The snow might be hampering training at the moment so let’s remind ourselves what our seniors have been up to over the last couple of months, here’s a reminder of some of our seniors achievements and an assortment of photos from the events too!
Saltwell 10K – 23rd December 2017 We had 10 seniors representing the club. Eight senior men – Matthew Alderson came 10th followed by Hedley Fletcher, Nick Stevenson, James Ramshaw, Lee Pattison, Phil Jobson, Philip McGuire and Colin Gray. All our lads finishing in the first half of the field! Two senior ladies, Nicola Alderson, and Deborah Collins who achieved a new PB of 54:39. Matthew Alderson was our only competitor in the Resolution Run on the Town Moor, New Year's Day 2018. A very impressive 3rd place!! Andrew and Nicola Alderson ran in the Walt Disney World 10K and Half Marathon on the first weekend of January. Andrew a fantastic 5th place overall in the 10K and Nicola a brilliant sub 2 hours for her first HM in 1:58:49 Brass Monkey Half Marathon – 14th January 2018 Seven of our senior lads made the journey for this very popular HM which proved to be very successful for a handful of PBs and an astounding six sub 1h 30 performances! Matthew Alderson – 19th – 1:13:50 (PB) Peter Hodgson – 1:17:32 Hedley Fletcher – 1:19:50 (PB) James Ramshaw – 1:26:17 (PB) Michael Friberg – 1:26:51 (PB) Lee Pattison – 1:28:53 (PB) David Garner – 1:46:06 (PB) A swarm of our ladies ventured up to Gibside on the 3rd February for the 6K night run. Although numbers were issued, they didn't issue any results, but it was a great evening donning our training tees and head torches. Spotted a few of our juniors there too! Dalton Park 10K – 4th February Four lads represented the club in their #blackandamber stripes, Nick Stevenson 37:01 , James Ramshaw 38:1 (PB), Lee Pattison 40:51 (PB) and Phil Jobson 44:46. Our only female senior was Izzy Jackson with a new PB of 47:52. Valentine’s 10K – 18th February Fourteen of our seniors ran in this popular 10K. Four of our senior men finished, three of them in the top 10! Matthew Alderson – 3rd – 34:41 Peter Hodgson – 4th – 35:12 (PB) Nik Stevenson – 8th – 36:57 (PB) Ian Brooks followed in the top 50 also achieving a PB of 41:23. Ten ladies also ran well, Nicola Alderson lead them in finishing with a new PB of 52:15 knocking over three mins off her previous time. Clare Bowley and Kat Nicholson closely followed, also showing an impressive improvement and new PBs of 53:23 and 55:49 respectively. Tracy Bowers, Clair Tindall, Jayne Snowball, Kirsteen McCormick, Hazel Goldie, Mandy Curtis and Michelle Eustace had strong performances, some of them quite new to the club and racing for the first time. Well done ladies. Last but not least, Jennifer McDonald ran in the Northumberland Coastal HM on the 24th February. A very respectable 2h 5mins for a tough multi terrain event and Hedley Fletcher braved the Duergar Nightcrawler 15k Fell Run … a very scary looking event page if I've ever seen one – haha – and he came a ghoulishly good 2nd place!!!! Well done all our Seniors, including many of you that aren’t mentioned above. We know that you have been training hard all winter, competing in XC, covering many miles for spring marathons, achieving new personal records and milestones. We appreciate your dedication and deserve all your success.
Well done Lads and Lasses