September 2008

Weekly Round-up
(to 28th Sept).
Congratulations to Haile Gebrselassie for breaking world best in Real Berlin Marathon. He clocked 2hrs 3mins 59secs, bettering his own figures set last year, by 27secs. His splits with 2007 equivalent in brackets were: 5km: 14:35 (14:44), 10km 29:13 (29:27), HM: 62:07 (62:29). The margin of victory was 1min 37secs. Womens' result: 1 I Mikitenko (Ger) 2:19:19 (Nat rec) (won by 2mins 12secs).
Result from the Horsforth 10km at Bradford: 1 T Morris (Vall, W35))35:47 (by 1min 2secs); 3 J Trowbridge 37:17.
Result from Tees Forest Trail Race at Stockton: 1 C Summersgill (W) 37:44; 2 C Buther (Hart) 38:55; 3 D Fielden (NYM) 39:40  W: 2 E Palleschi (Bill MH) 46:22; 3 S Milburn (N Ayc, W50) 46:39.
Results from the Southern 6 Stage Relay at Aldershot (27th Sept): 1 Belgrave 1:50:24 (S Moralee 19:17 leg 2); 2 Aldershot, Farnham & District 1:50:35; 3 Newham & Essex Beagles 1:52:03  Fastest: S Overall (Black'th) 17:26  Women (4 Stage): 1 Aldershot, Farnham & District 50:35 (E Pallant 12:50, C Purdue 12:24, V Gill 12:59, S Twell 12:22); 2 Bedford & County 53:17   Fastest: S Twell 12:22; C Purdue 12:24
All info courtesy of AW.

Norham 10km Road Race.
Norham, Northumberland. Sun. 28th Sept.
Alnwick Harrier David Kirkland repeated his 2006 victory in yesterday's 22nd Norham 10km Road Race.
Kirkland soon headed the field pulling away to a massive victory margin of 3mins 35secs. Scottish Borders junior Lindsay Gordon took second place ahead of former Houghton Harrier, Keith Lyall now running for the host club.
Lyall was also the first veteran.
Another Scottish junior athlete, Laura Goodson esily won the Womens' race ahead of leading veteran Rhona Anderson of Dunbar with another veteran Kim Matthews of Elswick finishing in third place.
Result.
1 D Kirkland (Aln) 32:36; 2 L Gordon (Lassw, U20) 36:11; 3 K Lyall (Nor, M40) 36:14; 4 G Jones (Blyth) 36:21; 5 G Wilkie (Corst) 36:23; 6 G Dixon (Morp, M45) 36:44; 7 I Sills (Dunb) 37:06; 8 A Fletcher (Berw, M40) 37:18; 9 S Hay (Dunb, M40) 37:35; 10 B Smith (Nor, U20) 37:52
M50: 1 R Marshall (unatt) 39:40  M60: 1 H Matthews (Els) 40:06
Women: 1 L Goodson (Gala, U20) 40:59; 2 R Anderson (Dunb, W35) 42:48; 3 K Matthews (Els, W45) 43:37; 4 G Carr (Corst) 45:02; 5 J Chalmers (Gala, W45) 45:17; 6 J Harrop (Aln, W35) 45:18 
W55: 1 J Kilgour (Clare) 46:28
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 29th September 2008).

Additional Comments: Only results used. These displayed after race. 129 finishers (last time: 69:10). Not sure if R Marshall was listed as M50, but I cannot see Harry Mathews (23rd) being beaten in M60 category. Richard Driscoll finished 25th (40:16) and may have been first M50. Michelle Moran was 8th lady (45:53). Iain McKinnon finished an excellent 20th in 39mins 21secs. Other Heaton placings were: 83 N Swift 47:21; 86 D Sanders 47:47; 89 K Sloan 48:20 (16L); 124 G Routledge 62:05.
Team results (courtesy of AW): Men: 1 Niorham 24; 2 Dunbar 33  Women: 1 Alnwick 26   

 Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships.
Hartlepool Marina.  Sat. 27th Sept.
Chester Le Street retained their Senior Womens' title, while Morpeth finished third in the Mens' event, at Saturday's Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships at a dry and sunny Hartlepool Marina.
In the Womens' race, Chester Le Street finished 6th on leg 1 through Melissa Turner, before Alyson Dixon took the Durham club into a 44secs lead at halfway.
Maxine Czarnecka and Claire Simpson extended the advantage to 1min 27secs at the finish line with Kendal taking second place. North East -based Rebecca Robinson moved Kendal from 11th to 4th on leg 3, clocking the fastest time of the day, bettering that of Dixon by 6secs. This was Chester Le Street's third successive victory in the event  Morpeth (5th) and Gateshead (7th) both gained top ten places.
In the Mens' 6 Stage race, Leeds City easily retained their title ahead of Altricham, with Morpeth finishing in third place.
Morpeth led on leg 2, through Chris Sampson after Michael Morris finished 9th on leg 1. Nick Swinburn dropped to third as Leeds took the lead on leg 3, before Ian Hudspith's 4th leg took them back into 2nd position. Hudspith also clocked the fastest time of the day. Terry Wall maintained second place before Mark Brown was passed by Altrincham in the closing stages of the final leg. Sunderland finished in 6th place while New Marske occupied 10th position. Ricky Stevenson's second leg, when he lifted the Cleveland club from 44th to 16th, was only bettered by Hudspith and Andy Jones of Salford. North York Moors (15th), Elswick (25th), Loftus & Whitby (26th), Richmond & Zetland (28th) and Gateshead (30th) all gained top thirty places and possible invites to the National event at Sutton Coldfield on 18th October. 
Results.
Men: 6 x 5.4km.
1 Leeds City 1:36:30; 2 Altrincham 1:38:49; 3 Morpeth 1:39:04 (M Morris 16:32, C Sampson 15:53, N Swinburn 17:03, I Hudspith 15:30, T Wall 17:25, M Brown 16:41); 4 Liverpool H 1:39:42; 5 Leigh 1:41:11; 6 Sunderland 1:41:49 (P Martin 16:08, S Potts 17:35, B Rushworth 16:46, M Hood 15:56, D Weston 17:34, P Given 17:50); 7 Salford 1:42:08; 8 Derby & County 1:42:21; 9 Lincoln Wellington 1:42:23; 10 New Marske 1:42:48 (A Blowers 18:09, R Stevenson 15:52, D Shaw 17:12, L Gamble-Thompson 16:55, R Best 17:28, S O'Grady 17:12)
Other Placings: 15 North York Moors 1:45:26 (P Lowe 16:52, J Bulman 16:58, J Skidmore 18:01, R Bellamy 18:14, N Williams 16:42, D Fielden 18:39); 25 Elswick 1:50:17 (P Turner 17:36, P Hurst 17:37, K Stephenson 18:25, G Bell 19:07, M Ketley 19:05, A Thompson 18:27); 26 Loftus & Whitby 1:50:20 (D Parkin 18:00, A Duffield 16:02, L Rodgers 17:44, K Patterson 18:28, M Walker 19:41, P Wildmore 20:25); 28 Richmond & Zetland 1:50:39 (J Wardman 18:12, D Roberts 18:12, J Orange 17:28, K Harker 19:18, N Zissler 18:01, T Zaranko 19:28); 30 Gateshead 1:51:39 (P Branston 18:19, C Franks 18:06, N Camilleri 18:41, C Paton 18:53, M Elliott 18:25, C Burrows 19:15); 32 Durham City 1:52:28; 34 Blyth 1:53:07; 39 Sunderland B 1:54:14; 44 North York Moors B 1:55:15; 45 Wallsend 1:55:25; 46 Hartlepool Burn Road 1:55:31; 53 Low Fell 1:59:01; 55 North York Moors C 2:00:25; 58 South Shields 2:02:45; 59 North York Moors D 2:02:52; 61 Gateshead B 2:03:03; 63 North Shields Poly 2:06:32; 64 Loftus & Whitby B 2:07:47; 66 Swaledale 2:09:21; 69 Hartlepool Burn Road B 2:26:00
Incomplete: Morpeth B (K Forster 17:14, N Wilkinson 17:25, D Swinburne 17:05, P Waterston 18:33); Chester Le Street (S Bell 16:39, D Old 18:55, G Robinson 18:59)
Fastest: I Hudspith 15:30; A Jones (Salf) 15:47; R Stevenson & C Cariss (Bing)15:52; C Sampson (Morp) & J Walsh (Leeds) 15:53
Women: 4 x 3.6km.
1 Chester Le Street 51:11 (M Turner 12:56, A Dixon 12:26, M Czarnecka 13:00, C Simpson 12:49); 2 Kendal 52:38 (S Tunstall 12:51, J Taylor 14:55; R Robinson 12:20, G Miles 12:32); 3 Scunthorpe & District 53:10; 4 Bingley 53:51; 5 Morpeth 54:06 (S Graham 13:51, A Fox 13:44, J Mooney 13:25, L Weightman 13:06); 6 Liverpool 54:10; 7 Gateshead 55:00 (J Trowbridge 13:24, C Baudouin 14:08, K Simpson 14:14, M Ferrier 13:14); 8 Leeds City 55:20; 9 Hallamshire 55:29; 10 Hallamshire B 56:22
Other Placings: 16 Loftus & Whitby 57:52 (N Kent 14:36, A Owen 13:43, M Ellis 14:08, J Abbott 15:25); 18 Elswick 58:09 (Y Thiru 13:45, G Mould 15:04, K Davison 15:24, J Nutt 13:56); 20 Richmond & Zetland 58:40 (K Haniver 13:48, L Jones 14:49, S Gregory 16:08, R Ross-Russell 13:55); 23 Chester Le Street B 59:14 (A Hunter 14:19, T Laws 13:36, H Robinson 14:47, L Tweddle 16:32); 32 Wallsend 62:25; 33 North Yorks Moors 62:33; 34 Tynedale 63:48; 38 Gateshead B 66:01; 40 North York Moors B 68:05
Fastest: R Robinson 12:20; A Dixon & K Ingram (Horw)12:26; G Miles 12:32; N Geddes (Scun) 12:41; L Gardner (L&M) 12:44
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 29th September 2008).

Additional Comments:  Report severely edited. Number of finishers were SM  69 (Hartlepools' actual time was around 2hrs 39mins as last leg runner "broke down"). SW  41 (69:04). Results courtesy of Graham Fecitt. Conditions got a bit breezy halfway through meeting. Leeds time was a course record by 57secs and Hudspith took 12 secs of individual record.  Womens' times were appreciably slower than 2006, although course was apparently approx 20m per leg shorter. Leg positions included SM:  Sund: 4,11,6,5,5,5.  N Marske: 44,16,12,9,10,10  N Yks M: 16,12,19,17,14,15.  SW: Morp: 20,10,6,5  Gate: 12,9,9,7  Els: 18,25,26,18.
 

Veterans A.A - North East Championships.
Monkton Stadium, Jarrow.  Wed. 24th Sept.
Results.
5000:
W35: 1 L Walker (Walls) 20:41.6; 2 V Thompson (J&H) 21:14.4
W40: 1 Y Thiru (Els) 18:49.8 
W45: 1 F Shenton (Elv) 19:33.8; 2 H Morris (NSP) 20:51.0; 3 L Marr (Tyne) 21:09.3
W50: 1 H Lambert (NSP) 19:01.7
W65: 1 C Lee (Els) 23:26.5:
M75: 1 E Appleby (Heat) 25:35.6
10000:   
M35: 1 J Moore (Heat) 38:49.4
M40: 1 V Hemy (NSP) 36:00.4
M45: 1 M Jones (SSh) 36:37.3
M50: 1 A Dent (Blay) 37:03.4
M55: 1 A Jenkins (Morp) 39:15.1; 2 G Youngson (Loft) 41:24.4
M60: 1 S Eccleston (Hough) 46:02.0
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 29th September 2008).

Additional Comments: Only results sent. Weather dry and quite mild. Little wind. John Moore's halfway time (with Archie Jenkins) was 19mins 33secs. George Routledge clocked 57mins 3secs but ran one lap short (as did two others).

