Veteran Matt Hornsby (v/35) produced a personal best performance in this years London Marathon finishing 178th overall in a fine time of 2 hours 34 mins 22 secs,  an improvement of 10 mins 34 secs from last years race. Other club members to finish were Peter Harrison (v/45) 2. 57. 46, Matt Guilder 3.13.35, Oliver Owen 3.23.44, Nicola Whyte (v/35) 3.48.10, and Greta Jones (v/50) 5.02.11.

     Meanwhile in the Mini Marathon , the club had 2 (u /13) runners in the North East Counties team with Charlotte Dillon finishing 24th in the Girls race and was 1st counter for the NE team recording a time of 18.35. Sam Terry finished 46th in the Boys race and was  5th counter for NE recording 17.44.

 In the Annual Elswick Relays/Road Races Durham City Senior Men’s  A Team  got off to a great start with Dan Jenkin coming back 2nd on the 1st leg of the relay and with great backup from the other team members they finished a very creditable 7th out of 122 finishing teams for the (4 x 2.2miles Race).   Full results of all City runners were as follows:

Senior Men’s A Team ;

Dan Jenkin 10.37, Scott Armstrong 11.09, Rory Woods 11.53, Luke Pickering 11.13 (7th Team , overall time 44.52).

Senior Men’s B Team ;

Jonny Wilkinson 12.12, Ryan Watson 11.43, Michael Grimes 11.58, Tom Rutherford 12.15 (21st Team , overall time 48.08) Veterans A Team ;

Shaun Day 14.07,  Rob Hand 13.33, Andy Biggs 14.25, Jason Catterall 13.24 (70th    Team overall,  20th Vets Team ,  time 55.29)

Senior Men’s C Team (incomplete) ;

Pranav Armand 12.32, Will Lindsay 12.04.

Senior Women’s A Team (3x 2.2miles) ;

Amy Etherington 14.07, Catherine Gough 14.10, Lucy Walker 16.20 (36th Team,     overall time 44.37)

Senior Women’s B Team ;

Laura Hopper 16.13, Christine Woods (v/60) 17.10, Lynne Carruthers (v/55) 17.36 88th Team , overall time 50.59).

   The Club had 3 athletes travel to Leeds to compete in the (BMC) British Milers Club Series 800m to check on their current level of fitness at this early part of the season and all were happy with their current form producing some very good times, results of which were as follows; Sen/Men’s 800m (A Race) Ben Horsfield (4th) 2nd u/20 1.54.39 pb, Sen/Men’s (B Race)  Scott Armstrong (u/23) (2nd) 1.56.16 pb, Adam Ord (5th) 1st u/17, 1.59.40 sb.

    Meanwhile in the (u/11)  1.16 Mile Race , Grace Carter had a very good run finishing 3rd Girl in 6.59, with Isabelle Maddison 16th in 8.21.  In the Boys (u/13) 1.6 Mile Race Lewis Littlewood finished 29th in 10.08.

      At the North East T & F Grand Prix (Jarrow) , the Club had 4 athletes participating,      results were as follows;

     Jessica Peart (u /15) 100m 15.01 . 800m 2.50.00.

     Evie Peart (u/13) 100m 16.43. 800m 2.56.86. Long Jump 2.92m.

     Rob Everson (S/Men)1500m 4.26.88.

     Brian Thompson (v/45) Shot Putt 7.13m.

Hornsby’s personal best in London Marathon!