Harriers in action from Florida to Whitley Bay

Alnwick Harrier Dave Coates in the Derwentwater Trail Race.
Alnwick Harrier Dave Coates in the Derwentwater Trail Race.

Alnwick Harriers

There were just the two Harriers in Parkrun action on Saturday, both at Whitley Bay.

Danny Richardson finished the 5k in 10th place, clocking 18.58 (69.16 per cent), while Cris Atwell improved massively on his previous Parkrun by finishing 48th of the 178 finishers in 23.01 (65.10 per cent).

Meanwhile many thousands of miles away Peter Embleton was taking part in a 5k, though in slightly warmer conditions than North Tyneside.

While visiting family in Florida Peter finished 28th of 185 runners in the Cool Summer Mornings 5k at Clermont, clocking 24.45.

Finally that day, Dave Coates was in action in another of the Lakeland Trail Series races, the 15k Derwentwater Trail Race.

Dave was 202nd of the 250 finishers in this tough race, completing the route in 1.33.04.

The following day, three Harriers were in action in the Matfen 10k.

Sarah Gray (Fairbairn) finished fourth female overall in 44.19.

Gay and Richard Eastoe were back in action just a week after their epic trail race ultra marathon. They both clocked 55.23 at Matfen, coming 106th and 107th respectively.