Harriers History 2010 - June 2016

Harriers History 2010 - June 2016

Joanne Tomkin with Paula Radcliffe and Brian Burdon

Brian Burdon, Joanne Tomkin and Darren Chapman post London marathon 2010

Pitstop, Croft race circuit, the clubs home race - 2010

Sue Phillips with Elaine Leslie and heather Robinson (both Jarrow), winning gold for the North East Vets at the British masters 5k road race in Horwich, 2011

Sue Phillips 2011

Mark Haymer and Paul Cook with Sarah Barraclough, morning of the Great North Run 

Sue running in Belfast for Englandat the British masters home international xc, 2012

Andy Woodward proudly holding one of the Olympic torches

Andy promoting the Pitstop 10km

Ben Tinkler in action at the Junior mini Great North Run

Paul Cook sporting a Green charity vest at Aycliffe 10km

Northern Echo November 2012, Parkrun, organised by Darlington Harriers begins in South park which now see's 300+ regular runners of all abilities

Northern echo article covering the improving junior section

Sue running in Belfast for Englandat the British masters home international xc, 2012

Ella Phillips, 2nd place at the Junior Great North Road 2012

Paul Cook turning into the birdcage at London 2013

2014 - 2015

Acklam XC 2014

Simon Rogers, a big fan of cross country

Diane Jones making a rare appearnce for the club

Drew Inglis, a very talented runner across all terrain but XC is his forte

Colin Taylor.  Mr consistency, whatever the terrain Colin always puts in an excellent performance.  Talented Triathlete too

Paul Cook, not a fan of XC at the best of times unless Pizza is on sale

2014 XC National Championships

Dan Hunter, future chairman of Darlington Harriers

India Pentland, one of the many talented juniors coming through the ranks

Jamie Rutherford.  The most laidback person on the planet but an extremely talented athlete

Ben Lambert, Croft 2014

Ellie Phillips

Jamie and Ben in action

U15 Harrier girls

Joe O'Hara, another excellent junior coming through the ranks at the Harriers

Katie Noble, Linda Noble's daughter is already achieving some excellent results especially off road

Linda Noble.  Senior team captain in 2015-16 season and consistent across all distances and terrain

Megan Noble, Linda's other daughter Megan is another future star at the club

Stella Jones, Diane's daughter is another talented junior at the club

Sue Phillips, consistant and exceptional

Joe Phillips finishing third in the triple jump at the north eastern championships, 2013

Back Row, Katie Noble, Lucy-Erin Hunter, Stella Jones and Emily Alderson

Front Row, Matthew McGuire, James Wood and Ben Tinkler 

Athletics: Darlington Harriers president Ian Barnes prepares for new challenges after 80th birthday

VOLUNTEERING ROLE: Darlington Harriers president Ian Barnes, centre, helped bring parkrun to Darlington's South Park in association with the council

MARSHALLING ROLE: Ian Barnes volunteering at a wintry Darlington parkrun here with Pete Richardson of Thirsk

Running stalwart Ian Barnes, from Darlington, is preparing for new challenges after celebrating his 80th birthday. Graham Bell tells his remarkable story

THERE are not many 80-year-olds who are still active England internationals, but Ian Barnes is nothing less than a running marvel.

At an age when most of his contemporaries are happy to relax in an armchair, Ian thinks nothing of ploughing over hills, streams and muddy fields in his pursuit of medals and glory.

Just a couple of weeks before his landmark birthday, he was part of the triumphant England Over-75 team that won gold in the British Masters Cross-Country Championships at Nottingham – and he can’t wait to step up to octogenarian events on the track next season.

But it’s not just personal achievement that drives Ian. As president of Darlington Harriers, he was the prime mover and inspiration behind the phenomenally successful parkrun, which celebrates its second anniversary this month and attracts huge fields of runners of all ages to South Park every Saturday morning.

Passionate about athletics all his life, Ian was a decent club runner in his twenties and thirties, enjoying his proudest moment when he lined up alongside Morpeth’s famous Jim Alder for Northumberland and Durham in the 1963 Inter Counties Cross-Country Championships.

