2021 NEHL Druridge Bay

After a 3 year absence cross country returned to Druridge Bay, Northumberland for the 2nd round of the 2021/22 Start Fitness Harrier League.

After the hot and humid conditions at Wrekenton the runners were greeted by more warm and sunny conditions but with more manageable temperatures for October.

The course was modified from previous events due to very uneven ground in the start/finish and tent area with a new trail section in an adjacent field towards the end of the lap.

Maggie Handyside (Gosforth Harriers). After a 4 girl tumble at the start of the U11’s race Maggie lost her shoe. She then picked herself up, put in a strong and determined run and finished 20 / 56 and first Gosforth Harrier.
Two teenage girls cross country running near a lake.
Terri Angelica Bouma and Ami-Leigh Dodds (Birtley AC) running in unison during the U15 girls race.
Determined looking teenage boy cross country running
A determined Freddie Palmer (Tyne Bridge Harriers) during the U13 boys race.
Tracy Millmore (Birtley AC) heading towards the start/finish field and 2nd place in the women’s race.
Sarah Garrett (Saltwell Harriers) , Susan Lowes (Saltwell Harriers) and Emily Pass (Jesmond Joggers) on the opening lap of the women’s race.
Isabel Wherritt (Newcastle University) gets the applause as she enters the finishing straight on her way to 7th place.
Bethany Curran (Gateshead Harriers) make up places on her way from the fast pack.
Womens cross country race
Vikki Cotton (Sunderland Harriers) passes Amy Johnson (Tyne Bridge Harriers) to take another place on the final corner of the womens race.
A marshall in high-vis vest directs the lead runner across a grassy field during a cross country race
Lewis Roberts (Heaton Harriers) out front during the 3rd and final lap of the senior mens race.
A cross country runner in a black and red vest runs next to a lake.
John Rippon (Derwent Valley Trail Runners) powering along next to the lake.
Two cross country runners sprinting across grassy field
Karl Robinson(Sunderland Harriers) picks up another place as he passes Andy Smith (Saltwell Harriers) as they head towards the finish straight.

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