North East Harrier League Druridge Bay, 9th October 2016

A beautiful location combined with great weather and another bone-dry course all helped make this an excellent afternoon’s cross-country running. There was even a medal winning performance from a Claremont Road Runner – I didn’t even know they awarded medals! – so well done to Hannah Mainprize who was second in the U17/U20 ladies race.

Hannah with her medal
Hannah with her medal

Hannah was one of a number of Harrier League debutants for Claremont today with Alex Abrahamsson also impressing with an 83rd finish for the men. Alex Anslow, Gill Milne and Anthony Liddle also did themselves proud for a first outing. It will get muddier from here, though!

As well as the newcomers, there were also stellar performances from some of the longer-serving stalwarts of the NEHL – particularly Sarah Bowen and Mandy Herworth. Sarah finished in a fantastic 27th place and will now join Mandy in the medium pack for the rest of the season. I think a couple of others are worthy of a mention too – Rose Hawkswood is improving all the time and even pipped Mandy in the final sprint; Roberto Marzo could have posted an even better time if he hadn’t done a 15 mile run in the morning; Grace Scott again beat a lot of older girls and there was a brave effort from Leanne Salem who competed against her physio’s advice to unfortunately discover that her physio was right and 4 miles of hard uneven ground was too much for a problematic knee.

Under 11 Girls

66th Grace Scott 07:51


Under 20 Girls

2nd Hannah Mainprize 19:43


Senior & Vet Ladies

27th Sarah Bowen 29:46
135th Rose Hawkswood 32:14
138th Mandy Herworth 32:16 medium pack, actual time 30:16
170th Julie Cross 33:05
250th Nina Jensen 34:46
280th Alex Anslow 35:43
285th Alice Vialard 35:54
297th Mary Martin 36:10
358th Gillian Milne 39:49
Also running in the Ladies race as a V65 male:
290th Bill Milbourne 36:03


Senior & Vet Men

83rd Alexander Abrahamsson 39:04
191st Roberto Marzo 41:08
270th Tom Tinsley 42:11
292nd Duncan Scott 42:28
318th David Lydall 42:54
367th Anthony Liddle 44:02
449th David Devennie 46:21