But it was not until he reached 50 that he enjoyed his greatest successes. A 1500 metres specialist, he became unbeatable on the North-East Veterans’ circuit. In one afternoon as a comparative youngster of 51, he won their 800m, 1500m and 3000m titles.

Ian made his big breakthrough in 1997 when he became European Over-60 champion at 1500m in Birmingham.

He went on to win several national 1500m titles before gaining his first England vest at cross-country in 2000 at the age of 65, becoming the oldest man to do so. He came away from the meeting in Dublin with a team gold medal and followed that up with a bronze medal five years later, this time at Over-75 level.

Ian’s versatility is such that he is equally adept at longer distances. He became national track 10,000 metres champion at Over-60 level and has also enjoyed success over the same distance on the roads.

The retired legal executive still does one track session a week at the Harriers headquarters of Eastbourne Sports Complex and has no plans to hang up his running shoes.

“I have been lucky enough to enjoy good health for most of my life and I’m convinced running has played a major part in that,” he says.

“I still enjoy the thrill of racing and the euphoria you feel when you have had a good one. Reaching 80 gives me an extra incentive because I can race in a new age group, and I’m thinking about competing on the track again at national level next year.”

Last weekend found Ian diligently setting out the cross-country course for a local league meeting at Croft Circuit. He has been a member of Darlington Harriers for 60 years and has served every role on their committee during that time.

Most Saturdays find him helping with marshalling duties at the parkrun, the national running festival that Ian helped to adopt locally with the support of Darlington Council, the NHS and the local Lions Club.

“It’s been a wonderful way to encourage so many new people to running,” he says. “We regularly get fields of more than 200 and luckily there is no shortage of volunteers to marshal the course.”

His greatest supporter is his wife, Margaret. “She has become very knowledgeable about athletics over the years,” says Ian.

“But I suppose that’s not surprising after all the events she has accompanied me to over the years, including two Olympic Games.” 

India coming 4th in the junior gnr with Katie, Megan and Ellie, 2015

London Marathon 2015, Paul Cook finishes in 2 hours 51

Linda Noble and Peter Armstrong post London marathon 2015

Club president Robin Rutherford receives Contribution to sport award

New club captains appointed in 2015, Mark Tallon and Linda Noble

New signposting appears at Eastbourne to give the club a presence at the complex

Fountains 10k - Paul Weir, Sedgefield Harriers far left joins Corinne Murray, Paul Cook who finished 5th on the day and Sharon Barlow who won the ladies race

NYSD Meet, Simon Rogers, Darren Stockdale, Mark Tallon, Dan Hunter,               , Megan Noble

Steven Elliott at Edinburgh marathon May 2015

NYSD track night at Eastbourne, May 2015. (jnr Noah Wilson), Ben Wilson, darren Stockdale, Graham Garvey, Steven Elliott, lesley Miller, Paul Helliwell, Heather Mochrie, Dave McKenna, Paul Cook, Tom Leighton, Simon Rogers, Tai Charlton (kneeling), Simon Daniels and Dan Hunter

Curtis Metcalf leaps into action

Colin Taylor tackles the steeplechase

June 2015, Great North 10k, Gateshead

Heather Mochrie wins Swaledale marathon for the 3rd time in 3 attempts.  With Dave McKenna

NYSD meet in Middlesboro, June 2015 (from left to right Paul Helliwell, Graham Garvey, Colin Taylor, Paul Cook, Jeff Miller, Mark Tallon, Lesley Miller, Darren Stockdale, Steph Kingdon and Paula Roberts

Martin Phillips steps down as chairman in June 2015 with Dan Hunter stepping up in his place

7th April 2015

ATHLETICS: Harriers take part in Good Friday relays

Darlington Harriers made a return to the Elswick Good Friday Relays.

The team made up of Darren Stockdale, Mark Tallon, Jamie Rutherford and Drew Inglis took a solid midfield place 33 out of 62 senior men's team in a race which, including veterans teams, saw 108 men's teams take part over the 2.2 mile course.

The team were brought home by Inglis with the fastest leg of 11mins 29. This completed a fantastic week of racing for Drew having finished second at the Hartlepool Marina 5 mile race the previous Sunday.

