROSS 29.09

143-Jayne McKENNA 32.25

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Also Richard EASTOE was in action at the Workington Parkrun where he warmed up for the Coastal Run by finishing in 26.31.

Photos are of Alice TETLEY-PAUL and Louise CALLAGHAN.

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2017 Northumberland Coastal Run Results

Here are the results from todays Northumberland Coastal Run!!! https://www.resultsbase.net/event/3755/results.

Many thanks to everyone for making the 2017 Northumberland Coastal Run another huge success. Huge thanks must go to the 2 main race organisers Tracey SAMPLE and Jocelyn BOLAM, and to the huge army of Harriers, friends and family who helped over the course of the weekend and in the build up to the race. The committee would also like to thank several organisations who made the race possible including Rothbury Motors, Alnmouth FC, The National Trust, Motorcare Ford Alnwick, Rapid Reaction, the Beadnell Boatclub, Alnmouth Links Golf Club and Hipsburn First School. Finally well done to the runners who braved the rain and, at times, muddy and slippy course. Hope to see you again next year!!

Many congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Northumberland Coastal Run who were Ian HARDING and Jane HODGSON both of Morpeth Harriers! The pair both won it for the 3rd time, having both been victorious in 2011 and 2012.

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In the mens race Ian was ahead pretty much throughout and flew home in a brilliant 1.12.58, the quickest time since 2008. Tyne Bridge Harrier Tom CHARLTON was next and Michael JOYEUX of Darlington based club Quakers Running Club was 3rd. Age category winners were Stockport Harrier Malcolm JOHNSON (40), Michael PARKINSON of North Shields Poly (45), Sammy RASHID of Liverpool Pembroke and Sefton (50), Ian NORMAN (55) and John JAMES (60) both of Heaton Harriers, Stuart BERYL of Blaydon Harriers (65) and unattached runner Allan DALEY (70). Meanwhile in the ladies race Jane clocked a brilliant 1.25.59 to finish just over a minute ahead of fellow Morpeth Harrier Emma HOLT, whilst last years victorious Alnwick Harrier Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS was 3rd home. In the age categories there were victories for Katherine HACKETT of Quakers Running Club (35), Tamsin IMBER of Elvet Striders (40),  Kathryn STEVENSON of Tyne Bridge Harriers (45), unattached runner Maggie PAVLOU (50), Caroline CLARKE of Pudsey Pacers (55), Maggie LORAINE of Gateshead Harriers (60) and Yvonne SKELTON of Harrogate Harriers (65). The winning teams were the men of Tyne Bridge Harriers and the ladies of North Shields Poly.

20170723_085026The 1st Alnwick Harrier to finish, for the 2nd consecutive year, was Dan TURNBULL. Dan knocked just over 4 minutes off his time from 2016 and was 18th finisher. Richard JOHNSON was next home followed by Adam FLETCHER. Allan FOGGON was our 4th male, followed by Jason DAWSON. For the ladies Jo was our 4th athlete home just over a minute behind Adam in 1.30.38, whilst Karen KELLY was our 2nd lady and Lisa BASTON, who knocked 6 minutes off last years time, was our 3rd lady across the line. Further back there were some excellent performance by other Harriers and lots of course pbs!

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Harriers results:

18-Dan TURNBULL 1.22.04

32-Richard JOHNSON 1.26.40

44-Adam FLETCHER 1.29.08

55-Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS 1.30.38

68-Allan FOGGON 1.32.45

91-Jason DAWSON 1.35.41

142-Tim FALCONER 1.39.25

181-John CUTHBERT 1.41.51

184-Stephen COWELL 1.41.53

191-Ian HORSLEY 1.42.23

270-Karen KELLY 1.47.33

288-Stuart MORRIS 1.48.45

300-Lisa BASTON 1.49.37

302-Neil HAMILTON 1.49.40

348-Steve STUDLEY 1.51.50

371-Mel STEER 1.53.08

409-Paul ROBINSON 1.55.21

650-Tania CONWAY 2.09.27

651-Laura McLEAN Jr 2.09.32

660-Helen DICKINSON 2.10.18

733-John ROBSON 2.15.36

746-Mary PLUMLEY 2.16.25

761-Gay EASTOE 2.17.51

762-Richard EASTOE 2.17.51

835-John ROSS 2.24.01

949-Melanie SMITH 2.42.41

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See you in 2018!!

Photos are of race winner Ian HARDING and the 1st male Alnwick Harrier Dan TURNBULL.

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Sunderland 5k/Beacon Hill Fell Race/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Newcastle Parkrun/Aberdeen Parkrun/Bushy Parkrun/Workington Parkrun/Ingram Trail Run/Kelso 10k

On Thursday 13th July 4 Harriers travelled to Wearside to take part in the Sunderland 5k at Silksworth. On a very flat course, with a top class field all acquitted themselves very well. Ben KELLY was home in a pb time of 16.51, whilst Richard JOHNSON was overjoyed with his 16.58. Dominic HARRIS completed in 18.39, whilst our sole Veteran David HINDMARSH was across the line in 19.59. Superb running by all 4!

On slightly different terrain Mark DOCTOR and Steve STUDLEY tackled the Beacon Hill Fell Race at Rothbury that night. In perfect conditions, the pair ran well over the slightly longer than usual 6.5 mile route which has just over 1600 feet of climbing. Mark was home in 1.14.15, with Steve not far back in 1.16.00. They were 30th and 35th of the 56 starters.

