Start Fitness NE Harrier League Prudhoe

[Mon 16th Mar 2009]  For the fifth race in the North East Harrier Cross Country League at Prudhoe, Blyth managed to field a senior mans team and two women’s teams.  The infamous testing course was made even harder in several places by a strong headwind and with two brutal climbs from the valley back into the windswept fields high up on the Tynedale hillside it was a day for strong runners and Blyth had such a runner.  Gary Jones led for almost the entire race and his lead was such that he even had time to stop and put his shoe back on after it had had come off in one of the extremely muddy parts of the course.  Gary is the first Blyth runner to have won a Harrier League race in the Clubs 25 year history.  Another Blyth runner who found the course and conditions to her liking was 16 year old Emma Freeman, who finished third in the Under 17/20 Ladies race and was actually the first under 17 girl home.

Full results can be found at


Keith W