Senior Harriers weekly update w/c 16th January

At last week’s Brass Monkey, one notable athlete missing from last weeks report was Russell Adams who was showing under TelfordAC, his first club but wearing his Harriers vest.  Russell had a storming run finishing 16th in 1:13:50.Fantastic running Russ.

Last Sunday at OrmesbyNYSD, results have now been released. Lucy-Erin Hunter impressed in the ladies race finishing 4th in 20:39 with Sue Phillips 16th in 22:06, sister LindaNoble 18th in 22:24.Daughter Katie Noble finished 23rdin 23:36, Diane Jones 44th in 26:24 and Lesley Miller 48th in 26:49.Aly Williamson finished 55th in 27:45, Andrea Reese 83rd in 33:11 and Penny Ivison 99th in 38:01 and Rose Rutherford 101st in 40:12.Amanda MacDonald and Joanne Austin running together finished 106th and 107th in 43:44.leaving the team 3rd on the day.Well done ladies

Paul Lowe was first to finish for the men in 8th despite suffering a fall finishing in 34:16, Colin Taylor 15th in 36:20 and James Wood 36th in 39:26.Darren Stockdale finished 52nd in 41:27 and one place and ten seconds ahead of chairman Dan Hunter making a rare appearance for the club.Phil Teece who was having an easier run as he recovers from a hernia operation finished 55th in 41:42.Matt Capsey finished 69th in 43:04 with U13 Harry Wilson 78th in 44:10 and Ian Morris 82nd in 44:17.Ever present Ronnie Read finished 87th in 45:17, Andy Williamson 112th in 49:08, Neil Embleton 126th in 50:59 and Den Dale 138th in 58:02.Men finishing 5th on the day.

Excellent running by all team members!

On a cold morning at Darlington South park, Russell Adams continued his fine run of form finishing 2nd from 340 runners in 16:41 just outside his best with Shaun Marshall, clearly buoyed by his excellent performance at the Brass monkey 6th in a new personal best of 17:41 with Colin Taylor 7th in another quick time of 17:53.Barry Talman was next home in 8th in 18:20 one place and twenty six seconds ahead of Paul Cook with Natalie Curgenven returning from holiday in great form as she smashed her previous best finishing 16th in 19:30.John Dunne finished 20th in 20:12 after another strong run with Steven Wilkinson 23rd in 20:28 with another good run.Dom Colley finished 26th in 20:46, Andy Dobson 32nd in 20:59 supporting Graham Garvey round who finished two places and three seconds behind after another step towards his best form.

Justin Hindmarch was next home in 39th in 21:46 two places ahead of Louis Brett in 21:53 and David Ralph in 47th who also achieved a new personal best and one placeahead of Ian Brown who achieved the same time.David Aiken was next finishing 53rd in 22:16, Richard Bowes 56th in 22:19 two seconds ahead of Balbinder Singh and three ahead of Pauline Brown.David McKenna finished 60th in 22:26 , Jade Hutchinson 61stjust edging out Peter Armstrong into 62ndwith Paul Lowe having a saunter five seconds behind.Julian Waller finished 72nd in 22:57 ahead of Simon Daniels 77th in 23:13 and Emma Morley 23:17.Andrew Glencross finished 83rd in 23:28, Steve McAllister 86th in 23:31 and Sam Richardson 90th in 23:42.Paul Rossington finished 93rd in 23:44, Jonathan Boyle 103rd in 24:11, Jane Teague105th in 24:13 , Andy Gibson 109th in 24:22 and new signing Vivianne Pow 110th in 24:24.

Lesley Miller finished 125th in 24:59, Shirley Gibson 130th in 25:04, Dave Hamer 161st in 26:39 with Jonathan Gray in a supporting rolefinishing 163rd in 26:46.Marion Ogle making a rare appearance finished 175th in 26:57, Clare Bowyer 204th in 28:09 with young Jemima Haymer finishing the morning with a new personal best finishing 257th alongside her dad Mark both in 30:52.Jacob Hume running alongside dad Karl finished 297th in 34:13 with dad a place and second behind with another positive run by Amanda Garvey Kovac finishing 332nd in 41:29 with a big smile on her face.Well done Amanda and well done everyone who ran.

Elsewhere, Joseph and Leon Reeveheaded over to Sedgefield for their first visit of the park finishingin 39th and 43rd place in 23:01 and 23:09 respectively. Over at Tees Barrage Andy Williamson had a storming run as he finished the morning with a new personal best of 22:43 in 32nd place with Julian Pinkney 107th in 27:07 and Aly Williamson 113th in 27:35 on her first ‘official’ visit from 283 runners.

108 runners took to the start line at Northallerton, Anne Hutchinson first to finish in 42nd place in 29:06, Iain Girard one place further back in 29:14 with Andrea Reese 52nd in 30:15.Leigh Hindle finished 78th in 35:27 exactly 2 minutes ahead of Emma Ivey in 81st who was running alongside Laura Girard on her first visit to the park in 37:30. Albert Park had 300 runners on show, John Hall the quickest of the Harriers on show finishing 55th in 21:44, Alex Bos 102nd in 25:17 with Gerda Arts 119th finishing in 26:29.

Over at Huddersfield Emily Halstead and Neil Addyman ran together finishing in 188th and 189th in 25:06 from 739 runners whilst Michael Watson headed to Penrith finishing 29th in 22:31 for a new personal best from 210 runners. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone….I have tried to hunt you down!  Well done everyone. 

On Wednesday night at the Muddy Roads 5k trail race Peter Armstrong had a good run finishing 3rd in 19:20 ahead of training partner Jade Hutchinson who finished 6th but first female in 20:44.Dave McKenna was next home in 9th place in 21:01, Iain Girard 30th in 24:32 and Andy Williamson 39th in 25:48.Aly Williamson finished 44th in 26:03 was followed home by Anne Hutchinson 66th in 29:28, Julian Pinkney 68th in 29:41 and Dave Hamer 69th in 29:59. with husband and wife team finished 77th and 78th in 33:29.Well done all!

On Sunday morning at Ropner park a number of Harriers took on the 10k race.Official results have yet to be released but the race saw Jade Hutchinson finish first female as well as Ste Smith make his debut for the club! Well done all runners. 

Heather Mochrie took on the Hedgehog Winter Wipeout on Sunday morning, a half marathon running up the 2nd highest peak in the Cheviot Hills, within Northumberland National Park. This is a race for the experienced fell runner and not for the novices with over 2500 feet of climbing.The fact this race is graded as TOUGH says it all.Heather finished 5th place on the day and although disappointed in her finishing position, we all know she will be back and is still a living legend at the club! Well done Heather.

There was another good turnout at this weekend’s Cross Country at Acklam, Middlesbrough.Results will be released in a few days so we will cover this in more detail next week.  Well done everyone who ran for the club or supported in some way, all roles are vital to the success of the club.