On a week where Hurricane Matthew ripped through Orlando like Paul Keedy at an all you can eat buffet, the club seniors had a number of races on the horizon to keep them occupied.But before we look at this week’s results we first take a look back at last week’s
racing results starting at Kielder. At last week’s Kielder Half marathon Matt Capsey was first home for the club finishing 73rd
in 1:38:20 followed by Neil Embleton in 310th in 2:01:18 and Steph Kingdon in 396th in 2:08 dead.Tina Corah finished 522nd in 2:19:07 with Lisa Smedley 661st in 2:37:49.In the marathon Mark Haymer finished 76th in 3:43:24 taking a massive 31 minutes of last years
time with Graham Garvey 195th in 4:09:24, 15 minutes faster than his last years effort with Paul Keedy 210th in 4:12:27 for 210th place.Well done gentleman.
Also last Sunday Ben Applewhite took on the Lincoln Half marathon, a race starting and finishing at the showground, taking in some historical sights en route including the Brayford Waterfront harbour. finishing in a solid1:42:07.Well done Ben. At the afternoon’s XC relays in Thirsk the team of Louise Talman, Jade hutchinson and Sue Phillips finished 2nd with Lucy Hunter, Stella Jones and Katie Noble 4th, Natalie Curgenven, Linda Noble and Amy Drinkall 5th with Val Clarke, Diane Jones and Marion Hart 10th, Laura
Atkins, Joanne Austin and Danielle Clark 22nd.
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In the men’s race the team of Paul Lowe, Simon Rogers, Colin Taylor and Russell Adams finished 5th with Max Harris, Matthew McGuire, Sean Connolly and Ben Lambert 8th. Phil Teece, Dan Hunter, Jeff Miller and Barry Talman finished 12th, with Paul Helliwell, Jamie
Baldasera, Mark Robinson and Ian Morris 17th. Darren Stockdale, Peter Armstrong,Michael Sangster and David Aiken finished 20th, Mark Tallon, Ronnie Read, Jared Holdcroft and Karl Hume 21st. The incomplete team of Peter O’Neil, Aaron King and Richard Bowes
finished in 45:46 after a late injury to Barry Bell.
On Saturday morning at Darlington South Park, 330 runners took to the start line. Max Harris was first across the line on his 3rd parkrun finishing in a new PB of 17:27 ahead of Martin Grainger making only his 3rd visit was 4th across the line in 18:14 followed by Dave
McKenna in 8th in 19:09 one second outside his best with David Tomlinson 15th in 19:52, three seconds outside his personal best.Andy Dobson was 17th in 19;58 on his 245th parkrun with Steven Wilkinson 19th in 20:03 and John Dunne 20th in 20:09.Original Gangsta
Michael Sangster finished 23rd in 20:26 breaking his personal best in the process with Karl Hume equalling his best in 25th in a time of 20:34 seven seconds ahead of Andy Park in 27th in 20:41. Peter Armstrong finished 30th in 20:55 ahead of Balbinder Singh in 49th who recorded a new personal best of 22:15 on his 69th parkrun one place ahead of Pauline Brown in 22:20 and three places ahead of Graham Garvey in 22:30.David Ralph was another who recorded a new best on the day finishing 54th in 22:32, Robert Austin achieving the same time in 55th with Jonathan Boyle 57th in 22:42, Clare Park 59th in 22:46 and youngster James Bennett McNulty 60th in a new personal best time of 22:48. Ian Brown finished 66th in 23:22 with Paul Rossington 68th in 23:28 for another new personal best and Jane Teague 76th in 23:59.
