Harry Singh clearly wasn’t happy with just running 125 marathons in his lifetime….he’s already made a start on the next 125 as he completed the Liverpool marathon last weekend.Harry finished in 4:53.The man just loves to run but was so tired he was shaking all over.Harry has also made national news in India, awaiting some press coverage to include in a future report. Also on Sunday morning at Wynard 10k trail race, Linda Noble was first to cross the line in 27th place in 46:36, the youngster Ian Barnes 108th in 60:20 with Brian Burdon 116th in 62:49.Apparently the course measured 3/10th of a mile long which would never happen at one of our races.Also last week, Shirley Gibson and Graham Bell took on the Edinburgh half marathon, Graham finishing first of the two in 1876th place in 1:46:24 and Shirley 2955th in 1:53:22.Outstanding running by you all.
Onto Northallerton 10k where there was some real confusion with the results on the day which was caused by approximately 100 runners not turning up and runners who turned up on the day taking their numbers.These results could still change however as it stands.Colin Taylor was first home in 36 mins flat for 5th place; Nathan Hemingbrough was exactly 3 minutes behind Colin with Shaun Marshall finishing in 39:17.Andy Park was next back in 39:53, James Baker 40:16, Alison Matthews first lady in 40:35, Peter Armstrong in 40:42 and John Dunne 42:29.Paul Keedy 42:45, Corinne Murray second lady in 43:31, Jamie Baldasera 44:26 with Graham Garvey two seconds behind.
Pauline Brown finished in 45:02, Peter Foulds 45:20 with Jade Hutchinson nine seconds further back.Sharon Carbert finished in 45:53, Peter O’Neil two seconds further back and Ian Brown in 46:14.Nigel Carrigan finished in 46:25 with Robert Austin 47:53, Lesley Miller 48:02 including a ‘pis-top’ and Iain Girard 49:26.Clare Park finished in 49:46, Sarah Tomlinson 50:01 and Charlotte Knowles 50:07 despite chasing and catching a puppy that had escaped from a local farm.Becci Carter finished in 50:24, Neil Embleton 52:35, Anne Hutchinson 53:48, Julian Pinkney 54:23 and Tina Corah 56:29.
On Saturday morning at Darlington South Park 270 runners turned out for the mornings run with several runners with one eye on Sunday’s 5k.Colin Taylor was first home in 4th place in 17:45 and was followed by Howard Parr in 8th in 18:49 who keeps the pressure on at the top of the Parkrun league table.Paul Cook on pacer duties was next home in 13th ahead of Dave McKenna 14th six seconds behind with John Dunne 16th in 19:52, Jamie Baldasera 17th in 19:59 for a new personal best, Mark Haymer 18th in 20:03 despite a schoolboy error lace tie and Stuart Armstrong 20th in 20:06.
Juris Silovs was one place further back in 20:27, junior Louis Brett 24th in 20:37 for a new personal best with Karl Hume 30th also for a personal best of 20:58.Pauline Brown finished 39th in 21:39 with Simon Rogers a place and second behind.Sharon Carbert finished the morning with a new personal best in 46th in 21:56; Sean Connolly again making progress finishing 59th in 22:34 and the man flu infested Andy Dobson 63rd in 22:50.Graham Garvey was 65th in 23:01, Iain Girard 76th in 23:43, Jonathan Boyle 78th in 23:49, Jane Teague 83rd in 24:07 and Carl Watson 89th in 24:42 despite him also suffering with the same affliction as Andy Dobson.
Over at Sedgefield amongst a field of 187 runners Robert Austin put in a new course best to finish 26th in 23:30 ahead of Neil Embleton and Julian Pinkney who finished 56th and 57th in 26:26 and 26:28 respectively.New member Philip Smithurst finished his first parkrun in 109th in 30:08 however didn’t have a barcode on the day with Emma Ivey also putting in a course best finishing 137th in 33:09.At Albert Park, Middlesboro Gabi Hall was first to finish in 35th in 21:55 on her 70th run with granddad John 39th in 22:21, also on his 70th run in a field of 258.A little further afield in Workington, the much travelled park runner Andrew Glencross finished 12th in 21:11 from 65 runners whilst Darren Stockdale finished 13th in 21:42 with Stephen Dauber 123rd in 31:37 at Tees Barrage from 178 runners.
On Sunday morning at Middlesboro the Ali Brownlee Cleveland Centre 5k took place, with a number of Harriers on show Sharon Barlow was first home in 17:25, 30th and 3rd female with Graham Hindmarsh putting another great run in to finish 36th in 17:44 and speedster Nathan Hemingbrough 38th in 17:48.Shaun Marshall put in a PB performance to finish 40th in 17:52 three seconds ahead of Simon Rogers in 43rd and Paul Cook 44th in 17:56.Garry Collinson smashed his previous best by finishing 60th in 18:16 with Peter Armstrong putting in his 2nd best ever performance in to finish 83rd in 18:58.Dom Colley put in a cracking performance to ensure he kept work colleague and team mate Peter Foulds at bay for a little longer as he stormed to a new personal best of 19:37 and 104th place.
Barry Foster was next home in 126th place, delighted with his new personal best of 20:01 but disappointed not to dip under 20 minutes.You shouldn’t be Barry, great run.Peter Foulds finished in 140th in 20:23 with Linda Noble finishing 1st F50 in 20:19 in 143rd place.Alex Bos finished 208th despite picking up an injury finishing in 21:39 with Ian brown 212th in 21:48 and Pauline Brown 218th (albeit one second quicker) and picking up 3rd F50.Martin Phillips was next home finishing 226th in 22 minutes dead followed by Charlotte Knowles who was 232nd in 22:11.John Brischuk finished 234th with a chip time of 21:56, followed by Iain Girard 310th in 23:24, Shirley Gibson 24:31 but 1st F60 and Rachel Girard 1076th in 45:50.Some outstanding running on the day, well done every Harrier on show.
Over at Whitley Bay the combo team of Darlington Harriers and Chester-Le-Street took part in the afternoon’s Track & Field. Results for this will be out mid-week so more coverage on this next week but I can confirm the team finished 3rd.Well done everyone.