2021 NEHL Lambton Castle

A welcome return to the grounds of Lambton Castle for the 3rd round of the 2021/22 Start Fitness North East Harrier League.

A tough mixed terrain course including tarmac, gravel trail, grass and mud was made more treacherous after heavy morning rainfall.

The course layout was modified from previous events meant it was back loaded with two steep hills that got increasingly slippy as the races unfolded.

Slow pack stream onto the estate road at the start of the senior mens race.
Vikki Cotton (Sunderland Harriers) and Natasha Schmidt (Newcastle University) head onto the grassy bank on the opening lap of the senior women race.
Adrian Bailes (Birtley AC), Dan Garbutt (Durham City), Conrad Franks (Gateshead Harriers), Liam Taylor (Sunderland Harriers) head off along the riverside track on the opening lap.
Michelle Avery (Sunderland Harriers) approaching the grassy downhill bank on the opening lap of the senior women race.
Isobel Tyson (Chester-le-Street) U13 girls
Grace Carter (Durham City Harriers) U13 girls
Chris Perkins (Birtley AC) powering up from the river back up towards the castle and finish line.
Annette Quaid (Tynedale Harriers) out in front at the start of the second lap in the senior womens race.
Cross country runners on muddy track
Senior men returning along the riverside track after tackling the first of two steep hills on the challenging Lambton Castle course.
Olivia Masters (Chester-le-Street) U11 girls enjoying the course at Lambton.
Annabel Milburn and Elle Sperring (Gateshead Harriers) U15 girls
Poppie Phillipson (Birtley AC) in the U11 girls
David Young (Birtley AC) on the opening lap of the senior mens race.
A line of runners in the senior mens race start the uphill run from the river back to the start/finish area

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