Jackie flies the Harriers flag

Jackie Prouse after Berlin
Jackie Prouse after Berlin

Alnwick Harriers

Runner Jackie Prouse was flying the Harriers flag overseas on Sunday, in a warm Berlin Half Marathon.

Jackie, who was running for the Stephen Carey Fund, finished the flat course, one of her favourites, in 1.45.16, a good run considering recent injury issues.

At the slightly less scenic or historic Hartlepool, three Harriers were taking part in the Hartlepool Marina Five-Mile Road Race.

Run in the mist and murk which has been gripping the North East this weekend, Mark Doctor was the first of the three Harriers home in this very flat race, just outside his five-mile personal best.

Lisa Williams, however, was in her first Harriers action for ages due to injury and managed to shave just over a minute off her previous five-mile best.

Sue Bolam, with a very strong finish, was the third Harrier to finish.

Results: 138-Mark Doctor 34.33; 218-Lisa Williams 37.43; 256-Sue Bolam 38.56.

Over in the Lake District, Shelley Coates and Alex Reed were taking part in the tough 10-mile Buttermere Trail Race, a race held in lovely warm conditions.

Results: 85-Alex Reed 1.43.50; 129-Shelley Coates 1.52.56.

Also on Sunday, Mark Hume was the sole Harrier in the Wallsend Harrier Terry O’Gara 5k. Mark finished the race in 184th place in 30.24.

The day before, it was a good day for two Harriers on the Town Moor at the Newcastle Parkrun.

Dan Leng stormed home in eighth place knocking over half-a-minute off his previous pb, clocking 17.34.

There was also a pb in his 101st Parkrun for Phil Baston, who finished in 87th place in 21.12, while daughter Charlotte was 144th of the 454 runners in 22.48.

Elsewhere, Andy Squires was taking part in a sunny Bournemouth Parkrun where he clocked 21.55 to finish 24th of the 183 finishers.

Dave Hindmarsh was at the Gibside Parkrun, where he finished the undulating 5k in 22.34, winning the male 50 category in 14th place in the process.

And finally, Gay Eastoe was once again an age-category winner at the Workington Parkrun that morning.

Gay ran another Parkrun pb, finishing in 25.51 to take 41st place, with husband Richard in 42nd in 26.01. Gay still easily holds the female 60 record at Workington.