Weekend Round Up

[Mon 19th Mar] 


The veteran Ladies of the Club achieved further success at the weekend, when they won the Team Prize at the Veterans Association Cross Country Championships held at Bedewell Park, Jarrow.  A beautiful spring morning- and the first race got underway for veteran ladies and men over 65, approximately 4 miles on a flat course consisting of two 2 mile laps. Heather was first back in 5th position, followed by Susie in 9th and Helen in 22nd.  The race was won by Claire Simpson from Jarrow and Hebburn.

Both Heather and Susie won bronze medals in their respective age categories as they combined with Helen to win the team prize and become the North Eastern X-C Veteran team champions. 

The veteran men's race followed - consisting of three laps - approximately 5.8 miles. Iain singer- who ran well to finish in 27th position was the only Blyth male competitor. The men's race won by the phenomenal Sunderland harrier Brian Rushworth.


Further success for the Club was achieved by Craig Birch as he became the Club’s first ever winner of the Gold Medal for the Senior Men at The North East Countries Athletics Association Indoor Pentathlon.