Links 10k 2012
[Wed 29th Aug 2012]
This year’s race saw 264 finishers, only 8 down on last year’s record turnout of 272. On a slightly modified course which started further towards Seaton Sluice (at the end of the car park opposite the church), had the return route from Seaton Sluice also on the dunes path instead of beside the main road and the finish at the bandstand via the promenade the general opinion was that the course was harder than in previous years.
First back and completing his third consecutive victory was Ian Harding of Morpeth Harriers with a time of 32:55. Just over a minute behind in second place was Graeme Cook of NSP in 34:11, followed by his club mate Anthony Wallett in 34:42.
First lady back and 32nd overall was Claire McManus also of NSP in a time of 40:01. As usual Robbie Barkley was first Blyth finisher with a time of 36:49 for 8th place, and the first Blyth lady to finish was Phillippa Baxter in 43:53.
There is only one trophy presented and this is the “Brian Stringfellow” trophy which is presented to the first Blyth veteran runner home and this was won by Martin Gaughan.