Weekly Round-up

(to 21st Sept).
Result from the Dumfries Half Marathon: 1 M Graham (Shett) 72:46 (by 3mins 23sces)  W: 1 K Teage (unatt) 84:04 (by 3mins 2secs)  W55: 1 J Kilgour (Clare) 1:44:16. George Routledge ran, but no info on performance.
Result from Leighton 10: 1 D Wardle (WG) 51:32 (by 45secs).  
Results from the English Schools Combined Events Championships at Birmingham (20th/21st Sept):  SB: 5kmW: 1 B Wears (Cleve) 21:31.54 (by 49secs)  IB: Oct: 1 Durham 13850  Ind: 1 J Andrew (Derb) 5145; 5 A Harle (Dur) 4781 (5.82, 29.85, 48.77, 54.20, 14.66, 1.72, 13.68, 4:50.00);  9 A Burnell (Dur) 4673 (6.68, 29.86, nt, 50.29, 14.57, 1.87, 12.19, 4:45.09);  20 D Coutakis (Dur) 4396 (5.43, 26.10, 34.97, 54.52, 14.63, 1.84, 10.19, 4:42.66); 35 M Gibson (Dur) 3524  5kmW: 1 L Baldwin (Kent) 25:08.77; 3 A Wears (Cleve) 26:29.63  JB: Pent: 1 Oxfordshire 7894; 4 Durham 6977; 5 Cumbria 6729  Ind: 1 B Ashby (Lon) 2977; 10 O Walker (Dur) 2635 (12.85, 10.13, 5.56, 1.54, 2:09.28); 11 N Wood (Dur) 2603 (11.47, 9.62, 5.50, 1.57, 2:19.90)  IG:  Hept: 1 K Thompson (Mers) 5146; 5 E Pringle (North'd) 4295 (12.80, 1.69, 10.87, 28.40, 5.05, 30.40, 2:45.51); 12 A Wood (Cleve) 4013 (12.21, 1.51, 9.34, 26.87, 4.87, 20.26, 2:40.62); 16 J Hansom (North'd) 3948 (12.16, 1.57, 8.13, 26.73, 4.90, 20.43, 2:46.71)  JG: Pent: 1 J Sawyers (Staffs) 3467; 15 N Burlinson (Dur) 3748 (12.99, 6.94, 1.48, 4.53, 2:20.77). Burnell, who clocked a very fast 400m, scored no points in Discus, which cost him a certain top three place. Ashleigh Wood was below par in most events.
Results from the Albert Park 5km (20th Sept): 1 A Featherstone (Bill MH) 19:59  W: 1 A Quinn (unatt) 27:28.
Results from the main event of the week, the Silksworth Throws (17th Sept): M75: DT: 1 D Field 30.26  JT: 1 D Field 22.24  M80: SP: 1 R Laidler 8.03  DT: 1 R Laidler 17.69  JT: 1 R Laidler 20.70  WT: 1 R Laidler 8.35.    All info courtesy of AW.

Middlesbrough Tees Pride 10km. 
Sun. 21st Sept.
Morpeth Harrier Ian Hudspith was an impressive winner of yesterday's fourth Middlesbrough Tees Pride 10km. In the ideal conditons, the leading group in the record field of over 2000 runners, was down to two at 3km with Hudspith joined by Stephen Hepples of Loftus the winner in 2006 and 2007.
A surge on the downhill stretch from 4km to 5km saw Hudspith pull away from his rival as he passed halfway in 14mins 40secs.
Hudspith increased his advantage to 34secs at the finish line, missing the course record set in 2005 by only 7secs. Mark Hood of Sunderland dropped Scottish visitor John Newsom in the final 100m to take third place.
British Masters 10M champion Stewy Bell of Chester Le Street was the leading veteran in 7th position.
New Marske completed a successful weekend to take the team honours.
Another Chester Le Street athlete Angela Hibbs fought off the challenge of Middlesbrough's Carolyn Summersgill to win the Womens' race. Hibbs who finished 42nd overall took 12secs off her previous best time for the distance.
Helen Cross of Pocklington finished 3rd, while Nicol Kent of Loftus was the leading veteran in 7th, taking her club to the team title..
Result.
1 I Hudspith (Morp) 29:43; 2 S Hepples (Loft) 30:17; 3 M Hood (Sun) 30:44; 4 J Newsom (Pit) 30:46; 5 G Dunn (T&S) 31:42; 6 L Gamble-Thompson (N Marske) 32:01; 7 S Bell (CleS, M40) 32:03; 8 P Lowe (NYM) 32:20; 9 S O'Grady (N Marske) 32:41; 10 A Miles (N Marske) 32:43; 11 D Swinburne (Morp) 32:46; 12 J Hunter (Loft, M45) 33:09; 13 T Danby (N Marske) 33:17; 14 M Jefferies (Bill MH) 33:21; 15 A Chadfield (Bill MH) 33:48; 16 J Skidmore (NYM) 33:50; 17 R O'Toole (Hall) 33:57; 18 R Bellamy (NYM, M40) 33:58; 19 D Parkin (Loft) 34:10; 20 J Wright (B&F, M40) 34:13
M45: 2 P Teece (Bill MH) 35:33  M50: 1 T Livingston (N Marske) 35:16; 2 B Roberts (NYM) 35:41  M55: 1 G Youngson (Loft) 40:05  M60: 1 S White (Els) 38:21  M70: 1 J Conaghan (N Marske) 45:56
Teams: 1 New Marske 23; 2 North York Moors 42; 3 Billingham Marsh House 57
Women: 1 A Hibbs (CleS) 36:22; 2 C Summersgill (M&C) 36:37; 3 H Cross (Pock) 37:49; 4 M Neal (Pet'bro) 38:14; 5 C Robson (Tees) 38:52; 6 L Noble (Sun) 38;44; 7 N Kent (Loft, W35) 40:09; 8 S Dolan (Harr, W45) 41:11; 9 I Hope (Sun, W45) 41:22; 10 K Neesam (N Marske, W40) 41:53; 10 K Crowther (Even) 42:04; 11 J Keavney (Swale, W40) 42:05; 12 J Swales (Loft) 42:11; 13 J Abbott (Loft, W35) 42:12; 14 lL Trainor (unatt, W35) 42:33; 15 J Parkin (NYM) 42:52
W50: 1 C Nugent (M&C) 44:17; 2 S Milburn (N Ayc) 44:45; 3 L Valentine (Sun) 46:44  W55: 1 M Richmond (unatt) 43:18  W60: 1 S Gibson (Darl) 46:37
Teams: 1 Loftus & Whitby 34; 2 Chester Le Street 59; 3 Sunderland 62
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 22nd September 2008).

Additional Comments: Report was well edited. Weather bright dry and little wind. 2024 finishers (last time: 68:43). I suspect there were more finishers as last time seems on "quick" side, for this type of field. 
Please note that positions from Kim Crowther should read 11 onwards. According to Frank Johnson fifth kilometre was covered in 2mins 28secs, which seems extremely fast. Les Smith finished 38th (36:03) and Dave Whitmore 844th (3rd M70) (50:55).
 
