Senior Harriers weekly update w/c 21st November

Last Saturday evening a handful of Harriers took on the Hardmoors Chop gate Chiller, an option of two races on the evening, a shorter race of 5.3mile or a longer route of 9.6miles.

In the longer race, off road athlete of the year Matt Capsey finished in an excellent 8th place in 1:36:25 and Jonathan Gray finishing in a strong 15th place in 1:43:42. Laura Clarke, our only female competing on the evening finished in 46th place in a time of 2:27:36 from the 59 runners.

In the shorter distance event Darren Stockdale finished high up the field in 5th place in 59:46 with David Aiken also in the top 10 finishing 7th in 1:05:28 with Julian Pinkney taking little time to getting back into racing finishing 21st in 1:20:56 from 34 runners.

Well done all of you!

Last Sunday saw a number of Harriers head over to Cowpen Bewley to race in the Gavin Duffy Memorial 5k.Gavin who was a very talented athlete who was sadly killed 3 years ago and this race which was supported by his family including his sister Lyndsay saw Gavin’s younger brother Luke finish first no doubt making the day that little bit special.Jade Hutchinson was first Harrier home finishing 32nd in 22:30 with Megan Noble just behind in 34th in 22:33 alongside Phil Teece 35th clocking the same time pacing on the day.Ronnie Read was two seconds and one place behind with Linda Noble one place and one second behind Ronnie.

Jonathan Gray finished 38th in 22:48 ahead of Michael Sangster who was 49th in 23:25 and Iain Girard 115th in 26:56. Janice Foster was next home in 140th in 28:24 five place ahead of Shirley Gibson who finished 145th in 28:54.Brian Burdon finished 170th in 30:31, Anne Hutchinson 175th in 30:42, Dave Hamer 196th in 32:16 and Paula Roberts 198th in 32:29.Andrea Reese finished 213th in 33:26,Leigh Hindle 234th in 36:21 and Penny Ivison 235th in 36:31 from the 251 field.

At this week’s parkrun at Darlington’s South Park, Russ Adams was first to finish for the club in 2nd place from the 192 runners in a time of 16:44 ahead of regular park runner Colin Taylor in 3rd on his 153rd run.David Tomlinson was next home in an excellent 7th place in 19:45 breaking his previous best in the process.Louise Talman finished 10th in 19:54 ahead of bother Andy Park who finished 11th and one second behind on his 100th parkrun, both athletes running with sub 20 minute pacer Paul Cook in 12th in 19:56.

Dave McKenna finished 14th in 20:09, his dog beating him by a nose alongside Steven Elliott who finished 15th in a superb 20:10 for a new personal best and Karl Hume 16th in 20:14 also for a new personal best supported by Barry Talman who finished one place and one second further back who also celebrated his 100th park run.John Dunne finished 20th in 20:25 ahead of Dylan Wilson in 21st in 20:27.Graham Garvey finished 36th in 21:20 after another positive run and Leon Reeve making his debut in 37th in 21:24 one place ahead of Rachel Bleasby in 38th also for a new personal best of 21:30 and Louis Brett in 39th in 21:32.

Julian Waller finished 41st in 21:47 after a big week of training followed by Andrew Glencross in 42nd in 21:53 and Pauline Brown in 43rd in 22:04.David Ralph finished 46th in 22:34, Joseph Reeve finished 49th in 22:46 on his debut parkrun with another junior, James Bennett-McNulty two places and two seconds behind.Jonathan Boyle finished 53rd in 22:57, Robert Austin 58th in 23:29, Lesley Miller 61st in 23:38 and Jane Teague 65th in 23:44.Zoe Rogers had yet another great run finishing 80th in 25:13 for a new personal best three seconds and one place ahead of Simon Daniels with Martin McGregor 92nd in 26:04.Best female newcomer, Tina Corah finished 105th in 26:55, Brian Burdon 109th in 27:10, Ian Barnes 139th in 29:25 and Stephen Dauber 144th in 29:38.

On Saturday afternoon a few Harriers headed to Peterlee for the NEHL Thornley Hall Farm cross country with Croft now officially cancelled.

In the men's race Darren Stockdalefinished 249th, David Aiken 376th and Julian Pinkney 448th in a large field with Sue Phillips finishing in an impressive 4thfollowed by sister Linda Noble in 7th, Diane Jones 177th, Alyson Williamson in 216th and Laura Clarke 238th again in a large field.Excellent running by you all.

Four Harriers headed out to Kirby Stephen to take part in the Ravenstonedale 10k.

Alison Matthews once again showed her class as she finished 2nd lady and 23rd overall in 39:54, Peter Armstrong finishing in 41:40 for 38th, young flying machine Jade Hutchinson finished in 43:17 in 50th place whilstPaul Kelly finished in 82nd place in 46:11.

Well doneall four of you!

On Sunday morningup in Ponteland, Northumberland, Paul Cook and Antoni Halltook on the undulatingBig 10 miler., a testing course with around 350 feet of elevation.

Official resultsmay take a day or two but sources advised that Paul finished 10th overall and 1st V40 in 63:23 and Antoni 78:49.Paul nearly didn’t make the start line after beingran into at speed band hit in the head y one of his mad dogs.

If John Hall is interested in purchasing the dog to sell as ‘special meat’ then please get in touch!