“Most inclines come in the first 15 miles…….” so said the route guide. The Health & Safety team must have been on overtime putting out all the ‘steep incline’, ‘steep decline’ and ‘tight bend’ signs all around the 26 mile course. Kath Aspin, Nick O’Grady and Steve Cram joined the 972 starters for the inaugural running of this race. The route followed the Lakeside Way rarely leaving the shores of Kielder Water.
Ruhr Valley 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon
On Friday April 2nd 2010, members of LC (Lauf Club (Running Club)) Rapid Dortmund attended the Mermaid 10km road race in Marske, starting what we hope to be a long and exciting international club partnership. Andrew Hart and Clive Summersgill take up the story, as the two New Marske Harriers returned the favour on October 9th in Germany.
On a very wet morning (Sunday 3rd Oct 2010) - Elliott Jackson ran a pb 35:20 to win his first 10k road race. A group of 4 got to the 1k mark and Elliott realised that they were not going to be quick enough so decided to push on by himself. At end of the 6k part of the figure of 8 course he was out of sight of the chasing runners and finished over a minute clear of the runner up.
A nice day spoilt by a wind that was just a shade too strong for really good times.
The race was won by Ian Hudspith of Morpeth Harriers in a time of 30:52 with Andy Wiles in third in a time of 31:27. In the wheelchair race Jade Jones was first lady.