Senior Harriers Weekly Update w/c 11th July

We start the week with news of more tragedy from across the pond, the TV full of riots, grown men and women crying asking the same question why this should happen in this day and age and that our children should be protected as news reaches them that Squirtle has been located via GPS in Maddison Square Garden but has not yet been captured.The outlook is bleak for mankind. At last week’s Lyke Wake 42mile challenge race we saw Mark Milner and Mike King complete the course both in the top 20.

At last week’s Kilburn Feast 7 mile race Phil Teece was first Harrier home finishing in 13th place in a time of 44:35 followed by the returning Jeff Miller in 43rd in 51:02. Corinne Murray was first lady club runner home finishing in 51st position in 52:40 with Jade Hutchinson hot on her heels in 56th in 53:11 and Steve Elliott showing most competitors a clean pair of heels as well as some smooth calves in 60th in 53:41.Lesley Miller finished 113th in 59:46 with Charlotte Knowles three places behind in 116th in 60:02. The group of Iain Girard, who had competed in the morning in the York 10k, Sarah Tomlinson and Anne Hutchinson finished 163rd, 164th and 165th finishing in 66:07 with Steph Kingdon putting in another strong performance in 199th in 72:27 from a field of 253.

Paul Lowe, Shaun Marshall and Jamie Baldasera headed south to take on the Tom Brandsdale fell race on Tuesday evening.A challenging race with some tough climbs didn’t stop Paul Lowe as he finished 10th in 63:58 ahead of Shaun Marshall who finished 14th in

65:59 and Jamie Baldasera 82:04 for 32nd in a field of 54.Well done gentleman.

Over at Middlesbrough in the nights NYSD meet Ben Lambert kicked off proceedings by finishing 7th in 2:04.2 in the 800m with Jamie Wood 2:11.3 for 2nd place in his graded race. Curtis Metcalf finished 3rd in his 100m race in 11.60 seconds and Max Penrith 6th in 12.60

seconds. Max was up again for the Long jump leaping to 5.43 metres for 2nd place.Colin Taylor finished 5th in his 5000m race in 17.22 for 5th place. Great set of results.

Dave Hamer became a granddad again this week and here’s a snippet from Dave himself from Facebook.Congratulations Dave on the arrival of Phoebe Martha.

On Wednesday up at Sunderland Shaun Marshall, Peter Armstrong and Sue Phillips Paul Allan took to the start line of the evenings 5k a race dubbed as the fastest 5k in the North East. They did not disappoint with Shaun finishing 71st 17:34 for a new personal best, Paul

98th 18:26 also for a new personal best and Peter 103rd in 18:41 to complete the set of PB’s in the Mens race which had 159 runners. In the ladies race Sue ran a seasons best finishing in 19:46 for 20th place in a field of 86.

On Saturday morning Dave McKenna, Paul Keedy, Ian Morris, Mark Robinson and Graham Garvey took on the DT30 (that’s 30km) race as part of the Dales Trail Series.With a near 3,000 feet ascent it’s not a race for the beginner runner.Results have yet to be published

however it looks like the boys all had a good run and enjoyed the experience.More coverage on this next week. 

This week’s Parkrun round up starts at sunny Darlington where 276 swarmed to the start line like Pikey’s at a caravan sale.Normal service resumed as Colin Taylor was first to finish for the club in 4th in 17:46 followed by Paul Lowe 7th in 18:23, Simon Rogers 9th in 18:43 and

Peter Armstrong 10th in 19:10.Howard Parr finished 12th in 19:24 ahead of Andy Dobson in 17th in 20:05 and Paul Cook on pacing duties in 20:11 for Linda Noble who again beat her seasons best finishing 19th in 20:17 that’s three consecutive weeks.Steven Wilkinson finished 24th in 20:31 ahead of Louis Brett 25th in 20:38 and Juris Silovs 27th in 20:53.Katie Noble and Barry Talman finished 36th and 37th in 21:35 with John Dunne a place and one second further back.

Michael Sangster and Sam Talman finished 40th and 41st in 21:51 with Andy Park a place and one second behind.Robert Austin finished 57th in 23:01 on his 69th run…the number 69 having absolutely no significance to anything at all.Harriet Rogers finished 59th in 23:10

ahead of Simon Daniels 62nd in 23:18, Barry Foster 65th in 23:26 and Lesley miller 68th 23:35. Steve McAllister finished 71st in 23:44 one place and two seconds ahead of Bally Singh with Stella Jones 75th in 23:50 and Jane Teague 76th in 23:51.Emma Morley finished 80th in 24:02 ahead of David Aiken 84th in 24:08 ND Charlotte Knowles 101st in 25:13.Tai Charlton finished 132nd in 26:34 ahead of Julie New 149th in 27:57, Martin McGregor 152nd in 28:01and Brian Burdon 173rd in 29:24.Stephen Dauber finished 185th in 29:54, Peter Foulds back

after injury 202nd in 30:48, Sally Dale 238th in 34:10 and Rachel Girard 273rd in 44:06.

At Albert Park amongst 278 runners Alex Bos made another step towards full fitness finishing 64th in 22:41 and Gerda Arts 116th in 25:31 whilst Jonathan Boyle finished 70th at Sedgefield in 25:48 ahead of Andy Gibson 98th in 27:09 and Paul Rossington 99th in 27:09

and 27:09 respectively amongst the 198 field.Nice to see you back Paul from injury. Justin Hindmarch was the lone Harrier at Stewarts Park finishing 18th in 21:25 from the 298 runners. Further afield Jamie Baldasera finished 24th in 20:30 amongst a field of 205 at

Swansea whilst Matt Capsey, Darren Stockdale and Mark Tallon were at Dalby Forest where 105 runners competed, Matt finishing 3rd in 20:48, Darren 7th in 21:21 and Mark in 19th in 23:29. And finally Neil Addyman ran the Oakwell Hall parkrun finishing 67th in 25:45 for 67th

place from 324 runners. Nigel Carrigan was at Dartford parkrun this week but nobody had the decency to let him know it had been cancelled. Worth the trip Nigel?? Well done everyone who took part.

On Sunday morning a handful of Harriers headed Southbound to compete in the Castle Howard 10k.In hot conditions Barry Bell was again first to finish finishing 48th in 51:13, Iain Girard 127th in 59:57 and Michael Watson 128th in 60 minutes dead.Anneli Mackenzie-Brown finished 227th in 71:44, Steph Kingdon 235th in 72:40 and Andrea Reese 267th in 78:55.In the 6k race Janice Foster had a storming race to finish 9th overall and 2nd female in 34:31 ahead Neil Embleton 12th in 39:08 and Julie Bell 30th in 46:59.Leigh Hindle finished 42nd in 53:07 with Rachel Girard having back to back races to finish 47th in 65:05. Well done everyone.

 Sarah Tomlinson supported her friend Charlotte Morgan-Walton around the Windmill Half marathon which was Charlotte’s first half marathon.The ladies crossed together with Sarah finishing 464th in 2:25:15.4 and serving a reminder to us all that it’s not always about achieving a personal best and sometimes not even about yourself. Well done Sarah, I’m sure Charlotte appreciated your support!


New members

Joanne Austin joins the ranks after a couple of taster sessions at the track.Great to have you join the club Jo and look forward to seeing you wearing club colours!