Rapid return for Peter ahead of busy weekend

Peter Grey
Peter Grey

IT was a busy weekend for Alnwick Harriers with members taking part in races throughout the region.

First up on Saturday, Peter Grey took part in his first race since injuring himself in the Morpeth 11k on New Year’s Day 2011, by taking part in the Newcastle Parkrun.

Peter has evidently lost none of his speed finishing 10th of the 304 runners in 18.36, and first in the male 50 category. Welcome back Peter.

That same morning David Nolan finished sixth of the 72 finishers in the Gateshead Parkrun, completing the tough 5k in 20.26.

Well done to the five Harriers taking part in the first ever Marathon of the North held in Sunderland on Sunday.

Maureen Bartrum was the first Harrier to finish the course, while there was a marathon debut for Phil Lee.

Results: 647 – Maureen Bartrum 4.24.16; 648 – David Bartrum 4.24.17; 839-Phil Lee 4.44.24; 920 – Morag Donoghue 4.56.03; 946 – Carol Davison 5.00.02.

Meanwhile, Bruce Crombie took part in the Sunderland City 10k which started shortly after the marathon. Bruce once again put in a consistent run, finishing a superb 20th of the 1,820 finishers in 37.17.

Over in the Lake District, three Harriers took part in the Keswick Half Marathon that day.

Olympic Torchbearer David Lowe ran well finishing in 1.28.24, the fastest half by a Harrier this year so far.

Results: 37 – David Lowe 1.28.24; 413 – Gay Eastoe 2.07.47; 414 – Richard Eastoe 2.07.47.