Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League.

Thornley Hill Farm, Peterlee. Sat. 9th Feb.

This is AW Report / Results.
START FITNESS NORTH EASTERN HARRIER LEAGUE
Thornley Hall Farm, Peterlee, Co.Durham
Defending champions Morpeth Harriers went a step closer to retaining their Senior Mens' Division 1 title at the penultimate Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League fixture at Thornhill. Gateshead Harriers went into a 7 point lead in the equivalent Womens' competition.
Conditions although windy, were better than usual at this venue with milder temperatures and mud on only sections of this challenging course.
Morpeth also provided the individual winner in the Mens' race with new recruit Adam Pratt. Clubmate Philip Winkler led on the first of the three laps before being overtaken on the second circuit. Pratt's margin of victory was 35secs. Fastest time went to guest runner Jarlath McKenna, now residing in the North East, who finished 5th from the Fast Pack. Morpeth easily won the team competition.
Another guesting athlete, Steph Lawrie gained an emphatic victory in the Senior Womens' race by 2mins from Hannah Mainprize. Emma Holt clocked the fastest time when finishing 5th just ahead of fellow Fast Pack runner, Danni Smythe. Elvet Striders won on the day from Gateshead.
Holly Peck maintained her unbeaten run in the Junior Womens' event winning from the Fast Pack ahead of Kirsty Duffin.
Chris Perkins also won the U15 Boys' race from the Fast Pack as did Millie Breese in the U15 Girls' event. Hannah Bowyer was also successful from the Fast Pack in the Under 13 Girls' race. Luke Pye (U17 Men) and William Wells (U15 boys) were the other winners. Zac Brannon and Poppy Wilde gained their usual victories in the U11 races.
CROSS COUNTRY
Senior Men (9.6km Handicap) 1 A Pratt (Morp) 35:21; 2 P Winkler (Morp) 35:56; 3 D Green (NSP) 36:54; 4 M Fenwick (Tyne Br) 37:33; 5 J McKenna (B&W, M35-gst) 38:01; 6 M Barker (Sun, M35) 38:06; 7 J Middlemist (Walls) 38:43; 8 J Scott (Morp) 38:59; 9 D Jenkin (Dur) 39:08; 10 S Ord (Elv) 39:10; 11 C Franks (Gate, M35) 39:28; 12 B Minowa (Dur) 39:28; 13 H Fletcher (Blay, M45) 39:37; 14 C Hazelrigg (Tyne Br) 40:02; 15 M Hornsby (Dur, M35) 40:06; 16 P Davies (NSP, M40) 40:13; 17 J Bell (Black B) 40:17; 18 J Cherry (Jes J) 40:22; 19 R Christie (Sun S, M35) 40:28; 20 S Renwick (Elv) 40:28
Fastest: McKenna 33:01; Middlemist 33:43; Scott 33:59; Jenkin 34:08; Franks 34:28; Fenwick 35:03; Hornsby 35:06; Bell 35:17; Pratt 35:21. M40: C Chapman (Crook) 36:26
TEAM (6 to Score)
Div 1: 1 Morpeth H 74; 2 Elvet Striders 130; 3 Sunderland H 150; 4 Tyne Bridge H 164; 5 Gateshead H 177; 6 Wallsend H 225. Div 2: 1 North Shields Poly 71; 2 Blaydon H 83; 3 South Shields H 138. Div 3: 1 Crook & District 101; 2 Ponteland 125; 3 Jesmond Joggers 177
M65 (6.5km): 1 S Daley (Heat, M65) 32:07; 2 H Matthews (Els, M70) 37:58; 3 K Pyle (Aur, M70) 38:57
U17 (4.5km Handicap)
1 L Pye (Sun City Tri) 17:14; 2 C Trainor (Blay) 17:20; 3 D Melling (Morp) 17:35; 4 R Bennett (Morp) 17:44; 5 L Sheers (Blay) 17:46; 6 O Gabriele (Gosf) 17:46; 7 J Anderson (Gosf) 17:56; 8 J Green (Tyne) 18:00; 9 D Joyce (Tyne) 18:07; 10 J Fiddaman (Blyth) 18:12
Fastest: Melling 15:05; Bennett 15:14; Joyce 15:37
TEAM (3 to Score) 1 Blaydon H 22; 2 Houghton H 50
U15 (3.2km Handicap)
