Elaine starts the New Year as she means to go on!

NEW YEAR'S DAYElaine Liu took all the glory on a brisk morning at the New Year’s Day Winter Grand Prix race. Elaine stormed around in the fastest female time of 34:12.8 seconds ahead of Paul Stretesky who finished in a time of 33:50. Paul James rounds off the top 3 with a 32:42. Harry Coates once again takes the fastest male with a time of 26:43. Well done guys.

First junior to finish was Denver Stretesky with a 31:06, Olly Aird in 2nd and fastest junior with 31:01, Mason Stretesky 3rd 36:54, and Matty Summers 4th with a 37:05. Great running guys.

Attached is the updated grand prix table, with the maximum 50 points awarded to each finisher, well done everyone! And a massive thank you to Shirley Summers, Lyndsey Day, Michael Day and Leanne Smith for helping out with the timings and officiating.

NYDay race

Xmas Club Info

The club is still on this Tuesday (22nd December) but won’t meet again until the following Tuesday (29th December). It won’t meet on New Year’s Eve but don’t forget the all important New Year’s Day race (the next in the Winter Grand Prix series) on Friday 1st January. Maximum points for all who run. 5 miles for everyone.

Meet at Centurion Park (Wallend Golf Club, NE28 2SU) car park from 10am for a 10.45am start.

Juniors’ one mile race starts at 10.30am.



Festive Fun Runs!

pudding run picDon’t let the Turkey bring you down over xmas! There are plenty of reasons to keep active over the xmas hols. Two highlights are:

Woodlawn 30th Anniversary Xmas Pudding Fun Run – Boxing Day (approx. 3 and 1/4 miles)

Start and finish at the War Memorial opposite the Spanish City, Whitley Bay at 10.30am

Registration commences at 9am

Enter on the day. Certificate and pudding to all finishers

Entry Fee £7 adults and £3 under 16s

Proceeds shared by Woodland Parents and Friends Association and North Shield Polytechnic Running Club


Run for Bob – Sunday 3rd January, 10.30am

A scenic trail along a coastal path and through Holywell Dene – approx. 8 miles in memory of local runner Bob Peart

Entry fee £8

Registration at North Shields Poly HQ at Churchill Playing Fields, Hartley Avenue, Whitley Bay (near Monkseaton Metro) 9.45am – 10.20am (ample parking).

Start at the War Memorial, opp. Spanish City

North East Promenades Against Cancer – the money raised will go directly to the RVI research team, local hospices, cancer support groups and specialist nursing support


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