Senior Harriers Weekly Update w/c 31st August
Taking a quick glance back to last week’s races, down to the Auckland Castle 5 mile trail race.Val Clarke finished in a speedy 41 mins 9 secs on a tough course finishing 3rd female and 36th out of 172 runners claiming a prize for her efforts.Leigh Mack, competing in her first race ever, completed the course in 1 hour 8 and 12 seconds in 164th.Great work ladies
On a miserable Wednesday night over in New Marske, 17 harriers made the trip to the seaside hoping for a lemon top and a donkey ride but instead were treated to a shower and a wet ass!Surprisingly on the night it was a good night for times for the harriers amongst the 186 field.Paul Cook was first finisher for the club finishing in 17:46 for 17th place with Nathan Smith having a storming run to finish 22nd in 18:32 breaking his PB in the process.Hot on his heels and breaking his PB again was Andrew Park who has been in brilliant form of late taking his PB down by 16 seconds to 18:35 to finish one place behind Nathan with Jeff Miller took around 40 seconds of his PB to finish 27th in 18:48.This comes as no surprise to anyone seeing how hard these three work in training.
Alison Matthews, fresh from her weekend’s half ironman took 2 seconds of her PB with another great performance finishing 2nd lady, 28th overall in 18:52.Sharon Bulman wearing an odd coloured vest with some foreign lettering ‘New Marske…” or something had a great run to finish 39th in 19:20.Sue Phillips had another solid run finishing 54th in 20:14 with Sean Connolly putting in another sub 21minute run finishing in 20:59 for 73rd place.Jade Hutchinson ran a brilliant race finishing in 21:09 for 76th and took a big slice of her PB in the process.Clare Park was another who ran exceptionally well with a PB performance finishing 86th in 21:38 with Andrew Glencross finishing in 91st position in a time of 21.54.
Lesley Miller had another fine run finishing 107th in 22:50 with Martin and Ellie Phillips battling it out to the finish line in 107th and 108th with Martin shading it by one second in 23:00 and 23:01.The legend, Ian Barnes was next home in 136th position in 25:26, first in “the legend” category followed by Sarah Johnson who ran her first race in club colours finishing 150th in 27:16 for a new PB.Linda Tinkler, despite picking up an injury dug in really deep to finish the race in 154th place in 27:37.Well done everyone, really good work on a tough night.
On a sunny morning up at Hamsterley forest, deep in the heart of the stunning Durham dales, Ali Matthews and Linda Tinkler took on the hilly 10mile and 5mile events. Alison finished 1st lady in a storming 1:10:18 4th overall out of a field of 45 with Linda finishing her race in 49:26 for 12th place out of 23.
Whilst Ali and Linda were singing “the hills are alive with the sound of music” 283 runners gathered down at South Park, Darlington for the morning’s park run. With one eye on Sunday’s races the foot was off the gas for some but not all Harriers.Colin Taylor was again first home for the club in 3rd place in a time of 18:11.Surely the park run title must be his with only Dave “The bullet” Blewitt challenging him for the crown.Paul Cook playing 20 minute pacer was next home in 6th place in 19:38…his pace judgement a tad quick on laps 2/3 after a first lap of 6:38 (sorry folks) but this did help Garry Collinson who finished 14th in 20:01 claiming a new PB.Well done that man.
Junior James Roberts was next home in 16th for 20:05, Andy Dobson slowly coming back from injury finished 18th in 20:11, Andy aiming to be a Harrier come 1st November in time for Leeds Abbey Dash. Super Sam Talman claimed another PB, the ever improving junior finishing 21st in 20:26….watch out dad!Uncle, Andy Park helping young Sam around the course finished one place and one second behind with Graham Hindmarsh having an easy week for the sub 18 man finishing 23rd in 20:28.Sean Connolly had another quality run following on from his efforts on Wednesday to claim a new PB in 20:37 in 24th with Graham Garvey (or GG) two places and twenty seconds behind.Another solid run by Juris Silvos in 27th position in 20:59 was followed by John Dunne (good) by claiming a new PB of 21:09 for a new PB.Top running John!Andrew Glencross was next home in 37th in 22:09 with Dave McKenna strolling home in 45th in 22:40.David Walton finished 52nd in 22:49 with Andy Williamson claiming a new PB in 55th place in 22:52 with Bally Singh 56th in the same time.
Simon Daniels was next home in 62nd in 22:57, another good run from him with Tracey Owen and Lesley Miller covering the next two positions in 23:04.Craig “cheeky” Stoddart was 73rd in 23:47 with Jade Hutchinson in 93rd in 24:54.Peter Armstrong again playing pacer, this week 25 minutes finished 97th in 25:02 with Sarah Tomlinson running a brilliant time of 25:04 in 99th place to claim a new PB with Anne Hutchinson one place and three seconds further back.Julie Beck was just 6 seconds outside her PB in 106th in 25:24 with Justin Hindmarch keeping her company in 107th in 25:25.Janice Foster smashed her PB to pieces finishing in 25:37 for 110th with new members Iain Girard in 154th in 27:24 and Tina Corah 164th in 28:01. Junior Freya Talman was next home making it a good day for the siblings finishing in 182nd for a new PB of 28:44, with dad Barry one place and one second behind.Well done Freya.Brian Burdon finished in 188th in 29:10 improving on her previous weeks’ time after a long time away from training and Stephen Dauber 206th in 29:58.