The wet conditions didn't prevent more Harriers PBs being broken at the Mermaid 10k race on the sea front at Marske. Paul Cook was the first Harrier to finish in a PB of 36:04, followed by Peter Armstrong in 39:13 - both looking on track with their preparation for London Marathon at the end of the month. Sue Phillips finished in 40:42 before Justin Hindmarch completed the next PB in 41:33. Fiona Dewar crossed the line in 43:43 ahead of Emma Morley in 47:43 before Jeff Miller finished in 48:46 with a spectacular dive across the line. Lesley Miller took well over a minute off her PB with a brilliant 48:47.

At the South Park parkrun in Darlington Simon Rogers blasted round in 17:55 with Bernadette Caygill behind him in 19:51. Other Harriers at the Parkrun were Juris Silovs 20:27, Katie Noble 20:30, Megan Noble 20:58, David McKenna 21:02, Sean Connolly 21:07, Linda Noble 21:10, Stella Jones 21:12, Jeff Miller 21:53 (No diving this time), Andrew Glencross 22:42 (PB), Dominic Colley 23:06 & Sarah Nicholson 37:04.

Later in the day Heather Mochrie (1hr 49) was second lady at the Reeth 20k race in Swaledale ahead of David McKenna in 1hr 52.

On Easter Sunday Darren Stockdale flew the flag for the club at the Guisborough Three Tops fell race completing the approx. 8 mile course in 1hr 45.

Anne Hutchinson, Anneli MacKenzie-Brown and Corinne Murray at Hadrians Wall Half marathon June 2015

Charlotte Knowles at Anita Nott 5k, Newcastle june 2015

Harriers at the track, June 2015

Ian Barnes and Sue Phillips at blaydonNEMAA Championships in Jarrow 2015

Anne Hutchinson, Julie Beck, Marion Ogle, Becci Carter and Jade Hutchinson, Blaydon Races June 2015

Sheffield Half Marathon Harriers Steven Elliott, Sharon Barlow (1st lady), Paul Cook, David McKenna and Tori Green (2nd lady)

Sharon Barlow, makes the front cover for the Wetherby 10k after the previous years success

India, Megan and Ellie at the London mini marathon 2015

Ben Wilson in action, Hamsterley Forest 11mile race

Dave McKenna, Mark Milner, Steven Elliott, Sue Phillips and Shirley Gibson, Bridges of the Tyne 5 mile race, July 2015

Aycliffe 5k trail race, July 2015

David Aiken at Guisborough Grunt 2015

Corinne Murray making it look all too easy at Guisborough

Team photo at Guisborough with number 47 Stephen McAllister soon to be joining the Harriers

Steven Wilkinson at Harrogate 10k, July 2015

Ian Barnes at Pinchinthorpe 5k, July 2015

Matt Capsey at the Lykewake 42mile event, July 2015

Darlington Harriers hit the headlines as it heads towards it's 125th year

Kilburn 7, July 2015.  Jeff Miller, Corinne Murray, Lesley Miller, Steph Kingdon, Charlotte Knowles and Nathan Hemingbrough

Sprint Kings and Queen - 100m sprinters from L to R: Freya Hardcastle, Kieran Maxwell, Joseph Dredge, Mark Tallon, Luke Stockdale, Curtis Metcalfe & Steve Bousfield.

Sharow Barlow (first lady), Paul Cook and Corinne Murray at the Yorkshire Wolds Half marathon

Louise Talman picks up 1st prize at Fishburn 10k trail race and later in the year receives award for fashion

Pre race photo (left to right  Anneli MacKenzie Brown, Lesley Miller, Andy Park, Emily Halstead, Louise Talman, Dave McKenna, Clare Park, Dom Colley, Charlotte Knowles and Tracey Owen

New Marske midweek 5k trail race, Graham Hindmarsh, Barry Talman, Simon Rogers, Sharon Barlow, Peter Armstrong, Paul Cook and Andy Park

