Druridge Bay NEHL XC Sunday 8th October & The 50 mile Lakes Ultra Race & Elswick’s Kielder Runners!

Thank you to Jan & Ken for the Junior report: On a very warm Sunday the second turn out for our juniors at Druridge Bay. Junior Team Elswick set about the days competition: The first race got off to a excellent start with an Elswick 1st place Under 11 girls 1st Poppy Old 5.51 – 8th Jemima Aspinall 6.11 – 21st Lucy Milburn. 6.39 – 29th Isabella Russell 6.52 – 53rd Erin Blight 7.28.
Under 13 girls: 14th Abigail Leiper 13.31 (fast pack) 30th Lauren Stroud 15.49 33rd Freya Guadagno 15.53 – 38th Caitlin Flanagan 14.19(fast pack) 62nd Emma Robinson 17.07 – 69th Emma Hardy 17.57 – 78th Maelona Redhead 19.37. Excellent team work 6th and 14th team positions well done girls. U/13 boys: 16th Zac Old 12.29 (fast pack). U/15 girls: 5th Emily Allison 14.17 – 19th Kerry-Anne Simpson 15.12 – 24th Charley Lee 15.23 – 26th Hannah Tumia 13.49(fast pack) – 27th Suzannah Fielding 13.51 (fast pack) Fantastic 2nd placed team. U/15 boys: 14th Rowan Bennett 11.37 (fast pack) – 55th Will Richards 16.36. U/17/20 girls: 5th Robyn Bennett 18.38(fast pack) – 33rd Charlotte Baston 24.11. U/17 boys: 5th Chris Mason 19.49 – 20th Jamie Styles 22.22 Well done to everyone who turned out. The next race is the Sherman cup/Davison shield 28th October we would like a big turn out as every place counts. No packs in this race please remember your Harrier League number . Cheers Jan and Ken.
So to the senior racing: For the ladies and men’s results please pop this address into your web browser: www.harrierleague.com/results/2017-18/Druridge/ . Well done to the counting team of: Elspeth, Catherine, Jill & Sara who brought the ladies team home in 3rd place (and with 74 pts). Great result & support from all of the ladies running.

The men equitted themselves with a fine fifth place (and 179 pts.) on the day. Thanks to: Ian, Lee, John, Mark, Kevin and David for their counting contribution, supported by the gents running and ably support by fellow Elswick runners. All in all a successful day for the club (and half it’s tent!). Thank you all for participation and help on the day.
A special note of congratulations must go to Elswick’s Dave Hodgson who completed The Day in the Lakes Ultra yesterday. This 50 mile race runs from Caldbeck to Cartmel, via Helvellyn Ridge and Lake Windermere and takes in 4000m of ascent. The adverse weather conditions made this a brutal race this year and a third of the competitors dropped out. Dave completed it in 22 hours and anyone running for this length of time deserves a huge well done! and congratulations! on your achievement. Dave’s achievement is also on the club’s FB page. Full results can be found here: http://www.lakesinaday.co.uk/results/2017.php. Below is Dave (first left) with fellow running colleagues and ‘in action’ atop of a rather steep ascent!

Also over this busy weekend, Les Williamson and Tina McIver’s running group took to the trail series of running events in Kielder. Another fine team collective shown here below, here at Kielder, Well done to Elswicks runners “out there” in the wilds of Northumberland. For results over the full weekend go to: http://kieldermarathon.com/10k/ Keep it going!

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