North Tyneside 10km.

North Shields to Whitley Bay. Sun. 21st April.

This is AW Report / Results.
North Shields to Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear
David Green was a clear winner of this popular Easter Sunday race, which attracted a field of 1850 runners. Local girl Jacqueline Penn, improved on last year's third position to win the Womens' race.
In the warm, sunny and almost windless conditions, Daniel Alexander took an early lead which had increased up to the 4M mark. The chasing group closed after this point and it was at 5M that Green took the lead, increasing his advantage to 23secs at the finish line. Green, the winner of the Kielder Half Marathon in 2016 and second in this race 2 years ago, took 32secs off his previous best figures for the distance. Alexander bettered his previous time by 43secs while third placed George Rudman and 4th placer Matthew Alderson also clocked personal best times. Kevin Connolly was the leading veteran (M40+) in 9th position.
Penn, a student at Sheffield University, finished in 40th position overall coming home 35secs ahead of Sophie Marr with Rachel Adamson another 74secs adrift in third. Rachel Breheny in 4th was the leading veteran.
North Shields Poly were successful in both team competitions.
1 D Green (NSP) 32:36; 2 D Alexander (Gate) 32:59; 3 G Rudman (Blay) 33:43; 4 M Alderson (Blay) 33:51; 5 M Snowball (Morp) 33:57; 6 J McKenzie (Heat) 34:15; 7 G Crammond (NSP, M35) 34:16; 8 W Hogg 34:43; 9 K Connolly (Gate, M40) 34:55; 10 M McGillivray (Heat, M35) 35:10; 11 P Turner (Els, M45) 35:32; 12 I Walton (M35) 35:37; 13 P Waller (Gate) 35:52
M55: 1 G Penn (NSP) 38:00; 2 R Tailford (Tyne Br) 38:05. M70: 1 W Doidge (Low F) 48:37; 2 A Jobling (J&H) 49:48
TEAM (4 to Score) (unofficial)
1 North Shields Poly 39; 2 Blaydon H 67; 3 Heaton H 82
1 J Penn (NSP) 38:31; 2 S Marr (Tyne Br) 39:06; 3 R Adamson (Tyne Br) 40:20; 4 R Breheny (SSh, W35) 40:33; 5 R McIntyre (NSP) 41:13; 6 C Dixon (Gate) 41:28; 7 R Oldham (W40) 41:30; 8 M Thompson (NSP, W35) 41:36; 9 E McKechnie (Gosf, W40) 42:35; 10 C Parkin (Low F, W35) 42:46; 11 L Hayes (NSP, W45) 42:49
W50: 1 V Steinson 44:29. W55: 1 H Robinson (J&H) 44:04. W60: 1 E Waters (Heat) 44:59; 2 A Cummings (NSP)) 48:04. W65: 1 J Davis (Ack) 53:12. W70: 1 A Roberts (Salt) 59:35
TEAM (4 to Score) (unofficial)
1 North Shields Poly 25; 2 Gosforth H 116; 3 Tyne Bridge H 134

Additional Comments: Results courtesy of Sorts Timing Solutions (after race). 1842 finishers (last time: 1:44:32) (1831 GR 91:00 / 89:10 CP). Les Smith 3rd Heaton Counter (22nd in 37:15), Callum Mills 4th (44th in 38:50). A "phantom " runner crossed the line in 1st place (around 32:15) but was disqualified (he took lead at 5M).