All 1170 places in this years Northumberland Coastal Run have been filled, with the final places being taken at about 8am this morning! Well done to all those who have entered. Keep checking the website over the next few months for further info regarding the race. This years race will take place on Sunday 14th July, starting at Beadnell at 10.30 hours and finishing about 14 miles later in Alnmouth. A list of all the entrants is here http://www.entrylive.com/entrylive/Payment/evententry.asp?eventid=624&id=212.
Many congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2012 Northumberland Coastal Run on Sunday 22nd July, battling their way along 14 tough miles from Beadnell to Alnmouth. 809 hardy runners made it to the beach at Alnmouth fighting a cruel, strong headwind in the last mile. Alnwick Harriers would like to thank everyone involved in the planning and execution of this superb event, in particular committee members Jim LILLICO, Tracey SAMPLE and Sue BOLAM. Many thanks go to our wonderful marshals who offer their help year in year out, making this event one of the most popular in the north east. Finally many thanks to our main sponsors Eclipse Translations for supporting the race once again. Also thanks go to Northumbria Water, Start Fitness, Tri Northumberland, Motorcare Alnwick, Alnmouth Golf Club, Alnmouth Football Club, Hipsburn Primary School, Hindmarsh Hall and everyone else who has helped us along the way. There have been some superb messages on Twitter and Facebook from those who have taken part, and it appears that once again this was a very successful event. We hope to see many of you next year!
For the second year running Morpeth Harriers dominated the race with Ian HARDING winning the race for the second time in 1.16.54. Almost 3 minutes further back was last years runner up, Heaton Harriers’ James BUIS. Third place went to Tyne Bridge Harriers’ Tony CARTER. In the womens race Jane HODGSON also won the title for Morpeth, again winning back to back Coastal Runs. 2009 female champion Deborah APPLETON of Havering Mayesbrook AC was second as she was last year, whilst North Shields Poly’s Claire McMANUS was 3rd.
Other individual winners were unattached Helen WAUGH (female 35-39), Steven McKENNA of Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue (male 40-49), Joanne BROWN of Morpeth Harriers (female 40-49), Paul FOSTER of Durham City Harriers (male 50-59), Hilary SHAW of Saltwell Harriers (female 50-59), Howard PARTRIDGE and Sandra POOLE of Holme Pierrepoint AC (male and female 60-69), Joe PARK of Cheshire Tally Ho (male over 70) and Claremont Road Runners Joyce ARCHIBOLD (female over 70).
In the team events Morpeth’s Ian HARDING, Paul WATERSTON, Alistair MACDONALD, Jane HODGSON, Joanne BROWN and Jane BRIGGS secured the male and female titles. Alnwick’s Phil HELMSLEY, Geoff CAMPBELL and Bruce CROMBIE were the 2nd male team, with Tyne Bridge Harriers in 3rd. North Shields Poly and Heaton Harriers were 2nd and 3rd female team prize winners.
Finally well done to Phil HELMSLEY who was taking part in his first race as an Alnwick Harrier. Phil finished 13th overall winning the 1st Alnwick Harrier and 1st Alnwick veteran prizes, as well as his team prize! Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS was once again first female Harrier to finish and was the 5th lady overall.
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.
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)