Senior Harriers Weekly Update w/c 29th June

Senior Harriers Weekly Update w/c 29th June

At last weekend’s Sunday Half marathon over at Hadrian’s wall, Corinne Murray showed her class by finishing first lady for the club and 68th, 4th lady in 1:47:14. Anne Hutchinson 287th finished in 2:16:26 after Saturday’s total Warrior with Anneli McKenzie-Brown having another solid run finishing 319th in 2:24:04, 414 runners

Up in Newcastle at the Anita Nott 5k race on Monday evening in a field of 262 runners Charlotte Knowles finished 72nd in a sprightly 24:47. Although this does include a bit of a tumble mid race which will have taken a bit of her time as well as her arms and knees.Charlotte

On Tuesday NYSD Track and field Iona Richings kicked off the night byfinishing 1st in the ladies high jump in a leap of 1 m 40. Iona then finished 2nd in the triple jump finishing in a distance of 9.57metres.In the 400m Karl Challand smashed in a superb51.80 to finish 1st in the graded 400m race. Colin Taylor finished in 61.00, Mark Tallon 62.20, Daniel Hunter 62.7 and his daughter Lucy finishingin 67.00.Over in the 200m race Steve Bousfield finished 5th in the 200m in 27.20 despite giving nearly 30 years to his competitors! Well done Steve. Colin Taylor clearly hadn’t worked hard enough in the 400m and got up to finishe8th in the 5000m in a quick 17:48.1.

On Wednesday night at our home race, Pitstop 10k croft, Harriers were out in force.The Heat during the day was always an ominous sign of how the night would be and the lightening, thunder, hail and heavy rain around 3pm did nothing to ease the temperature as the heat soared close to 30 degrees with humidity to match.236 runners finished the race but there were some who DNF which shows how tough our Harrier group are by battling through to the finish.

Drew Inglis finished 7th position in 35:13,Colin Taylor 13th 36:39, Jamie Rutherford 36:49, Sharon Barlow 37:55 for 17th and 3rd lady, 1st FV35. Graham Hindmarch 18th in 37:57, Paul Cook 20th in 38:02, Simon Rogers 21st in 38:05, Paul Helliwell 27th in 39:11, Ben Wilson, Dan Hunter and Nathan Hemingbrough finished 38th, 39th and 40th in 40:55, 41:03 and 41:10 with Peter Armstrong in 43rd for 41:14. Dave McKenna was next over the line in 41:24. Sue Phillips made up the top 50 in 41:43 winning her V category.Jeff Miller, Barry Talman and Darren Stockdale were the next 3 through in 58th, 59th and 60th with times of 42:30, 42:37 and 42:39.Jeff picking up a prize in the V50 category.Tom Leighton was 2 places back in 43:02 with Paul Keedy setting a course PB in 67th and 43:37. Surely a low 42min 10k is not too far away. Graham Garvey was 73rd in 44:21, new boy Mark Robinson 74th in 44:26….no negative splits from Mark just 100% effort.Mark was followed by Louise Talman in 78th position in a time of 44:33 with Justin Hindmarch 1 place and 2 seconds behind Louise.

Linda Noble finished 86th in 45:35 with Dom Colley 1 position and 8 seconds further back. New member Craig Stoddart finished 92nd in 46:03 in exactly the same time as Mark Milner for 93rd. Steven Elliott finished 97th in 46:22 with Jade Hutchinson and Corinne Murray making up the top 100 in 99th and 100th positions, Corinne picking up a V ladies prize. Neil Addyman finished in 101st position, 46:34 while Val Clarke again picked up prize money by winning her age group in 103rd position in a time of 46:40. New member James Hare was109th in 47:40 with another newbie James Parkinson was 112th in 48:02. Fell runner David Aiken was 119th in 48:57, (although this is being double checked)with Emma Morley in 130th in 50:12, Lesley Miller 132nd in 50:26 (although Lesley crossed just behind Emma so we have a stewards enquiry).Emily Halstead was next home in 50:40 for 136th, Charlotte Knowles recovering from her fall on Monday to finish 164th in 54:47.Anne Hutchinson finished 170th in 56:00 with Shirley Gibson 2 places back in 56:03 but picking up her V category prize. New member, Linda Tinkler had a superb run after finishing her first race for the club in 205th place and 44 secs outside the hour mark. Seriously well done to everyone who got round the course in those conditions, everyone had to dig deep.

