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Autumn Race Round up!

Updated: Mar 1, 2020

The month finished with senior Harriers competing in three different locations. Prudhoe Minors 3K Will Collinson 1st overall in 12:29 👏🏻🥇Awesome Will, well done! Prudhoe Minors 10K Six seniors ran, with four in the top 15 finishers! Jack Boaden - 2nd 37:25 Luke Shears - 7th 39:42 Neil Fellows - 10th 41:58 John Taylor - 15th 42:47 Mark Gubbins - 47:00 Nicola Alderson - 56:04

Pieces of Eight 10K Paul Young 56:33 Jen McDonald 1:07:00 High Fells of Thrunton Marie, Kat, Deborah, Gemma, Elaine R, Bernie, Tracy, Nicola D and Julie all took to the hills of Northumberland in the High Fells of Thrunton event at Alnwick. Well done ladies!!! October was a busy month! 🐝🐝💨 6/7th October saw bees in two marathon festivals… Chicago US Lee, Andrew and Nicola competed in the Chicago 5K with Andrew and Lee following that up with the Marathon. Lee smashed his PB in 3:43!! Well done Patta!!💪🏻 .. watch this space though😜!?!?!?……. Andrew 3:16 (and no that’s not a biblical reference)


Closer to home at Kielder … Luke Page came a fantastic 2nd place in the Osprey Under 11s Race. Well Done Luke 🐝 love the determination in your photo! 📸 Three seniors competed in the 10K, Ian Waterhouse 46:21, Nicola Perry 58:13 and Lois Blaylock 1h 14:13 In the Half Marathon Neil Fellows finished in 31st place in 92:16, following Neil in the HM was Shereen, Rachel G, Kat, Anitha and Victoria T. Well done everyone! In the Marathon we had two amazing ladies competing, Elaine Rudman 4:44:07, who always does herself and the club proud and Joanne Webber a fab new PB in 4:12:39 knocking over 15 mins off her previous best. Having ran with Joanne a lot during her training it came as no surprise! Fantastic running ladies 🏃🏻‍♀️💨 Manchester Half Marathon – 14th October (The one with the awesome honeycomb medal) 🐝🍯 Jonathon Stephens finished in a speedy 1:21:40 closely followed by James Ramshaw with a new PB of 1:24:54. It was definitely a family affair in this race as hot on their heels were Mum and daughter duo, Joanne Ramshaw 1:35:36 with a fantastic PB and Roselle 1:38:27, an impressive 2nd in her age category. Castles Half Marathon – 21st October Neil Fellows showing a strong performance again at half marathon distance finishing in 19th place in 90:06! Also competing and all finishing in sub 2h times 👏🏻 was Mark Gubbins 1:46:00 and crossing the line together Ian and Jen in 1:59:03. 😊 Hexham 5K & 10K – 28th October Will Collinson finished in 2nd place in the 5K in 15:21 Luke Shears finished in 16th place in the 10K in 39:21 followed by Neil Fellows 40:39 and Mark Gubbins 45:36. Well done lads!

Gibside Fruit Bowl 4th November proved hectic with runners in a few different events. Ian Brooks ran solo at the Mo Run in 41:22 while a impressive number of Bees competed in the Gibside Fruit Bowl. Fruit Bowl results saw four male seniors sporting #blackandamber. Two of the lads made up 50% of the top four finishers, with George Rudman 43:57 in 2nd place, and Matty Alderson 45:27 in 4th 💪🏻 James Dias finished in 51:45 and Mark Wallace 1:04:38. Jen McDonald led home the ladies contingency in 1:010:29 followed by Eleanor Shotton, Elaine Rudman, Nicola Perry, Gemma Scott, Kat Nicholson, Emma Lane and Victoria Thomas.

Leeds Abbey Dash 10K

Leeds Abbey Dash 10K was very successful for a few of our seniors. Peter Hodgson 34:49, Alex Muir 35:08 and Andrew Alderson 36:38 made up our a male trio which took 26th place in the overall team standings. Lee Pattison 40:25, Philip McGuire 40:55 and Nicola Alderson 52:47 also running fantastic times. Wooler Half Marathon - November 10th Paul Young first home in 2h 30 for the club in this extremely challenging trail route in Northumberland. Gemma Scott our leading lady in 3:16 and also competing were Kat Nicholson, Nicola Perry, Lyn Hepple and Vicky Holliday. Heaton Harriers 10K Memorial Race An equal male/female split ran this course with Jonathon Stephens finishing 37:00, Michael Friberg 37:57, Joanne Ramshaw achieving a new 45:34 PB and Andrea Clarke in 50:49. Great running. Last but not least, big congratulations last weekend for two amazing seniors who give their all in not only races but are committed to training hard and supporting the club. Izzy Jackson running a fantastic new PB in the hilly Conwy Half Marathon in a time of 1:35:38 and Lee Pattison with his best 26.2 mile time yet in NEMC Town Moor Marathon … a new PB of 3hrs 36mins! So well deserved both of you and my prediction would be they aren’t in any hurry to slow down so good luck improving on what is already tremendous achievements! 🐝🏃🏻‍♀️💨🐝🏃🏻‍♂️💨 Thanks everyone, seniors and juniors who have competed for the club recently, not only in races but the contributions and success in cross country and junior and senior club competition too this season. The senior cross country team standings at present in division 2 of the harrier league have the men in 4th and the ladies in 8th with all to run for 😉! Maintaining good results is tough with a lot of strong performances moving many of our seniors into medium and fast packs so good turnouts as we have had so far will be needed in the new year too! Thanks everyone and John and Jackie for the race blogs and photo albums! I try to cover as many races as I can, sorry if I’ve missed any. Thanks for reading everyone, as usual it’s a bit of a novel in length and features a random selection of photos I’ve half inched 😜. Hope you’ve enjoyed and I’ll be back in the new year with more updates. Have a fab festive period everyone and make sure you post photos for me of your Xmas Day Turkey Egg & Spoon races 🤣🦃💨🥚🍳 #Shorty🐝 Gill x


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