NEHL Druridge Bay XC, 10 October 2021

The second Harrier League meeting got off to a great start with good numbers for both senior teams. There were 6 ladies and 11 men running in total. The course was challenging at the beginning due to very uneven ground, but the ground evened out for the rest of the course.

Rosie Davison had a fantastic run and was the first Alnwick counter with a time of 30:45. The rest of the team also put out great performances as follows: Jo Powell, 31:07; Alice Tetley-Paul, 33:53; Karen Mather, 34:26; Frances Wilde, 35:00; Kate Johnston, 36:14; and Emma Givens, 36:39. Mike Henry, running with the ladies, came in with a respectable time of 34:10. The team came 5th on the day and are now in 11th place overall, in division 3.

For the men’s team Steve Patterson had a great run, finishing with a time of 39:05. The rest of the team weren’t far behind with times as follows: Rob Andrew, 39:56; Rudy McLeod who came all the way from Berwick to run for us, 40:20; Graham Simpson, 41:22; Dave Richardson, 41:39; Mike Telfer, 47:28; Andy Squires (captain), 49:04; Tim Broomfield, 49:38; Dave Hindmarsh, 54:16; and bringing up the rear Ian Stevenson with a time of 57:08. The team came 5th on the day and are now in 7th place overall in division 2.

Thanks to everyone who turned out today, let’s hope we have the same for the next race.

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