South Shields Harriers Sand Dancer 10km.

South Shields. Sun. 14th April.

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SOUTH SHIELDS HARRIERS SAND DANCER 10km
South Shields, Tyne & Wear
Liam Taylor fought off the challenge of James McKenzie to win the 14th edition of this Spring event.
The weather was far from Springlike with a bitterly cold wind blowing and an occasional hint of rain in the air.
The leading pair were soon well clear of their rivals in the 330-strong field, with Taylor (3rd in 2018) crossing the finish line at Gypsies Green Stadium, 8secs ahead of McKenzie. New South Shields recruit Ian Ritchie took third place ahead of teenager, Jack Brown. Andrew Heppell was the leading veteran in 5th place. With five runners in the first fifteen, the host club South Shields easily won the team title.
Veterans dominated the Womens' race with Suzanne Thew crossing the line 34secs ahead of the North Eastern 10M champion, Anna McClean. Another teenager Emily Jones finished in third place ahead of Jemma Amin, who led South Shields to another team victory.
MULTI TERRAIN
Overall
1 L Taylor (Sun) 33:55; 2 J McKenzie (Heat) 34:03; 3 I Ritchie (SSh, M35) 34:59; 4 J Brown (J&H, U20) 35:10; 5 A Heppell (Gosf, M40) 35:53; 6 M Hodgson (SSh) 36:12; 7 S Morley (Tyne Br) 36:36; 8 K Smith (Tyne Br, M55) 36:56; 9 J McGurty (SSh, M40) 37:24; 10 P Tyrrell (J&H) 37:28; 11 S May (SSh, M40) 37:39; 12 L Smith (Heat, M45) 37:40; 13 I Norman (Heat, M55) 37:48; 14 T Colquitt (SSh) 37:54; 15 J Kelly (Washington, M35) 38:46
M50: 1 J Rippon (Derwent Valley Trail Runners) 39:42. M55: 2 G Penn (NSP) 39:19. M60: 1 M Woodward (J&H) 42:02; 2 G Hewitson (Crook) 42:52. M65: 1 S Astbury (SSh) 48:28
TEAM (4 to Score)
1 South Shields H 2:26:20; 2 Heaton H 2:31:18; 3 South Shields H B 2:36:59
Women
1 S Thew (NSP, W40) 41:30; 2 A McClean (Low F, W40) 42:04; 3 E Jones (J&H, U20) 42:36; 4 J Amin (SSh, W35) 42:48; 5 J Murdy (SSh, W50) 43:09; 6 J Marriott (Walls) 43:15; 7 F Dembele (SSh, W35) 43:17; 8 K Farquhar (Crook, W50) 43:22; 9 R Parkin (Tyne Br) 43:43; 10 C Parkin (Low F, W35) 43:46; 11 H Dorman (Tyne Br, W45) 44:14; 12 C Collinson (Blay, W45) 44:44
W55: 1 G Parkin (Tyne Br) 49:12. W60: 1 C Woods (Dur) 51:39
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 South Shields H 2:09:14; 2 South Shields H B 2:15:19; 3 Tyne Bridge H 2:16:31
Junior Races.
3km
1 R Stewart (SSh, U15) 11:27; 2 W Collinson (Blay, U15) 11:42; 3 D Revell (Sun, U15) 11:51
Girls
1 A Stewart (SSh, U13) 12:21; 2 C Pickering (Gosf, U15) 12:27; 3 A Dorman (Tyne Br, U13) 12:45
1.2km
1 H Steven (U11) 5:43; 2 S Emery (U11) 5:47; 3 J Stephenson (U11) 5:49
Girls
1 E Tullis (J&H, U11) 5:33; 2 K Otterson (U11) 5:42; 3 G Carter (Dur, U11) 5:56

Additional Comments: Results courtesy of host club. 326 finishers (last time: 81:44).