In the first Harrier League XC Races of the Season held at Wrekenton, Low Fell, Durham had a very good turnout and were well represented in most of the afternoon’s races. The Senior Men’s Team with the first 6 runners scoring must count themselves very unlucky as they were pipped at the post by Morpeth Harriers on count back as both finished on 101 points, the Team counters in this Race was a mixture of 4 Seniors, an u/20, and a veteran o/55. Full results of our Club runners were as follows, showing actual times under the handicap system:
Senior Men;  3rd Michael Wade 33.11 (2nd fastest time u/20), 4th Francisco Martinez-Sevilla 33.38, 18th David Cross 35.07, 24th Dan Jenkin 30.52 (3rd fastest time overall), 71st Robin Linten 32.45, 79th Rob Hand (o/55) 37.44.(2nd Team 101 points). Other runners to finish were as follows; 83rd Rob Everson 33.10, 182nd Dave King (o/50) 39.48, 204th Steve Everett (o/55) 35.29, 287th Elliott Makin (o/40) 41.42, 390th Shaun Day (o/50) 44.38, 411th Bob Hewitson (o/55) 45.16, 429th Tony McNeil (o/50) 45.38, 432nd Kit Erlebach (o/45) 45.45, 499th Geoff Watson (o/40) 48.30.(583 finishers).

u/15 Boys; 2nd Charlie Phillips 8.48 (6th fastest time), 7th Joshua Wraith 9.17, 8th Thomas  Wraith 9.19, the 3 scorers, were 2nd Team with 17 points, others to finish were, 26th Oliver Stephenson 10.04, 31st Calum Wilkinson 10.14, 38th Izaak Taylor 8.55, 42nd  Joseph Rowntree 10.41.

u/13 Girls; 6th Rachel Mackenney 10.51, 12th Amy Nicholson 11.12, 17th Jessica Pearl
11.19, the scorers, were 2nd Team with 35 points, others to finish were , 24th Adesuwa Obosohan 11.33, Erin Keeler-Clarke 10.08, 59th Emily Rogers 12.44, 65th Holly Cook 11.39.

u/13 Boys ; 4th William Henderson 9.42, 10th Tom Sadanandom 9.57, 24th Samuel Terry 10.15, the scorers, were 3rd Team with 38 points, others to finish were, 25th Noah Granville 10.18, 27th Sean McKay 10.19, 36th Ben Coffer 10.39, 50th Oscar Littlewood 11.22, 71st Travis Anderson 10.51, 73rd Jake Wilks 12.25.

u/17 Boys ; 6th Alfie Phillips 22.57, 22nd Jack Prowse 25.00, 23rd Ryan Watson 22.16,
the scorers, were 4th Team with 51 points, others to finish were, 27th Jacob Stephenson
22.48, 29th Joshua Erlebach 23.06,  32nd Jack Watson 26.29.

Senior Women; 16th Ruth McKenzie 27.38, 28th Clare Fearns 28.19, 60th Rachel Terry
(o/40) 29.23, 81st Ella Halcrow 29.52, the 4 scorers, were joint 5th Team, others to finish were, 98th Kelly Bentley (o/50) 30.12, 122nd Angela Hall (o/35) 30.49, 124th Rachel Bentley 29.21, 129th Sam Newington (o/40) 31.05, 134th Alison Walker (o/45) 31.18, 171st Katie Palethorpe 32.15, 218th Christine Woods (o/55) 33.18, 240th Lynne Carruthers (o/55) 33.55, 278th Nicola Stephenson (o/45) 34.54, 343rd Sarah Erlebach (v/45) 37.13, 367th Femke Nauschutz (o/45) 38.25, and 422nd Brian Brown (o/70) n/c 41.31.  u/17 & u/20 Women; 26th Lucy Walker (u/17) 30.50, 30th Laura Hopper (u/17) 32.46.(incomplete Team).

u/11 Girls (Fun Run) ; 16th Evie Peart 7.08, 29th Hattie Logan 7.24, 43rd Esme Wraith
8.03, 44th Meera Young 8.05, 53rd Megan Mulholland 8.20.

u/11 Boys (Fun Run) ; 25th William Terry 6.51, 30th Sam Mason 6.56, 64th Logan
Mulholland 7.41.


In the annual Middlesbrough Tees Pride 10k , Joasia Zakrzewski (o/40) had another outstanding run finishing  49th overall, 3rd Lady and 1st Veteran, recording a very good time of 37.00, with Shaun Day (o/50) 317th 44.44, Diane Wood 4th (o/50) 597th 49.14, Michelle Meakins (o/40) 1697th 59.39 (2638 finishers).


At the British Masters 10,000m Championships at Jarrow,  Kelly Bentley was 14th overall , but did win a Silver Medal as she was 2nd (o/50) in her age category, which was not reported on previously.

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