WC Monday 14th October – Weekly Round-Up

Tuesday was a club session – Matthew Banks Hills – brutal but effective.

Thursday saw a handful of Heaton Harries take part in the GRL on the Quayside. Later that day it was a club session – 400’s on Benton Lane (Cat & Dog Shelter end).

Saturday and it was a busy parkrun day. 59 Heaton Harriers ran in 10 different parkruns – with a whole lot more volunteering.

At Norwich parkrun, Gregory Pilgrim was 1st HH home. In South Shields, Andy Bell was first HH home. In Penrith, Rachel Waite was first HH home. In Whitley Bay Nadia Stock was first HH home. Leazes parkrun and Simon Jobe was first HH home. In Jesmond Dene 14 Heaton Harriers gave the hills, steps, twists and turns ago. Andrew Roberts was first HH home. David Bullock secured himself a course PB of 23:28, as did Pauline Chaplin finishing in 28:19. Through in the ‘original’ Newcastle parkrun, 9 HH’s ran with Jeremy Smith crossing the line first for Heaton. Andy Duguid achieved a course PB of 19:50 and Louis Kirkpatrick did the same in a time of 20:00. Matt Hetherington completed his 50th parkrun and Jessie Hetherington achieved a ‘post baby PB’ – well done.

In Blyth 8 Heaton Harriers headed to take part in the joint venture of parkrun and Parkinson’s UK. Thomas Stutt achieved another PB – 18:35 – you are on fire right now. Mark Boxshall achieved a course PB and Mandy Hood ran a PB of 24:07 – fabulous effort.

Rising Sun was never not going to have anything to report. Jordan Cairns made sure of that: finishing first overall in a course PB time of 18:42. Also achieving course PB’s were Mark Best 21:37, Aidan Batey in 21:50 and Sara Nightingale in 24:19. Also to report from Rising Sun was Jeanette running her 150th parkrun and Mark Best clocking up 1000 miles for the year. Brilliant performances everyone.

In addition to the great solo efforts, a big shout out to Xena Marshall who is flying the flag for Guide Runners. Xena put a shout out on the Heaton Harriers FB Page – so if anyone is interested in being a Guide Running for the visually impaired, please get in touch with her. She says there are local runners who are really keen to run Rising Sun parkrun – but need assistance.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Phil Green (in his very attractive purple and green fell runner attire) ran leg 2 of the British Fell Relays. Looks amazing – hope your hammy gets better soon.

Sunday and it is hard to believe we have lost another event to the weather and its only October! However the Sunday Social run went ahead – a perfectly formed bakers dozen completed a rather wet Jesmond Dene loop.

Pedro’s 10k was not halted due to weather. I am told, I would have enjoyed this one – unfortunately I was far from match fit! Nina Cameron, Alison Jane and Marie Bell completed a tough course, with Nina finishing 3rd female and Marie finishing first in her category. Well done ladies.

Sunderland didn’t look any drier – but it didn’t stop Jeanette Kilgour taking part in the Great Run Local at Mowbray Park in Sunderland. Fab!

Making a literal splash – the lovely Mandy Hood completed the Newcastle 10K Stampede. Rather you than me Mandy. I love a muddy puddle, but …..

Looking at the pictures it wasn’t as wet in Amsterdam for Kerry Nesbitt who ran the half marathon. Running to raise money and awareness for Tyneside Mind – a very worth while cause.



The last HH kit order of 2019 will be submitted tomorrow (Wednesday 23rd October) – get in touch with Chris George if you need anything.

NEHL – Lambton Estate is on Saturday 26th October. Helpful blub has been posted on the Heaton Harriers FB Page regarding directions and parking. If you don’t have access to the information, please get in touch with Scott McEntee.

Sunday 27th October is this months National Trust Free 10K at Cragside. I bet it is beautiful up there at the moment with all the trees changing colours. Any hoo – I will post on FB about it tomorrow – but if you fancy it, it is a great route and a fab leg loosener after Lambton!

Lastly – pay day is just around the corner, places are filling up. If you are planning on attending the Christmas Shindig on Thursday 12th December at Lezette – do not delay in letting me know and transferring your £20.00.

Thank you – Abbie

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