On Saturday 15th July the club had some brilliant performances in various parkrun events throughout the country. Closest to home at Druridge Bay we tasted double glory thanks to Steve CARRAGHER and Junior Harrier Millie BREESE.  11 year old Millie was 1st female to finish in a brilliant 20.42, ahead of 2nd placed lady Alice TETLEY-PAUL. Sarah SYERS was our 3rd female to finish, whilst Christine HARDY continues to improve and knocked almost a minute off her previous course best. Meanwhile for the men Steve was an easy winner coming home in 17.21. James WILLOUGHBY was 5th finisher in a 3 second pb, whilst Jason DAWSON also ran a course best.

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Results:

1-Steve CARRAGHER 17.21 (81.08%)

5-James WILLOUGHBY 19.01 (68.36%)

11-Jason DAWSON 20.35 (69.39%)

12-Millie BREESE 20.42 (80.35%)

19-Neil HAMILTON 21.19

23-Alice TETLEY-PAUL 21.53 (67.63%)

26-Paul ROBINSON 22.19 (57.80%)

33-Sarah SYERS 23.23 (68.57%)

107-Laura McLEAN Jr 26.57

124-Christine HARDY 28.24

126-Ruth DOCTOR 28.33

139-Alex KNIGHT 30.02

154-Jayne McKENNA 31.20

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Down at the Newcastle Parkrun Dominic HARRIS improved massively on his Sunderland 5k time to post a brilliant 17.50. This was just a few seconds outside his 5k best and was enough to earn him 6th place in a huge field. Up at Aberdeen Jim LILLICO was 31st finisher in 20.57, whilst daughter Annabel was 89th in 23.51. Zoe ROBSON was 421st in the original parkrun, the Bushy Parkrun, in 25.36 and Richard EASTOE was 73rd at Workington in 28.25.

The following day 3 Harriers took part in the tough Ingram Trail Half Marathon. In his own words local farmer and Harrier Ross WILSON went out to check on his sheep and ended up doing the race at the last minute. He was a good 5th placed finisher in 1.55.31. Mel STEER was 56th in 2.48.06 and Mairi CAMPBELL was 65th in 2.58.39.

Also that day Peter GREY was taking part in the Kelso 10k. Peter ran well on quite a tough course and took home the male 50 win with his 40.38, finishing 15th of over 180 runners. This performance was all the more impressive as Peter was giving a fair few years away to others in his age group as he’s nearly 60!

Above photos are of Mille BREESE and Jason DAWSON at Druridge Bay.

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Aviemore Parkrun/Druridge Bay Parkrun/Brighouse Parkrun/Whitley Bay Parkrun/Falkirk Parkrun/Whistler Parkrun/Saint Cuthberts Way 45/Great North 10k/Bridges of the Tyne 5 Mile Road Race

There was an outstanding run by David MILNE up at the Aviemore Parkrun on Saturday 8th July, where he was 1st finisher in a speedy 16.32. This time smashed the course record, is the fastest 5k by a Harrier this year and the quickest 5k since the 16.21 achieved by Dave KIRKLAND in October 2013! A great run.

There was yet another win for Carole PAGE at the Druridge Bay Parkrun on Saturday, where she completed the 5k in 20.46. This was the 4th week on the spin where Carole has been 1st lady home and was a course best. Furthermore she extends her own WAVA record at the event to an amazing 88.36%. Justine NORMAN was our 2nd lady home, followed by Mel STEER and then Junior Harrier Eleanor HEELEY in a huge pb of 26.12! For the men Dominic HARRIS was round in 19.05 to finish 5th, ahead of 7th placed Phil HALL. Meanwhile John CUTHBERT continues to impress, knocking over 20 seconds off his previous best at the venue to finish in 21.08.

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Results:

5-Dominic HARRIS 19.05 (67.95%)

7-Phil HALL 19.45 (70.72%)

16-Carole PAGE 20.46 (88.36%)

18-John CUTHBERT 21.08 (61.20%)

35-Neil HAMILTON 23.39

42-Justine NORMAN 24.00 (66.81%)

48-Mel STEER 24.42 (67.07%)

71-Eleanor HEELEY 26.12

90-Laura McLEAN Jr 27.27

91-Mairi CAMPBELL 27.29

107-Ruth DOCTOR 28.55

118-John ROSS 29.37

119-David HINDMARSH 29.38

142-Jayne McKENNA 31.27

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In other events Alice TETLEY-PAUL was at the Brighouse Parkrun in West Yorkshire, where she was 3rd female in 22.18, Stuart BRUCE was at Whitley Bay where he came 264th in 32.35 and Gay and Richard EASTOE were at Falkirk where they came across the line together in 28.27. Furthest travellers however were Robert and Lorna STEPHENSON who were at the Whistler Parkrun in British Columbia, Canada! Robert was 7th finisher in 26.03, whilst Lorna was 28th in 38.36.

Also that day Shelley COATES was taking part in yet another Ultra event, the Saint Cuthberts Way 45. Shelley finished this race, which includes some brutal climbs, in 23rd place in 14.58.30. In doing so she won the female 50 award!!!

The following day 2 Harriers were in action at the Great North 10 in Gateshead. Alan DIXON was back in 1.00.51 and Melanie SMITH in 1.06.04.

Back on Tuesday 4th July 5 Harriers took part in the extremely fast and flat Bridges of the Tyne 5 Mile Road Race on the Quayside in Newcastle. Thanks to another top class performances Richard JOHNSON was our 1st competitor to finish. He was 22nd overall in a decent field and was over a minute quicker than in the same race last year. Tim FALCONER was next followed by John CUTHBERT, our sole female Laura McLEAN Jr, then John ROSS. Well done to all. Results:

22-Richard JOHNSON 28.31

103-Tim FALCONER 33.29

118-John CUTHBERT 34.09

279-Laura McLEAN Jr 41.11

333-John ROSS 44.51

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Photos are of Carole PAGE/Dominic HARRIS at Druridge Bay and Laura McLEAN at the Bridges of the Tyne 5 Miler.

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