Senior Harriers weekly update w/c 28th November

Last Wednesday evening a number of Harriers took on the Muddy Roads 5k Night Trail race. Finishing 7th was Peter Armstrong in 18:47, followed in11th place, Natalie Curgenven in 19:02 along with David Tomlinson alsoin 19:02 for 12th .

Jade Hutchinson was next home in 16th in 19:34, Sarah Tomlinson 57th in 24:44 with Aly Williamson 67th in 25:24.Brian Burdon finished 70th in 26:14 with Andy Williamson one place and two seconds behind.

Dave Hamer finished 84th in 28:20 one place ahead of Julian Pinkney who finished in 28:36 from the field of 105 runners.Well done all.

Chris Binns raced the Chop Gate Chiller short race a week gone Saturday but was missed from the report as was showing as Chris Baines….you could say these results are the Baines of my life at times.Anyway, Chris finished 6th in between Darren Stockdale and DavidAiken in 1:00:06.Well done Chris

At last week Big 10 race at Northumberland results are now in.Paul Cook finished 10th male and1stV40 in1:03:24 with Antoni Hall finishing in a brilliant 67th placefrom the 257 field on his first 10 mile race in 1:18:37.Well done Antoni


On Saturday morning at Darlington South park it was a lovely day for a run out, slightly slippy in parts due to fallen leaves but no wind, rain or ice to tackle.From over a field of 220 runners Colin Taylor was first to finish in 17:50 in 6th place followed by Paul Cook 13th in 19:26and Peter Armstrong one place and one second behind.Andrew Dobson, celebrating his birthday finished 17th in 19:44, really great to see you running well again with U15 youngster Emma Hart finishing in a superb 20th place for a new personal best of 19:57.

Not to be outdone, Karl Hume finished 22nd in 20 minutes dead in a superb run to earn him a new personal best one second ahead of both Andy Park and Linda Noble who the latter also achieved a massive personal best on the day.Another junior runner Dylan Wilson finished 26th in 20:10 one place ahead of Michael Sangster the Original Gangster in 20:18 for a new personal best supported by Barry Talman one place and one second behind.Leon Reeve also walked away with a new personal best of 20:28 taking over 50 seconds of last weeks effort with Howard Parr one place and two seconds further back.

Kevin Wilson finished 37th in 20:48 one place ahead of Jade Hutchinson in 21 mins dead only 6 seconds off her previous best. Junior Harry Wilson finished 40th in 21:06, Graham Garvey finished 47th in a solid 21:25. Pauline Brownfinished 50th in 21:36 only ten seconds off her best, ahead of a convoy of Harriers, John Dunne a place behind in 21:48, Ian Brown a place behind John in 21:51 and Sean Connolly two places and two seconds behind Ian.Julian Waller was next home finishing 59th in 22:04 with youngster Joseph Reeve finishing 60th in 22:08 for a new personal best ahead of James Bennet-McNulty in 72nd place in 23:04.

Finishing 77th was Stephen Gardner in 23:15 three places ahead of Simon Daniels in 23:26 and Emma Morley 83rd in 23:38.Jane Teague finished 88th in 23:55 four places ahead of James Gardner in 92nd in 24:12 and Lesley Miller 93rd in 24:14.Marion Hart finished in 25:38 three places ahead of Martin McGregor who finished in 25:43 for a new personal best with Brian Burdon putting in a seasons best performance in 26:10.Anne Hutchinson finished 146th in 26:41, Lucy Applegarth 164th in 27:47 with Julie Beck one place and two seconds behind.Dave Hamer finished 167th in 28:17 ahead of Amanda MacDonald 183rd in 29:12 with David Ralph running with his fiancée Katie Banoubwho was running her first parkrun finishing in 223rd and 224th in 39:25, well done Katie.Amanda Garvey-Kovac , running her 50th parkrun finished in 226th in 40:33, another step towards fitness after her recent operation.Congratulations on hitting the milestone Amanda and well done everyone.

Over at Sedgefield, Dave Tomlinsonhad a flying run as he finished 5th from the 153 field in a new personal best of 19:51, Dom Colley, one shy of his 200th parkrun finished 46th in 23:23 with Sarah ‘Kung Fu’ Tomlinson 51st in 23:42 for a new personal best.Over at Tees Barrage Andrew Glencross was the lone Harrier as he finished 37th in 23:06 from a field of 179.Richard Easterbrook ventured to Wearside to Sunderland’s parkun where he finished 102nd in 27:41 from 178 runners.Last but certainly not least, Eftem Brhane was first finisher at Albert park ashe crossed the line in 16:14, another outstanding run.Well done all park runners.

Shirley Gibson headed to sunnier climates as she took part in the 28th International Running Challenge as part of the Club La Santa, Lanzarote, which consists of four races over four days.A 10km, 13km, 5km and a 21km race.

Shirley finished 61st overall after clockingtimes of 51:32. 1:19:59, 29:33 and 2:03:55 for a total of4:44:59.There really is no stopping the F70 runner!Outstanding work Shirley.

On Sunday, Susie Stephen (right) pictured here with sister Georgie Rutherford will be taking on the XTERRA 21km Trail Running World Championships in Hawaii.

More than 2000 runners from around the worldwill be gathering at Kualoa Ranch to take in some of the most diverse and scenic terrain around the planet (similar to Newton Aycliffe).

As results won’t be out until next week this will be covered in next week’s report.

Good luck Susie!

On Sunday a number of Harriers are heading toCastleton to take on the Eskdale Eureka, a 8 mile fell race.Again this is a race which results will be out next week.Good luck all, run safe and well!