Fourteen Harriers took part in the five-mile (380m ascent) Brough Law Fell Race, the latest of the 2014 Grand Prix events on Sunday.
For many, it was a fell-racing debut and, hopefully, for many of those, this won’t be their only fell race.
Despite recent injury issues, Bruce Crombie was first Harrier to finish in ninth place, third in the male 40 category.
Next up was Graham Simpson, who just pipped the male 50 victor, Phil Hemsley.
For the women, Tracey Sample was first home for Alnwick Harriers, followed by Shelley Coates and Rachel Bowyer.
A special mention to new member Conrad Stewart who was making his debut.
Results: 9-Bruce Crombie 40.52; 12-Graham Simpson 41.38; 13-Phil Hemsley 41.55; 22-Mike Telfer 43.55; 39-Andy Squires 47.02; 91-Conrad Stewart 55.26; 92-Tracey Sample 56.17; 93-Micky Aiston 56.22; 94-Cris Atwell 56.43; 103-Kim Bronze 1.00.08l; 106-John Cockburn 1.02.54; 109-Shelley Coates 1.03.47; 118-Mark Hume 1.18.05; 119-Rachel Bowyer 1.26.39.
Also taking part in a fell race that day were Gay and Richard Eastoe. They were taking part in Jarret’s Jaunt, a handicap fell race organised by Cumberland Fell Runners.
The pair finished the 4.5mile (1,499 feet of ascent) race near Cleator Moor in 50th and 51st places in 75.14 and 75.15.
In Humberside, Mel Steer was preparing for her London Marathon attempt by taking part in the East Hull 20. Mel completed the fast and flat course in 117th place in 2.49.12.
The day before, five Harriers took part in the Newcastle Parkrun, including Micky Aiston who was making his Parkrun debut. Charlote Baston was the headline act after she knocked a few seconds off her 5k pb.
Results: 93-Sarah Gray 21.47; 110-Phil Baston 22.07; 116-Charlotte Baston 22.18; 148-Micky Aiston 23.03; 207-Alex Reed 24.11.
Also that morning, Gay and Richard Eastoe warmed up for their fell race the following day by racing in the Workington Parkrun in West Cumbria.
The pair raced together, finishing in 26th and 27th places in 26.30 and 26.32, with Gay winning the female 60 category once again.
Finally, further south, Diana Weightman ensured there was yet more age category success at the Cheltenham Parkrun.
Diana was 42nd overall and fourth female, winning the female 50 category in 22.47.