Dave Robson …
Seven Striders turned out for this fast, almost flat 10K. The conditions were perfect initially, no wind and sunny. A slightly different course from previous years which avoided the run in past the cafe. For late finishers in previous years this had sometimes meant trying to avoid the early finishers as they crossed the route for a coffee. This year we were taken along the back of the cafe and had a bit further to go round the lake. Apart from that it was the usual two lap route which shares quite a bit of the route with the Newcastle Parkrun.
I was coming back from an injury so I took it easy and paced a Fetchie friend. The wind picked up on the second lap so between 6k and 7k it became harder work. Keri was first Strider home, followed by David. I am not sure whether these were PBs for them, but they were very good times. Dougie was under 50min in a 10K for the first time and was very happy ! Claire and Chris enjoyed it and it was good to see Sandra at a race again, although I didn’t get a chance to talk to her. My Fetchie friend flew along in the latter part of the race and got a PB and my injury did not flare up. We celebrated with cake 🙂
… and Claire Readey
Another crisp, cold and sunny day for this mainly-flat, fast 10k around Newcastle’s Town Moor. The course is two laps of the weekly Parkrun route, presenting a steady, and not inconsequential incline at the start, along an exposed route over the park before dropping back along the tree-lined Great North Road, rounding a pretty little lake and heading back to the start.
Well organised and well marshalled, we marked a minute’s silence at the start of the race and celebrated our achievements with tea and cake at the end. Striders included Dougie Nisbet (PB), and Dave Robson, who had a successful race following injury, supporting Lesley of Stocksfield Striders in achieving a very jubilant PB.
|1||Jonathan Taylor||Morpeth Harriers||M||30.54|
|29||Claire Simpson||Chester le Street||F||1||36.46|