Entries for the 2018 Northumberland Coastal Run on Sunday 29th July have now closed with all 1250 places being snaffled in just over 3 hours!
As per the instructions all seats on the buses from Alnmouth to Beadnell had to be purchased when entering the race. Please do not ask if there are any spare seats as the answer is no! You’ll have to make your own arrangements to get to the start.
It is possible to transfer places in the race with the deadline to be confirmed, however its likely to be around the start of July.
This year numbers and chips will be sent out rather than the collect on the day method used in recent years. This means that you must have your Resultsbase profile up to date! In the past when we’ve done this runners have been upset that they’ve not received their race packs and therefore have been unable to race, only to find out that they were sent to former addresses on their Resultsbase profile.
Enjoy your training and we’ll see you in July!!
Here are the results from the 2017 Northumberland Coastal Run!!! https://www.resultsbase.net/event/3755/results.
Many thanks to everyone for making the 2017 Northumberland Coastal Run another huge success. Huge thanks must go to the 2 main race organisers Tracey SAMPLE and Jocelyn BOLAM, and to the huge army of Harriers, friends and family who helped over the course of the weekend and in the build up to the race. The committee would also like to thank several organisations who made the race possible including Rothbury Motors, Alnmouth FC, The National Trust, Motorcare Ford Alnwick, Rapid Reaction, the Beadnell Boatclub, Alnmouth Links Golf Club and Hipsburn First School. Finally well done to the runners who braved the rain and, at times, muddy and slippy course. Hope to see you again next year!!
Many congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Northumberland Coastal Run who were Ian HARDING and Jane HODGSON both of Morpeth Harriers! The pair both won it for the 3rd time, having both been victorious in 2011 and 2012.
In the mens race Ian was ahead pretty much throughout and flew home in a brilliant 1.12.58, the quickest time since 2008. Tyne Bridge Harrier Tom CHARLTON was next and Michael JOYEUX of Darlington based club Quakers Running Club was 3rd. Age category winners were Stockport Harrier Malcolm JOHNSON (40), Michael PARKINSON of North Shields Poly (45), Sammy RASHID of Liverpool Pembroke and Sefton (50), Ian NORMAN (55) and John JAMES (60) both of Heaton Harriers, Stuart BERYL of Blaydon Harriers (65) and unattached runner Allan DALEY (70). Meanwhile in the ladies race Jane clocked a brilliant 1.25.59 to finish just over a minute ahead of fellow Morpeth Harrier Emma HOLT, whilst last years victorious Alnwick Harrier Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS was 3rd home. In the age categories there were victories for Katherine HACKETT of Quakers Running Club (35), Tamsin IMBER of Elvet Striders (40),Â Kathryn STEVENSON of Tyne Bridge Harriers (45), unattached runner Maggie PAVLOU (50), Caroline CLARKE of Pudsey Pacers (55), Maggie LORAINE of Gateshead Harriers (60) and Yvonne SKELTON of Harrogate Harriers (65). The winning teams were the men of Tyne Bridge Harriers and the ladies of North Shields Poly.
The 1st Alnwick Harrier to finish, for the 2nd consecutive year, was Dan TURNBULL. Dan knocked just over 4 minutes off his time from 2016 and was 18th finisher. Richard JOHNSON was next home followed by Adam FLETCHER. Allan FOGGON was our 4th male, followed by Jason DAWSON. For the ladies Jo was our 4th athlete home just over a minute behind Adam in 1.30.38, whilst Karen KELLY was our 2nd lady and Lisa BASTON, who knocked 6 minutes off last years time, was our 3rd lady across the line. Further back there were some excellent performance by other Harriers and lots of course pbs!
18-Dan TURNBULL 1.22.04
32-Richard JOHNSON 1.26.40
44-Adam FLETCHER 1.29.08
55-Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS 1.30.38
68-Allan FOGGON 1.32.45
91-Jason DAWSON 1.35.41
142-Tim FALCONER 1.39.25
181-John CUTHBERT 1.41.51
184-Stephen COWELL 1.41.53
191-Ian HORSLEY 1.42.23
270-Karen KELLY 1.47.33
288-Stuart MORRIS 1.48.45
300-Lisa BASTON 1.49.37
302-Neil HAMILTON 1.49.40
348-Steve STUDLEY 1.51.50
371-Mel STEER 1.53.08
409-Paul ROBINSON 1.55.21
650-Tania CONWAY 2.09.27
651-Laura McLEAN Jr 2.09.32
660-Helen DICKINSON 2.10.18
733-John ROBSON 2.15.36
746-Mary PLUMLEY 2.16.25
761-Gay EASTOE 2.17.51
762-Richard EASTOE 2.17.51
835-John ROSS 2.24.01
949-Melanie SMITH 2.42.41
See you in 2018!!
Photos are of race winner Ian HARDING and the 1st male Alnwick Harrier Dan TURNBULL.
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.
2017 Coastal Run Results https://www.resultsbase.net/event/3755/results
2016 Coastal Run Results https://www.resultsbase.net/event/3211/results
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)
2016 Carl AVERY (Morpeth Harriers) Jo GASCOIGNE-OWENS (Alnwick Harriers)
2017 Ian HARDING (Morpeth Harriers) Jane HODGSON (Morpeth Harriers)