Senior Harriers Weekly Update w/c 5th September

Last week we saw Wes Atkins and Neville Ford headed up to Coxhoe on Sunday morning to take on the Coxhoe 10k trail race.Results are now in and Nev was first to finish in 68th place in a time of 50:26 with Wes 86th in 53:30.Also last weekend saw Steve Wilkinson at

Tholthrope for its annual 10k race last Sunday finishing 44th in 41.37 for a new course personal best from the 310 field. Last week Nathan Hemingbrough and Charlotte Knowles tried out the Pomphrey Hill parkrun, Bristol.Nathan finished 3rd in 18:29 with Charlotte 25th

in 21:49 from the 264 field. Well done folks!

On Wednesday night at Redcar, 20 Harriers lined up for the evenings 5k amongst the 172 runners.On a good night for running ‘semi pro’ Graham Hindmarsh was first home for the club in a fantastic 9th place in 17:25 for a new personal best followed home by Paul Lowe in

11th in an impressive 17:30 with Paul Cook 18th in 18:04 just ahead of the England International Phil Teece in 18:05.Barry Talman finished 24th in 18:21 with an impressive run for a new personal best with wife Louise not to be outdone also finishing with a new best of

18:35 for 30th place. Garry Collinson finished 32nd in 18:37 with a strong run with Andy Park 33rd in 18:43.Alison Matthews was next home in 37th in a spritely 19:03 despite her huge efforts over the weekend at Helvellyn triathlon with Peter ‘non club vest’ Armstrong 44th in 19:29. The ever improving David Tomlinson finished 51st in 19:57 for a new personal best and his first time, but not last) under 20 minutes with the ever dependable and consistent Sue Phillips 52nd in 20:02.

Jade Hutchinson finished 58th with another solid run of 20:25, Martin Phillips again showing good form recently finished 69th in 21:04 ahead of Graham Garvey 71st in 2106 and Clare Park 78th in 21:24 for another new best on the night.Peter O’Neil had a great run finishing

88th in 21:49 for a new personal best, Anne Hutchinson 134th in 25:35 just outside her road best, Tina Corah 151st in 26:59 and Lisa Smedley 165th in 31:51.Well done all runners

Colin Taylor was second across the line at this week’s parkun, Darlington in 17:47 with Martin Grainger 3rd in 18:02 for a new parkrun best on only his second visit on a weekend where most runners were easing off, resting or practicing their ‘oggy oggy oggy’ lyrical skills

for the weekends half marathons at Newcastle and York.David Bracken had a superb run as he finished 6th in 19:11 for a new personal best with Graham O’Hara following suit in 19:19 as he finished in style for a new best. Jeff Miller finished 13th in 19:47, Mark Haymer 15th in 19:55 with Michael Sangster putting in a great run to finish 22nd in 20:29 also for a new personal best.

Junior Harry Wilson finished 24th also in a new personal best on his 57th run in 20:32, with Howard Parr taking his foot of the gas in 28th in 20:52 alongside Paul Cook 29th in 20:54, Andy Dobson 30th in 20:55 and Dave ‘too drunk to remember my barcode’ Tomlinson 31st in

The same time.John Dunne was another easing off as he finished 40th in 21:24 alongside youngster Dylan Wilson 41st in the same time.Pauline Brown was next home in 47th in 21:40, Simon Daniels another taking 10 seconds of his previous best to finish 51st in 22:12

with Jonathan Boyle storming round in 52nd 22:17 for a new personal one second and one place of Andy Williamson who also had a fantastic run to finish with a new personal best who finished seven seconds ahead of Martin Whitfield in 55th who also smashed his

previous best.  Andrew Glencross finished 65th in 23:12 two seconds and two places ahead of Jamie Baldasera with another JM10 runner James Bennett-McNulty 75th in 23:39 for a new personal best.Ian Brown finished 92nd with Steve McAllister 120th in 25:50, Anne

Hutchinson 121st in 25:53, Julie Beck 137th in 26:46 and Aly Williamson 152nd in 27:42.

