TYNEDALE’S senior women earned a third place finish in the North East Harriers League after a strong performance on the final fixture of the season at Alnwick.

They finished behind Division One winners Gateshead Harriers, with Heaton Harriers in second place.

In a field of almost 450 runners, the club’s 14-strong team made the most of the dry conditions to put in a determined performance. Running from the medium pack, Maria Armstrong was first to cross the line for Tynedale in 30th, with Elizabeth Earle not far behind in 39th. Both will be promoted to the fast pack next season.

The other two scorers for Tynedale were fast pack runners Kirstie Anderson and Lisa Tang, who made light work of their five minute handicap to finish in 52nd and 56th respectively.

Kate Lowe, Karen Robertson, Charlie Pinkney, Kim Bluck, Carol Marshall, Rachel Vincent, Rhiannon Robinson, Louise Griffin, Kim Firstbrook, and Nicky Jeffrey completed the Tynedale team at Alnwick.

In the women’s veteran Individual Grand Prix, Kirstie Anderson just missed out on the medals, finishing the season in fourth place, with Karen Robertson in eighth. Elizabeth Earle, Rachel Vincent and Jeannie Brady all finished in the top 25.

Tynedale’s senior men also finished the season well, with their 10-strong team earning the club third place on the day, giving them a final placing of sixth place in their division.

Alistair Maxwell was a welcome addition to the team, finishing 22nd in a huge field of almost 550 runners. He’ll be promoted to the medium pack next season. Jaycee Shotton (63rd) and Steve Reynolds (78th) were the next counters for Tynedale. Andy Green, running from the fast pack, put in a blistering performance to achieve the fastest run in the MV50 age group. He crossed the line in 164th.

Paul Hutchinson (200th) and Peter Murphy (217th) were the final scorers for the club. Will Lloyd, Bernard Kivlehan, Paul Edwin and Vincent Thornley completed the team.

In the veteran men’s Individual Grand Prix, Andy Green finished the season in 10th, with Ben Heathcote in 23rd in the senior men’s competition.

Performance of the day went to junior runner Charlie Daley, who finished an impressive fifth in the highly competitive U15 boys’ race, with Ralph Robson in 21st. Charlie narrowly missed out on the top spot in the Individual Grand Prix, finishing closely behind in second. Ralph was 12th, and the team was fifth overall in the end of season placings.

Jess Sails, running from the slow pack, had a great run in the U15 girls’ race, crossing the line in 6th. Kate Salthouse was 11th from the fast pack, which earned her 11th place in the final of theU15 girls’ Individual Grand Prix.

Joe Green and Daniel Joyce (fast pack) were the club’s representatives in the U17 boys’ race, finishing ninth and 16th respectively. Daniel was ranked an impressive sixth, and Joe 21st in the Individual Grand Prix over the course of the season.

Nathaniel Henderson was the sole Tynedale runner in the U13 boys’ race, finishing eighth from the fast pack. He was seventh overall after an impressive season. 

In the U13 girls’ race, Abigail Thornley was first finisher for Tynedale in 23rd, with Poppy Watson in 38th. They were ranked 21st and 29th in the Individual Grand Prix. Jem Henderson was the only black vest in the U11 boys’ race, but earned a bronze medal.