Stunning Druridge Bay played host to Wild Deer events 5k,10k and a half marathon on Sunday 27 th June. The early morning sunshine welcomed the runners arrival but thankfully temperatures remained comfortable after some much hotter days in the week leading up to the event.
First away was the half marathon which had a staggered start in place as did the 10k where runners were given a group start time based on their own predicted finish time. Seven Alnwick harriers made their way around the half marathon trail taking on laps of both lakes, a good stretch of beach bathed in sunshine, trail paths and lanes.
First back for Alnwick and a super 3rd placed female overall was Lisa Baston in an excellent time of 1:42.06. Tony Jackson was our first male home in a good time of 1:50.15. Running a half instead of a full marathon for a change, Cris Atwell crossed the line in 1:59.02 finishing a notable 2nd V60. Denise Drummond claimed 3rd V50 in 2:02.15 coming home one second ahead of Ian Atherton who finished 3rd V60. Paul Delbridge and Tess Allan were amongst the 103 runners who successfully completed the Half marathon trail distance.
Three female Alnwick harriers opted for the 10k trail which provided 215 runners with a far reaching stretch of white sand down the beautiful Northumberland coastline as well as trail paths and lanes. Third placed female overall and 1st V40 was Jo Powell in 47.07. Next for the club came Alice Tetley-Paul smiling broadly as she crossed the finish line in 55.38. Ellie Hulbert concluded our trio of ladies in 1:02.49.
All the runners were rewarded with an attractive wooden medal,tee shirt and choice of drink. Well done everyone !
Results Half Marathon: 18. Lisa Baston 1:42.06; 36. Tony Jackson 1:50.15; 49. Cris Atwell 1.59,02; 55. Denise Drummond 2.02.15; 56. Ian Atherton 2:02.16; 92. Paul Dellbridge 2:25.15; 102. Tess Allan 2:43.05
Results 10K : 18. Jo Powell 47.07; 60. Alice Tetley-Paul 55.38; 122. Ellie Hulbert 1:02.49