The final Grand Prix race of 2019 was signed off in fine style tonight with our Doug Bramley Trophy up for grabs.
There was no clear favourite after the handicaps had been vetted numerous times (not doing the handicappers already poor reputation any favours).
It was going to take a breakout performance to win and my oh my did we get it….
🥇 28:33 – Dave Collinson
🥈 28:50 – Joseph Duthie-Brown
🥉 29:04 – Joe Collins
The race is famously flat and proved a PB winner for several of our crew: Geoff (41.22), Kerry (47.57), Andy Wigmore (37.47) and new recruit Catherine Graham (48.29, a whopping 10 mins off her 10k time!) Sarah Robson was on cloud nine after breaking 40 minutes (39.39). She was 11th female overall.
Simon was our first Wallsend male in 36.35 (41st male).
The full team were Simon L, Martin Crozier, Andy Wigmore, Sarah Robson, Adam Hamilton, Geoff Cavanagh, Keith O’Donnell, Barry, Sam Crooks, Ian Gowing, Stephen Taylor, Emily James, Alan Heslington, Kerry Spencer, Catherine Graham, Mick Lindsay.
Well done for flying the green and gold everyone!
Full results here.
The season opening Winter Grand Prix got off to a flyer at Cobalt tonight.
Our juniors were out in force making up 14 of the 44 competitors at the start line, on a perfect night for running. They certainly let their presence be known at the sharp end of the results, taking the top 2 spots, with 5 overall in the top 10.
However there could be only one winner and young Elena tore round the 5k course to finish in 27:42 (23:02 actual), 30 seconds ahead of her closest rival.
🥇 27:42 – Elena Walker
🥈 28:12 – Beth George
🥉 28:20 – Paul James