Veteran Brian Burdon finished 161st in 28:23 alongside club legend Ian Barnes 169th in 29 minutes dead who was one place and second ahead of Louise Williamson.Stephen Dauber finished 184th in 29:58 with Andy Park having a run with his dad on his first parkrun finishing

268th and 269th in 41:11.280 runners ran. Elsewhere David Ralph finished 43rd in 22:56 with Paul Rossington 82nd in 24:42 for their first visit at Albert park, parkrun amongst 283 runners whilst over at Sedgefield 201 runners gathered with Darren Stockdale 24th finisher in 21:39, Mark Tallon 47th 23:55 on his first visit and John Brant 92nd in 27:18. Well done all park runners.

Nev Ford was back in action on Saturday morning this time at Castleton Show race, a hilly 10k race finishing in around 44 minutes, Alison Matthews finished 2nd lady at Buttermere Triathlon whilst Mark Milner finished in 1:50:36 in 48th position at the Great Langdale road race.

On Sunday morning at the Vale of York half marathon Jamie Rutherford was first home for the club in 23rd place in a speedy 1:16:51 ahead of Paul Allan 70th in a new personal best of 1:24:01 and Justin Hindmarch 1:32:43, his second fastest time over the distance. Awesome running everyone.

Also on Sunday, the 36th Great North Run took place on a warm day for running, many runners looking ‘rosey’ at the end of the race. Paul Lowe continued his great form by finishing 292nd in 1:23:43 for a new personal best, followed by Nathan Hemingbrough 390th in 1:25:31 for a new personal best and Louise Talman 456th 1:26:30 also for a new personal best.Barry Talman finished 565th in 1:28:07, Dave McKenna 1:28:57, Graham Hindmarsh 718th in 1:29:41 with Paul Cook limping over the line a few seconds after.Andrew Park finished 809th in 1:30:35 ahead of Peter Armstrong also limping home in 1093rd in 1:33:09. Linda Noble was next home finishing 1109th in 1:33:16 ahead of Mark Haymer 1176th in 1:33:56 and Garry Collinson 1265th in 1:34:28. Jade Hutchinson finished 1887th in 1:38:13 ahead of Tom Leighton 1948th in 1:38:27, Peter Foulds 2170th in 1:39:19, John Dunne 2242nd in 1:39:35 for a new personal best, Martin Phillips finished 2178th in 1:39:20 and the ever present Great North runner Paul Kelly making his 36th appearance in 2341st in 1:39:35 with Paul Keedy 2442nd in a time of 1:40:24. James Baker finished 2636th in 1:41:15 Matthew Hall was next home in 2651st in 1:41:18 with Barry Foster 3771st in 1:44:57 for a new personal best and Charlotte Knowles 3863rd in 1:45:15 also for a new personal best.Andrew Glencross finished 3902nd in 1:45:22 with Clare Park 4297th in 1:46:33, Scott Creighton 4551st in 1:47:18 and Jamie Baldasera who also injured himself on the way round somehow finished the race in 4595th in 1:47:26.

Dom Colley finished 5099th in 1:48:41 with Paul Cook junior running his first half marathon in 1:49:11 for 5309th place with Michael Dolan 5546th in 1:49:50 ahead of Neil Addyman and Emily Halstead finishing in 1:52:50, Neil achieving a new personal best and Becci Carter 12,995th in 1:54:20.Michael Watson donning a nice bloodied nipple vest finished 9144th in 1:56:51, the already injured Iain Girard 9196th 1:56:56, Jane Teague 1:57:21 for 9449th and Neil Embleton 9839th in 1:57:59.Paul Oyston finished with a new personal best of 1:58:08 for 9942nd, Anne Hutchinson finished 10,978th in 1:59:49, Ian Threadkell 12,361st in 2:00:17 with Diane Jones 11613rd in 2:00:58 with Andy Gibson 13,179th in 2:03:46 for a new personal best.

