Harrier League Race 6 Prudhoe

 

[23rd-Mar-2013]

 

What a difference a year makes! Last year on the same weekend it was clear blue skies, no wind and 21 degrees C, this year freezing temperatures and strong winds creating -10 degrees wind chill.

 

Steve D sums up the day below.

 

" To say it was a little bit cold at Prudhoe would be like say the sea is a bit wet, i.e. a massive understatement !!. It was the wind that made it especially unpleasant !. Dave B, Ralph, Peter H and Calum did a good job getting the tent to stay up and we all huddled in it till the last minute. The under 13 Lads did a fantastic job with Taylor, Connor Adam and josh all running really well and doing BRC well proud !, then it was U15 boys with James representing Blyth, followed by the U15 lasses with Charlie, Alice and Erin braving the elements. After that the senior blokes turn with Peter H flying off at the start !, It was three instead of the usual 2 laps and whilst the "big hill" wasn't as long as it usually was the fact that we had to do the cut back version 3 times more than made up for it. The ground was rather hard in parts with the rutted tracks being a particularly uncomfortable experience, which then switched to the obligatory xc mud. I managed to run up the hill the 1st lap, run/walked on the 2nd and just walked up it the 3rd time !! I am sure the rest of the Lads had a similar story !! Then the U17 men with Mark and Joseph.

 

Last but no means least it was time for the Ladies with Phillippa the only brave sole competitor !

What a fantastic way to end the xc season, well done to all those that have given it a go this season !!

 

All the best !!

Steve !!

 

Blyth Results

 

Congratulations go to ............the U13 boys team with Taylor winning the race and being superbly backed up by Connor (6th) and Adam (14th) to give the lads 2nd team on the day, Taylor and Connor now join Josh in the fast pack, similarly the U15 girls were 2nd team on the day with Erin being promoted to the fast pack. Charlie wins an individual bronze medal for third place overall in the U15 girls. The senior men's team won division 3 on the day, but still finish third overall in division 3, so will have another season in the same division.

 

Senior Men

 

 

 

U15 Boys

 

 

44:16

51st

Peter Holmback

 

13:52 (12:22)

9th

James Young

46:10

108th

Adam Robinson

 

 

 

 

46:33 (44:03)

121st

Jake Jansen

 

U13 Boys

 

 

47:15

148th

Graeme Stewart

 

12:52

1st

Taylor Glover

48:45

197th

Ian Baxter

 

13:42

6th

Connor Marshall

49:21

212th

Steve Dobby

 

14:18

14th

Adam Swalwell

53:06

275th

Ricky Davidson

 

14:47 (13:17)

24th

Josh Fiddaman

53:58

284th

Calum Storey

 

 

 

 

54:59

295th

Martin Scott

 

Senior Women

 

 

 

dnf

Dave Bradley

 

34:04 (32:04)

62nd

Phillippa Baxter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U17 Men

 

 

 

U15 Girls

 

 

29:44

17th

Mark Nicholson

 

14:21 (12:51)

4th

Charlie Hedley

30:37

20th

Chris Sheffer

 

15:47

8th

Erin Scott

dnf

Joseph Dungworth

 

17:22

18th

Alice Dungworth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full results at race-results.co.uk.