Young Harriers perform well at Grand Prix meet

Last Wednesday evening at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow, the warm sunny night provided excellent conditions for the third North East Grand Prix athletics match.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 01 July, 2019, 09:46
Alnwick Harriers juniors at Jarrow.

In the throwing events, Finlay Telfer managed an excellent personal best of 7.73m, Talia Thompson (U15) won her competition with another AAA’s grade 1 throw of 10.37m and Leila Thompson was runner-up with 7.20m.

In the javelin, Leila made another fantastic throw of 24.98m achieving her first grade 1 standard throw to win the competition. Leila is now ranked number 1 in the North East of England. Talia also threw well finishing as runner-up in the U15 event. Oscar Chisholm in his second competition managed an encouraging personal best throw.

On the track Ollie Telfer ran an excellent personal best time of 4:43s in the mile, to set a new club record.

Excellent conditions provided superb results for all the athletes. Halfway through the series Talia currently leads the overall Grand Prix competition.

Latest race results are:

Druridge Bay parkrun – 2 Paul White 19:03; 10 David Barnes 21:37; 12 Lee Hope 21:57; 24 Neil Hamilton 23:46; 25 Justine Norman (3rd female) 23:47; 26 Phil Hall 23:48; 52 Philip Lee 26:08; 59 Eleanor Heeley 26:33; 73 David Cooper 27:45; 74 Peter Embleton 27:46; 80 Alexandra Harwood 28:06; 96 Rebecca Heeley 29:24; 129 Jenni Wilson 32:21.

Pastures parkrun – 2 Oliver Telfer 18:32 (PB); 12 Lauren Brown (2nd female) 22:16; 13 Michael Telfer 22:18; 33 Paul Wilkie 26:01; 40 Alice Tetley-Paul 27:30; 60 Linda Patterson 32:21; 63 Eileen Guthrie 33:07.

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Gateshead parkrun – 239 Mark Hume 35:53.

Sixfields Upton parkrun – 72 Tess Hindmarsh 26:25; 74 David Hindmarsh 26:27.

Workington parkrun – 69 Richard Eastoe 32:32; 87 Gay Eastoe 45:22.

St Cuthbert’s Way Ultra 45M – 22: Bridget Peberdy (1st F60) 4:40:39 -Morebattle. 12:14:46 – Finish time.

Run Northumberland Coquet Half Marathon – 24 Simon Brown 1.45.09. 10k – 4 Carole Page (1st female) 45:07; 14 Kim Redpath (1st senior) 49:15; 55 George Williams (2nd 60+) 1:00:04.

Dracula Night Run – Tracey Sample and Ian Simpson were in Transylvania for the 6.2k woodland race.