Race 5 - Alnwick Trail Half Marathon Sun 23rd June 2013

Race 5 of the 12 in this year's Grand Prix saw 20 of us heading up the A1 to Alnwick on Sunday the 23rd of June for the Alnwick Trail Half Marathon. The event, which is held in conjunction with 5k and 10k races, is run within the grounds of Alnwick Castle and Hulne Park and is essentially "off-road", being a mixture of tracks and grassland. As the web site says, there are some challenging climbs, which are rewarded with stunning views over north Northumberland and towards the coast, especially from the highpoint of the course at Brizlee Tower.

First back from Blyth was once again Peter Brown in 8th place, followed closely by Peter Holmback and Jon French in 12th and 13th positions respectively. Amazingly Peter Holmback ran a half marathon pb on this very testing course and when you consider that his tapering included an 18 mile run 2 days prior this achievement is even more astonishing.

Congratulations to Heather Christopher who was second lady overall and first F40.

 

Also, a mention for Dave Kitching who completed the 10k.

 

The full results can be found via a link from the Run Alnwick web site.

 

Pos.

Race Pos.

Name

Cat

Time

Pace/km

Div.

Pts.

 

Pos.

Race Pos.

Name

Cat

Time

Pace/km

Div.

Pts.

1

8

Peter Brown

M40

1:24:12

3:59

1

8

11

101

Julie Lemin

F

1:54:04

5:25

5

8

2

12

Peter Holmback

M

1:28:17

4:11

2

8

12

104

David Roberts

M50

1:55:41

5:30

4

8

3

13

Jon French

M

1:28:37

4:12

2

7

13

110

Dave Bradley

M50

1:56:59

5:33

4

7

4

26

Shaun Dodd

M40

1:35:06

4:30

3

9

14

130

Ron Ingram

M50

2:00:09

5:42

5

7

5

27

Heather Christopher

F40

1:39:16

4:42

3

8

15

138

Davina Lonsdale

F40

2:02:23

5:49

5

6

6

58

Steve Dobby

M40

1:43:59

4:56

3

7

16

146

Ralph Dickinson

M60

2:04:31

5:55

4

6

7

59

David Potts

M40

1:44:02

4:56

4

12

17

162

Peter Maylia

M50

2:09:11

6:08

5

5

8

61

Lindsey Chapman

F

1:44:05

4:56

4

11

18

167

Andrew Hunter

M40

2:11:01

6:14

-

-

9

88

Steve Walker

M50

1:51:12

5:17

4

10

19

173

Louise Rawlinson

F40

2:15:38

6:27

6

6

10

95

Ray Carmody

M

1:52:24

5:20

4

9

20

181

Anne Craddock

F50

2:19:01

6:36

6

5

Total No. of finishers :- 209

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