Phil flies in his first Parkrun

Alnwick Harriers

There were some brilliant results by Harriers at the Parkruns on Saturday, notably by Phil Hemsley at Newcastle.

Phil, taking part in his first Parkrun, was third overall and first in the male 50 category, clocking 17.58.

He even beat Bruce Crombie into fifth, though there was some consolation for Bruce, who won the male 40 category.

There was also a top-50 finish for Rob Enser, while Phil’s and Rob’s daughters also took part in the event.

Results: 3-Phil Hemsley 17.58; 5-Bruce Crombie 18.14; 44-Rob Enser 23.19; 129-Sophie Enser 31.16; 130-Ella Hemsley 31.22.

At Northampton, Mark Jefferies ran under 19 minutes for the first time, knocking another 10 seconds off his pb.

Result: 8-Mark Jefferies 18.57.

Finally, Ruth Doctor took part in the St Albans Parkrun.

Due to recent wet weather, the fast and flat three-lap course round the lake at Verulamium Park was out of bounds, meaning that Ruth splodged round a largely off-road, muddy course.

Result: 102-Ruth Doctor 26.42.