Harrier League Race 5 – Temple Park


[22-Feb-2010]  The fifth Start Fitness NE Harrier League event took place at Temple Park on Sat 20th Feb in sunny but cold conditions.  Blyth had a total of 27 athletes taking part in the various races on the day, it was particularly good to see a much better turnout by the senior men.


In the U/13 girls race Charlotte was 16th and in the U/17 women’s race  Emma, (starting from the fast pack) was 8th and 4th fastest overall, followed by Stephanie in 13th. In the ladies race, Susanne was first home in 20th (6th vet), followed by Helen in 40th, Phillippa 64th, Angie Brown 83rd, Joanne 106th, Sharon 108th and Alison 111th.  Another good turnout by the ladies resulting in 9th team on the day, and with one event left they are lying 6th in the league.


In the U/13 boys race Stephen Doris was 14th and Joseph Woods 37th, the U/15 boys finished first team with Christopher Arkless 5th, Jake Jansen 10th and Scott Povey 16th.  It is a shame that the U15 boys didn’t have teams at the Town Moor and Wrekenton events as they have been first team at the other two races.

The mens race saw Blyth field 12 runners, the most so far this season, and it showed in the results where they finished 6th team, a vast improvement over the previous races.  They are now 10th overall in the league (11 teams), equal on points with Blackhill Bounders and just ahead of Houghton.  With two teams being relegated the men must beat these two teams in the final event at Prudhoe to stay in division 2.  The good team position was helped enormously by Andrew Henderson who finished a magnificent 4th and was backed up by Robbie in 54th, Craig 133rd, Steve Richardson 143rd, Graeme Stewart 184th , Dave Bradley 232nd, Iain Singer 242nd, Ian Baxter 245th, Kevin Freeman 280th, Keith 281st, Ralph 283rd and Terry 295th.


Full results as always at race-results.co.uk.