Sunderland Open Cross Country Races.
Farringdon College.  Sat. 20th Sept.
New Marske Harriers easily won the feature event at Saturday's Sunderland Harriers Cross Country Races at Farringdon College, taking the Senior Mens' Relay title.
The winter season opened in what was ironically, one of the most pleasant days of the year.
The Cleveland club, 2nd in 2007, came home 2nd on leg 1 through Dominic Shaw, with Gosforth in the lead as Matthew Nicholson clocked the fastest time of the day. Shaun O'Grady took the lead on leg 2 with Russell Best and Ricky Stevenson extending the advantage to 2mins 52secs over an inspired Heaton squad, who took second place ahead of Gosforth. 
Host club Sunderland repeated their 2007 victory in the Veterans' race. Brian Rushworth who moved the Wearsiders up from 2nd to 1st on leg 2, clocked the fastest time.
Mary Ferrier of Gateshead held off the strong challenge of Sunderland's Michelle Holt to win the Womens' race. The runner-up only six days earlier led the North East to the silver medals in the Inter Regional Half Marathon championship at Nottingham.
Rebecca Oldham of Gateshead impressively won the Under 17 race.
Other winners included Matthew Rice of Gosforth (Under 17 Men), George Lowry of Jarrow (Under 15 Boys), Rachel Denton of Morpeth (Under 15 Girls), Robbie Loraine of Gateshead (Under 13 Boys) and Sophie Forster of Birtley (Under 13 Girls).
Results.
Senior Men: 4 x 2.9km:
1 New Marske 36:43 (D Shaw 9:07, S O'Grady 9:24, R Best 9:25, R Stevenson 8:47); 2 Heaton 39:25 (L Roe 9:11, P Howe 9:56, L Smith 10:14, L Longman 10:04); 3 Gosforth 39:51 (M Nicholson 8:45, S Findlay 10:33, L Battista 10:03, R Curran 10:30); 4 North Shields Poly 39:52 (M Dawson 9:20, J Hewitt 9:38, J Tuton 10:50, G Moore 10:04); 5 Wallsend 40:13 (T Carter 9:38, D Daniels 10:20, M Skeldon 10:47, M Fenwick 9:28); 6 Birtley 42:27; 7 Jarrow & Hebburn 42:35; 8 Sunderland Strollers 42:41; 9 South Shields 42:43; 10 Heaton B 42:48; 11 Elswick 43:01; 12 Low Fell 43:38; 13 Blyth 45:29; 14 Houghton 45:59; 15 North Shields Poly B 46:23
Fastest: M Nicholson 8:45; R Stevenson 8:47; D Shaw 9:07; L Roe 9:11; S Potts (Sun) 9:17; M Dawson 9:20; S O'Grady 9:24; R Best (U20) 9:25; D Weston (Sun) 9:27
Veteran Men: 4 x 2.9km:
1 Sunderland 38:27 (P Merrison 9:44, B Rushworth 9:03, J Dobson 10:06, M Thompson 9:34); 2 Elswick 40:16 (S Grey 9:45, G Bell 10:11, P Dixon 10:10, K Stephenson 10:10); 3 North Shields Poly 40:26 (T Brannon 9:18, M Frost 10:09, C Walker 10:40, V Hemy 10:19); 4 Durham City 42:23; 5 Durham City B 45:39; 6 Sunderland B 46:29; 7 Gosforth 47:36; 8 Sunderland Strollers 47:51
Fastest: B Rushworth (M45) 9:03; T Brannon 9:18; M Thompson 9:34; P Merrison (M45) 9:44; S Grey 9:45; R Hand (Dur, M45) 9:53
Under 17 Men: 2.9km:  1 M Rice (Gosf) 9:20; 2 M Grimes (Dur) 9:21; 3 G Ritchie (J&H) 9:39; 4 T Walker (Gosf) 9:45; 5 J Robson (NSP) 9:52; 6 J Dowdle (Dur) 10:04; 7 J McEnaney (Birt) 10:05; 8 M Kilbride (Sun) 10:07 
Under 15 Boys: 2.9km: 1 G Lowry (J&H) 9:53; 2 L Ayton (Dur) 10:01; 3 J Boyd (Gate) 10:06; 4 J Nisbet (Morp) 10:09; 5 C Roberts (CleS) 10:18; 6 J Reed (Gosf) 10:25; 7 N Newton (Gate) 10:28; 8 T Peel (J&H) 10:29 
Under 13 Boys: 2.9km: 1 R Loraine (Gate) 10:20; 2 C Peverley (CleS) 10:36; 3 M Bunn (J&H) 10:39; 4 L Irvine (Sun) 10:56; 5 H Danby-Platt (Hough) 10:56; 6 K Newton (Gate) 11:09; 7 J Cripwell (Gate) 11:10; 8 A Wallett (NSP) 11:12
Under 11 Boys: 1km: 1 D Pickering (CleS) 4:04; 2 J Hall (Blyth) 4:07; 3 J Dobson (Hough) 4:20; 4 R Barnes (Els) 4:27; 5 J Young (Blyth) 4:33; 6 K Watson (Sun) 4:35 .
Senior Women: 2.9km. 1 M Ferrier (Gate) 10:24; 2 M Holt (Sun) 10:38; 3 J Zoppi (Heat) 11:16; 4 H Reed (Sun) 11:19; 5 L Spence (Heat) 11:22; 6 G Barry (Sun) 11:48; 7 F Turley (Heat) 11:57; 8 V Hindson (Walls) 12:07; 9 J Tinkler (CleS, W45) 12:15; 10 M Loraine (Gate, W50) 12:18; 11 M Herworth (Clare, W40) 12:25; 12 L Marr (Tyne, W45) 12:40  
Under 17 Women: 2.9km. 1 R Oldham (Gate) 11:15; 2 R Lundgren (Gosf) 11:32; 3 H Waddell (Gosf) 11:38; 4 D Oakley (Morp) 11:52; 5 R Jameson (Gate) 12:00; 6 S Crosby (Sun) 12:06; 7 B Curran (Gate) 12:12; 8 K Maw (Sun) 12:16
Under 15 Girls: 2.9km: 1 R Denton (Morp) 10:41; 2 C Porter (Sun) 11:12; 3 F Lockhart (Gate) 11:34; 4 S Taylor (Birt) 11:34; 5 B Oakes (Birt) 11:36; 6 H Rank (Morp) 11:43; 7 C Price (Gate) 11:49; 8 P Williams (Els) 12:24 
Under 13 Girls: 2.9km: 1 S Forster (Birt) 11:24; 2 A Fawcett (CleS) 11:30; 3 L Turner (Birt) 11:44; 4 R Burnett (Sun) 11:50; 5 A Barnes (Els) 12:09; 6 A Waites (Sun) 12:28; 7 T Burney (Sun) 12:35; 8 G Simpson (Gate) 12:45
Under 11 Girls: 1km: 1 S Burnett (Sun) 4:05; 2 H Lancaster (Sun) 4:40; 3 F McPate (Gosf) 4:49; 4 G Tindale (Dur) 4:50; 5 L Revely (Sun) 4:52; 6 E Bourn (Sun) 5:08 
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 22nd September 2008).

Additional Comments: Report well edited. Weather sunny and warm. Ground drying out all time. Number of finishers SM: 20 (last time: 51:32)  VM:  8  SW: 24 (last time: 15:52)  U17W: 22 (!5:54). Heaton positions after each leg were: 3,4,2,2. Heaton B team was I McKinnon 11:02 (17), S McEntee 10:55 (12), A Roberts 10:29 (11), D Robins 10:26.  C team (20th): M Gibson 11:55 (21), J Moore 11:17 (19), E Baty 12:23 (10), E Appleby 15:57. George Routlledge was sole runner on Veterans' team  (11th in 17:32), but Patrick Kelly (2nd leg for Birtley) was 1sec slower.
 
