Dave took the glory after an excellent run as 27 runners took on the Summer Grand Prix course. Despite wanting an earlier start, he still finished ahead by 18 seconds from debutant Cynthia Scoins, with Keith O’Donnell rounding out the top 3. With no Harry or Nick, our fastest male was Simon Lyon beating Matt Darbyshire by 1 second, with a 10:49. Gill Weatherill was the fastest female with a 13:53, 11 seconds ahead of Leanne Smith.
Don’t forget it’s the next in our Summer Grand Prix (SGP) series on Tuesday (21st July). Make sure you go to the Rising Sun Country Park (meet at Barking Dog pub car park) at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. Please DO NOT go to Hadrian Park Leisure Centre.
The next race as part of the SGP is the Morpeth 10k on Tuesday 4th August. For more info click here.
On Wednesday 22nd July Jesmond Joggers are celebrating their ninth anniversary with a small (and free) race (approx. 4 miles) around the Town Moor at 7.30pm. All finishers will receive a small souvenir.
If anyone is interested please let Jesmond Joggers know directly by clicking here.
The next race as part of the Summer Grand Prix series is the Tynedale 10k on Wednesday 1st July.
A fast, flat, rural 10k from Ovington to Low Prudhoe. It follows minor roads and tracks, starting at 7.30pm.
The race finishes in the Countryside Park at Low Prudhoe and is followed by a pie ‘n pea supper at Ovingham Middle School (included in the entry fee).
Ovingham Bridge remains closed to vehicles. All parking for this event is on the south side of Ovingham Bridge (ie Prudhoe side) only. Please do NOT park in Ovingham village.
If you haven’t already signed up then make sure you get there early on the night to get a number.
Good luck and enjoy!
Don’t forget the annual Newburn River Race takes place on Wednesday (17th June). And it counts as part of the Summer Grand Prix series so valuable points are up for grabs.
If you haven’t already entered click here.
Recently however, came news which perhaps surpasses them all. Fittingly, it is our club founder who has climbed the dizziest of heights.
In the past fortnight, Bill McGuirk was elected to one of the most prestigious positions in British Athletics . . . . . . he is now President of the English Cross Country Association for 2015-2016.