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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Richard impresses on moor

TYNEDALE Harrier Richard Parker clinched a highly respectable runners-up spot in the recent Newcastle Town Moor Marathon.

From a field of 94 runners, Parker came home in a time of two hours, 55 minutes and eight seconds to finish behind Thirsk and Sowerby’s Steve Middleton.

It was neck and neck between the first two with the eventual winner finishing just 34 seconds ahead, while Parker crossed the line more than four minutes before third placed Steven Prentice, of North East Marathon Club.

The time was a personal best for 49-year-old Parker and saw him to glory in his age category of veteran’s 45.

Another Tynedale competitor winning his age category was Ian Brown in the V55 section, finishing in 10th overall with a season’s best of 3:12:52.