Sprint Relays Challenge.
Monkton Stadium, Jarrow. Wed. 17th Sept.
Results.
Match: 1 Middlesbrough Mandale 24; 2 Durham City 22; 3 Birtley 14
Senior Men: 4x100: 1 Middlesbrough Mandale 45.2; 2 Tynedale 46.7; 3 Durham City 47.0  4x200: 1 Middlesbrough Mandale 1:34.7; 2 Durham City 1:37.6; 3 Tynedale 1:40.7
4x400: 1 Tynedale 3:34.6; 2 Composite Team 3:36.8; 3 Durham City 3:37.0
Under 17 Men: 4x100: 1 Gateshead College 50.4; 2 Middlesbrough Mandale 50.8; 3 Houghton 51.1
Under 15 Boys: 4x100: 1 Gateshead 51.9; 2 Chester Le Street 52.6; 3 North Shields Poly 54.3  4x200: 1 Gateshead 1:50.3
Under 13 Boys: 4x100: 1 Birtley 57.6; 2 Jarrow & Hebburn 59.0; 3 Durham City 59.0
Senior Women: 4x100: 1 Middlesbrough Mandale 51.3; 2 Chester Le Street 57.2  4x200: 1 Middlesbrough Mandale 1:51.8
Under 17 Women: 4x100: 1 Middlesbrough Mandale 50.5; 2 North Shields Poly 53.3; 3 Durham City 55.4
Under 15 Girls: 4x100: 1 Jarrow & Hebburn 54.2; 2 Durham City 55.0; 3 North Shields Poly 56.5  4x200: 1 Durham City 1:55.2; 2 Birtley 1:59.7
Under 13 Girls:: 4x100: 1 Houghton 59.4; 2 Birtley 59.6
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 22nd September 2008).

Additional Comments: Only results sent. Have not included "mixed" teams.  A fine dry evening. Middlesbrough won £500 for their efforts. Ashleigh Wood  ran first leg for Middlesbrough Senior team and last leg for U17 team. Jarrow & Hebburn won U13 4x100 in an impressive 56.4secs, but were disqualified.

Weekly Round-up
(to 14th Sept).
Results from the National Junior League Final at Derby (14th Sept) included: Gst (for AW Grand Prix), (which he won): 100: 1 C Dryden 11.23  200: 1 C Dryden 22.68  LJ: 1 C Dryden 6.72.
Result from World Mountain Running Trophy at Crans Montana, Switzerland: SW: 1 A Mayr (Austria) 43:56; 24 S Tunstall 48:56; 25 R Robinson 48:57  U20: 1 L Park 22:35 (by 33secs)  Team: 1 England 8.
Results from Expurian Robin Hood Half Marathon at Nottingham: 1 E Cherop (Ken) 65:28; 2 D Bilton (Leeds/Y&H, M40) 67:22; 13 P Newton (Clare/NE) 70:23; 21 J Buis (Heat/NE) 72:09; 34 P Given (Sun/NE)75:09; 35 N Williams (NYM) 75:16  
Team (Inter Regional): 1 East Midlands 19; 7 North East 45
Women: 1 B Katesigwa (Ken) 76:36; 6 M Holt (Sun/NE) 1:22:20; 13 L Noble (Sun/NE) 1:24:27; 15 J Nutt 1:24:37  Team: 1 East Midlands 11; 2 North East 26 (Michelle Holt's performance missed out in AW).
Results from Grunity Fen Half Marathon at Ely: 1 M Gunby (WG) 69:28  W: 1 F Milton 76:29 (by 4mins 9secs) (8th overall).
Results from Ray Harrison 10km at Billingham: 1 P Lowe (NYM) 32:20; 2 J Bulman (NYM) 32:23; 3 M Jefferies (Bill MH) 32:34; 4 A Henderson (Blyth) 34:44  M40: 1 G Hetherington (Sedge) 35:13  M70: 1 J Conaghan (N Marske) 47:19  W: 1 J Mastrolonardo (Loft, W35) 39:22  W60: 1 S Gibson (Darl) 47:44.  
Results from North of England Plate Final at Sport City: 1 City of York 209.5; 2 Wakefield 209; 3 Chesterfield 184.5; 8 Durham 109  1500: 1 D Garbutt 3:59.9  W: HT: 2 B Rashforth (Dur) 32.97.
Result from Perth Open Meeting: 800: 2 G Learmouth (Dunb) 1:57.12.
Results from Albert Park 5km at Middlesbrough: 1 A Pearson (N Marske) 17:24  W: 1 J Stewart (unatt) 22:42; 2 S Gibson (Darl, W60) 22:55
Results from Borders Inter County Event at Carlisle (13th Sept) (please note: full results only obtained on Sunday night, therefore too late for Journal).
1 Cumbria 279; 2 Tees Valley 254; 3 Tyne & Wear 244.5; 4 Northumberland 180; 5 Scottish Borders 178; 6 Durham 163; 7 Dumfries & Galloway 152.5
100: 1 J Lovatt  (T&W) 11.19; 2 K Congden (Cumb) 11.30  200: 1 J Lovatt 22.63; 2 B Stephenson (TV) 22.96  400: 1 A Rowland (T&W) 51.6 (not listed, but this is manual time)  800: 1 L Baister (T&W) 1:59.65; 2 J Archer (Dur) 2:00.00; 3 M Cram (North'd) 2:02.58  1500: 1 J Bowness (Cumb) 4:10.62  100H: 1 A Harle (T&W) 14.43  400H: 1 J Cox (TV) 58.56  1500St: 1 J Wolf (SB) 4:48.25; 2 N Reed (T&W) 4:49.61  4x100: 1 Tees Valley 46.45  HJ: 1 A Burnell (T&W) 1.85  LJ: 1 A Burnell 6.39  SP: 1 A Harle 13.25  HT: 1 N Miller (Cumb) 52.48; 2 B Daley (TV) 46.47; 3 J Bowser (T&W) 45.80  JT: 1 D Adamson (T&W) 47.03; 2 N Miller 46.71  U15: 100: 1 L Burrell (TV) 11.75  200: 1 L Burrell 23.91  400: 1 O Walker (T&W) 56.90  1500: 1 L Hogg (T&W) 4:29.60; 2 L Ayton (Dur) 4:30.93; 3 T Orr (Cumb) 4:30.00  80H: 1 N Wood (T&W) 11.76; 2 S Hall (North'd) 12.42  HJ: 1 J Dixon (TV) 1.60  SP: 1 J Chapman (TV) 11.24  DT: 1 J Small (TV) 39.13  U17W: 200: 1 H Robertson (D&G) 25.66; 2 K Welford (TV) 25.90; 3 J Hansom (North'd) 26.93  300: 1 F Laurie (Cumb) 42.47; 2 S Pela (TV) 43.01  800: 1 E Toogood (Dur) 2:19.76; 2 R Oldham (T&W) 2:21.05  80H: 1 A Wood (TV) 12.04; 2 E Pringle (North'd) 12.31  300H: 1 K Blaylock (TV) 47.12  4x100: 1 Tees Valley 49.32  HJ: 1 J Baker (Dur) 1.66  PV: 1 J Lawton (T&W) 2.70  LJ: 1 A Wood 5.45; 2 F Laurie 5.40; 3 J Hansom 5.29  TJ: 1 C Gill (Dur) 11.11; 2 J Phelps (TV) 10.53  SP: 1 K Yates (D&G) 11.02; 2 E Pringle 10.97; 3 R Goodier (TV) 10.71 (4 T Breen (T&W) 10.41; 5 K Bulmer (Dur) 9.81)  DT: 1 T Breen 33.76; 2 K Burt (Dur) 33.29  HT: 1 K Mills (TV) 45.89; 3 J Wilson (T&W) 33.31  JT: 1 A Turbitt (T&W) 32.51; 2 E Pringle 31.11  U15: 100: 1 C Browbank (Cumb) 12.58; 2 R Clough (Dur) 12.83; 3 E Mullen (TV) 12.93  200: 1 C Browbank 26.00; 2 R Clough 26.38  800: 1 K Brown (D&G) 2:21.23; 2 E Fields (TV) 2:23.26; 3 S Taylor (T&W) 2:23.42  1500: 1 A Hetherington (Cumb) 4:45.82; 2 E Fields 4:57.44; 3 C Porter (T&W) 4:57.81  (4 S Bruce (T&W) 5:06.54)  75H: 1 F Paterson (D&G) 12.07; 2 H Lambert (Dur) 12.57  4x100: 1 Durham 52.89  HJ: 1 R Narwood (Cumb) 1.51; 2 R Anderson (T&W) 1.45  .
Some names in official results were incorrect and the qualification for the teams north of Ferryhill, was to say the least "loose"
Durham probably most affected as parts of South Durham were classed as Tees Valley.
Weather was dry and bright but wind was quite strong (mostly in favour of athletes). However wind readings, which were taken, are not listed on official results.
Results from BMC Gold Meeting at Trafford (9th Sept): 800: 1 R Morrell 1:54.14  B: 3 A Morrell 1:59.7  1500: 1 J Taylor 3:46.1; 3 A Duffield 4:00.4  W: 800: 5 L Weightman 2:11.1.

