Race 10 Tees Pride 10k Sun 3rd September 2017

On a pleasant sunny, September morning in Middlesbrough 13 Blyth runners gathered for the Tees Pride 10k. This was the 10th race of the grand prix season. Conditions were good with only a slight breeze. Those who had done the race before knew this was a mostly flat one loop course, ran on closed roads. For those who were in good shape a PB was definitely a possibility.

As the race set off, most of the runners were in their expected finishing time zones. I always think this is a good as idea, particularly where many of the participants are 'fun' runners, as most of us have experienced the frustration of being boxed in by people who are rather over enthusiastic of their racing pace. As we set off, there was good support from the spectators who lined the pathway of the start and finishing straight with a band playing music at mile 5.

First Blyth runner back was Paul Whalley with Peter Brown a very close 2nd. Graham Wood was 3rd back with an excellent PB of 39.41 who again took maximum points in Division 2. Mark Ponton took the main spoils in Division 3. Rachel Joseph was first lady back and also first back in Division 5.

Our reward at the finish, was a bottle of water, a goody bag containing a t shirt, a lolly and a medal with the usual promotional flyers included. All in all, I think this was a good and well organised race with a decent atmosphere and I for one would run it again.

 

The full results can be found HERE

 

Pos.

Race Pos.

Name

Cat

Time

Div.

Pts.

 

Pos.

Race Pos.

Name

Cat

Time

Div.

Pts.

1

66

Paul WHALLEY

M40

37:59

1

10

8

694

Michael ASHBY

M50

50:58

3

7

2

72

Peter BROWN

M40

38:16

1

9

9

761

Rachel JOSEPH

F40

51:16

5

8

3

114

Graham WOOD

M45

39:41

2

10

10

805

Anne CRADDOCK

F55

51:57

5

7

4

138

Steven FRENCH

M40

40:26

1

8

11

868

Terry McCABE

M60

51:58

-

-

5

210

Richard SHILLINGLAW

M

41:47

2

9

12

1310

Ewa JOHNSON

F45

56:52

5

6

6

269

Shaun DODD

M45

43:48

2

8

13

1577

Diane WALLACE

F60

62:06

6

5

7

574

Mark PONTON

M45

49:11

3

8

14

Total No. of finishers :- 2639

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