Senior Harriers Weekly Update w/c 15th June

Senior Harriers Weekly Update w/c 15th June

What a brilliant week for the club!

On a perfect night for Athletics at Middlesbrough’s new athletics track, both juniors and seniors were out in force.Men’s team captain Mark Tallon kicked off the night’s proceedings in the 400m finishing in a speedy 61.9.Susie McManus who has done some training with the club of late finished in 64.9. In the ladies long jump, Erin and Iona Richings finished 1st and 2nd ladies respectively in 4m 52 and 4m 44. In the Mens 100m Curtis Metcalfe finished 3rd in 11:90 splitting the two junior speedsters who finished 2nd and 4th.Iona doubled up for the night and took on the 100m finishing in 14:00 with Steve Bousfield sprinted home in a rapid 13.10 in the same race.

In the delayed 3000m races, Lesley Miller smashed her PB for the distance in 13.49.2.In the men’s race Colin Taylor was first club finisher in 10:10.5, followed by Paul Helliwell in 10.17. Paul Cook 10.40.0, Darren Stockdale 11:30.0, Jeff Miller 11:32.1 and Graham Garvey 11:48.8 all achieved PB’s….nothing to do with this being their first 3000m race!Club coach Adam Mitchell finished 2nd in 9:07.0

In the midweek trail race at Ropner Park 226 people ventured round the park. Peter Armstrong was first finisher for the club finishing 24th in 19:43.Justin Hindmarch was next home in 20:06 for 30th, followed by Barry Talman who has just returned from Dubai where it appears he spent most of it mixing it with the Manchester United team past and present, was shortly behind Justin in 20:18 and 35th, with wife Louise 62nd in 21:57. David Aiken had a good run finishing in 60th place in 21:55.

On Saturday, Hansel and Gretel aka Neil Addyman and Emily Halstead adventured to James Blakeley, 3.1m Fell race.Neil finished in 28:12 with Emily completing the climb in 33:08.Robert Halstead won best dressed adopted Harrier on the day.

In a field of 322 runners, South Park was awash with Harriers despite the Aycliffe 10k on the horizon.Colin Taylor continued his good form finishing 7th in 17:32 with Paul Cook finishing in 11th in 18:05 Simon Rogers saving his legs for Sunday’s Aycliffe 10k race finished in 18:56 for 19th. Sean Connolly had a good run to finish 39th in 21:02. Dave McKenna stretching his legs after last week’s marathon finished 49th in 21:30. Nicola Wells finished 58th in 21:56 with Andrew Glencross continuing with his PB spree finishing in 21:57 and 59th place…there’s no stopping him! Graham Garvey finished supporting him round in the same time for 60th position.

Peter Armstrong pacing a group around 22 minutes and successfully managing to find his way round finished 66th in 22:09 with Val Clarke finishing 69th in 22:17.Simon Daniels put in another strong run in 80th position in 22:56, youngster Sam Talman 83rd in 22:58 whilst his sister Freya Talman ran with dad Barry to give her a new PB of 32:06 for 262nd and 263rd position for the old man.Balbinder Singh finished 84th in 23:21 whilst Jade Hutchinson turned support act this week for her mum Anne finishing 117th and 118th position in 25:21 and 25:22 respectively, Anne getting a new PB en route! Well done both. Craig Stoddart 116th in 25:21 and Justin Hindmarch both taking it steady finished in 119th in 25:28 with Tai Charlton again saving his legs finished in a comfortable 26:26 for 139th position.Tracey Owen sporting a pram and child waltzed round the course in 28:14 for 179th with Jonny Hindmarsh finishing 229th in 30:10, brother James 30:18 with mum Joanne in 274th and 32:52, another PB. Stephen Dauber finishing 257th in 31:39.

Over at Tees Barrage parkrun, Jamie Gardner flew the flag as the lone Harrier finished in 19th position in a time of 21:10 from a field of 151. Well done Jamie.Down at York, Men’s captain Mark Tallon gets a whisker away from sub 60 secs for the 400m finishing in 60.4 secs.Amazing running.

At the Aycliffe 10K on Sunday 265 runners eagerly awaited the scenic 2 and a half lap course (ok…a bit of artistic licence needed), 25 senior Harriers took the start line in slightly windy conditions. After a few technical issues with timing, Colin Taylor continued his good form to finish first for the club in a season’s best 36:47 for 11th; Simon Rogers and Paul Cook battled it out for 14th and 15th with Simon edging it by a fraction of a second in 37:21 to Paul’s 37:22. Nathan Hemingbrough was next home in 39:35, for 21st position followed by Dave McKenna in 40:07 for 26th.Peter Armstrong finished 2 places behind Dave in 40:34 with Justin Hindmarch 34th in 41.41. Barry Talman had another good run finishing with a time of 42:15 for 37th place followed by Steven Elliott finished 57th in 43:39

then Graham Garvey in 59th position, 43:22. Dom Colley finished in 43:56 for 61st, Craig Stoddard 44:15 68th, Louise Talman running for the club in her first race finished 63rd in 44:04Paul Keedy 44:32 71st Linda Noble 44:48 77th and 3rd FV45.Val Clarke finished 1st FV55 in 82nd position in a time of 45:13, Corinne Murray, 45:31 and 82nd despite having to stop, Andrew Glencross 45:44 , 95th and another PB taking 43 seconds of last week’s 10k PB. Jade Hutchinson 46:38 104th took such a bite out of her PB a Great White Shark would have been proud…..over 8 minutes sliced of her previous best. Charlotte Knowles, another who’s been showing great form of late took 3 ½ minutes of her PB to 48:05 121st with Lesley Miller another who is improving race on race achieving a new PB of 48:09 for 123rd place and nearly 40 seconds of her PB.Simon Daniels finished in 50:18 for 118th despite his chip timing showing that he was on the start line. Tai Charlton ran well finishing in 52:08 for 170th, Anne Hutchinson 53:38 183rd taking a massive 2mins 23 of her Raby Castle 10k time. Marion Ogle ran strong finishing shortly behind in 53:45 for 188th and Anneli Mackenzie-Brown finished in 58:04 for 222nd despite illness and having to walk. Graham Garvey’s sister, Amanda running for Aycliffe finished in 1:12:16 for 261st.

Sue Phillips BMAF 5k road run in Horwich just missed out on a bronze medal getting piped on the line and coming 4th V50! Amazing running from the legendary Harrier, an example to all ages at the club what can be achieved through hard work and dedication.

Great to see some new faces at training again this week as well as the right people wearing the club vest showing fantastic team spirit.

Keep spreading the feel good factor to anyone you know who would be a good fit for our team.

Thank you for all your continued support,

Paul