Jeff 'the beast' Miller leads out at New Marske 5k race

Linda Tinkler achieves a new PB at York 10k, pictured with daughter Pheobe

Louise Talman finishes first female at Hamsterley 10k

Cock Howe 6mile race, July 2015

Crook relays, July 2015

Aycliffe 10k 2015, numbers start to swell in the senior ranks

Peter Armstrong and David McKenna battle it out to the finish

Justin Hindmarch on home soil at Aycliffe 10k

Tai Charlton and Simon Daniels

Nathan Hemingbrough

Jade Hutchinson, 16 year old and already showing tremendous ability

Andrew Glencross

Siblings Graham and Amanda Garvey enjoy a much needed break after Aycliffe 10k

Aycliffe 10k - Training partners Simon Rogers and Paul Cook cross the line in the same time

In early 2015, then chairman Martin Phillips and Paul Cook, who had taken a lead on Senior activity met to discuss the transformation that needed to happen to bring the senior section back from virtual non existance to a club on the up.  A detailed plan was devised which looked to ensure there was a route for junior athletes to join the senior section, develop club brand through new kit and merchandise, club events, new coaches, beginner group, team captains, member recruitment, new website and a support system to ensure safety and development of athletes. 

A new mindset had to be set and this urban myth of Darlington Harriers being an 'elitist club' removed for good.   Mark Tallon joined the club from another local club and took a lead as senior captain, organising race meetings and drumming up support for the club.  Linda Noble was appointed to support with the ladies senior section.  The results achieved was remarkable.   

Blaydon Races 9th June 2015, along with other North East ladies. 

Pitstop 10k, July 2015.  The Darlington Harriers home race which takes place on a Wednesday evening starting after 7pm took part in soaring temperatures of 30 degrees with no breeze, air or shade to give runners some relief.

Sharon Barlow who represented Northern Ireland at XC was an exceptional runner amongst an already talented ladies team.

Lesley Miller leads out ahead of Charlotte Knowles and Emily Halstead.  Three equally talented runners

Shirley Gibson, 69 years young in this picture and still going strong

Big Ben Wilson.  Ben had two spells at the Harriers and was a former 400m sprinter and 35 minute 10k runner

The rebirth of the Darlington Harrier Senior section at the Darlington 10k 2015. A year earlier only 12 seniors turned out for the home race to around 70 a year later.

Darlington Harriers on Darlington High Row pre Darlington 10k event.  Mixture of seniors and juniors.

First kilometre at Darlington 10km

Drew Inglis powers home and holds of a local runner despite his best efforts

Darlington ladies win team prize at the local 10k, Alison Matthews, Sharon Barlow and Sue Phillips

Fireman Graham Hindmarsh joined the club in 2015 and set the place alight 

Colin Taylor battles it out with Phil Teece who later joined the club

Sharon Barlow helped Darlington ladies to the team prize at the Darlington 10k

Paul Cook digging in deep after a recent injury

Paul Helliwell keeping his form and cool in the heat

Nathan Hemingbrough heading towards the finishing line, Darlington 10k

Andy Park putting in a PB performance on the day

Junior Harrier on show at Darlington

Steven Wilkinson striding out at the finish of Darlington 10k

Steve 'the legs' Elliott at Darlington 10k

August 2015, Heather Mochrie wins Saltburn 29 mile race

August 2015, Durham Cathedral relays

Jamie Rutherford at Wynard 5k race, August 2015.  2nd place finisher

Ali Matthews took on the Cotswolds Classic Middle Distance Triathlon, August 2015

Wynard 10km trail race, August 2015

Tynedale 10 mile race, August 2015

Corinne Murray in action at the Halifax marathon Augusy 2015

Joanne Hindmarsh completes her first 10k race at Middlesboro standing here with Louise Talman, September 2015

Sedgefield 10th anniversary 10km race, Lesley Miller picks up 1st V40.  September 2015

2nd claim Tori Green in action at the Great North run, September 2015.  Tori finished 9th

Tori with Mo Farah....think he may be a runner!

Great North Run 2015

Graham Hindmarsh at GNR

Jamie Gardner cooling off at the GNR

Paul Keedy, John Dunn and Andrew Glencross at the Great North Run

Mark Haymer at the Great North Run

Mark Milner picks up the Mens Hardmoors series.  What a machine!

