The third match in the North East Harrier League took place on Saturday at Bedewell Park in Jarrow. Tynedale were well represented in most categories, with 47 racing on the day. Team of the day goes jointly to the Under 15 boys and the senior women, who both finished first team overall in their races.
The under 15 boys were led home by Matthew Jackson, who made the most of starting from the slow pack to finish first overall. Not far behind in 5th place was Fergus Robinson, running from the fast pack and posting the second fastest time of the day. Dominic Morley (Fast pack) was the third counter in 18th place.
The women had great performances throughout the team, with four finishers in the top 10. Sonia Morley was first Tynedale home in a great return from injury, 2nd overall running from the mediumn pack and 3rd fastest time on the day. She was followed by Kirstie Anderson and Karen Robertson in 5th and 6th, again both running in the medium pack. Fran Little was only another 4 seconds behind in 8th place. All four women are promoted to the fast pack for the next race. Hard luck, girls!
The Under 17 boys came in as 2nd team, led by Ciaran Adamson running from the slow pack and finishing in 6th place overall. Second Tynedale counter was Jonathon Currie in 8th place and 4th fastest time and the final counter was Toby Routledge in 20th position.
The under 13 boys did well again, finishing as 3rd team. First home for Tynedale was Max Pearson. Fresh from his victory at the North East Cross Country Championships last weekend, he finished in 2nd place with the fastest time of the day. Not far behind and seeming to get stronger each race was Christopher Jackson in 10th place and the 5th fastest of the day. Third counter was Patrick Lally with a typically gutsy run, finishing in 26th.
The Under 13 girls were represented by Rhianna Nitsch, Francesca Harrison, Elena Bluck and Sophie Speed and all finished together, with only 10 seconds separating Rhianna in 32nd from Elana in 35th. Rhianna Stoves was the soul representative in the Under 15 girls race, but ran strongly from the fast pack to finish in 19th place.
The senior mens results are still waiting to be finalised, as two of our runners are missing and one of the names has been recorded wrongly. Hopefully we’ll move up the field when these errors are corrected. Philip Jameson was first Tynedale home, followed by Syd Coxon, Lea Stephenson, Steve Hill, Adam Pratt and Chris Baber.
Keep training over Christmas to counter the effects of the mince pies and see you for the next Harrier League fixture at Wrekenton on the 9th February!
Great pics from Alan Currie here