Senior Harriers weekly update w/c 20th February

As reported last week Paul Lowe, David McKenna and Jamie Baldasera made it a 1,2,3 at Osmotherley Dark Skies 10k race last Saturday evening.  Paul finished the race in 35:47, David 42:49 with Jamie finishing in 46:54.  Well done gents.

Flying under the radar last week was Danielle Clarkewho was the lone Harrier at the Great North West Half marathon.

A flat course which has over a number of years seen some horrendous conditions for athletes to run in.

Thankfully the conditions weren’t too bad, although this is Blackpool in February so don’t expect blue skies and rainbows.

Danielle finished the morning with a new personal best of 2:07:21 for a new personal best.

Superb stuff Danielle, well done!

Nearly 380 runners gathered at South park for the mornings run to celebrate Neil Harrington’s life.A number of club runners from various clubs wore club vests coming together for one of our own.Allan Hazlett started the dayby reading a very appropriate poem called the runner followed by a minute of continuous applause for the local man.On more of a social occasion than a harder run Colin Taylor was first round in 2nd place in 17:44 followed by Simon Rogers 6th in 18:55.Steve Wilkinson was 9th in 19:32 only three seconds of his personal best, Tom Leighton 17th in 20:29 with young Joseph Reeve 23rd in 21:08 ahead of Paul Cook in 27th ten seconds behind.

Dom Colley finished 29th in 21:26 with Barry Foster 35th in 21:51 and Andy Campbell-Critchley 37th in 21:56.Andy Dobson finished 38th in 22:08, Peter Armstrong 41st in 22:30, Graham Garvey 46th in 22:54 and Andrew Glencross 47th in 22:56.Stephen Gardner finished 53rd in 23:42 with John Dunne, Andy Park and Linda Noble , non barcode runners Louise and Barry Talman finishing a couple of seconds behind,Andy Gibson finished 61st in 23:57, Jane Teague 24:24 with Pauline and Ian Brown finishing together in 25:04.James Gardner finished 94th in 25:55 one place and one second ahead of Shirley Gibson with Zoe Rogers also one place and one second ahead of Dave Hamer as she finished 101st in 26:19.

Den Dale finished 106th in 26:36, Becci Carter 110th in 26:42 who finished one place and two seconds ahead of Jonathan Boyle.Tai Charlton finished 115th in 26:51, Brian Burdon 136th in 27:54 with Louise Williamson 139th in 28:02.Jonny Hindmarsh finished 152nd in 28:43, Rachel Maddison 188th in 30:49 three seconds and one place ahead of James Hindmarsh.Julie Richardson finished 197th in 31:41, Sarah Neve 200th in 31:55 and Joanne Hindmarsh 201st in 31:56.Julia Leach making her first appearance finished 213th in 32:24 with Emma Ivey 228th in 33:07.Well done everyone for supporting parkrun in this initiative.

Over at Hackworth parkrun Simon Daniels finished 6th in 23:05 and Andy Williamson 9th in 23:24 from the 43 runners whilst Gabby Hall finished in 13th place in 20:36 ahead of grandfather Johnwho finished 34th in 22:05 and Gerda Arts 95th in 25:52.Julian Waller was the loan runner at Sedgefield this week finishing in 47th place in 24:20.Justin Hindmarch finished in 21:17 at a Folkestone, blowing a gale apparently (don’t know if he got her surname) whilst Anne Hutchinson finished 89th in 26:31 at Rother Valley.Well done everyone.

Midweek saw a handful of Harriers take on the Pie and Pea night trail race, a 5ktrail race as part of the Muddy Road series.

Results have not been released for this however I have heard that the Harriers were first in the queue which is always a winner in my eyes!  Well done everyone

A number of Harriers headed to Cumbria on Saturday to take on the High Cup Nick Fell race, a race that is around8 miles but has 1600 ft. of climbing.Sounds delightful.

As you can see a good turnout by the club (and yes that is Steve McAllister, he hasn’t been superimposed).

No results have yet to be released so we will cover this next week.

On Saturday a number of Harriers headed to the National XC at Nottingham for the final instalment in the Cross Country season.In the senior women's raceSue Phillips finished 259th in 37:39 with Aly Williamson 678th in 48:26.In the men's raceJamie Rutherford was first home in 47:53 for 403rd, Paul Allan 53:21 for 858thandKevin Wilson 1321stin 60:14.David Aiken finished 1491stin 63:37, Richard Bowes 67:28 for 600th and Mark Tallon 68:43 for 1634th.Neil Embleton was next home in 74:24, Michael Dolan 76:40 with 2nd claim Russell Adams430th in 48:07.great running everyone


On Saturday morning John Gray took on the Bolton Abbey trail race.A scenic run through the Yorkshire Dalestaking in all the sites of Wharfedale.  John had a good run finishing in 1 hour 45 minutes which is what he had predicted so kudos to you!

Good work John. 

Ian Threadkell was the sole Harrier at the Northumberland Trail Half marathon on Saturday.  A tough course with hills and mud to get you warmed up in the first half then a beach run second half.  Ian finished in 2hrs 14:35, a good effort considering this is not a nice flat road race.  Well done Ian.

17 Harriers headed to Pocklington on Sunday morning just outside of York to take on Snake Lane 10 mile race.The race which includes a winding stretch that snakes it’s way through the beautiful East Yorkshire countryside is described as fairly flat and fast.Results are shown here on the right with Peter Armstrong benefitting most by taking two minutes of his previous best.

Well done everyone, good running!