Tynedale Jelly Tea 10M Road Race.  
Hexham - Ovingham.  Sun. 14th Sept.
Morpeth Harrier Nick Swinburn strode to a comfortable victory in yesterday's Tynedale 10M Road Race from Hexham to Ovingham.
In the thankfully dry, but breezy conditions, a group of 4 athletes soon headed the record field of 600 runners, with Swinburn being joined by David Kirkland of Alnwick, Stewy Bell of Chester Le Street and Jon Archer of Low Fell. Swinburn made two unsuccessful early efforts to break way, and the quartet were together at halfway (26:56). Kirkland made his bid for victory in the 6th Mile covered in 5mins 10secs, with only Swinburn covering the move.
Kirkland held a slight advantage at 9M (48:02) before Swinburn kicked away on the final downhill section, to the finish at Ovingham Middle School. 
The margin of victory was 11secs, while Bell finished another 37secs adrift in 3rd place. The first three competitors also took the medals in the North Eastern Counties Championship, while Bell won the British Masters title, the two competitions being incorporated in the event.
Morpeth took the team honours.
Angela Hibbs of Claremont easily won the Womens' race finishing in 55th position overall. 
Fiona Shenton of Elvet was the leading veteran in 2nd place with Aiveen Fox of Morpeth finishing 3rd. 
The first three again took the Counties' medals and North Shields Poly took the team honours.
The Poly were led home by Heather Lambert in 6th place She was also first in the British
Masters Championship, as Shenton was not included in the advanced entry. Lambert won the Over 50 title.
Other local winners in the Masters event were Ian Twadde of North Shields Poly (Over 35), Rob Hand of Durham (Over 45), Mark McNally of Elswick (Over 60), Walter Ryder of Morpeth (Over 70), Lisa Walker of Wallsend (Over 35), Lynne Marr of Tynedale (Over 45), Janette Kilgour of Claremont (Over 55) and Christine Lee of Elswick (Over 65).
Team titles went to North Shields Poly (Over 35), Sunderland (Over 40), North East Veterans (Over 60) and Tynedale (Over 35 Women).  
Result.
1 N Swinburn (Morp) 52:58; 2 D Kirkland (Aln) 53:09; 3 S Bell (CleS, M40) 52:46; 4 J Archer (Low F) 53:52; 5 E Simpson (Dall, M40) 53:55; 6 M Hager (Tip, M55) 54:09; 7 M Dawson (NSP) 54:18; 8 I Twaddle (NSP, M35) 55:09; 9 A Hussey (Chelt, M40) 55:31; 10 I Crampton (Dur, M45) 55:44; 11 P Besford (unatt, M35) 56:25; 12 K Forster (Morp) 56:32; 13 P Walker (Morp, M40) 56:39; 14 R Hand (Dur, M45) 57:08; 15 M Thompson (Sun, M40) 57:14; 16 T Brannon (NSP, M40) 57:16; 17 P Waterston (Morp, M40) 57:18; 18 T Carter (Walls) 57:43; 19 G Moore (NSP) 57:52; 20 D Flint (Blay) 57:54
M45: 3 A Thompson (Els) 58:09  M50: 1 A Rowe (Wesh) 58:15; 2 J Stephens (Low F) 58:36; 3 T Livingston (N Marske) 60:03  M55: 2 S Borlos (NSP) 63:40; 3 A Jenkins (Morp) 64:11  M60: 1 M McNally (Els) 62:15; 2 R Treadwell (Ox C) 63:05; 3 M Walker (Gosf) 65:40   M65: 1 M Ford (Chelt) 63:27; 2 T Brackstone (Scot Vets) 67:04; 3 T O'Gara (Walls) 68:42  M70: 1 W Ryder (Morp) 71:23; 2 W McCaskey (Edin) 74:00; 3 F Docherty (J&H) 78:45
Teams: 1 Morpeth 26; 2 North Shields Poly 31; 3 Sunderland 72
Women: 1 A Hibbs (CleS) 61:40; 2 F Shenton (Elv, W45) 64:13; 3 A Fox (Morp) 64:38; 4 C Jackson (Aln V, W45) 65:20; 5 S Morley (Tyne, W40) 65:48; 6 H Lambert (NSP, W50) 66:00; 7 D Horne (Walls) 66:23; 8 S Lister (Black B) 67:18; 9 A Wilson (Darl, U20) 69:25; 10 V Hindson (Walls) 69:48; 11 L Robinson (NSP) 69:51; 12 C Buis (Heat) 70:15; 13 L Miller (NSP, W50) 70:55; 14 T Brown (unatt) 71:15 S Birch (unatt) 71:19 
W35: 1 L Walker (Walls) 71:52  W50: 2 C Young (Blyth) 72:55; 3 M Loraine (Gate) 72:58  W55: 1 J Kilgour (Clare) 75:11  W60: 1 P Gold (Heat) 83:11  W65: 1 C Lee (Els) 83:41
Teams: 1 North Shields Poly 30; 2 Wallsend 34; 3 Heaton 69
NECAA Championship:  Men: 1 N Swinburn; 2 D Kirkland; 3 S Bell  Women: 1 A Hibbs; 2 F Shenton; 3 A Fox
BMAF Championships: M35: 1 I Twaddle  M40: 1 S Bell  M45: 1 R Hand; 2 G Harden (Sun) 59:46; 3 M Jones (SSh) 60:44  M50: 1 A Rowe; 2 T Livingston; 3 S Marshall (Dur) 60:34  M55: 1 M Hager; 2 S Borlos; 3 A Jenkins  M60: 1 M McNally 62:15; 3 M Walker  M65: 1 M Ford; 3 J Stephenson (Crook) 74:01  M70: 1 W Ryder (Morp) 71:23
Teams: M35: 1 North Shields Poly  M40: 1 Sunderland; 2 Morpeth; 3 Durham  M60: 1 North East Veterans
Women: W35: 1 L Walker   W40: 1 T Gibson (Wold Vets) 73:04  W45: 1 L Marr (Tyne) 72:34; 2 K Matthews (Els) 72:49; 3 S White (Tyne) 74:18  W50: 1 H Lambert; 2 L Miller   W55: 1 J Kilgour   W65: 1 C Lee  
Team: 1 Tynedale
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 15th September 2008).