1 C Perkins (Birt) 12:44; 2 C Daley (Tyne) 13:23; 3 W Collinson (Blay) 13:39; 4 J Wraith (Dur) 13:43; 5 D Davies (Morp) 13:47; 6 C Coulson (Hough) 13:56; 7 T Wraith (Dur) 14:00; 8 B Waterfield (Morp) 14:05; 9 J Anderson (Gosf) 14:06; 10 A Richards (Black B) 14:17
Fastest: Perkins 11:04; Daley 11:43; Collinson 11:59
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 Durham City H 23; 2 Morpeth H 44; 3 Gosforth H 48
U13 (3.2km Handicap)
1 W Wells (Gate) 13:43; 2 B Pye (Hough) 13:53; 3 R Davies (Morp) 14:10; 4 S Renwick (Black B) 14:21; 5 J Dixon (Morp) 14:24; 6 E Bond (Gosf) 14:31; 7 N Fairweather (Sun City Tri) 14:38; 8 A Wilkinson (Dur) 14:42; 9 A Robinson (R'ton TC) 14:44; 10 N Henderson (Tyne) 14:48
Fastest: Pye 12:13; Davies 12:30; Dixon 12:44
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 Morpeth H 22; 2 Durham City H 31; 3 Gateshead H 50
U11 (1.4km)
1 Z Brannon (NSP) 5:30; 2 O Tomlinson (Morp) 5:42; 3 J Henderson (Tyne) 5:54
Senior Women (6.5km Handicap)
1 S Lawrie (VPCG-gst) 27:42; 2 H Mainprize (Clare) 29:42; 3 A Etherington (Dur) 30:09; 4 A Harcombe-Moore (Hart-gst) 30:21; 5 E Holt (Morp) 30:36; 6 D Smythe (Heat) 30:42; 7 A Fletcher (Gosf, W45) 30:55; 8 C Macdonald (Morp) 31:35; 9 L Young (Black B) 32:32; 10 J Giles (Gate, W50) 32:43; 11 C Collinson (Blay, W45) 32:43; 12 R Vincent (Tyne, W40) 32:48; 13 F Brannon (Elv) 32:55; 14 M Loraine (Gate, W60) 32:57; 15 L Fenwick (Morp) 33:10
Fastest: Holt 25:36; Smythe 25:42; Macdonald 26:35; Lawrie 27:42; Giles 27:43; Brannon 27:55
TEAM (6 to Score)
Div 1: 1 Elvet Striders 42; 2 Gateshead H 45; 3 Morpeth H 45; 4 South Shields H 78; 5 Tynedale H 98; 6 Heaton H 102. Div 2: 1 Saltwell H 48; 2 Jesmond Joggers 59; 3 Blackhill Bounders 68. Div 3: 1 Derwent Valley 38; 2 Wallsend H 44; 3 Washington 62
Junior Women (4.5km Handicap)
1 H Peck (Morp, U17) 19:46; 2 K Duffin (Morp, U17) 19:53; 3 G Mackie (Sun, U17) 19:57; 4 A Lewis (Blay, U17) 20:24; 5 R Bennett (Morp, U20) 20:38; 6 A Pigford (Hough, U17) 20:50; 7 E Hardie (Hough, U17) 21:15; 8 C Blight (NSP, U17) 21:30; 9 C Fairclough (Birt, U17) 21:43; 10 V Moore (Clare, U20) 21:47
Fastest: Peck 17:16; Bennett 18:08; Pigford 18:20
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 Morpeth H 8; 2 Houghton H 33
U15 (3.2km Handicap)
1 M Breese (Aln) 14:40; 2 I Curran (Gate) 14:49; 3 E Whitley (CleS) 14:53; 4 K Francis (Birt) 14:58; 5 E Chong (CleS) 15:01; 6 A Leiper (Morp) 15:02; 7 A Leonard (Hough) 15:11; 8 C Thornley (Tyne) 15:11; 9 N Phillips (Hough) 15:18; 10 C Reid (Blay) 15:18
Fastest: Breese 13:00; Curran 13:09; Francis 13:18
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 Chester Le Street 28; 2 Birtley 32; 3 Morpeth H 33
U13 (3.2km Handicap)
1 H Bowyer (Black B) 15:30; 2 F Gibson (Dur) 15:41; 3 C Dillon (Dur) 15:51; 4 J Milburn (Gate) 16:02; 5 S Leonard (Hough) 16:03; 6 F Clarkson (CleS) 16:09; 7 J Peart (Dur) 16:14; 8 E Jones (CleS) 16:14; 9 A Milburn (Gate) 16:29; 10 P Old (Els) 16:31
Fastest: Bowyer 13:50; Gibson 14:01, Dillon 14:11
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 Durham City H 13; 2 Chester Le Street 25; 3 Gateshead H 31
U11 (1.4km)
1 P Wilde (Els) 6:13; 2 C Atkinson (NSP) 6:17; 3 O Otterson (NSP) 6:21

Additional Comments: Results courtesy of Harrier League website (straight after races). 466 finishers in SM race (last time: 74:19), 290 SW (55:15) and 6 M65+ (58:51 courtesy of GR). 44 Apparently course was a lot drier than normal. Heaton 9th in SM team race. Other Women counters were: 34 E Waters 34:07; 71 N Cameron 30:14; 87 C Whitfield 33:00.