Weekend Round Up Oct 20th/21st
[Mon 22nd Oct]
Blyth members were again scattered far and wide last weekend, with some opting for the local park run races on Saturday and Gibside on Sunday, while others were racing overseas.
At the Saturday Park Runs, Jake Jansen and Chris Sheffer competed at Newcastle, both running pb's to finish 7th and 25th respectively in times of 17:50 and 19:03. At the Whitley Bay Park Run, James Young ran a new pb of 19:54 to lead the Blyth contingent home in 9th place. James was followed by Connor Marshall (16th; 20:30), Steven French (28th; 21:05), Helen Morris (40th; 22:10), Kevin Freeman (45th; 22:21), Ray Carmody (58th; 23:40), Cath Young (71st; 24:48), Anne Craddock (111th; 28:00) and Jocelyn Smith (156th; 33:19).
On Sunday, in glorious weather, 24 Blyth runners took part in the popular Gibside trail race. First back for Blyth in 16th place was Sam Dodd in a time of 38:31, very closely followed by Scott Povey in 17th (38:32) and Michael Butters (19th; 38:45). Full results can be found on the Blackhill Bounders web site.
Also on Sunday, Phillippa Baxter and Hayley Masterman ran the Amsterdam Marathon, both running pb's with times of 3:37:23 and 3:42:14 respectively. Heather Barrass completed the half marathon in a time of 1:49:36, also for a new pb.
Meanwhile, in sunny Cyprus, Leanne Herron was running a 10k - results unknown!