Entries for our superb and very reasonably priced Northumberland Coastal Run, sponsored by Eclipse Translations, have now closed. All 1260 places for the 2016 race were taken in about 18 hours. For a list of the successful runners click here https://resultsbase.net/ViewEvent.aspx?Id=3211 .
This years event starts at 10.30am on Sunday 24th July. More information will appear nearer the date!
Might as well get this information in early as its amazing how many people ask us but THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AND NO DEFERRALS. So don’t ask…..However, we do allow transfers! Until Wednesday 20th July we are allowing runners who wish to transfer their number to another runner to do so. The link below gives you all the instructions. Please note that there is no waiting list for spare numbers. Any issues please contact us asap at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well done to the 997 runners who finished the 2015 Northumberland Coastal Run on Sunday 19th July, a big increase on the number of finishers compared to recent years! Also well done to the superb marshals for turning out on the day to help, as well as helping out at registration on Saturday. We have received some brilliant comments about both the marshals and the all round organisation of the event, one which gets more and more popular each year. Particular thanks go to committee members Sue BOLAM, Tracey SAMPLE and the man in charge on the day Jim LILLICO. Finally thanks to the companies and organisations who have helped us out this year including Alnmouth Golf Club, Alnmouth Football Club, Motorcare of Alnwick, Hipsburn First School, Rothbury Motors, ResultsBase, the National Trust, Beadnell Boat Club and our main sponsor Eclipse Translations!
Full results of the 2015 Northumberland Coastal Run can be found here https://www.resultsbase.net/Results/IndividualResults.aspx?Id=2619
Many congratulations to the winners of the race Carl AVERY and Emma HOLT, both of Morpeth Harriers! For Carl this was a great moment as he was demoted from first place last year due to a mix-up with his entry. This year however Carl finished well clear of his nearest rival posting a brilliant 1.15.42, the fastest time at the race since 2009.
In the mens race 2nd place went to last years victor Kevin JEFFRESS of Sunderland Harriers, whilst Tyne Bridge Harrier Tom CHARLTON was 3rd. In a high class field previous winners Ian HARDING and Darren PURVIS were in the top 10. Age category winners were Alnwick Harrier Clive KENNEDY-BURN (40), Jason OLD of Elswick Harriers (45), Richard PATTINSON of Horsforth Harriers (50), Steve RABY also of Horsforth (55), David NIGHTINGALE of Gala Harriers (60), Harry MATTHEWS of Heaton Harriers (65) and Derek POOLE of Holme Pierrepoint (70). The Morpeth trio of Carl, Ian HARDING and Paul WATERSTON also won the team prize!
In the womens race Emma HOLT was almost 2 minutes clear of her nearest rival, previous winner Amy GREEN of Keighley and Craven AC, whilst 3rd place went to South Shields Harrier Georgia CAMPBELL. Age category prizes went to Elvet Strider Elaine BISSON (35), Louise ROGERS of Tyne Bridge Harriers (40), Andrea BANNER of Elswick Harriers (45), Christine HEATON of Holme Pierrepoint (50), Maggie LORAINE of Gateshead Harriers (55), Mary REES of Wallsend Harriers (60), Susan BAYLIS of Ponteland Runners (65) and Sandra POOLE also of Holme Pierrepoint (70)! Once again Morpeth took home the team prize thanks to Emma, Joanne CARRUTHERS and Jane BRIGGS.
Well done to the Alnwick Harriers who were 1st to complete the 14 mile multi terrain route from Beadnell to Alnmouth, thus winning the 1st male and female trophies, south coast based Harrier Clive KENNEDY-BURN and Karen KELLY!
