Last Sunday Redcar and Cleveland Council staged their 33rd annual half marathon. The course is flat, fast and traffic free starting and finishing on Majuba Road, Redcar
Despite the hot conditions, the club produced some good performances. First home for the club was Dez Fielden in 1:18:05, followed by George Dixon in 1:26:03 and Paul Stretton in 1:37:02. Dave Blewitt was next finisher in 1:41:00, followed by Jason Dixon in 1:43:04. Jodie McMaster was the first female finisher for the club in 1:49:01, followed by Trish Kay in 1:52:02 and Michelle Dixon in 1:53:20. Penny Johnson was pleased with her time of 1:53:50, which was almost 4 mins faster than last year’s time and Angela Barrett was only 2 secs slower than her GNR time in 1:59:15. Bev Phillippo was next to cross the line in 2:05:29, followed by Susan Clark in 2:14:59, which was a PB and finally Craig Robinson finished in 2:26:46.
Yvonne Williams chose to run in the Beacon 5K, a new event which starts a few minutes before the main race. Yvonne surprised herself with her time, knocking nearly 2 minutes off her last 5k of 3 weeks ago, recording 27:52. Finishing 3rd in her age category.
On the same day John Surtees ran in the Prudhoe Miners 10K finishing 5th in the excellent time 37:49, whilst Colin Gibson was the only representative from the club to compete in the Tanfield cross-country finishing 531st out of 590 runners in the time of 56:21.
Last Saturday Lee Wren won the Hackworth Parkrun in 20:17 and the following day competed in the Acorn 5K Trail Race at Acklam and finished 5th in 20:29. Lee took his son Caleb along for the fun run and he also finished 5th. In the Sedgefield Parkrun John Surtees finished 1st in 18:32 and Eve Doe recorded a new PB of 33:32.
Why not join us in our circuit training sessions every Tuesday evening between 6&7 pm non-members welcome.