Junior Harriers turn in personal best times

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

There were PBs galore at the Druridge Bay parkrun on Saturday, October 20, with a whole host of Junior runners from Alnwick Harriers putting in some impressive performances.

Oliver Telfer (Junior Male 15-17) was first home for Alnwick, coming fifth overall and clocking a speedy 18.24 PB.

Fellow Junior runner Millie Breese (Junior Female 11-14) notched her best performance yet at Druridge Bay, crossing the line in 19.34, finishing 10th and first female overall.

Another young gun to impress was Euan Friend (Junior Male 11-14), who grabbed a 23.31 personal best. He took the bragging rights in the Friend family household, finishing more than two minutes in front of his dad, Chris.

A number of Seniors clinched PBs on the day too, with Jason Dawson (8th, 19.23), Jo Powell (28th, 22.44) and Alex Reed (151st, 32.06) all having a good day at the office.

Results: 5 Oliver Telfer 18.24; 8 Jason Dawson 19.23; 10 Millie Breese 19.34; 17 Robert Baddeley 21.11; 28 Jo Powell 22.44; 30 Harris Hall 22.50; 31 Phil Hall 22.52; 37 Sarah Syers 23.30; 38 Euan Friend 23.31; 39 Steve Cowell 23.34; 40 Neil Hamilton 23.46; 64 Chris Friend 25.45; 77 Philip Lee 26.49; 95 George Williams 28.36; 102 Linda Patterson 28.49; 108 Kim Bronze 29.06; 119 Eleanor Heeley 29.30; 123 Rebecca Heeley 29.44; 131 Una McCaig 30.18; 151 Alex Reed 32.06.

Elsewhere, Chris Stewart tried the Newbiggin parkrun for the first time and sneaked into the top 20, finishing 19th in 23.25.

On Sunday, a number of hardy Harriers competed in the Run Northumberland Castles Marathon and Half-marathon, which started and finished at the iconic Bamburgh Castle.

In the marathon, Cris Atwell put in a solid performance, finishing 15th overall in 4.05.11

In the half-marathon, there was a decent age-group performance for Lisa Athey, who was third V40 female in 1.46.53. Meanwhile, Gay Eastoe was third V60 female in 02.09.17.

Other Alnwick Harriers to complete the half-marathon were Chris Calvert (110th, 1.48.53) and Justine Norman (291st, 2.25.02).

Oliver Telfer, first home for Alnwick at the Druridge Bay parkrun.