On Friday three Alnwick Harriers’ teams entered the Elswick Harriers organised Good Friday Relays at Newburn. The ladies’ trio of Tracey Sample, Jocelyn Bolam and Alice Tetley-Paul battled well and finished 62nd of 114 teams. Thanks to Jocelyn for stepping in at the last minute!
Meanwhile, for the men, two teams of four took part and again all ran really well. For the A team Dan Turnbull and Dan Leng finished within a second of each other, whilst Steve Patterson and Dominic Harris were three seconds apart.
In the B team all four Harriers were also close together in terms of times, with James Willoughby and Ian Simon also finishing within a second of each other.
The A team were a brilliant 17th of 188 teams, whilst the B team were 45th.
Men: 17-Dan Leng 11.27, Steve Patterson 12.16, Dominic Harris 12.13 and Dan Turnbull 11.26. Total 47.22.
45-Allan Foggon 13.38, Ian Simon 12.42, Jon Archer 13.06 and James Willoughby 12.41. Total 52.07.
Women: 62-Tracey Sample 15.34, Jocelyn Bolam 19.02 and Alice Tetley-Paul 15.23. Total 49.59.
At the Druridge Bay Parkrun on Saturday Tim Falconer and Robert Badderley were the club’s first finishers in 16th and 18th places, whilst for the women Carole Page was third finisher on her 100th parkrun. Also for the women Justine Norman was first in the 45 category.
Results: 16-Tim Falconer 21.41; 18-Robert Badderley 21.56; 30-Carole Page 23.09; 38-Justine Norman 24.18; 39-Phil Hall 24.21; 41-Chris Friend 24.28; 50-Peter Embleton 25.18; 64-Euan Friend 25.54; 81-Cris Atwell 26.53; 87-David Cooper 27.30; 107-Mairi Campbell 29.17; 115-John Ross 30.16; 41-Alice Tetley-Paul 35.01; 159-Lorna Stephenson 37.58.
Down at the Newbiggin Parkrun, David Hindmarsh was first in the male 55 category in 22.42, finishing ninth overall, whilst Mark Hume was 64th in 37.38.
Finally, at Stratford upon Avon, Jo Powell ran well to finish 87th overall and first in the female 45 category.
The following day five Alnwick Harriers took part in the North Tyneside 10k.
John Cuthbert was first home for the club in 44.08, followed by Laura McLean Jr in 52.35.
Further back Phil Lee finished in 56.00, Carol Davison in 56.24 and Ron McCormack in 1.14.20.