Personal best and third in the javelin for Harrier Talia

Talia Thompson.Talia Thompson.
Talia Thompson.
Having competed so successfully two weeks ago representing Northumberland, Talia Thompson of Alnwick Harriers was once again in action at the weekend but this time representing the North East at club level.

Talia faced strong opposition at Middlesbrough Sports Village from nine other counties in both the javelin and shot putt.

Although managing a personal best javelin throw of 25.62m the shot put was once again Talia’s best event, throwing 10.82m to gain an excellent third place position.

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The younger athletes were competing in the NOTAN Grand Prix at Churchill playing fields, Whitley Bay.

There were excellent personal best performances for Alicia Purvis, Mary Fentiman and Leila Thompson.

Alicia had a superb day winning the overall Year 3 competition and Leila won the Y6 howler smashing the all-time competition record with a massive throw of 35.62m!

Results from senior competitors at the weekend were:

Chevy Chase – 11 Bruce Crombie 3:24 (3rd M40); 12 Graham Simpson 3:28:48; 16 David Milne 3:31:40; 29 Mike Telfer 3:40:44; 32 Adam Fletcher 3:42:35; 51 Jon Archer 3:58:50; 173 David Hindmarsh 5:49:45.

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Great North 10k – 350 Lee Hope 44:08; 1389 George Williams 54:34; 1395 Juhu Joseph 54:37; 1737 Karen Leeson 57:35.

Reading parkrun – 107 Peter Hammond 24:21.

Eden Project parkrun – 220 Lorna Stephenson 34:22.

Workington parkrun – 132 Richard Eeastoe 42:53; 133 Gay Eastoe 42:55.

Druridge Bay parkrun – 22 Robert Badderley 21:31; 27 Carole Page 22:06 (1st female); 30 Alice Tetley-Paul 22:26 (2nd female); 48 Alexandra Harwood 24:30 (PB); 53 Sarah Gray 24:44; 68 Finlay Telfer 25:42 (PB); 85 Paul Wilkie 26:45; 109 George Williams 28:27; 116 John Ross 28:48; 135 Justine Norman 30:26; 136 Phil Hall 30:26; 166 Karen Leeson 32:41.

Alnwick Harriers have organised a bus for this year’s Great North Run, on Sunday, September 8.

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The bus, open to members and non-members, will pick up at three locations en route to Newcastle.The bus will return at 3pm, from Sea Road, South Shields.Entries for the bus close on September 1, or when the bus is full.