Ashington Hirst Running Club Takeover!

Many many thanks to members of the newest running club in the north east, Ashington Hirst RC, for their takeover day on Saturday 12th September. Despite wet and murky conditions members of the club took on the majority of the marshal roles and did a fantastic job keeping up the spirits of the 102 soggy runners! Many thanks to Run Director Andy GRIEVES who was fulfilling this role for the second consecutive week. Numbers were down slightly on previous weeks but this was no doubt due to the Great North Run the following day. 102 is still an amazing number and well up on last years Great North Run weekend!

1st finisher was Unattached runner Chris DAVIDSON. Chris, having his 6th run at Druridge Bay, ran a course pb of 19.19 and was well ahead of another Unattached runner Jamie WILSON who clocked 19.54. Paul HARRISON of Low Fell RC was 3rd home in 20.07. Best male WAVA score of the day was Neil McANANY's 73.03%. Personal bests on the course were achieved by Robert BADDELEY, Andrew GIBSON and Jack ROBERTS.

For the women 1st to complete was Blyth RC's Leanne HERRON in 21.55. This is now the 4th occasion that Leanne has been 1st female finisher at Druridge Bay! Next to finish the 5k was Carole PAGE in 22.38. Carole's time saw her score easily the highest WAVA of the weekend, 78.94%. 3rd finisher was Elswick Harrier Marie DROZDOWICZ in 23.02. Course personal bests were achieved by, amongst others, Kymala THORNTON, Eileen COOPER and Nell GAIR.

Well done to all the runners and thanks once again to Ashington Hirst RC for all their help today.

See you next week.

The DB parkrun Team.