There were some great performances by Harriers at a warm Druridge Bay Parkrun on Saturday.
First Harriers to finish in second overall and in a course best was Peter Moralee, completing the 5k in 18.10. Next and winner of the male 50 category was Dave Hindmarsh. Carole Page ran her usual excellent race to clock 21.26 to finish second female, whilst Angie Embleton was not far behind.
2-Peter Moralee 18.10 (71.01%); 15-David Hindmarsh 20.57; 19-Carole PAGE 21.26 (84.45%); 21-Angie Embleton 21.51; 22-Ian Horsley 21.53 (70.83%); 29-John Cuthbert 22.33 (57.28%); 49-Andy Squires 24.21; 61-Paul Robinson 25.28; 69-Kim Bronze 26.07 (58.33%); 82-Emma Givens 27.20 (56.71%); 104-Ed Wheldon 30.13; 105-Pam Wheldon 30.25; 129-Jayne McKenna 32.24.
* Away from the local event there were some good performances at other events that morning.
Just down the road at Newcastle Dominic Harris and Dean Stackhouse both ran sub 20 minutes 5ks and finished inside the top 40 of the 460 competing. A particularly good effort by Dean after his torrid time at the Coastal Run last weekend.
Phil Hemsley took part in the Sheringham Parkrun in Norfolk and finished third, whilst Richard Eastoe was first in the male 60 age group at Workington. Gay Eastoe also ran at Workington, whilst Kirsty Steed was in action at Durham and Mark Hume at Gateshead.
Newcastle: 22-Dominic Harris 19.19; 36-Dean Stackhouse 19.52.
Sheringham: 3-Phil Hemsley 19.21.
Workington: 26-Richard Eastoe 22.29; 55-Gay Eastoe 25.48.
Gateshead: 144-Mark Hume 32.53.
Durham: 263-Kirsty Steed 55.11.
* The night before Jordan Rogerson travelled to South Tyneside to compete in the 5k at South Shields. On a fast course Jordan ran well, finishing 42nd in a very good 18.27.
* On Wednesday (July 27) Alnwick Harriers once again hosted the awesome Wooler RC/Blyth RC Social event. It was a glorious evening of social running where the finest athletes from Alnwick, Wooler and Blyth took part in a blind handicap, running a 4.7 mile route around Hulne Park.
Over 20 teams took part, the majority with three runners though some had four, with each group trying to finish the course as close as possible to their predicted time without the aid of a watch!
Richard Johnson (Alnwick) and Dan Turnbull (Alnwick) were the fastest team by far finishing the course in only 29.39.
First prize, however, went to Victoria Curry (Wooler), Ewa Johnson (Blyth) and Tony Roskilly (Alnwick) who were 7sevenseconds faster than their predicted time.
Second prize went to Claire Riddell (Wooler), Laura McLan Jr (Alnwick) and Jenny Wilson (Blyth) who were 22 seconds slower than their predicted time.
Third were Leanne Heron (Blyth), Davina Lonsdale (Blyth) and Denise Drummond (Alnwick) who finished 35 seconds slower than their predicted time.
Adam Spiller’s famous wooden spoons went to the team with the most inaccurate estimate. These were won by Charlotte Dodds (Wooler), Emma Givens (Alnwick), Alison Warnes (Blyth) and Eileen Guthrie (Alnwick). They were a whole 3.23 minutes faster than they predicted!
Thanks go to all those who travelled from Wooler and Blyth to take part on a weekday night and to all the Alnwick Harriers who helped t - in particular, the marshals Sue Bolam and John Ross, time-keepers Tracey Sample and Mark Doctor and Adam Spiller and Sue Cross for their organisation.