A warm, overcast evening awaited 292 runners for the 2018 Newburn River Run. A new start line for competitors. Runners make their way on the footpath adjacent to the river, towards Wylam and finishing on the grounds of the Newcastle University Rowing Club (thankfully the Hurricane Hector held off!). Post run, runners enjoyed a complimentary supper pack and the age group awards took place in a packed out function room. Congratulations to all the runners taking part, we sincerely hope you enjoyed your 6 mile run. Taking the two main prizes: Morpeth’s Jane Hodgson won the women’s race in 35.37 and retained the Hazel Simpson Trophy. Tyne Bridge Harriers Tom Charlton, won the men’s race in 30.30 and received the new Colin Bolton Trophy. This new trophy is in recognition for the club’s standout servant to the club: A 60 year club member, the coach, the athlete, the treasurer, a true gentlemen.
Well done to both winning athletes. Enclosed below, are the results your your perusal. These should be uploaded to Sportsoft’s data base by Friday.
A special note of appreciation to Tom Hanson, Val Wilson, Michelle Coleman, Derek Nelson, Keith Batey, Frank Watson and Martin Connelly.
Please do join us in 2019 for the Newburn River Run, where the club will be celebrating its 130 year anniversary.