Steve “Iscariot” McAllister, helping a friend round the course and resting his legs for Tees Pride 10k finished 225th 10 minutes off his PB.
On a sunny Sunday morning over in Middlesboro, the Tees pride 10k brought 2213 runners out for the one loop event.With a high number of talented local runners on show Drew Inglis stormed home first for the club in 34 mins dead for 18th place.Paul Cook was next back in 36:19 with team mate Colin Taylor shortly behind in 36:24 for 46th and 47th place.Paul Helliwell improved again on both Darlington and Ray Harrison to finish 65th in 37:17 with Nathan Hemingbrough picking up a new PB in 38:01 for 85th position.Andrew Park finished 99th in 38:34 for another PB making it a double PB week for him and six PB’s over the 5 and 10k distances in the last six races.Amazing.Not to be out done, Jeff Miller showed his class to finish in 110th position in 38:56 for a new PB, again making it a double PB week over the two distances.
Sharon Bulman put in a PB performance to finish 102nd and 2nd in her age category in 38:46 with Barry Talman finishing shortly behind in 115th in 39:08 breaking his PB in the process.Peter Armstrong had a strong run finishing 133rd in 39:39 with Justin Hindmarch getting closer to that 40 minute mark but claiming a new PB of 40:26 for a new PB for 153rd position.Louise Talman equalled her PB in 167th position finishing in 40:54 with Sue Phillips winning her age category to finish 192nd in 41:19.Well done Sue!Jamie Gardner was next home in 208th position, smashing his PB in the process in 41:51 with Garry Collinson 215th in 41:57 again for a new PB.Paul Keedy broke his 10k PB for the 4th time this year to finish 230th in 42:16 with the new and improved Mark Robinson 242nd in 42:53 for a new PB.Dom Colley put in a seasons best performance, down to “losing his baby weight” after the birth of his 27th child, finishing in 260th position in 42:35.
Corinne Murray had a great run a week after running a marathon to finish 309th in 43:38.Val Clarke rolled back the clock to not just finish first in her age category but to finish in 333rd with a new PB of 44:18.Great work Val!Jade Hutchinson had a brilliant run finishing in 347th position for a new PB of 44:41, great work from the 16 year old!Clare Park, not to be outdone by husband Andy also ran a PB time of 44:25 for 348th position making it a double PB week for her. Great work Clare!Craig Stoddart was next home in 349th place in 42:03, a really great run by Craig smashing his PB in the process.The crowd was really pleased that Craig retained his shorts on in the excitement.Barry Bell looked really strong as he ripped his PB to pieces finishing 356th in 43:26 with the ever present Martin Phillips finishing 373rd in 45:30. Super Steve McAllister finished 392nd in 45:38 90 seconds quicker than at Darlington 4 weeks ago with Peter Foulds 441st in another stunning PB performance finishing in 46:18 taking over 40 seconds of his previous best.Lesley Miller joined the 46 club by smashing her PB to finish in 46:22 for 446th place.I have lost count on how many PB’s Lesley has achieved this year but it’s in double figures and is an example to everyone at the club.
Andrew Glencross was next home for the club finishing in 466th place in 46:54, Balbinder Singh 485th in 46:52 for a new PB with Charlotte Knowles taking home a new shiny PB in her D&G bag in 47:25 in 510th place. Neil Smith running with her friend finished in 647th 47:34 with David Aiken finishing 676th in 47:46 with Anne Hutchinson putting in a PB performance to finish in 51:51 in 810th place….soon be in that sub 50 club Anne!Julie Beck was another to have a great run finishing in 867th place for a new PB of 52:28 with Ian Barnes finishing in 871st in 52:40 and 4th in the over 70’s category, despite giving 10 years to some of his competitors.Joanne Hindmarsh ran her first 10k race and did brilliantly finishing 1883rd in a swift 1:07:08 beating over 300 runners in the process!
Outstanding running by everyone!
Over at Tholthrope 340 runners took on the 10k event with 2 Harriers flying the flag.Stephen Wilkinson had a strong run finishing in 39th in 42:17, good to see Steve running well again after injury has blighted his season.Emma Morley put in another solid performance finishing in 111th in 47:58.Well done both of you!
On Sunday, down at Wetherby 706 runners took part in the afternoon’s 10k race which takes runners off road for part of the run.Flying machine Sharon Barlow stormed to victory in the ladies race in 36:17 taking 9th place overall.Training partner Simon Rogers was next home in 11th position in 37:13 with Nathan Smith finishing 32nd in 39:18 and Lorraine Mitchell 56th in 40:53.Great running everyone.
Tori Green competed in the John Fraser 10mile race down in Leicestershire.In a field of 630 runners Tori was piped on the finish line tofinish 2nd lady in 1:21:49 one second behind first place lady.Awesome running Tori!
Jamie Rutherford took on the Totley AC Exterminator fell race, a brutal 16 mile race not one for the faint hearted!On a hot day and in a field of 182 Jamie finished in a very respectable 14th position in 2hrs 29mins and 52 seconds.Great work Jamie and well done on the tan!