Newcastle’s quayside provided a fast and flat 5K route on a fairly cloudy summers evening on Wednesday 11 th August. Nearly 600 runners took part in this popular race that had an exciting finish crossing over the Millennium bridge onto the Gateshead quayside.
Well organised by Gateshead Harriers the race was split into an A and B race. The A race required a sub 20 minutes entry standard which attracted 186 runners including Alnwick Harriers Dave Richardson and James Carragher. Dave scorched round the out and back loop in a fantastic time of 15.35 claiming a superb 9th place! James ran a brilliant race finishing in 20.03.
Five Alnwick Harriers took part in the B race and first back for the club was Lisa Baston finishing in overall 36th place out of 381 runners and 8th placed female. Lisa was thrilled to bag a PB of 20.39! Next came Jo Powell in a time of 21.44 closely followed by Phillip Lee in 22.22. Karen Leeson was also delighted to run a 5K PB in 24.40. Just a few seconds later and fresh from a days work close-by came Ian Atherton in 24.59. Well done all on such solid performances!
9th Dave Richardson 15.35 (3rd V35)
173rd James Carragher 20.03 (6th U20)
36th Lisa Baston 20.39 (3rd V35)
81st Jo Powell 21.44 ( 2nd V45)
111th Phillip Lee 22.22
176th Karen Leeson 24.40
192nd Ian Atherton 24.59