Gritty Jo leads Harriers home

News and results from Alnwick Harriers.
News and results from Alnwick Harriers.

Glorious sunny weather conditions greeted the thousands of runners taking part in the Blaydon Race last Tuesday.

A decent number of Harriers took part in the 5.75mile race from Newcastle to Blaydon, with some excellent times from some.

First Harrier to complete and 11th female overall was Jo Gascoigne-Owens, who finished in a brilliant 33.48 (chip time).

Next woman home was Pauline Aitchison, who was very pleased with her 43.38.

Unbelievably, just days after taking part in a gruelling Lake District trail marathon, Morag Donoghue ran very well to finish in 46.25, while fellow marathoner Carol Davison was slightly further back.

For the men, Richard Johnson was first home in 36.02, not far ahead of Rob Enser.

Dave Hindmarsh was next, pipping Gary Cowell and Mark Douglas after a tight tussle.

Results: Jo Gascoigne-Owens 33.48; Richard Johnson 36.02; Rob Enser 36.37; Dave Hindmarsh 37.49; Gary Cowell 38.00; Mark Douglas 38.05; Mark Doctor 39.50; Andrew Shell 40.18; Pauline Aitchison 43.38; Lee Bowyer 45.51; Phil Lee 46.02; Morag Donoghue 46.25; Claire Miller-Grossett 46.44; Tim Shepherd 50.11; Peter Embleton 51.31; Carol Davison 51.55; Mel Whewell 52.11; John Ross 52.38; Ron Mccormack 54.18; Jayne Hately 54.24; Nikki Turnbull 54.25; Ruary Slater 55.24; Jocelyn Bolam 55.26; Jackie Prouse 56.33; Rachel Bowyer 57.49; Gaynor Ayre 1.00.51.