Dan’s the man in anniversary parkrun held at Druridge Bay

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A total of 11 Harriers took part in the second anniversary event at Druridge Bay Parkrun.

In his debut appearance at the event, Dan Turnbull ran the second fastest time ever by a Harrier finishing the two lap course in a superb 17.06, and in first position overall!

Carole Page continued her excellent run of form to finish first female overall in 21.12, just two seconds outside her pb time and bagging the highest WAVA score of the day (85.38%).

There was an age category win for Gail Cuthbert and a new course best for Emma Givens!


1-Dan Turnbull 17.06 75.44%; 18-Carole Page 21.12 85.38%; 32-Graham Skirrow 22.48 66.30%; 39-Andrew Squires 23.34 64.14%; 59-Mary Plumley 25.29 61.28%; 60-Ian McAllister 25.29 53.56%; 61-John Ross 25.54 61.39%; 63-Emma Givens 26.02 59.54%; 80-Gail Cuthbert 27.38 53.56%; 98-Stuart Bruce 29.11 50.54%.

Elsewhere, coach Kim Bronze was in action at Sheffield in the Hillsborough Parkrun where he finished in a respectable 26.20. Harriers stalwarts Richard and Gay Eastoe were in action at the Workington Parkrun crossing the line in 21.02 and 25.40 respectively.


Gateshead: 2-Ross Anderson 18.15.

Hillsborough: 98-Kim Bronze 26.20

Keswick: 35-Micky Aiston 24.17

Workington: 12-Richard Eastoe 21.02; 49-Gay Eastoe 25.40.

Also that morning three Harriers took part in the Gateshead Trail 10K which is billed as a fast, scenic run through the Derwent Walk Country Park.

John Cuthbert was first Harrier home, putting in a solid performance to clock 45.45. Next was Laura McLean (Jr) in 56.12, closely followed by David Coates in 56.22.

Later that afternoon Alnwick Juniors were out in force at the Glanton Show Hill Race with only one Senior runner foolish enough to take them on in this tough three mile out and back course starting and finishing in the show field.

Harry Brown was first home for Alnwick finishing second Junior and an excellent third overall. Mike Telfer finished fifth and even though he had earlier in the race tried to push Harry over into a bush in an attempt to slow him down, he was quick to respond and ran away quickly never to be seen again. Callie Henderson wasn’t far behind in seventh place with Lauren Brown just behind her.

Next home, wearing one shoe, was Ollie Telfer followed by Ellie Henderson, Sophie Enser, Eve Buddle and Robert Stephenson.

It was an excellent race which was well marshalled and good to see so many Juniors out on a lovely day!

The next day two Harriers took part in the South Shields 10. This is a brand new multi terrain course with beautiful views of the north east coastline.

It was a good day at the office for Richard Johnson who posted the fastest time over 10 miles by a Harrier this year, cruising over the finish line in 1.03.48. Shaun Land also did well finishing 51st out of a field of 401 runners in a superb 1.12.42.