Old Monks Race, 5th January 2014

Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers Old Monks Race took place on Sunday 5th January at Hart Village in Hartlepool. This is one of three big races the club hosts in its home town and the club extends its sincere thanks to the residents of the village for supporting the event.
The conditions were great but the usual 5.5 mile course had to be shortened to just over five miles due to icy conditions on the first bend. The route offers a wide variety of conditions, fast tarmac, steep downhill and uphill sections, ankle deep mud, farm tracks and the firm surface of the Hart to Haswell disused railway line. The ankle deep mud was at its worst in Monk Heselden Dene, testing to say the least.
The club was represented by over 30 runners, testing themselves against a record field of 241. The race was won by Nathan Reed of Sunderland Harriers in 29:36 and the first female was Chloe Price of Durham City Harriers in 33:18. Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers’ Paul Wilson Was fifth overall in 31:06. Paul Stephenson and Darren Armstrong had excellent races too, claiming 11th and 12th positions in 32:33 and 33:07.
It was not long before three more harriers raced to the line to join the finishers. Bryan Astill out-pacing Ben Ward towards the end to finish in 34:16 for 22nd. Ben followed in with 34:23 (23rd) and John Davis with 34:34 (24th).
Andy Kelly had an excellent return to club racing, finishing 30th amongst a very strong field in 35:16. Karl Edwards ran brilliantly again after a storming run on New Years Day at Captain Cooks Fell Race. He finished 32nd at Hart to claim his second win in the Vet 55 category within the first week of the new year.
Streams of Burn Road Harriers continued to cross the line to the applause of the crowd. Sharon Stephenson won the Vet 40 category for a great run in 40:00 for 90th overall. David Clouston was first Vet 65 in 45:40 (145th overall).
Other Burn Road Harriers finished as follows:
Andy Lamplough 36:18 (41st)
John Mansfield 36:49 (48th)
Ian Bilton 37:06 (51st)
John Howey 38:18 (66th)
Kevin Weatherill 39:04 (79th)
David Wallace 39:12 (82nd)
David Kirk 39:38 (86th)
Trevor Sherwood 39:56 (89th)
Dave Edwards 41:18 (103rd)
Nigel Shaw 42:12 (113rd)
Neal Gillson 43:55 (133rd)
Simon Lawlor 44:39 (139th)
Chris Sharp 44:48 (140th)
Graeme Surtees 45:49 (148th)
Jan Naisbitt 45:57 (149th)
Lisa Dawkins 46:02 (150th)
Cary Surtees 48:51 (173rd)
Sarah Bulley 48:58 (174th)
Amy Dixon 51:35 (200th)
Sam Dixon 52:19 (204th)
Emma Whitaker 1:00:43 (230th)
Michael Bell 1:00:43 (231st)
Julie McGrath 1:06:41 (239th)

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