Harris continues to catch the eye with dramatic rise in form

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With the cancellation of the cross country a decent number of Harriers took part in the Druridge Bay Parkrun on Saturday.

Closest to home Dominic Harris continued his eye catching improvement by finishing second of 123 runners behind ex Harrier Mark Cockburn. Just under a minute behind Dom in fourth place was Mark Douglas.

Also of note Justine Norman was 3rd female finisher, whilst Mel Steer and Mairi Campbell made the debuts at he event.

Results:

2-Dominic Harris 19.33 (66.16%); 4-Mark Douglas 20.27 (64.14%); 35-Robert Stephenson 24.20; 38-Justine Norman 24.42 (63.70%); 46-Mel Steer 25.27 (63.65%); 58-Mairi Campbell 27.01 (62.06%); 59-Thomas Davison 27.06; 98-Jayne McKenna 33.14; 106-Lorna Stephenson 34.08 (46.97%).

Also that morning, Jim Lillico had a good run at the Newcastle Parkrun, finishing 46th and winning the male 55 age category in the process.

Kirsty Steed also ran at the Town Moor, whilst Stuart Bruce took part in the Whitley Bay Parkrun.

Over in Cumbria Richard and Gay Eastoe were age category winners (60) at Workington.

Results:

Newcastle: 46-Jim Lillico 20.21; 507-Kirsty Steed 39.35.

Whitley Bay: 315-Stuart Bruce 29.29.

Workington:23-Richard Eastoe 23.20; 40-Gay Eastoe 25.55.

The following day a number of Alnwick Juniors took part in the Whitley Bay junior Parkrun, a 2k run for 4-14 year olds.

There were some excellent performances from the contingent with Ollie Telfer finishing second of the 89 runners.

Lauren Brown was a brilliant first female finisher, whilst Harrison Brownwas 12th and Finlay Telfer a bit further back.

Results: 2-Ollie Telfer 7.57; 5-Lauren Brown 8.12; 12-Harrison Brown 9.01; 23-Finlay Telfer 10.02.

* The torrential rainstorms that hit the region after the New Year unfortunately forced the postponement of the fourth Harrier League meeting, scheduled to be held at Newcastle Town Moor on Sunday 10th January.

It is now hoped to re-schedule the meeting for Saturday February 13, once again at the Newcastle Town Moor venue, with organisers hoping for better conditions.