Jade Hutchinson finished 119th in 25:27 one place ahead of Sarah Tomlinson 120th in 25:28 with John Brant a place further back in 25:31, a seasons best for him. Rebecca Adams making her first parkrun appearance finished 128th in 25:44, Anne Hutchinson 140th in 26:23 and Iain Girard 141st in 26:28. Dave Hamer finished 147th in 26:39, Brian Burdon 153rd in an impressive 27 minutes dead with Martin McGregor 157th ten seconds further back.Stephen Dauber finished 188th in 29:01, Simon Daniels 214th in 29:58, Melanie Embleton 246th in 32:09, Julie Bell 247th in 32:15 with Laura Girard 300th in a new personal best of 36:21 on only her 4th run. Over atAlbert park amongst 284 runners Barry Talman was first home for the club in 4th place in 18:13, a new course best, Paul Cook and Paul Lowe on their first visit finished 37th and 39th as they helped Andrew Glencross achieve a new course best of 21:28 in 38th, with Mark Tallon 59th in 22:40 also on his first visit to the course. Shirley Gibson, making her 100th appearance at Albert park and 272nd overall finished 91st in 24:37 with Gerda Arts 147th in 27:20, Tai Charlton 148th in 27:22 and Anneli MacKenzie Brown 149th in 27:23. At
Meanwhile Ian Morris competed in the Tissington half marathonin Derbyshire, a race which regularly finds itself in the Top 10 trail races in the UK due to it being slightly downhill all the way. Ian made the most of this as he completed the Tissington Half marathon,in a new personal best over the distance of 1 hour 33. This week we also saw club legend Sue Phillips receive a call up to run in Glasgow for England with two other club legends, Phil Teece England and Ian Barnes placed on the reserve list to run. Great to see all three of
you receive the recognition that you deserve and look forward to seeing at least Sue running in the England vest once again.
On Saturday morning ‘Non Facebook member’ Natalie Curgenven took on the Pathfinder 25, a trail marathon which takes place in the North Yorkshire Moors. Natalie did great finishing 1st lady and 5th overall in the race.well done Nat. Whilst this was happening ultra running duo, Heather Mochrie and Mark Milner took on the Lakes in a day race, despite Heather being unwell leading up to the race.Lakes in a day is a 50 mile race which includes a 4000metres of descent including the Helvelyn Ridge. Heather was first to finishing 4th lady on the day with Mark finishing a little further back in a time of 15hours 23mins.Absolutely outstanding achievement by both you crazy people!
On Sunday morning, the annual York marathon took place with several club runners on show. New member Mike King was first home for the club in 3:13 on very little training followed by Jeff Miller in 3:14:48 another who has crammed a short amount of training in a
short period of time. Corinne Murray also falling into that category finished in 3:27:10 breaking her previous best by 9 minutes just ahead of Stuart Armstrong in 3:27:31 and Steve Elliott 3:31:50 on virtually no distance running. Justin Hindmarsh took a whopping 15 minutes of his previous best to finish in 3:34:30 with Martin Phillips again putting in a strong run to finish in 3:37:54. Stephen McAllister who was
running his first marathon finished in a superb 3:56:45 one second ahead of Richard Bowes in 3:56:46 with running man Peter Foulds 3:55:51. Barry Foster another who broke his marathon virginity finished just over the four hour mark in 4:00:30 with Lesley Miller finishing in 4:11:55 despite a dizzy spell with 10 miles to go and a recurrence of her foot problem. Zoe Rogers, another running her first marathon finished in a brilliant 4:18:21 with Paul Oyston barely making the start line through illness finishing in 4:34…and collecting his T-Shirt.
Awesome running by everyone, it really is a different beast to all other road races. At the York 10 miler Sue Phillips was first home in 96th in 1:08:20 with Andrew Glencross 239th in 1:15:06. Michael Watson finished in 1:19:16 in 410th for a new personal best with
Danielle Clark finishing in 1:33:43 for 1123rd.2245 runners competed. Closer to home a number of Harriers took part in the Stockton trail series.Results have yet to be released but here’s some photos from the race. On a busy Sunday morning for the club a number of Harriers turned out for the hilly Richmond 10k race.Results have yet to be released but Russ Adams was first across the line in 5th place despite being given wrong directions by a marshal with Paul Lowe and Colin Taylor also putting strong performances in to finish in the top 10.More on this next week.