LGBT 5K 2015
[Mon 20th Jul]
great reports about the 2014 version of this race, 35
For those familiar with Newcastle Parkrun, some – but not all - of the course is the same, only the LGBT runs anti-clockwise rather than clockwise. On an extremely windy evening for mid-July, this meant that we were faced with a powerful gale in our faces for a large part of the fourth kilometre, which was not going to help anyone in search of a PB. Still, at least it was dry and temperatures were reasonable enough.
quite narrow paths, most of us were grateful enough that many of the 500+
participants were there for the fun of it rather than to race, and there was
soon plenty of elbow room to be had and 12 of our 35 runners finished inside
the top 20% of the field. In a tight
fought battle, Jon French managed to pip Sam for first Blyth finisher, and
Lauren Barrett was first
Overall, this was a well-organised and very sociable event, and one that has grown massively in its short existence. In better weather, the course would be a lot faster as well, and I am sure that many of our runners will be back for future editions.
The full results can be found HERE