You may be aware that work is due to start later this year to repair the old metal road & pedestrian bridge from Prudhoe to Ovingham. There is a chance that these works may mean that we are unable to stage our two road races this year – we have a meeting with the council soon to find out exactly what the disruption will be. Until then there is obviously no point in releasing entry forms. As soon as we know that either race can go ahead entry forms will be available – keep checking Facebook, Twitter and this website! Thanks for your patience.
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We are still looking for marshals and helpers for on the day. Please contact Phil
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.