Durham Cathedral X Country Relays – 13/01/13


Report by Ian Young

A cold sunny Sunday morning saw 22 Bounders and family members head down to Durham for the annual X Country Relays hosted by Durham City Harriers. The course was a nice flat loop of 1500 meters on grass that each team member had to run around twice. Teams were made up of Senior Men, Veteran Men and Veteran Woman.

Vet Men results.

41st 00:32:55 Dave Best VM35 00:09:36, Kevin Lee VM50 00:12:02, Phill Morris VM35 00:11:17

42nd 00:32:56 Stewy Bell VM45 00:09:16, Gavin McAdam VM35 00:10:01, Mike Gill VM65 00:13:39

47th 00:33:24 Ian Young VM35 00:10:15, Mark Fish VM40 00:11:43, Ant Williamson VM45 00:11:26

48th 00:33:35 Ian Walton VM40 00:09:52, Brian Richardson VM45 00:11:33, Geoff Winter VM55 00:12:10

58th 00:35:10 Dave Smith VM45 00:10:08, Mike Swainson VM65 00:13:52, Chris Boyd VM45 00:11:10

70 teams ran the event.

Fastest vet 35 – Dave Best 10th, Gavin McAdam 12th and Ian Young 13th.

Fastest vet 45 – Stewy Bell 7th.


Senior and Vet Woman results.

11th 00:33:14 Sarah Lister VW35 00:10:43, Louise Priestley VW35 00:11:47, Leanne Robertson VW35 00:10:44

70 teams ran the event.

Fastest vet 35 – Sarah Lister 3rd, Leanne Robertson 4th and Louise Priestley 14th.


Senior Men results.

22nd 00:28:01 Jordan Bell SM 00:09:16, Richard Scott SM 00:09:29, Isaac Dunn SM 00:09:16

34th 00:30:06 Stephen Collins SM 00:10:13, Stewy Bell VM45 00:09:25, Ian Young SM 00:10:28

52 teams ran the event

Ian and Stewy had to run again to make the numbers up for the 2nd senior team.

Big well done to everyone that ran some of who are just coming back from injury and time out from running we should be very proud of where all our teams finished. Other clubs had far bigger numbers than us and put their best runners all in one or more teams something we did not do.

For the full results go to the following link http://www.durhamcityharriers.org.uk/index.php?news&nid=314

Next Bounders team event is the Harrier League meeting at Wrekenton on the 9th Feb followed by the Royal Signals Relays on the 16th Feb at Hetton Lyons Park. If you want to run in the signals we need to know ALL names by the end of this month please. There will be a list on the notice board in the sports centre so get your name on there if you want to run. All club members are encouraged to have a go at these events no matter what standard a runner you are it`s all about having fun and being part of a team.

Pictures thanks to Sara Sarginson.

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Video thanks to George Routledge Heaton Harriers.





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