[Sun 6th Dec 2009] The 50th running of the Blyth Sands Race on Sunday 6th December was held in sunny but breezy conditions. Fortunately, for the runners, the tide was well out giving a good run on mostly firm sand, even the infamous groynes were fairly easy to negotiate.
The race started on
the beach outside the new Dave Stephen’s building at and the runners headed
north towards Blyth Pier where they turned and headed along the water’s edge to
Seaton Sluice, this stretch being into the cold, strong breeze. At Seaton Sluice, it was again about turn and
back to the finish at the Dave Stephen’s building. Congratulations to the Elswick pairing of Kim
and Harry Matthews, with Kim finishing first and husband Harry third,
sandwiched in between was Cath Young of