Zoe Rogers finished the day with a new personal best of 2:04:49 for 13,720th place, Alex Bos and Gerda Arts finishing in the same time in 2:13:11with another Great North ever present runner Harry Singh finishing in 2:15:51 for 19730th place.Mikayla Jordens finished 20, 132nd in 2:16:34, Sue Raine 21,010 in 2:18:05 with Gemma Raper and Martin McGregor 2:19:07 and 2:19:08 for 21,570th and 21,584th respectively.Den Dale finished 22,467th in 2:20:49 for a new personal best, with Kerry Oyston three seconds behind in 2:20:52 in 22,528th place, Sarah Neve 2:21:08 for 22,610th, Natalia Watson 2:23:06 for 23,704th on her first half marathon and Tina Corah 2:23:29 for 23,897th.

On her first half marathon.Paul Rossington finished 2:26:31 for 25,439th, Charlie Taylor 2:26:33 for 25,452nd with Linda Tinkler and Sarah Johnson running together to finish 29,985th. Phillip Smithurst finished in 2:32 dead in 28,131st, Paula Roberts in 2:34:32 for 27,769th and 29,986th in 2:36:23rd in 2:36:23. Faye Bowles finished 2:36:28 in 30,025th, Sally Dale 2:38:30th in 30,793rd taking over minutes of her previous best Emma Ivey in 2:42:38, Chrissie Moore 48740 in 2:58:08, , Sarah Forster 3:10:22 for 38,524th Jo Austin finishing her first half marathon in 39,146th in 3:16:04 and the amazing Rachel Girard 3:46:35 in 40,709th.Clive Green was somewhere on the course but has yet to be identified….probably in a morph suit. Well done every one of you and apologies if I’ve missed anyone out or any PB’s or first timers!

On Sunday Morning at the Cardiff 10k, Phil Teece, representing England in the road race finishing in 37:47 over the fast but twisty course.Amazing achievement to represent your country Phil, everyone at the club is very proud of you!

This week we also say another sad farewell to another genuine couple who have been an absolute pleasure to have at the club following the departures of Nathan Hemingbrough, Charlotte Knowles and Peter Fuller who have also headed south in recent weeks.Again we will see the happy couple from time to time and will always be welcome at the club.Thank you for being a big part of the club and best of luck to you both back in ‘Uddersfield.

Grant McTaggart from Darlington Tri Club recently ran Marathon des Sables, one of the toughest challenges for an athlete to take on. The Marathon des Sables is a multi-stage adventure through the Sahara desert with 1,000 other participants - 150 miles of running, walking and trekking over 6 days. That’s the same as five and a half marathons in extreme conditions in 120 degrees Fahrenheit while carrying everything to be self-sufficient including food, clothing and medical supplies.

Come and join Grant at Hummersknott School on September 23rd, 19:00 - 21:00 and hear his story of how tough this event actually is and what he had to go through to complete the race. It's £6 entrance fee, to be paid on the door and includes refreshments and there will be a raffle on the evening.

100% of money raised will be donated to St Theresa's so please offer your support to Grant and a worthy local charity.


On March 3rd 2017 we will be holding a charity ball at central to raise as much money as possible for one of the many worthwhile charities, Children With Cancer.Although Children With Cancer don’t give a specific figure to raise to enter London Marathon we obviously want to do as much as we can and I’ve set a target of £12,000 for the team to raise. The team who will be taking a charity place are Paul Lowe, Peter Armstrong, Barry Talman, John Cook, Andy and Clare Park and Peter Armstrong.Louise Talman and Paul Cook have

gained entry through qualifying criteria with Justin Hindmarch and Caroline Cook supporting the event as behind the scenes and as host.

Tickets are £30 a head with £10 non-refundable deposit to reserve your seat.Ticket price will include 3 course meal and entertainment on the evening, and for those who came along last year will confirm what a great night it was.Last year we managed to squeeze around

220 people into Central Hall and raise nearly £9,000.Be great to see as many of you there as possible so please get in touch and reserve your place.

If you can’t make the event you can still contribute on the link below. For every £1 donated you will receive 1 raffle ticket for a Grand Prize Draw on 3rd March 2017. Prizes to be announced closer to the event.

Find the event on Facebook, Children With Cancer Charity Ball