Additional Comments:  Most of info used. Apologies to Claire Jackson who I overlooked as the leading BMAF veteran. Also Kath Stewart 3rd W65 (and in BMAF) (92:35). Weather overcast early on, and some sunshine later. 597 finishers (last time 2:24:47). (nb. 2nd last time: 1:54:07). Mile splits (courtesy of Bill McGuirk) were: 5:15, 10:38, 16:05, 21:40, 26:56, 32:06, 37:08, 42:23, 48:02. Later found out that Mike Hager's time was a UK Masters' record bettering Steve James' 16-year-old figures by 22secs (this info from Bill McGuirk via Ron Stewart).
Personality performances included: George Routledge (593rd in 1:51:51). None of his main rivals  were there. Other Heaton H performances on HH website.
 
Weekly Round-up
(to 7th Sept).
Results from the BUPA Great Yorkshire 10km at Sheffield: 1 M Mohamed (Swe) 29:10; 6 C Thompson (AF&D) 29:30; 9 N McCormick 29:46; 15 R McLeod 30:47; 16 C Sampson 31:20  M45: 1 W Gilroy 36:31  W: 1 G Momanyi (Ken) 32:44; 6 F Milton 33:52; 20 S Graham 39:16.
Result from Great Scottish Half Marathon at Glasgow: 1 E Mutui (Ken) 61:10; 14 S Hepples 65:37  W: 1 M Tula (Eth) 71:00; 3 H Haining (Kilb, W35) 71:28; 8 A Dixon 74:37  10km: W: 1 L MacNell (Vict Pk) 35:53; 3 E Waterhouse 37:45.
Result of Tolthorpe 10km (N Yorks): 1 G Dunn 32:26; 2 J Hunter (M45) 34:42  W: 1 E Johnson 40:21 (by 10secs).
Results from the City of York Open Meeting: 100: 1 R Kilty (U20) 11.0  200: 1 R Kilty 22.4  800: 1 J Taylor 1:53.2; 2 R Morrell 1:55.5  U13: 75H: 1 P O'Connor 12.9  HJ: 1 P O'Connor 1.69  LJ: 1 P O'Connor 4.47   U17W: 300: 2 V Addison 44.6  U15: 800: 1 E Fields 2:26.3  1500: 1 G Rodgers 5:01.2  3000: 1 M Ferrier 10:04.9; 2 J Mastrolonardo (W35) 10:51.0  U17: TJ: 3 C O'Connor 10.09  U13: 200: 2 R Highfield 28.2. 
Result from the Race Walks Challenge at Lee Valley (6th Sept): 10km: 1 D King (CoHull) 43:52; 3 B Wears (U20) 45:05  W: 1 J Jackson 45:20 (by 11mins 12secs).      
Results from the Young Athletes League Auxiliary Final (6th Sept) at Sport City (these not available until noon Monday. They were on website on Saturday pm in 2007 !). Match: 1 Enfield & Haringey 800; 2 Rugby and Nuneaton 783; 3 Shaftesbury Barnet 749.5; 4 Preston 698.5; 5 Gateshead 673.5  U17: 400: 2 J Cowie 51.09  B: 1 A Rowland 52.50  800: 1 A Rowland 2:01.30  1500: 2 L Baister 4:12.05  100H: 4 N Mersh 14.49  4x100: 3rd (45.02)  4x400: 1st (3:30.8)  HJ: 1 T Burnell 1.90  LJ: 1 T Burnell 6.67  SP: 1 D Adamson 12.54  DT: 1 A Toward 39.39  HT: 3 J Bowser 42.30  JT: 2 D Adamson 46.01  U15:100: B: 3 J Gilmour 12.18  200: 6 J Gilmour 24.48  400: 2 O Walker 54.31  80H (0.5): 6 S Hall 12.80  U13: 75H: 3 J Wilkinson 12.91  SP: 3 G Antons 8.76   U17W: 300: B: 3 R Pow 43.90  800: 3 S Bell 2:19.58  B: 2 R Oldham 2:22.61  80H: 1 J Hansom 12.02  B: 1 E Pringle 12.63  4x100: 6th (52.84)  HJ: 2 J Hansom 1.60  B: 2 E Pringle 1.55  LJ: 3 J Hansom 5.18  TJ: 1 E Pringle 11.43  DT: 1 K Burt 30.49  HT: 1 A Welch 30.36  JT: 3 S Moorby 31.46  U15:  HJ: 2 H Lambert 1.50  U13: 75 (-2.1): 1 K Murphy 10.57  150 (1.4): 1 K Murphy 20.51  4x100: 3rd (57.57).

