The third match day of this seasons Harrier League saw both excellent individual and team performances from the Durham City runners at the windy, yet beautiful (and highly tiring) Gosforth Park. Performances of the day, undeniably can be attributed to that of Dan Jenkin and Dan Garbutt , who continue to highlight their strengths as the season reaches its halfway point. Whilst Garbutt finished 4th from medium pack, under the handicap system, Jenkin finished with a 21st place finish from the fast pack in a record field of 623 finishers.
Senior Men results were as follows signifying actual times and positions:
4th Dan Garbutt (6th fastest time) 33:00, 21st Dan Jenkin (3rd fastest time) 32:44, 39th Graeme Hunt 38:30, 89th John Nash 39:33, 113th Derek McGirl 37:25, 118th Rob Everson 34:58, the 6 counters, were 4th Team, followed by 158th Josh Erlebach 40:30, 176th David Cross 35:43, 265th Jason Catterall 41:50, 266th Rob Hand 39:21, 313th Simon Pickering 42:44, 407th Jordan Rawlins 45:02, (10th team), followed by 504th Tony McNeill 47:51, 551st Kit Erlebach 50:04.
Senior Women results were as follows: 56th Marta Alba 31:25, 74th Ruth McKenzie 29:07, 80th Jessica Williams 31:45, 103rd Clare Higgins 29:53, the 4 counters were 5th Team, followed by 118th Catherine Gough 30:04, 132nd Rachel Terry 30:18, 174th Jennifer Arthur 33:35, 233rd Lynne Carruthers 34:34,(9th team),followed by 253rd Sarah Cook 34:57, 300th Mandy Jardine 36:24, with 349th (o/70) Brian Brown 37:57 (n/s) (460 finishers) . Unfortunately Hazel Rowland was the Club's first counter in 17th position but ran in the wrong number which led to disqualification under the rules.
There were also some excellent performances from the juniors as the Under 13 Boys and Under 13 Girls both individually and for their Teams, with Sam Terry (3rd) and Charlotte Dillon (6th) leading the way with very good performances. Results as follows:
Under 13 Boys: 3rd Sam Terry 12:09 (3rd fastest time) , 17th Noah Glanville 12:46, 19th Harvey Burford 14:33, the 3 counters were 3rd Team, followed by 63rd Jake Wilks 14:35.
Under 13 Girls: 6th Charlotte Dillon 13:00 (2nd fastest time ), 12th Freya Gibson 13:41 (6th fastest) , 28th Hattie Logan 16:01, the 3 counters, were 3rd Team, with 29th Jessica Peart 14:31, 43rd Megan Hauxwell 15:09, 48th Rachel MacKenny 15:12 (9th Team).
Under 15 Boys: 16th Joshua Wraith 11.50, 22nd Thomas Wraith 12.04, 27th Charlie Phillips 12.21, the 3 counters, were 5th Team, with 29th Peter Cook 12.28, 38th Ben Dowsett 12.58.
Under 11 Girls: (Fun Run) : 12th Evie Peart 6:10, 21st Grace Carter 6:37, 48th Eloisa Wilkes 8:00.
Under 11 Boys: (Fun Run) 4th William Jardine 5:25.
The next Harrier League fixture will be on the 17th November (Saturday) on the challenging local Aykley Heads course and hopefully the City Harriers in their distinguishable orange vests will turnout in force and be represented in all the age groups for the challenge ahead. Races start at 12 noon and there are 10 races.
City Harriers in fine form on the country