Busy time for the Harriers

Last weekend was a very successful one for Alnwick Harriers.

The weekend got off to a flyer as Bruce Crombie finished a brilliant third in the Durham Parkrun on Saturday, October 13.

Bruce also won the male 40 category in a 5K pb time of 17.46.

At the same time, Phil Lee was beginning his quest to improve on his 60 races of last year on the Town Moor.

Phil ran well in the Newcastle Parkrun finishing 122nd of the 328 runners in 23.05.

Also on Saturday, Dave Lowe travelled to Peebles to compete in the Manor Water Hill Race, organised by Carnethy Hill Running Club.

The race is 10 miles in length, includes 2200 feet of climbing and was held in tough, muddy conditions.

Dave ran well finishing 27th of the 66 finishers in 1.31.05.

Finally that day, a number of Harriers took part in the Howick 5K.

This race was organised to raise funds for the Northumbria Army Cadets, and was a muddy one with the route mainly consisting of muddy trails and grass.

Results haven’t been published yet but the conditions played into the hands of mudlark Ruth Doctor who was first female finisher.

There were also age category wins for Junior Harrier Charlotte Baston and male veteran Kim Bronze.

Antony Budd was the first Harrier to finish followed closely by Phil Baston.

The following day there was a decent crowd of Harriers who travelled to take part in the final Run Northumberland event of 2012, the Matfen 10K.

There was plenty of success and some good performances, not least from Peter Grey who finished ninth overall, winning the male 55 prize in the process.

Further success came when Peter, David Nolan and Mark Doctor won Alnwick Harriers the male team prize.

More success came courtesy of Phil Lee and Maureen Bartrum who were both second in their age categories.

Harriers results: 9 Peter Grey 38.15; 17 David Nolan 41.41; 28 Mark Doctor 44.01; 64 Phil Lee 49.21; 65 David Bartrum 49.34; 70 Maureen Bartrum 50.11; 103 Gay Eastoe 54.57; 104 Richard Eastoe 54.58; 106 Clare Hiscock 55.20.

Last Wednesday, the club held its AGM at Alnwick Bowling Club.

Once official business was out the way numerous Harriers were presented with their Gold, Silver and Bronze awards.

These are presented to runners who have competed for the club in a certain number of races in the last year.

Phil Lee was awarded a special Platinum award for taking part in an unbelievable 60 races in the last 12 months.

Gold awards were presented to Anne Allan, Cris Atwell, Bruce Crombie, Mark Doctor, Gay Eastoe, Richard Eastoe, David Nolan and John Ross for taking part in 20 or more races.

Silver awards went to Phil Baston, Mairi Campbell, Dave Coates, Ruth Doctor, Peter Grey and Jim Lillico for completing 12-19 races.

Finally, Sue Bolam and Mike Telfer were awarded Bronze awards for 8-11 races.