Race Report 11/04/2017

A beautiful Sunday morning saw almost 500 runners assemble at Hartlepool for the popular Hartlepool Marina 5.  The very fast, level, out and back course along the promenade lends itself to good times, but the heat counteracted that somewhat, and few of the 18 Harriers involved managed to improve on previous years.  Cameron Choules was first club finisher in a high class field, coming 50th in 31.08, Stephan Tomaszewski 70th in 32.09, Mike Lowther, improving all the time, 116th in 34.27, Peter Richardson 226th in 39.23, Andy Butcher 238th in 40.07, Steven Scott 242nd in 40.11, Duncan Fothergill 262nd in 41.40, Geoff Bullock 266th in 41.46, Nicola Booth 269th in 41.50, Pat Kirby, in her first race for more than a year, and trying to overcome a string of injuries, 315th in 43.45, and coming away with the prize for the 1st F65, Tracey Lowther 346th in 45.11, Alison Butcher 364th in 46.23 – one of the few people who did have an improved time, by more than a minute – Craig Ivey 382nd in 47.54, Cath Lumb 441st in 53.09, Tracy Hayden 447th in 54.00, Ian Codling 462nd in 56.16, Liz Stephenson 476th in 58.37 – getting under an hour for the first time over 5 miles, and Marian Codling 487th in 64.18.

Half a dozen members were among the 332 finishers at the Fountains Abbey Park Run, Alan Pollock coming 83rd in 23.36, Heather Bell 156th in 26.47 and supporting Sara Langstaff to a PB 26.48 in 157th place, Linda Bamforth 199th in 28.37, Paul Adams 235th in 30.23 and Emma Adams 279th in 33.01.  Peter Richardson was 65th out of 95 at Northallerton in 29.38.  Charlotte Wilton again ran well at Albert Park, finishing 37th out of 280 in 20.34.  Pam Sherlock was 158th out of 163 in 41.15 at the Dalby Forest event, and Rosie Gatenby at Swindon came 300th out of 449 in 30.54, in what she described as “not her favourite” event!

 

L to R - Cameron Choules, Andy Butcher, Stephan Tomaszewski, Alison Butcher, Ian Codling, Tracy Hayden, Craig Ivey, Steven Scott, Cath Lumb, Geoff Bullock, Peter Richardson, Duncan Fothergill, Liz Stephenson, Pat Kirby, Nicola Booth, Marian Codling Photo courtesy Karen Newton

L to R – Cameron Choules, Andy Butcher, Stephan Tomaszewski, Alison Butcher, Ian Codling, Tracy Hayden, Craig Ivey, Steven Scott, Cath Lumb, Geoff Bullock, Peter Richardson, Duncan Fothergill, Liz Stephenson, Pat Kirby, Nicola Booth, Marian Codling
Photo courtesy Karen Newton