Barry Bell at the Haltwhistle half marathon, September 2015

Ali Matthews with her father at the Scottish Half marathon race, September 2015

Simon Rogers, Sharon Barlow and Paul Cook work together in the Vale of York half marathon, September 2015

Jade Hutchinson wins first Junior at the Teasdale triathlon, September 2015

Thirsk relays, the afternoon of the Vale of York half marathon

Dales Trail series, Wensleydale September 2015

Two incredible runners Sharon Barlow and Tori Green, best of friends and training partners finish 1st and 3rd at Nottingham half marathon.

Mark Haymer, Graham Garvey and Peter Armstrong complete Kielder marathon

Ben Tinkler on show at Redcar 5k

Phil Teece, V55 2nd place finisher Amsterdam marathon in 2:50:04, October 2015.

Sarah Tomlinson completes the Cumbrian Half marathon, October 2015

Dom Colley at Grewelthorpe 13km multi terrain race, Ripon, October 2015

Whitby Cross Country team, October 2015

Anne Hutchinson completes her first marathon at York, October 2015

Clare Park, Louise Talman and Val Clarke pick up ladies team prize at Richmond 10k, Ovctober 2015

Team photo at Richmond 10k

John Hall with Grandaughter Gabi at Scarborough 10k

Corinne Murray, Dave McKenna and Heather Mochrie complete the Osmotherley 20km race, October 2015

Cross country women's team, Acklam October 2015

Clare Park finishes 2nd lady at Locke Park 10mile race, October 2015

Alison Matthews with her father at Leicester marathon, October 2015.  Alison went on to finish 3rd in 3:07:55

National Cross Country Championship, Mansfield 2015.  David Aiken, Darren Stockdale, Mark Tallon and Peter Armstrong

To celebrate the clubs 125th anniversary, the club had a great piece covered in Athletics Weekly showcasing how the club was growing after a number of years in the wilderness.

Local Heroes coverage of Junior girls Cross Country victory

Sue Phillips receiving the first of three New Marske Coast run series millennium shields, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Kieron Maxwell wins Gold at Rio

Sue Phillips, 2nd place in York 10 mile race October 2015

Amazing story told by a non Harrier on social media of Hari Singh, helping someone half his age around the town moor marathon.  Hari is one of 100 people (Paul Kelly another Darlington Harrier) to run in every Great North Run to date.

Peter Foulds with Hari Singh before his Town Moor Half marathon, October 2015

Corinne Murray, Stephen McAllister, Paul Keedy and Heather Mochrie take on Esk Valley Guisborough Woods 20km fell race, October 2015

Leigh Mack at the Poppy run 2 remember, Sunderland.  October 2015

Some of the winners of Race awards from the 2014-2015 season

Winners of all categories can be found in the articles section

Chairman Dan Hunter hands Paul Cook 'the golden shoe' for contribution to the club

Susie Stephen ran in the Kailua School Surfriders 10k race around the enchanted Laketown. In a field of 75 runners Susie finished 1st lady and 4th overall in 40:50.9, November 2015

Sue Phillips at the British Masters XC National Championships in Dublin, Ireland, November 2015

Leeds Abbey Dash November 2015

Hartlepool XC men's squad

Ladies XC Hartlepool squad

Peter Armstrong just about keeps his balance in the tricky conditions at Hartlepool

Also in November we saw the launch of our new website which allowed us to showcase the good work going on at the club.  Our very own David Aiken was the web designer behind this initiative.

