Start Fitness Harrier League 2011/12 Race 1 Cramlington

 

[9-Oct-2011] Saturday the 8th of October saw Blyth Running Club host the first Start Fitness Harrier League meeting of the 2011/2012 season at East Cramlington Nature Reserve. A huge turnout of over 700 runners took part in the various races throughout the day, with both the Men's and Women's senior races showing a good increase in numbers over the previous year. The undulating course was somewhat easier this year after the recent dry spell. Conditions were favourable on the day with the forecasted rain holding off until the event had finished.

 

Just over 350 runners set off in the senior men's race, with Robbie Barkley once again being the first Blyth finisher over the 9.6k course, which was won by Phillip Aiston of Wallsend Harriers. The senior men find themselves 3rd in division 3 after this first event.

98th

Robbie Barkley

113th

Graeme Stewart

143rd

Adam Robinson

163rd

Steve Cairns

217th

Dave Bradley

245th

Ricky Davidson

270th

Ian Baxter

292nd

Kevin Freeman

 

In the U17 boys race Michael Scott had a good run to finish 12th and lead the boys to third team on the day.

12th

Michael Scott

19th

Scott Povey

22nd

Calum Storey

 

The U15 boys had 5 finishers, with Mattie Jackson being first back in an excellent 4th place (Mattie is now in the fast pack), with the team finishing in 5th.

4th

Mattie Jackson

21st

James Young

25th

Jordan Wright

28th

Joseph Woods

45th

Mark Nicholson

 

The U13 boys were led home by Adam Tweddle in 36th place.

36th

Adam Tweddle

43rd

Eliot Taylor

 

A record breaking 137 finished the senior women's race, run over 6.4k, having a fantastic run for Blyth was Heather Christopher finishing 3rd overall (2nd vet) and now moves up to the medium pack for the remaining races. Blyth are 6th in division 2 after this race.

3rd

Heather Christopher

65th

Claire Riches

80th

Angie Brown

134th

Alison Lowes

 

Charlie Hedley in her first year as an U15 finished a creditable 10th in the U15 girls race, and in the U13 girls race, Blyth had 2 finishers, Lauren Robson in 6th and Alice Gittens 15th. Both Charlie and Lauren now find themselves in the fast packs.

 

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

 

Blyth Running Club would like to thank the members and their family and friends who helped in any way to ensure that the event was such a success.