Matfen joy for Harriers
Published at 07:35, Wednesday, 18 September 2013
THERE was triple success for Tynedale Harriers in the Run Northumberland Matfen 10k.
Richard Parker was the first across the line, while 17-year-old Jonny Currie won the 5k race, with teammate Joanne Lee the first lady.
Of the 147 runners to complete the longer event, Parker, running in the MV50 category, put in a great display to cross in a time of 35 minutes 55 seconds.
Second in his category was Tynedale’s Peter Hearn (38:14) who finished fifth overall, while Ivan Newton (38:57) claimed second in the MV45 range and seventh overall.
Joining them in the top 15 was Andrew Shone (40:58) who was third in MV50.
Unattached runner Hilary Ross, of nearby Ryal, was third lady and first in the LV55 category inf43:32.
In the 5k, teenager Jonny Currie headed the field of 32 to claim a fantastic victory in a time of 17:05, pushed all the way by Blaydon Harrier Isaac Dunn (17:11).
Teammate Tim Griffiths was second in the MV45 category and fifth overall in 19:53.
Rounding off a successful day’s work for Tynedale was Joanne Lee as her time of 19:56 was more than three minutes quicker than the second female finisher.
Over at the Sunderland Open cross-country, Tynedale’s Christopher Jackson clinched second place in the U15 race.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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