16-Clive KENNEDY-BURN 1.24.53
44-Geoff CAMPBELL 1.30.28
60-Ross ANDERSON 1.32.34
68-Adam FLETCHER 1.33.26
74-Jordan ROGERSON 1.33.53
180-Gary COWELL 1.43.05
190-Dave HINDMARSH 1.43.43
227-Mark DOUGLAS 1.45.53
259-Karen KELLY 1.47.13
323-Lesley MILLER 1.50.12
341-Dave BARTRUM 1.51.21
346-Pauline AITCHISON 1.51.34
385-Rob ENSER 1.53.13
403-Lisa BASTON 1.54.10
442-Andy STEPHENSON 1.55.40
445-Maureen BARTRUM 1.55.46
536-Justine NORMAN 2.00.12
653-Peter LINDLEY 2.06.51
691-Gay EASTOE 2.09.04
692-Richard EASTOE 2.09.04
738-Shelley COATES 2.11.44
744-Claire MILLER-GROSSETT 2.12.27
745-Ruth DOCTOR 2.12.27
752-John ROSS 2.12.43
791-Mel WHEWELL 2.15.10
801-Morag DONOGHUE 2.16.11
805-Carol DAVISON 2.16.29
820-Phil LEE 2.17.23
967-Ron McCORMACK 2.45.32
991-Kirsty STEED 3.06.55
The first ever Beadnell to Alnmouth Race was held 1979, there were only 12 competitors. In the beginning competitors had to choose their route starting in the sandy bay next to Beadnell Harbour and then heading south running to Alnmouth (approximately 14 miles). The winner of the first race was Archie Jenkins who runs for Morpeth Harriers. The winning time was 1 hour 22:30.
In the first two to three years many changes were made to the route as runners found the short cuts and quickest routes. Apart from one or two sensitive areas the course is unmarked and competitors are responsible for choosing their own route. The course is however, now well established as it makes its way from Beadnell to Alnmouth using public footpaths and roadways. The course which most competitors choose to run is approximately 14 miles long (depending on whether the tide is in or out) and makes its way as follows:
Start at Beadnell Bay and head South via Newton Links, Low Newton By The Sea, Dunstan Golf Course, Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster Village, The Heughs, Cullernose Point, Howick (Sea Houses Farm), Sugar Sands, Boulmer, Foxton Beach, and finishes on the beach at Alnmouth.
At its height in 1992, 1,085 competitors finished the race. The course record for the race is held by: Male: Ieuan Ellis (Elswick Harriers), 1993 1h:10m:30sec and Female: T Calder, (Edinburgh AC) 1h:22m:42sec.
2015 Coastal Run Results https://www.resultsbase.net/Results/IndividualResults.aspx?Id=2619
2014 Coastal Run Results http://www.resultsbase.net/Results/IndividualResults.aspx?Id=1915
2013 Coastal Run Results 2013 Coastal Run Results
2012 Coastal Run Results 2012 Coastal Run Results
2011 Coastal Run Results 2011 Coastal Run Results
2010 Coastal Run Results 2010 Coastal Run Results
2009 Coastal Run Results 2009 Coastal Run Results
2008 Coastal Run Results 2008 Coastal Run Results
2007 Coastal Run Results 2007 Coastal Run Results
2006 Coastal Run Results 2006 Coastal Run Results
2005 Coastal Run Results 2005 Coastal Run Results
Northumberland Coastal Run Past Winners
2002 Ieuan ELLIS (Elswick Harriers) Fiona SHENTON (Elvet Striders)
2003 Michael OPENSHAW (Birchfield Harriers) Judith NUTT (Elswick Harriers)
2004 Ray WARD (City Of Edinburgh) Amy GREEN (Keighley & Craven AC)
2005 Darren PURVIS (Chester Le Street) Helen LAWRENCE (Wirral AC)
2006 Michael OPENSHAW (Birchfield Harriers) Helen LAWRENCE (Wirral AC)
2007 David KIRKLAND (Alnwick Harriers) Amy GREEN (Keighley & Craven AC)
2008 Tim HARTLEY (Barrow Runners) Judith NUTT (Elswick Harriers)
2009 David KIRKLAND (Alnwick Harriers) Debbie APPLETON (Havering AC)
2010 James BUIS (Heaton Harriers) Vicky HINDSON (Wallsend Harriers)
2011 Ian HARDING (Morpeth Harriers) Jane MOONEY (Morpeth Harriers)
2012 Ian HARDING (Morpeth Harriers) Jane HODGSON (Morpeth Harriers)
2013 Tony CARTER (Tyne Bridge Harriers) Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS (Alnwick Harriers)
2014 Kevin JEFFRESS (Sunderland Harriers) Debbie APPLETON (Havering AC)
2015 Carl AVERY (Morpeth Harriers) Emma HOLT (Morpeth Harriers)