London’s calling to the faraway towns…..On Tuesday night Linda Noble looked nervous as runners waited with bated breath for the club draw for London Marathon.Steve Elliott and Barry Talman were first out of the hat with Anne Hutchinson and Mark Haymer providing backup in case either runner couldn’t compete.Well done guys, look forward to seeing you in the big smoke!
On Saturday, in Dublin Ireland Sue Phillips and Ian Barnes wore their GB and Harrier vests with pride in the British Masters XC National championships.Results have not been released yet but we know that Sue finished 2nd V50.Major achievement to represent your country at any level.
On a miserable Saturday morning at parkrun 260 runners took part in the morning’s parkrun.Despite the conditions Colin Taylor put in a storming performance to finish 2nd overall in 17:15 for a new PB.Well done Colin top running.Peter Armstrong finished 6th in 19:38 with Paul Cook pacing sub 20mins finishing 9th in 19:54.New member Natalie Curgenven dug in for 12th just missing out on sub 20 in 20:08 with Steve Elliott finishing 14th for another PB performance of 20:20.Two weeks running Steve!
Andy Dobson was 16th in 20:33, Stuart Armstrong 1 second outside his PB in 17th for 20:34, Louise Talman 19th in 20:35 and John Dunne 21st in 20:42.Ian Morris was 29th in 21:09 shortly followed by Sean Connolly 21:23 in 31st, Juris Silvos 21:27 in 32nd and David Tomlinson 21:35 in 34th place.Ian Brown was next home in 21:55 for 38th, Peter Foulds 22:22 in 45th and junior Harry Wilson 51st in 22:49.Bally Singh finished 57th in 23:19 for 57th, Jade Hutchinson 23:29 for 61st with Michael Sangster 7 seconds further back and one place for a new PB of 23:36.Well done Michael.Sarah Tomlinson also PB’d finishing 2 seconds behind Michael in 23:38 with Graham Garvey finishing in the same time for 64th.Graham turning pacer today for the club.Robert Austin finished 70th in 24:04 with Shirley Gibson 73rd in 24:10.Simon Daniels 84th in 24:57 with Andy Williamson one second and one place further back.Good to see you both running again and well done Dave on 50 parkruns.
215th in 32:23, 8 mins off her PB pace.Steve Tinkler ran his first parkrun finishing in 36:07 for 244th place despite the copious amount of lager the night before.Well done Steve and well done everyone who ran, great to see so many Harriers running.
Over at Tees Barrage young Sam Talman showed dad Barry and Uncle Andrew how to do it.From a field of 153 runners Sam finished 13th in 21:43, Andy Park 18th in 22:07 and Barry 19th in 22:08.Saving something for Leeds Abbey ‘Splash’ no doubt.John Hall was the lone Harrier over at Albert Park Middlesboro finishing 28th in 21:01 from a field of 219.
Mark Robinson was 1322nd in 43:03, John Dunne 1368th in 43:17 for a new PB, Craig Stoddart 43:01 for 1314th , Clare Park 43:54 for 1493rd Graham Garvey 44 mins dead and Jade Hutchinson 44:15 for 1549th. Val Clarke finished 4th in her age category in 1584th position in a time of 44:23, Andrew Glencross 1929th in 45:51.Peter Dods finished in around 46:15 although his time is currently missing in action. Jamie Baldasera had a cracking run and finished with a new PB in 47:37 for 2392nd. Richard Easterbrook finishing with his best time since 2014 to finish 3768th in 52:05, Stephen McAllister finished in 48:18 for 2617th , Bally Singh 48:23 2650th with Anne Hutchinson finishing in53 minutes flat for 4060th.Iain Girard broke his PB finishing in a brilliant 53:09 for 4101st .Great running Harriers
After a week where even ducks were sick of the wet weather Hartlepool XC was geared up to be fun…..oh and muddy!Watch out for the Captain’s report for results through a separate communication and via our website.
Our new website is up and running and how good does this look!Although there is much more that is going to be added in terms of content this will be the interface for the club moving forward. A big shout out to David Aiken who has built this in his spare time for the club, really looks slick and professional.Please could you provide any feedback to me directly so I can manage any changes into David.
Andrew Park has kindly taken over the duty of uploading points for the club and has spent time creating formula’s to speed up the results process.Thank you Andy, much appreciated, one off my list!
New Feature this week
This week’s getting to know you is with Lesley and Jeff Miller who also celebrated their 21st Wedding Anniversary.
For future reports I’m looking for volunteers to complete one of these as we have a number of new members and would be good to make everyone known.Please email me if you are interested, otherwise I will ask individuals J
1.If you could have three wishes granted, what would they be?