[Wed 4th May 2011] For the first time in the club's history we had teams competing in the Wallsend Harriers hosted Gordon Smith Memorial Relays on Wednesday evening 4th May. A team consists of three runners, one of which must be a vet, and can be all male, all female or mixed, although mixed teams are not eligible for prizes. Each runner does the same 2 mile course which is a fairly flat 1 and a ½ lap loop using the Hadrian Park Cycle Way near to Segedunum Roman Fort
Blyth had 6 teams competing, 4 male, 1 female and 1 mixed. The best team performance on the night was by the team of Jordan Middlemist, Andrew Henderson and Iain Singer who finished in a highly creditable 7th place overall out of 54 teams. Fastest Blyth runner on the night was Andrew with 10:36 and fastest Blyth lady (and 5th fastest vet lady overall) was Julie Clark in 12:45. It was good to see a large Blyth turnout from young to old(er) and also thanks to the supporters, our own David Bailey aka Dave Kitching was again lurking in the undergrowth taking photos where least expected!
For the full results (XL spreadsheet in new window) please click HERE