Four Durham City Harrier athletes travelled to the Emirates Arena in Glasgow for the Scottish Indoor Open Championships for u/17’s & Seniors, and it was particularly successful for Tia Anderson who had an outstanding day winning Gold in the u/17 Women’s 300m in a time of 40.73s after winning her heat in 42.09s and semi final in 41.99s a perfect sequence through the rounds, and an excellent final result. Charlotte Richardson also reached the final of the u/17 Women’s 200m finishing 5th in 26.42s after recording 26.22s in her heat and a semi final of 26.15s. This was in addition to having competed in the 60m recording 8.00s in her heat and 8.11s in the semi final. Michael Douthwaite (u/20) tested himself against Senior opposition and reached the semi final of the Men’s 400m recording a 51.23s pb in his heat and 52.00s in the semi final. Jonathan Bull (u/23) ran in both the Men’s 60m and 200m recording 7.58s and 24.27s respectively.
There was a good turnout by the Club In the Brass Monkey Half Marathon at York with veteran runner Matt Hornsby (v/35) leading the way with a fine run finishing 25th in a good time of 1.15.05, he was followed by Steven Colby (v/35) 1.26.58, Steven Martin (v/40) 1.34.37, David Coxon (v/45) 1.43.18, Dionne Hamil (v/40) 1.43.53, Mike Kenyon (v/50) 1.44.20, Paul Ginsberg 1.44.35, Mark Pickett 1.48.40, Diane Wood (v/50) 1.54.10, Fiona Holloway (v/40) 2.08.43.
In the Northern XC at Pontefract Park, unfortunately Durham were unable to field a Team of 6 to count in the in the Senior Men’s 12k Race and a Team of 4 in the under 13 Girls 3k Race to support those who did run and did well against some strong opposition.
Once again, veteran Matt Hornsby was first counter for the Club in 94th position recording 42.44, not far behind was Alex Cook 107th 43.07, with Rob Everson 230th 46.37, and veteran Jason Catterall (v/45) 507th 53.56. There was a close Club battle going on in the u/13 Girls Race with Freya Gibson finishing a very creditable 28th in 11.18, just holding off great rival and teammate Charlotte Dillon 33rd 11.22 on this occasion with Jessica Peart not far behind, 67th in 11.52. Luke Pickering, newly crowned Northern Indoor 3000m (u/20) Silver Medalist only 2 weeks prior to this Race was the only Club’s representative in the u/20 Men’s 8k, and again ran very well finishing 28th in a good time of 28.19.