Brampton - Carlisle 10M

[Sun 21st Nov 2010] 

The miserable drizzly weather gradually improved as the coach full of Blyth runners and their supporters made its way from the North East to Brampton for the last race in the 2010 Grand Prix series, the ever popular, fast Brampton to Carlisle 10 mile road race.  With cool dry conditions and a very light easterly breeze the day was perfect for fast times, this was proven by the number of pb's obtained on the day by Blyth members.  Those pb's known about include Heather (Lisa) Christopher, Phillippa Baxter, Heather Barrass, Ian Baxter and Sam Dodds.

A total of 536 runners finished the race, with 30 of them being from Blyth - a very good turnout considering this was the last GP race of the season and many of the top positions in the leagues had already been decided.  The race was won by James Douglas of host club Border Harriers & AC in a time of 50:33, first back for Blyth was Robbie in 22nd place with 58:00 and first Blyth lady was Heather Christopher in 197th overall with a time of 1:10:14.

Full results are available on the Race-results web site.  Some photos from Dave K.