Bruce brightens damp afternoon

Alnwick Harrier Lesley Miller in action.

Alnwick Harrier Lesley Miller in action.

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Alnwick Harriers

Seven Harriers took part in a wet and dreary Newcastle Parkrun on Saturday.

But it was anything but a wet and dreary day for Bruce Crombie, who finished a superb fourth of the 345 runners in a huge PB of 17.20, finishing first in the male 40 category in the process.

Jackie Moscrop also won the female 40 category, again shaving a few seconds off her previous best 5k time.

Phil and Charlotte Baston ran well, both just missing out on PBs, while there were Parkrun debuts for Lisa Williams and Rachel Heeley.

Results: 4-Bruce Crombie, 17.20; 75-Jackie Moscrop, 21.13; 85-Phil Baston, 21.38; 134-Lisa Williams, 23.17; 136-Sue Bolam, 23.22; 146-Charlotte Baston, 23.37; 208-Rachel Heeley, 25.18.

Meanwhile, Danny Richardson was once again in action in the Whitley Bay Parkrun.

Danny finished 11th of the 170 runners in 19.48.

Later that day, Jo Shallcross was in action in the Cartmel Trail Race 18k, part of the Lakeland Trail Race Series.

Jo followed up a couple of good runs for the Alnwick Harriers in Harrier League cross-country races at the end of 2012 by finishing as third female in this tough and wet race.

She completed the course 66th of the 177 finishers in 1.37.47.

Finally, Lesley Miller continued her fine cross-country form at Herrington Park, Sunderland, in the British Masters Athletic Federation Cross Country Championships that day.

Lesley finished fifth in the female 55 category and was 71st in a field of 131, clocking 30.22 for the 6k race.