British Athletics League 10 in 100 Cup.
Bedford.  Sat. 6th Sept.
Gateshead Harriers finished in a creditable third place in the second British Athletics League 10 in 100 Cup Final, at Bedford on Saturday.
Although the venue escaped the heavy rain, the cold and windy conditions affected performances.
The Tyneside squad, despite not gaining an individual victory, finished behind Premier Division clubs Woodford Green and Birchfield.
Brothers Kevin and Niall Flannery finished 2nd in the 800m and 400m Hurdles, respectively. Craig Sturrock took 2nd place in the Shot and was 3rd in the Discus. John Stacey claimed 3rd in the High Jump with Jamie Carmichael also 3rd in the 400m.  
Results.
Match: 1 Woodford Green & Essex Ladies 74; 2 Birchfield 61; 3 Gateshead 56; 4 Shaftesbury Barnet 52; 5 Trafford 51; 6 Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow 49; 7 Blackheath & Bromley 43; 8 Southampton 30
Gateshead performances: 100 (1.0): 7 M Davison 11.31  200: 7 N Flannery 23.74  400: 3 J Carmichael 50.73  800: 2 K Flannery 1:58.43  3000: 8 A Carmichael 9:31.18  400H: 2 N Flannery 54.01  HJ: 3 J Stacey 1.80  TJ: 5 S Stanislaus 13.22  SP: 2 C Sturrock 14.90  DT: 3 C Sturrock 43.59  Medley Relay (K Flannery, J Carmichael, M Davison, J Stacey) 4th.

(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 8th September 2008).

Additional Comments: Info (courtesy of Jeff Sturrock) not used. Results very slow on bal website (not even on at 9.00am Monday).
 
Albert Park 5km.
Middlesbrough.  Sat. 6th Sept.
Result.
1 T Danby (N Marske) 16:41; 2 A Pearson (NYM) 17:26; 3 G Harden (Sun, M45) 17:41
Women: 1 S Rogers (N Marske) 21:33
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 8th September 2008).

Additional Comments:  Info (courtesy of parkrun websiite) not used. Looked very wet after seeing some photos. 50 finishers (last time: 37:41).
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Low Fell Watergate 5km.
Lobley Hill, Gateshead. Wed. 3rd Sept.
Result.
1 N Swinburn (Morp) 15:25; 2 S Bell (CleS, M40) 15:33; 3 D Garbutt (Dur, U20) 15:45; 4 D Purvis (CleS) 15:48; 5 N Wilkinson (Morp, M40) 15:56; 6 S Hall (Gate) 16:21; 7 D Burton (A'deen) 16:28; 8 P Walker (Morp, M40) 16:32; 9 T Brannon (NSP, M40) 16:44; 10 L Millnore (Birt) 16:53; 11 K Stephenson (Els, M40) 16:57; 12 P Waterston (Morp, M40) 16:58; 13 D Milliken (Heat) 17:05; 14 S Laws (Birt) 17:10; 15 A Thompson (Els, M45) 17:13
U17: 1 G Ritchie (J&H) 17:16  M45: 2 G Dixon (Morp) 18:21  M50: 1 J Stephens (Low F) 17:43; 2 J Watson (unatt) 19:41  M55: 1 A Jenkins (Morp) 19:14  M60: 1 J Bell (Els) 18:19; 2 M McNally (Els) 18:46  M70: 1 B Cordes (Morp) 23:52  M75; 1 E Appleby (Heat) 25:54
Teams: 1 Morpeth 14; 2 Chester Le Street 32; 3 North Shields Poly  55
Women: 1 C Simpson (CleS) 17:25; 2 M Czarnecka (CleS) 17:29; 3 M Turner (CleS) 18:02; 4 A Hibbs (CleS) 18:04; 5 J Nutt (Els) 18:15; 6 T Laws (CleS) 18:22; 7 H Dix (Blay) 19:00; 8 Y Thiru (Els, W40) 19:20; 9 H Robinson (CleS, W45) 19:29; 10 S Stephenson (Els, W40) 20:54; 11 J Etherington (Phoen) 21:05; 12 L Walker (Walls, W35) 21:08
U17: 1 M Bell (Black B) 22:51   W45: 2 L Marr (Tyne) 21:30  W50: 1 M Loraine (Gate) 21:35; 2 Y Swinhoe (Els) 22:24  W55: 1 J Kilgour (Clare) 22:31  W65: 1 C Lee (Els) 24:35   
Teams: 1 Chester Le Street 6; 2 Chester Le Street B 19; 3 Elswick 23
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 8th September 2008).

Additional Comments: Not used. Number of finishers 134 (a record) (last time: EJ 43:30). Ted started 10mins early but did not cover full course. Now 85, he still got Vets NE medal, the first ever handed out for an M85. Weather was dry but it had been raining heavier earlier, and there was a lot of wet ground. Dave Whitmore finished 122nd (25:24) and Eric Appleby 125th. Other Heaton performances included: 86 C Buis 21:59 (16th lady); 115 R Checkley 24:33 (2nd M70) and 133 G Routledge 31:11.

New Marske Autumn 5km.
Redcar Cricket Club.  Wed. 3rd Sept. 
Result.
1 R Stevenson (N Marske, U20) 15:20; 2 L Gamble-Thompson (N  Marske) 15:44; 3 A Wiles (N Marske, U20) 15:46; 4 S O'Grady (N Marske) 16:09; 5 M Jefferies (Bill MH) 16:22; 6 R Best (N Marske, U20) 16:36; 7 A Chadfield (Bill MH) 16:37; 8 I Archbold (Quak, M40) 16:42; 9 D Parkin (Loft) 16:48; 10 J Skidmore (NYM) 16:54; 11 G Hetherington (Sedge, M45) 16:58; 12 C Jefferies (Bill MH) 16:59; 13 A Blowers (N Marske, U20) 17:00; 14 A Pearson (NYM) 17:23; 15 J Askew (N Ayc, U20) 17:37
M50: 1 P Embleton (CleS) 17:58  M55: 1 G Youngson (Loft) 19:38  M60: 1 J Wightman (Sun) 20:56  M65: 1 R Sherwood (N Marske) 22:47  M70: 1 J Conaghan (N Marske) 23:31
Women: 1 C Summersgill (M&C) 17:46; 2 A Raw (Bing, W40) 18:31; 3 J Mastrolonardo (Loft, W35) 18:49; 4 M Ellis (Loft, U20) 19:29; 5 J Russon (N Marske, U20) 19:40; 6 K Neesam (N Marske, W35) 19:55; 7 N Kent (Loft, W35) 20:02; 8 J Swales (Loft) 20:53
W45: 1 P Costello (Red) 22:41  W50: 1 L Woods (N Marske) 24:12 
(Newcastle Journal:  Mon. 8th September 2008).

Additional Comments:  Not used. 176 finishers ((Last time: 34:00). Results courtesy of AW (via New Marske website).  Conditions would appear to be poor.
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