Senior Harriers weekly update w/c 2nd January

In last week’s report we told you about Peter Fouldsrace in the Hardmoors 30.Well results are now in, Peter finished in a fantastic93rd place in 6:03:41from 217 finishers! Absolutely outstanding Peter well done. On New Year’s day saw a number of Harriers head to Captain Cook’s monument for the annual 5 mile race.Paul Lowe had another outstanding run as he finished 9th in 33:07, Simon Rogers next home , again in an impressive 25th place in 35:54 with Mike Kinganother o take some big name scalps finishing 75th in 39:22.Jonathan Gray had an excellent run finishing 108th in 41.10 ahead of Paul Allan in 112th in 41.20 with the ever present Mark Milner 183rd in 46.10. with Jamie Baldasera finished 201st in 47:14.345 runners finished the race with the team 6thfrom 20 teams, the top 4 runners points counting.Mike King’s son Charlie and Simon Rogersson Lucasmade their debutsin the U13 race.Charlie finished in an impressive 13th but 4th inthe U11B category with Lucas17th but 3rd U9B.Keeping it in the family, Simon’s daughter Harriet finished 16th and 4th U15Gdespite taking a wrong turn with Jonathan Gray’s son Dylan 17th and 7th U15B.Well done all of you.

We start this weekend’s parkrun all the way over in New Zealand with Natalie Curgenven and her partner Paul Clucas who ran the Puraenga parkrun finishing in 8thfrom 75 runners in 21:05.Zoe Rogers was first club runner home at Hackworth from 57 runners finishing 25th in 26:42 ahead of Tai Charlton and Anneli MacKenzie Brown who finished together in 27:50 for 33rd and 34th place.

Zoe’s son Harry finished 37th in 28:32 taking 4 minutes of his previous effort.At Tees Barrage Bernadette Caygill mate a rare appearance finishing 11th in 20:16 but first female ahead of Julian Pinkney who made another massive stride to full fitness after surgery finishing 114th in 27:27 from 250 runners.At Albert Park Middlesbrough, John Hall had a good run to finish 44th in 22:01 with Alex Bos 64th in 23:17 from a field of 315 runners.

Peter Armstrong claimed a new course best at Sedgefield finishing 4th in19:31 with training partner Jade Hutchinson also claiming a course best in 7th in 20:16.Further north in EdinburghPortobello amongst 658 runners Darren Stockdale finished 37th in 20:12 , David Aiken 116th in 23:40, Neil Addyman 117th 23:43 with Ian Barnes 210th in 28:16.

At this week’s Darlington South Park, parkrun Colin Taylor cruised to a first place finish from 354 runners finishing in 18:02 ahead ofSimon Rogers 4th in 19:19 followed by Garry Collinson in 8th in 19:41, Justin Hindmarch 9th in 19:50 and David Tomlinson 11th in 19:52.Also breaking twenty minutes were Karl Hume 13th in 19:58 and Graham O’Hara in 19:59 with Leon Reeve finishing 17th in 20:19for abig new personal best.John Dunne finished one seconds and one place further back with youngster Harry Wilson smashing his personal best finishing 20th in 20:30 with father Kevin one place and four seconds behind with Andrew Park 22nd in 20:40.Ellie Phillips was another to finish the morning with a new personal bestas she finished 26th in 20:51 with Barry Talman in the same time for 27th and Ian Morris 28th in 20:53.

Sam Talman finished 34th in 21:02, Graham Garvey 40th in 20:16 and Dylan Wilson 48th in 21:36 one place and one second ahead of Martin Phillips.Joseph Reeve following in his dads footsteps finished 50th in 21:42 also for a new personal best, Pauline Brown eight places back in 21:57, Stella Jones a place behind in 22:02, Harriet Rogers a further place and second behind with Andrew Glencross one place and two seconds behind.David McKenna finished 66th in 22:17, Ian Brown 69th in 22:22, Sean Connolly 78th in 22:50 a place and two seconds ahead of Iain Girard, only five seconds outside his best.Emma Morley was next to finish in 84th in 23:07, Robert Austin 89th in 23:26, Simon Daniels 99th in 23:59 and Jane Teague 109th in 24:18.Shirley Gibson finished 136th in 25 minutes flat, Jonathan Boyle one second but three places behind with Brian Burdon clocking his best time of the year in 161st in 26:04.

Sarah Tomlinson finished 252nd in 31:18 one place and three seconds ahead of Stephen Dauber with Rachel Maddison two place and six seconds further back.James Hindmarsh finished 275th in 32:13 with brother Jonny 290th in 33:47.Peter Whitfield finished 310th in 34:46, Mark Haymer 322nd in 35:37, Bex Adams 339th in 37:34with Andy Dobson tail running to ensure everyone got home safely.Well done all park runners!

Whilst we are on the subject of parkrun….one of our own club legends has made an appearance in Athletics Weekly.Always an inspiration Mr Barnes.  A number of Harriers headedtowards Guisborough to take on the 8.7k Commondale clart.The route is around 5 miles long with 700 feet of ascent to keep runners occupied.Official results will be out next week. On Saturday evening a handful of Harriers headed to Kielder to take on the Dark Sky 10k Trail run.Provisional results have now been released. Andrea Reece, Leigh Hindle, Penny Ivison and Shelly Allan all finished together in a matter of secondsof Andrea crossing in 1:32:31 enjoying a sociable run out together.  Well done ladies, looked like you all had fun!

At the Temple Newsam 10 on Sunday morning amongst 806 finishers Jamie Baldasera was first to finish in 120th in 1:18:37, Neil Embleton next to finish in 339th in 1:29:59 and Paul Rossington382ndin 1:32:41.Laura Clarkefinished 478th in 1:37:31, followed by Ian Threadkell in 514th in 1:39:41 and Danielle Clark 700th in 1:52:28. Well done all of you!  On Sunday morning at the Stuart Parlour memorial (aka the Old Monks race), Hartlepool and sources advised there was a number of great performances including the ladies taking the first 4 places . Sadly results have yet to be released