The Junior Section of the Club continue to show their impressive winter form again in the North East Harrier League at Herrington Country Park overlooked by Penshaw Monument which dominates the skyline. As usual, the u/11 Boys/Girls Fun Run kicks off the Competition and on this occasion we had a winner in Freya Gibson who had been 2nd three times and 4th in her last 4 attempts so she was really overjoyed on winning this one. As in the previous Harrier League fixtures, the City runners produced some notable performances both individually and in Team Competition and again this was no exception as reflected in the results below, which shows the actual times the runners did  under the Handicap system. Full results of all DCH runners were as follows:

U/15 Boys; Alfie Forbes 5th 14.54, Cameron Thomas 6th  13.22 (4th fastest time), Moses Hung 9th 15.28, and with 3 to count the Team were 1st with 20 points. Others to finish were, Sam Gibson 15th 14.04, Izaak Taylor 32nd 14.53, Dominic Daley 39th 16.58.

U/17 Boys: Jacob Stephenson 4th 17.42, Joshua Erlebach 5th 18.00, Luke Pickering 9th 16.11 (4th fastest time), and with 3 to count, the Team just missed out on 1st to arch rivals Morpeth on count back placings with both Teams on 18 points. Next to count was Michael Wade who was close behind in 10th recording 16.14 (5th fastest time),and if 4 were to score Durham would have been clear winners! Others to finish were, Ryan Watson 16th 16.52, Ben Horsfield 20th 17.13, William Morgan- Rippon 23rd 17.19, Jack  Watson 25th 19.59.

U/13 Boys: Peter Cook 5th 14.24 (5th fastest time), Charlie Phillips 8th 14.39, Thomas Wraith 13th 14.45, the scorers, the Team were 2nd with 26 points, followed by Joshua Wraith 19th 15.13, Oliver Stephenson 31st 15.49, Thomas Hambleton 35th 17.46, Callum Wilkinson 37th 17.47.

U/17 Girls & U/20 Women: Charlotte Kenyon (u/20) 13th 20.35, Bridget Bradshaw (u/17) 22nd 21.39, Alice Hopper (u/20) 21.59, the combined scorers, the Team were 5th with 60 points, with Alexandra Ingram (u/20) 40th 31.41.

Senior& Veteran Women: Rachel Bentley 11th 31.28, Kirstin Farquhar (v/45) 39th 30.32, Kelly Bentley (v/50) 53rd 32.50, Julia Quinonez (v/45) 78th 33.18, the 4 scorers, the Team were 4th. Emma Thompson (v/35) was 81st 31.23, Sarah Cook (v/40) 161st 34.55, Angela Hall 166th 35.10, Gemma Soulsby 167th 33.14, Brian Brown (v/70) 208th 37.19 (n/c), and Nicola Graham (v/35) 219th 37.49.

Senior/ Veteran Men : Jonny Wilkinson was first counter for the Club finishing a creditable 2nd in another record field of 532 finishers recording a time of 35.22, followed by Matt Hornsby (v/35) who was 19th overall and 1st veteran recording 34.00, which was the 5th fastest time, with Robin Linten 94th 36.28, Dave King (v/50) 278th 42.26, Peter Harrison ( v/40) 281st 42.30, Mike Kenton (v/45) 329th 46.31, the 6 scorers, the Team were 10th. Others to finish were, Simon Pickering (v/45) 346th 47.01, Tony McNeil (v/50) 358th 47.31, Geoff Watson (v/40) 435th 50.34, Bob Hewitson (v/55) 439th 51.11, Ken Bradshaw (v/55)
468th 52.46, Kit Erleback (v/45) 493rd 54.44.

U/13 Girls: Erin Keeler-Clarke 4th 15.05 (4th fastest time), Sarah Davidson 50th 19.40,  and Holly Cook 51st 18.15 were the scorers, the Team were 11th.

U/11 Girls: Freya Gibson 1st 6.44, Jessica Pearl 19th 7.38, Charlotte Dillon 21st 7.48, Evie Peart 32nd 8.08, Neve Pragnell 46th 8.37, Esme Wraith 52nd 8.46, Meere Young 53rd 8.47, Lucy Brown 64th 9.16, Isabell Maddison 67th 9.39, Eve Cleasby 68th 10.51.

U/11 Boys: Noah Glanville 9th 6.40, Samuel Terry 14th 6.51, Ben Coffer 26th 7.10, Lewis Littlewood 32nd 7.16, William Terry 42nd 7.30, Sam Mason 46th 7.34, Ethan Rimmer 59th 7.58, Tyler Kennick 61st 7.59, Joshua Rimmer 67th 8.09.


In the Great Edinburgh XC International, which incorporated the Scottish Inter District
Championships at Holyrood Park, City Harrier Cameron Allan had an excellent run in the
u/17 Men’s Race over 6k winning a Bronze Medal for Scotland (North) in very good time of 21.39.


The 33rd Durham Cathedral XC Relays will again be hosted by Durham City Harriers
with the support of Durham University and incorporates the N.E. Masters Athletics
Association Championships, on Sunday 15th January and is held on the University Playing Fields, near the Maiden Castle Sports Centre, Durham. There will be 3 Races, with the 1st Race starting at 10.15am.

Athletics Report