Brian Burdon at Cowpen Bewley 5k trail race

Katie Noble in action at Cowpen Bewley November 2015

Shirley Gibson at Cowpen Bewley

Linda Noble in muddy action

Alison Matthews 1st lady, Stockton night trail race, November 2015

Jade Hutchinson 3rd lay, Stockton night trail

Alison Matthews at Ponteland 10mile race, November 2015 finishing 2nd lady

Alison collecting her 2nd place trophy and prize

Jamie Rutherord (right) repeats his father's efforts (left) as he completes the Everest marathon as he finished 11th place and 2nd non Napoli

Georgi Rutherford completes her first Ironman in Western Australia despite illness finishing in 10hrs 17 mins.  November 2015

Georgina in action

Strong lady - Georgina proudly shows off her first Ironman trophy

Ian Barnes at the North Eastern XC, Sedgefield December 2015

Alison Matthews, Graham O'Hara and Val Clarke at the Poltry Run December 2015

Susie Stephen at the Stoops fell race, December 2015

Mark Tallon, Darren Stockdale and Mark Milner at Guisborough woods 8.8km off road race, December 2015

Heather Mochrie shows off her Hardmoors TripleRing success

2016 - The club's 125th year

The club continued where it left off in 2015 with a surge in members for both juniors and seniors and the ladies team winning the NYSD XC league for the first time.  The club's home race, The Pitstop 10k saw 55 Senior Harriers sign up to race within the first week of opening, 4 months before the actual race showing how far the club has come

Sue Phillips at the Old Monks race, Hartlepool, January 2016

Brian Burdon at the old Monks race, Hartlepool

Mark Robinson at the Captain Cook's race, January 2016

Ian Barnes XC Masters February 2016, Wallsend

Super Phil Teece, Wallsend Masters XC February 2016

Jamie Baldasera picks up 1st place in a low key Kelso Borders half marathon

Men's XC team at Richmond, February 2016

Peter Foulds at the Haweswater half marathon

Billingham trail race, Ian Barnes, Shirley Gibson, Steph Kingdon, Sue Phillips, Darren Stockdale and Graham Garvey, February 2016

National XC Donnington park February 2016

Val Clarke Hardwood House half marathon february 2016

Simon Rogers in action at Lightwater Valley 10k

Brian Burdon at Stockton trail race, Cowpen Bewley

Richard Kilty GB meets Mark Tallon

James Baker finishing at the re-arranged Muddy Boots 10k Feb 2016

Night pie and peas trail race

Heather Mochrie wins Hardmoors trail marathon February 2016

Shirley Gibson at Cowpen Bewley

Ian Barnes at Cowpen Bewley February 2016

Harriers hit the headlines as we enter the 125th year

Love 2 Run 10k, Newcastle

Jonathan Boyle and David Bracken in their first outing for the club at Lightwater Valley 10k, February 2016

Neptune races March 2016 with a few Harriers missing from the picture

Harewood 10k March 2016

Some of the Harriers from the South Park relays March 2016

Corinne Murray still smiling after Spen 20mile race

Louise Talman picks up 2nd lady prize at Locke Park 20

Andy Park, Barry Talman, Dave McKenna, Linda Noble Steven Elliott, Clare Park, Louise Talman and Peter Armstrong

Coniston 14 Gary Morley, Steve Elliott and Dave McKenna pre race and Gary post-race

Phil Teece becomes V50 UK Number 1 over 20 miles in 2016 after running Hull 20 in 2:02

