Ella Brown showed what fine form she is in at present by winning the female trophy at the Hoka 25k Trail Race in Keswick on Saturday, May 16.
She was 14th of the 194 runners and was well clear of the second placed female in 2.25.02.
On Wednesday, May 20, three Harriers lined up for the North Shields Poly organised Clive Cookson 10k.
There was pb joy for two of our contingent, Dean Stackhouse and Mark Douglas.
Mark had unfinished business at the race as last year he was badly let down by his inability to tie his shoelaces.
Thankfully, a year of coaching by Mike Henry enabled him to knock almost three minutes off his time from 2014.
Results: 134-Dean Stackhouse, 41.19; 148-Mark Douglas, 41.44; 415-Mark Hume, 1.07.08.
On Saturday, there were some excellent performances from Alnwick Harrierss at various parkruns with plenty of age category success.
The fastest run by a Harrier was by new member Ross Anderson at Druridge Bay.
Ross scooped a course personal best of 17.40 to finish the 5k in fourth place.
Jackie Prouse was second female finisher, whilst Mark Hume was first male 70 and new Harrier Pam Wheldon was first female 60.
Results: 4-Ross Anderson, 17.40; 34-Jackie Prouse, 21.58; 46-Mike Henry, 23.16; 51-Kim Redpath, 23.54; 104-Pam Wheldon, 28.23; 132-Mark Hume, 31.36; 156-William Fortune, 34.23.
Elsewhere, the Bolams were in Essex for a wedding, and couldn’t resist the urge to find a parkrun while down there. They took part in the hilly Great Notley Parkrun near Braintree and all performed well.
James was fourth overall, Jock was the male 45 category winner, Jenny was second female finisher and Sue was third female, winning the female 50 category. A great day.
Results: 4-James Bolam, 20.20; 12-Jock Bolam, 21.19; 35-Jenny Bolam, 24.33; 36-Sue Bolam, 24.43.
At Workington, Richard and Gay Eastoe were also age category winners, both winning the aged 60 categories.
Finally, Kirsty Steed took part in her 101st parkrun at Durham.
Results – Workington: 42-Gay Eastoe, 24.57; 43-Richard Eastoe, 24.58.
Durham: 322-Kirsty Steed 34.01.
It was NECAA Track and Field Championships at Gateshead International Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, with athletes from all age categories competing in events over the course of the weekend.
Alnwick Harriers had two representatives on the first day. Max Breese and Ollie Telfer (U13) both ran in the 75m hurdles facing their toughest competition so far this season. They both ran well and Ollie managed an excellent personal best time of 15.12s to win the silver medal.
Max competed next in the 1500m and Ollie the high jump, where he again won the silver medal. The boys finally finished their day with the 100m sprint.
On Sunday, Peter Skirrow (U20) took part in the long jump and managed a massive personal best of 5.85m to win the silver medal, narrowly missing gold by just one centimetre.
Ollie, meanwhile, managed bronze medal in the shot put (6.46m), silver medal in the long jump (4.03m) and ran a good race in the 800m.