On Thursday evening, club members ventured over to Durham to participate at the Cathedral relays. The 2 lap course, consisting of grass with a sharp hill was a treat for everyone! 12 teams of 3 were on show from a total of 74…a fairly healthy percentage and all did a brilliant job. First team home finished 25th in a time of 33:53 Dave McKenna, 12:01, James Baker 11:11 and Paul Cook who finished in 10:41. Next in 37th place in a time of 35:39 Dom Colley, Barry Talman and Graham Garvey followed in 38th position in 36:03 Dan Hunter, Jeff Miller and Paul Keedy. Other results from the night were 41st 37:08 Mark Robinson, Garry Collinson, Les Curtis, 43rd 37:45 Louise Talman, Linda Noble, Sue Phillips, 44th 37:51 Alison Matthews 11:29, Val Clarke, Sue Phillips, 51st 38:42 Martin Phillips, Mark Tallon, David Aiken, 54th 38:50 Barry Bell, Clive Green, Sean Connolly 57th 39:55 Craig Stoddart, Peter Foulds, Simon Daniels, 65th 41:52 Lesley Miller, Charlotte Knowles, Emily Halstead, 72nd 45:08 Tracey Owen, Linda Tinkler, Marion Ogle and 73rd 47:08 Anneli Mackenzie-Brown, Steph Kingdon, Janice Foster. Amazing effort by an amazing group of people. Oh and Paul Keedy and Paul Cook picked up spot prizes of beer…probably the organiser taking sympathy on us after looking exhausted at the finish!
Over at Wynard 5k Trail race in a field of 188 runners, Jamie Rutherford was first home finishing 2nd overall in 18:33, awesome work Jamie! Andrew Park was next home in 14th place in 20:33 with wife Clare next in 56th position in 24:20. Shirley Gibson crossed the line in 108th position in 27:59 followed by another club legend Ian Barnes who continues to amaze everyone at the age of 80 by finishing 126th in 29:19. Well dome everyone
At Darlington Parkrun, 269 runners turned up for a muggy run. Graham Hindmarsh equalled his parkrun best with a storming 17:46 to finish 5th. Nathan Hemingbrough was next home in 8th place in 18:13, another solid run on the back of 2 weeks with little training. Paul Cook acting as sub 19 pace maker finished 14th in 18:54 with both Andy Park and Jeff Miller both benefiting. Andy finished 16th in 18:56 taking over 20 seconds of his PB with Jeff 4 places back in 19:31 for a new PB. Both athletes really dug in and worked hard to take them to a new level. Sean Connolly was next home in 34th position in 21:00, a good run by the youngster with young Katie Noble 2 places back and 3 seconds. Superstar junior Sam Talman smashed his PB to finish 38th in 21:07 with Juris Silvos and Linda Noble following shortly behind in 39th and 40th position in times of 21:09 and 21:11. Graham Garvey finished 47th in 21:37 with David McKenna and his 4 legged friend (no not Heather) in 48th in 21:42. Heather Mochrie also ran 10miles pre parkrun with Dave but printing a barcode out and crossing the line seemed too much of a challenge! Jade Hutchinson, boyed by her outstanding GCSE results midweek (well done Jade) finished 57th in 22:16. Megan Noble finished 67th in 22:43 with Lesley Miller proving yet again she’s the PB queen by finishing 71st in 22:48 and chipping away towards sub 22.
Andrew Glencross was next home in 74th position in 22:58 followed by Emma Morley and Simon Daniels both crossing the line in 23:18 for 82nd and 83rd position. Peter Foulds who’s been in top form since joining the club ran his first parkrun finishing 84th in 23:22. A solid foundation which I’m sure Peter will build on in the coming weeks and months. Shirley Gibson finished 107th in 24:38 with David Aiken strolling round after is efforts last week in 27:19 some way off his new PB of 19:53. New member Sarah Johnson started her harrier life with a new PB finishing 190th in 28:35 with youngster Jonny Hindmarsh 2 places and 9 seconds behind. Stephen Dauber finished 211th in 30:06 followed by junior Freya Talman in 218 and father Barry in 219 both crossing the line in 30:37. Junior James Hindmarsh finished 230 in 31:59 with mum Joanne putting in another PB performance for 32:10.
Caroline Dawson was the lone Harrier taking on Tees Barrage amongst a field of 123 runners. Caroline finished 28th in a speedy time of 23:36 to gain a new PB. Over at Sedgefield parkrun 4 Harriers took on the multi terrain 2 lap course in a field of 175. Darren Stockdale was first home for the club finishing 11th in 20:51 just outside his course PB, Anneli Mackenzie-Brown was next to finish in 65th place in a new PB of 26:30 followed by Tai Charlton who again achieved a new PB on the course finishing 67th in 26:40. Junior, Joseph Dredge finished 78th in 28:29.
Over in Shildon down at Hackworth parkrun Peter Armstrong and Craig Stoddart took on the 3 lap course amongst 58 runners. Peter was first home for the club in 5th position in 20:04 with Craig finishing 8th in 21:28, his first run on this course.