Senior Harriers Weekly Update w/c 20th July

Senior Harriers Weekly Update w/c 20th July

It’s been a week of more races than results but try and stay with me; we will fill in the blanks next week.

We start the weekly report by taking a quick nip back to last Saturday at the Yorkshire Wolds Half Marathon results finally came out once all the sheep had been rounded up and peasants had been removed from the land. Paul Cook and Sharon Barlow crossed the line together in 20th and 21st place in 92:09 with Sharon taking 1st lady and Corinne Murray in 70th in a time of 106.19.176 finished the course and around 30 that didn’t!

This week kicked off on the track….somewhere with the legend Ian Barnes.I’m still waiting to hear details of this race but I understand that this could be another V80 record that Ian has achieved in the category after completing the 3000 metres.Anybody who has the details of this race please let me know.

On Tuesday evening 21 Harriers headed over to compete in the Clive Golledge Memorial Relays over in Crook with team members including at least one Senior and one lady. The 2.4m course was a tough one starting on a cinder track, path, grass and then a steep climb before eventually levelling off, looping back on itself to run off road and back down the hill and finishing off on the cinder track. Simon Rogers, Sharon Barlow and Paul Cook, ticking the box 3 times for veterans and some would argue 3 ladies…finished in 2nd place in 41:26.Bernadette Caygill, Justin Hindmarsh and Mark Tallon were next home in 46:42 followed by Linda Noble, Peter Armstrong and Darren Stockdale in 47:14 with Dan Hunter, Emily Halstead and Paul Keedy finishing in 48:18. Jeff Miller, Becca Trenholme who was running her first race for the club and Neil Addyman finished in 49:05, Lesley Miller, Simon Daniels and Corinne Murray finished in 53:20 and Shirley Gibson, Tai Charlton and Steph Kingdon finished in 59:30. A great night for all running, team prize for 2nd place, fastest lady for Sharon and a spot prize for Tai.To top the night off, pie, peas and some chunky chips….worth the trip in anybody’s opinion.

On Wednesday night, 6 Harriers (7 if we are still including Stephen ‘Harrier’ McAllister) took on the Cock Howe, 6mile fell race which has a lovely 1130ft climb.We are still awaiting results from the race so we will revisit this next week.Garry Collinson competed in this event running for the Harriers in his first event.Well done everybody.

On Saturday at Darlington Southpark, 313 runners took to the line.Some serious question marks around a number of times at the RZH takeover parkrun this week so I have not included in this report until we have an updated list.

Graham Hindmarsh, who has been in inspired form since joining the club ‘may’ have a new PB finishing in 10th in around 17:46 (report says 18:01 which is a big discrepancy) Paul Helliwell ran well again in 14th position and were followed home by Nathan Hemingbrough 15th, Paul Cook 20th, Peter Armstrong 28th, Craig Stoddart 35th, Dom Colley 38th, Steve Elliott 42nd, James Parkinson 44th, Sean Connelly 46th,Graham Garvey 53rd, Juris Silvos 57th, Dave McKenna 58th, Simon Daniels 82nd, Anne Hutchinson 128th, Tai Charlton 133rd, Janice Foster running her first parkrun finished in 27:33, Joe Kearney 195th, Brian Burdon 221st, Jonny Hindmarsh 240th, James Hindmarsh 279th, Joanne Hindmarsh 280th and Amanda Garvey Kovac 299th. Fairly sure Colin Taylor also ran but is not showing on the results unless he has changed his name to Unknown.

Well done everyone, great turnout by the club and hopefully we can get the times firmed up soon.

Over at Shildon parkrun, in a small field of 44 the timers seemed to have got it right first time with Justin Hindmarch leading the way for the club in 4th place in 20:22 and a new course PB.Super Sam Talman, in the JM10 year old category finished 11th in 22:19 with Uncle Andrew Park in 12th with the same time.Freya Talman finished 32nd in 30:11 (JW10) with dad Barry in 33rd in the same time. Further South at Fountains Abbey, Simon Rogers joined Sharon Barlow and Tori Green in the tricky 2 lap course.In a field of 239 runners, Sharon Barlow smashed her own course record finishing 3rd place overall, first lady in a time of 17:36.Awesome running on a difficult course.Simon Rogers dug in to finish 4th in 18:09 with Tori Green finishing 6th in 19:00. Great to see you back from injury Tori.

On Saturday afternoon Curtis Metcalfe set a new PB in the 100ms in Hexham setting a fantastic time of 11.65 seconds.Amazing sprinting Curtis.Full results yet to be published.

On Sunday morning Hamsterley 10k, Barry and Louise Talman, along with Andy Park, Garry Collinson and Peter Foulds. Again, shock, results have yet to be published but I can say that Louise Talman finished first lady picking up a trophy and some cheese in the process.Sounds like you ran a mature race today…..

Well done everyone, tough going in Hamsterley forest at the best of times!