At Saturday’s Darlington parkrun 286 runners took to the line.Paul Helliwell again showing good form finished 6th in a very wet 5k finishing in 18:30, Dave McKenna was next home in 19:35 for 13th with Tom Leighton a place behind in 19:53. New member Mark Robinson smashed his PB by 40 seconds to finish in 20:08 with youngster James Roberts finishing 1 place and 3 seconds further back. Ben Hardy who trained with the club last week finished 22ndin 20:21. Linda Noble finished 34th in 21:03 with Steven Elliott a place and 3 seconds further back.Juris Silovs finished 40th in 21:23.Val Clarke was next home in 44th in 21:45 with Andrew Glencross in 47th in 21:48 and Dom Colley a place and 1 second further back. Katie Noble and Megan Noble finished 50th and 52nd in 21:54 and 22:20 with Charlotte Knowles in 22:50.Balbinder Singh finished 64th in 23:05, Craig Stoddart 131st in 26:17Barry Talman finished 132nd in 26:17 and Linda Tinkler finished in 184th in 28:23.Youngster Jonny Hindmarsh showing he has his father’s genes and clearly a pair of his trainers finished 207th in 29:30, while brother James, dad Graham and mother Joanne finished 216th, 217th and 251st in 29:53.29:54 and 34:02 respectively.

Over at Sedgefield parkrun 130 runners took to the mixed terrain course. Three Harrier ladies made the trip and Jade Hutchinson was first harrier to finish crossing the line in 33rd in 23:56 with Lesley Miller shortly behind in 65th place in 24:08.Anne Hutchinson finished 64th in 26:44.Well done ladies.

Saturday’s Hamsterley Forest 11 mile race saw Ben Wilson and Graham Garvey take on the mixed terrain race with some tough climbs.Ben finished in around 1:21 and Graham 1:26.At this time the official results have not been released.Well done gents, tough running in Hamsterley.

Mark Milner thought he’d test his sprinting ability by running the Crosses 53 mile race around North Yorkshire Moors.Still waiting for the official results but Mark finished in the top 20 in around 12hrs 41. Well done Mark, awesome running.

Earlier in Leeds, Mark Tallon was back in action at the track.If there was a prize for consistency Mark would have won this hands down this season after another storming run of 60.3 seconds in the 400m.It’s only a matter of time before Mark dips under the 60 second mark, there’s blood in the water and the shark’s are circling.

On Sunday morning Simon Rogers and Sharon Barlow headed down to Harrogate for the 10k road race.In a field of 622.Simon Rogers finished 14th and1st V45 in 37:17, Sharon Barlow finished second lady in 37:51. Well done guys!

Further north at the Gateshead 10k, the sun was out (again) to the cheers of the runners.Graham Hindmarsh continued his recent good form with a 38:16 for 48th place. Nathan Hemingbrough was next to finish in 39:24 in 81st with Peter Armstrong in 138th in 40:54.Barry Talman had a strong run finished 179th in 41:46 with wife Louise Talman finishing in 43:10 for 303rd. Andrew Glencross had another great run finishing 464th in 45:26, with Corinne Murray 2 places back in 45:27. with Jade Hutchinson getting another PB in 471st place in 45:31.Anne Hutchinson 1448th in 55:41, Stephanie Kingdon competing in her first 10k did brilliantly to finish in 58:48 for 1798th with boyfriend Mark Tallon a place behind in the same time.

A non-running story to finish off the week. Paul Keedzsnagged 3 large Carp’s whilst fishing dispelling any myth that surrounded the veteran around his pulling power and his lack of tackle.Well done Paul…hope you’ve washed your hands!

Great to have new members join the club again this week, Craig, Linda, Mark and James and amazing turn out for the club this week!It’s a good time to be a Harrier.

Thank you for all your continued support,