Hancox the clear winner of Harriers' Les Alcorn 10k race
As always there was fine weather for the Les Allcorn 10k and Junior Fun Run, which was held last week.
For the third year on the trot the winner of the Senior Mens race was a Morpeth Harrier, Sam Hancox. Sam has finished third on a couple of occasions, though on this occasion was a clear winner of the event in a splendid 32.10.
For the Senior Women first across the line was Blyth RC’s Rachelle Falloon in 42.33, well over two minutes ahead of her closest challenger! Second male home was Morpeths Lewis Timmins, whilst clubmate Mark Snowball completed the clean sweep of the top three finishing spots. Needless to say they very easily won the male team prize!
Category prizes for the men went to Elswick Harrier Stephen Robertson (Male 40), Rob Hancox of Morpeth Harriers (Male 50) and Heaton Harrier John James (Male 60). Alnwick Harrier Karen Kelly was 2nd in the ladies race behind Rachelle and along with Laura Stubbings and Zoe Robson won the female team prize for the host club! 3rd place finisher was Rachael Openshaw of south coast club Stubbington Green, whilst the age category awards went to Claire Caverley of Blyth RC (F35), Claire Bagness of Wooler RC for the third year running (F45) and Unattached runner Sandra Shepherd (F55).
First Harrier across the line in a big course record for him was Dan Leng. Dan finished fourth in 36.21, ahead of 15th placed Jordan Rogerson in 39.57 and Adam Spiller who finished 17th in 40.09.
For the Juniors 81 runners took part in the 3k “Fun Run”. First home, representing Morpeth Harriers, was Daniel Dixon in 8.49. Alnwick’s Ben Kelly was second home, followed by another Morpeth runner in Ross Charlton. Daniel and Ben won their age categories as did 5th placed Ollie Telfer (Boys U15) and the Unattached Wilde brothers Cooper (Boys U9) and Finlay (Boys U11).
Alnwick’s Lauren Brown was a good winner of the girls race. Running from the Under 13 category she knocked over a minutes off last year’s time to clock 10.38 to finish eighth overall! Under 17’s Eve Buddle and Sophie Enser were second and third for the host club. Lauren and Eve won their age categories, as did Hannah Taylor (Girls U15) and Mille Breese (Girls U11),with Unattached Kate Burn (Girls U9).