Denver “the Bronco” Stretesky gets a big ‘W’ in the SGP opener.

In conditions fitting a winter grand prix, no one would think this was a summer grand prix night. That didn’t stop 33 Wallsend Harriers to take on the course around the Rising Sun country park. And it was the Rookie, Denver, crossing the End Zone first, extending his lead throughout and storming home with a strong 4th quarter finish. It turned out to be an excellent night for the Stretesky’s, Paul finishing in 7th and Mason taking 3rd place. Kya Morton, improving with each race, held on to 2nd.

Fastest times on the night came from our usual suspects, Harry Coates with a 10:19. Nick Zissley, 10:55 and Matt Darbyshire holding off Simon Lyon with a 10:57. Becki Newman was our first lady on 13:19, with Lyndsey Thompson 2nd on 13:25 and Gill Weatherill with a 13:42. Well done all.

We also had a new record on the night, David Scoins securing a new O60 records with a fantastic 13:13. Congratulations David.

Full results here.

Great thanks to Jackie Garnett, Kayleigh Dunn, Kenny Chambers, Mick Bell, Mark Summers, Kev Payne, Elaine Liu and Sarah Cawthorn, for helping with officiating and marshalling.

Our next race on the calendar will be the Clive Cookson 10km on Wednesday 20th May, club entry will be arranged, keep an eye on our notice board.

And don’t forgot we have the Gordon Smith’s Relay around Segedunum on Wednesday 13th May.

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