Mark Milner at the Hardmoors 55 mile race

Matt Capsey also at the Hardmoors 55 mile race

Andrew Dobson wins a local duathlon

Mermaid 10k photos March 2016

Jamie Gardner

Phil Teece

Louise Talman

Jamie and Louise battle to the finish

Martin Phillips

Graham Hindmarsh

Paul Cook (jnr) on his first 10k

Graham Garvey and Anne Hutchinson supports Lisa Smedley 

Alison Matthews and Jeff Miller lead out

Andy Park

Andrew Dobson

Jade Hutchinson

Barry Bell

Iain Girard

Alison and Jeff battle it out with Sharon Bulman and Jeremy Pattison

Alison Matthews storms to victory

Peter Foulds

Ian Morris

John Dunne

Sue Phillips

Clare Park

Lisa Smedley and Julie Bell

Paul Helliwell

Andrew Dobson and Dominic Colley

Dave Hamer

Tina Corah

Dom Colley

Barry Talman

Graham Garvey

Becci Carter

Andrew Glencross

Charlotte Knowles

Lesley Miller

Sarah Tomlinson

Linda Tinkler

Shaun Marshall

Julie Beck

Jamie Baldasera

Sarah Johnson

Paula Roberts

Mark Milner at Dark Skies Fell race

Linda Tinkler, Alyson Williamson and Anneli MacKenzie-Brown

Hartlepool Marina 5mile race, April 2016

Phil Teece

Katie Noble

Drew Inglis

Julian Pinkney at Billingham duathlon

David Aiken at Wensleydale 12mile trail race

Matthew Hall pre Manchester marathon

Simon Rogers post Manchester marathon after finishing in 2:58

Clare Park celebrates her first marathon in style

Ian Morris, Manchester marathon

Paul Allan

Louise Talman 1st lady at Preston Park 5k trail race

Charlotte Knowles at Sheffield Half marathon April 2016

Susie Stephen finishes 2nd lady at the Hapalua half marathon, April 2016

Sue Phillips, Sanddancer 10k

Alison Matthews

Phil Teece

A few Harriers line up for the Vale of York 10 mile race

Lesley Miller, Sharon Barlow and Corinne Murray pick up ladies team prize

Jade Hutchinson 1st lady at Hamsterley 10k

Martin McGregor finishes his first marathon at London

John Cook takes 10 minutes of his previous marathon best

Paul Rossington and Ian Threadkell pre London marathon

Linda Noble, London 2016

Emily Halstead London 2016

David Mckenna post London 2016

Paul and John Cook run London 2016 together

Andy Dobson takes top spot at the Novice duathlon April 2016

Julian Pinkney and Neil Embleton at the duathlon sprint event

Nathan Hemingbrough and Paul Helliwell pre sprint race

Peter Foulds takes on the Reeth half marathon whilst Iain Girard tackles the 10k

Andy Park Redcar 5k breaking his PB

Peter Armstrong on his way to a new PB

A handful of the Harriers on show from Redcar 5k

Darren Stockdale, David Aiken and Steph Kingdon at Neptune relays 2016

Some of the Harriers on show at Sunderland 10k and half marathon

Emma Ivey proudly shows off her medal

Sarah Forster

Martin McGregor, Gemma Raper, Ian Threadkell, Alyson Williamson and Simon Daniels

Rachel and Iain Girard

Matt Capsey and Mark Milner at the Hardmoors 110mile race

Jamie Rutherford at the three peaks

Heather Mochrie front and centre at the Highland fling 53mile race

A windy Tees Barrage 10k, Bank holiday May 2016

Shaun Marshall, Belfast marathon 2016

Middlesboro Track meeting

Whitley Bay Track meeting

Clay Bank Fell race

Composite team with Chester-Le-Street

Malhamdale trail challenge, a 22 mile race

Susie Stephen took on the Kealia Quad Crusher trail race, a 9.2 mile a race

Barry and Julie Bell along with Andrea Reese and Penny Ivison headed over to Ravenscar to compete in the day’s half marathon and 10k

Dave Hamer took part in the Market Drayton 10k

Locke Park 5mile Pie and Peas race May 2016

Raby Castle 10k

James Baker at Leeds 10k May 2016

Lorraine Wallis and Allen Hazlett (far right) head up to the Pier 2 Pier race May 2016

Midweek Roseberry Romp fell race, May 2016

Huge turn out at NYMAC relays Stewarts park....clearly everyone is ready for the photo!

Nathan Hemingbrough, Peter Armstrong, Justin Hindmarch and Charlotte Knowles at the Eat, Sleep Run 5k race

Pre race selfie for Gary and Emma Morley at Edinburgh Half marathon

Ian Threadkell with friends prior to the Edinburgh marathon, May 2016

Alison Matthews and Corinne Murray 1st and 2nd lady at the first Northallerton 10k race

Paul Allen in action at Melmerby on his way to a new PB

Mark Robinson achieves a new course PB at Melmerby

Darren Stockdale and David Aiken at the Ilkley Moor 8 mile trail race June 2016

David Aiken at the Coniston trail Half marathon

Natalie Curgenven, Wesley Atkins and Sarah Tomlinson, Fox and Hounds June 2016