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2014 Race report
Hundreds of coloured jellies were waiting for the 376 finishers of the popular annual Tynedale Harriers’ 10mile Jelly Road Race, which runs from Beaufront road on the outskirts of Hexham, through Corbridge and Bywell to Ovingham. The race took place on Sunday morning, in beautiful weather, although the brisk wind might account for the fact that both men’s and women’s winning times were around 5 minutes slower than last year.
The race, which is sponsored by Wylam Garage, was won by Cees Van Der Land of Tyne Bridge Harriers, in a time of 55:56. Ian Crampton of Durham was second in 56:11 and Conrad Franks of Gateshead third in 56:23. It was a year of success for the older runner as second placed Crampton was competing in the V50 category. In fact, in the men’s race, 3 out of the top 5 finishers were in the V45 or V50 categories!
It was a similar story for the women, with Louise Rodgers of Tyne Bridge Harriers, who was competing in the V40 category, claiming victory in a time of 1:06.07. She finished 50th overall. Relative youngsters Heather Steel of Claremont Road Runners and Gemma Bradley of Saltwell Harriers battled it out for 2nd and 3rd places, with Steel finishing in 1:08.53 and Bradley 2 seconds later!
The men’s team prize went to Elswick Harriers, with Morpeth Harriers in second place. In the ladies’ team competition, first prize went to Tyne Bridge and second to Heaton Harriers.
There were no Tynedale runners this year, as many of them turned out to help marshal the race and help in the kitchens at Ovingham Middle School, where sandwiches, jellies, drinks and cakes were being offered to weary runners and their supporters.
See you in July 2015 for our 10k!
Last year’s information:
THE Tynedale 10-mile Jelly Race’s prestige again shone through as over 500 competitors took part on Sunday.
And last year’s winning time of 54 minutes was well beaten as Ethiopian Yared Hagos completed the route in a brilliant time of 49 minutes and 32 seconds to finish first out of a strong field of 557.
Hagos was across the line four minutes faster than closest rival David Kirkland (53:42), of Alnwick Harriers, with Wootton RR’s Michael Aldridge (54:22) in third.
The ladies’ fastest time of last year was also beaten as Wallsend Harrier’s Danielle Hodgkinson shaved four minutes of the time to finish as fastest female in a time of one hour and 56 seconds.
Second female was Jane Hodgson (1:01:46), of Morpeth Harriers, with last year’s winner Stacey Rogers (1:02:49), of Heaton Harriers, third.
The last person across the line was Gillian Donaldson, of Saltwell Harriers, who never gave up despite taking two hours and nine minutes to complete the 10 miles.
From host club, Tynedale Harriers, Andy Green (59:32) finished fastest, ahead of Ian Marsden (1:02:55) and Peter Hearn (1:03:58).
The efforts of Tynedale’s ladies saw them finish third fastest team, with Joanne Lee (1:06:15), Steph Scott (1:10:19) and Maria Armstrong (1:12:19) the three quickest local ladies.