Sarah and Andy head the Harriers

Sarah Gray,  in the Gibside Trail Race.
Sarah Gray, in the Gibside Trail Race.

Alnwick Harriers

Thirteen Harriers took part in the latest of the 2013 Grand Prix races, the Gibside Fruit Bowl Trail Race, on Sunday.

First home for the club in this undulating race held in lovely surroundings was Andy Squires.

Andy finished the course, which was longer than last year’s, in 50.32.

Second Harrier, and first female, was Sarah Gray in 54.15.

Latest Grand Prix standings and rules are at Results: 73-Andy Squires 50.32; 129-Sarah Gray 54.15; 159-Phil Baston 56.00; 202-Lisa Williams 58.30; 214-Dave Hindmarsh 59.05; 235-John Ross 1.00.14; 246-Sue Bolam 1.01.11; 247-Dave Coates 1.01.12; 280-Phil Lee 1.03.32; 301-Kim Bronze 1.05.11; 305-Mairi Campbell 1.05.42; 328-Christopher Watson 1.07.04; 369-Una McCaig 1.11.15.

Also that day, six Harriers took part in the fast and flat Yorkshire Marathon in York.

First home, preparing for yet another marathon next Sunday, was Cris Atwell.

However, the stand-out performances were from Maureen and Dave Bartrum, who both ran pbs in just under four hours.

Well done to them both and to everyone else for taking part.

Results: 1027-Cris Atwell 3.54.27; 1304-Dave Bartrum 3.57.47; 1305-Maureen Bartrum 3.57.47; 2237-Carol Davison 4.26.58; 2801-Morag Donoghue 4.46.51; 3748-Ron McCormack 6.00.20.

The day before, three Harriers took part in the Newcastle Parkrun.

Pauline Aitchison ran well to finish as fifth female and first in the female 40 category.

Results: 61-Pauline Aitchison 20.53; 87-Phil Baston 21.43; 137-Charlotte Baston 23.19.