Brampton - Carlisle 10M
[Sat 19th Nov 2011]
The last race in the 2011 Grand Prix series saw the club's members travelling to Cumbria in glorious autumn sunshine for the 60th running of the Brampton to Carlisle 10 mile road race. A slightly earlier start than usual was needed this year in order to arrive at Brampton in plenty of time to pick up the electronic timing chips which were being used at this race for the first time. By the time Leanne had arranged babysitting duties with Joe and Ian, the organisers refused to give her a chip, saying "she was too late", and unfortunately Davina (together with many others), lost her chip mid race.
The races reputation for producing fast times was well supported again this year with at least 6 Blyth runners producing pb's, Phillippa, Peter, Sam and Steve Dobby all by between 1-2 minutes and Hayley and Andrea by over 7 minutes. First back for Blyth was Sam, in 58th place with a time of 60:21, (who will surely break the 60 min barrier shortly), and first Blyth lady was Susanne in a time of 70:01 for 215th overall. Also a special mention to Cath who finished first in her age category. . The race was won by Wallsends new recruit, Ethiopian Yared Hagos in an amazing 47:51.