A group of 30 Harriers ventured over the border to participate in the stunning but challenging Tweed Tunnel Trail Race in and around picturesque Peebles.

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, 4:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 10:53 am

As well as ascending some barely runnable hills with fast descents, the race also features a unique 1/2 mile through a disused railway tunnel decorated with ‘disco’ lights.

Ian Simon was first Harrier home in the 20k Race finishing in an impressive 14th overall out of 455 runners with a time of 1.38.13. Mel Steer was our only female in the longer race finishing in 163rd overall and 5th in the F50 category.

In the shorter 10k race, Grand Prix bandit Tim Falconer returned from a long taper in the sunshine of California to finish as first Harrier home in 55.08. His chip time was just ahead of John Cuthbert who would have finished faster if he hadn’t have been distracted by the disco lights and begun waving his hands above his head and shouting “aceeed” as he is frequently seen doing across the fashionable dance floors of Northern Europe.

Jo Powell ran a great race to finish as first female Harrier and second F40 overall followed by Angie Embleton who was third F40. Karen Kelly finished as first F50, albeit there was unfortunately no trophy to recognise this great achievement.

Leading 10k times were:

Tim Falconer :55:08; John Cuthbert 55:17; Jo Powell 55:38; Ian Horsley 56:07; Angie Embleton 56:32; Karen Kelly 58:40; Tracey Sample 1:00:20; Paul Dellbridge 1:03:28; Lee Hope 1:03:42.

Other results from the Harriers in weekend parkruns are:

Druridge Bay parkrun – 3 Paul White 19:48; 6 Harris Hall 20:30 (PB); 7 Phil Hall 20:31; 10 David Barnes 21:00 (PB); 12 Carole Page 21:15 (1st female); 13 Edward Longstaff 21:21; 25 Neil Hamilton 22:55; 34 Justine Norman 24:19; 105 Karen Leeson 30:54; 148 Rebecca Heeley 47:38; 149 Eleanor Heeley 47:42.

Pastures parkrun – 2 Ross Wilson 19:50; 12 Tony Jackson 24:21; 26 Mairi Campbell 30:06

Barrow parkrun – 65 Gay Eastoe 29:29; 128 Richard Eastoe 37:12.

Penshaw 10k – 131 Dave Bartrum 1:07:09; 208 Maureen Bartrum 1:14:45; 281 Carol Davison 1:22:28.

Sheffield 10k – 775 Kim Bronze 1:14:24.