The opening round of 2023 North East Harrier League kicked off at Wrekenton and the damp conditions and intermittent showers provided competitors with some more challenging conditions than the usual sun-bleached grasslands.
Daniel Watson, North Shields Poly leads the U17 boys up the hill. Zig zag. The senior men return to climb the hill. Maggie Hawdon, South Shields Harriers First lap of the senior womens race as the main pack return across the football pitch. Imogen Bungay, Elswick Harriers. U17/U20W Charlie Jackson, Elswick Harriers, splashes through puddles from a downpoor during the U17 race. Mr Darcy, overseeing proceedings for Birtley AC. Second time round. Bernie Gibson, Derwent Valley Running Club heads up the hills and out onto the second lap of the senior womens race. Focused. Jessica Eaton, Tyne Bridge Harriers. Battle to the finish. Left to right: J ohn Rippon (Elswick Harriers), Andrew Burden (Heaton Harriers) and Thomas Wraith (Durham City Harriers & AC) Dan Jenkin, Durham City Harriers, powers up to the highest point on the couse. Paddy McShane, South Shields Harriers getting tickled by the long grass.
A determined Chris Lines, Sedgefield Harriers on the finishing straight.