Senior Harriers Weekly Update w/c 22nd June

Senior Harriers Weekly Update w/c 22nd June

Taking a step back into last week’s performances at Newton Aycliffe 10k, results are still being worked through however one notable absentee

The week kicked off for the Harriers on Monday evening with Mark Tallon having a go at the 800m race at the British Milers, Durham.Double the distance for our 400m specialist but Mark finished the 800m in an impressive 2 mins 24 seconds.Well done Mark

On Wednesday evening 110 runners took on the challenge of Whorlton Fell race which had some slight undulation and a little speed bump to contend with over the 10k course. The old warhorse Dave McKenna 32nd 49.59 showing the youngsters there’s life in the old dog yet. Peter Armstrong finished in a solid43rd position in52.18 with both Darren Stockdale 54th 54.17, David Aitken 98th 66:38 finishing in impressive times.Well done all, it looked a very tough course.

At a muggy Darlington Southpark, 310 runners got out the suntan lotion and took to the start line.The future is looking really bright in the senior ranks as the team getting stronger and stronger. Eightout of the top 20 at Darlington parkrun are a Harrier with another currently training with the club. This is in addition to the many strong performances by the Harriers throughout the field.

Colin Taylor was first home once again in 4th place in 17:48 followed shortly by Graham Hindmarsh in 5th in 17:50 and a new PB to boot.Great running. Simon Rogers was next home in 7th, 18:04 with the ever improving Paul Helliwell one place and one second behind for a new PB since returning to running.Nathan Hemingbrough equalled his PB in 9th in a time of 18:19, Paul Cook finishing 11th in 18:31. Dave Mckenna was 16th in 19:36 with Barry Talman again achieving a PB for 19th position, 19:52. Ben Sansom who has been training with the club finished in 20th position and a new PB of 19:54, lots more to come from him. Ben Hardy who is looking to join the group finished 24th in 20:17, Neil Addyman 34th in 20:43 with Graham Garvey one place and three seconds behind. Paul Keedy was one place further behind but smashed his PB in the process storming round in 20:48 with Dom Colley again putting in a solid run for 39th place in 20:54.

Craig Stoddart who is joining the club this week finished 41st in 21:02, another positive step after his return from injury and Juris Silvos finishing 45th in 21:23.Sean Connolly again had a good run, although has the ability to go much quicker…suspect we may see a sub 20 soon!Andrew Glencross had a good run to finish 56th in 22:08, Tracey Owen 60th in 22:31, Charlotte Knowles 74th in 23:35, Lesley Miller 23:59 for 87th, Simon Daniels 24:15 for 96th with Emily Halstead and Shirley Gibson finishing 103rd and 104th in 24:44and 24:46 respectively.Youngsters Johnny and James Hindmarsh finished in 209th and 254th in 29:57 and 33:15 with Brian Burdon finishing 229th.New girl LindaTinkler finished in 270th place in 35:42 as she enjoyed a sociable run with friends and Joanne Hindmarsh finished 283rd in 36:52 as she supported Leigh Hindle who has recently joined the Beginner group who ran her first parkrun to finish 286th in 37:01 and finish ahead of 24 other runners.Well done everyone!

On Saturday at NEMAA Championships in Jarrow, Ian Barnes, Steve Bousfield and Sue Phillips all represented the senior section. First up was Sue who beat her own championship record in the 1500m race in a time of 5:27.1. Sue also completed the 1500m race in 11:50.9. The youngster Ian Barnes decided to take on both the 800metres and 1500mand broke both records, the 1500m one had actually stood for a decade! Ian finished the 800m in 3:39.5 and the 1500m in 7:14.1

Sprinter Steve Bousefield finished 3rd place in the 100m in 13.6 secs picking up a bronze medal in the process, absolutely tremendous work by all 3 Harriers.

Great to see some Linda Tinkler and James Hare join the club this week with Craig Stoddart and Mark ‘consistent inteval’ Robinson coming on board!

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