A medal winning evening for the Masters Women & men of Team Elswick last night at the Bedewell Relays at Jarrow last night. A great turnout by the North East clubs ensured for competitive, but a friendly championship evening. The weather was kind to athletes, though breezy on parts of the 1.9 km 2 lap course. Eight teams for the club and they all had a great event. Thank you all for giving your best team effort. Lots of photos: just click the continue reading at the bottom of this report to view. Ta.First up, the 65+ Vets team combined with the women’s races was first off. Team Elswick delivered. The Gold Medal winning team of Mark, Harry and Steve for the V65 category. Superb gents, very well done indeed. Mark put in a superb performance, gaining an individual gold for the fastest age group time.
The ladies V55 – V64 team of Yvonne, Kim and Marie ensured a fine 2nd place and silver team medal. Another silver winning medal team performance in the V45 – V54 category with Andrea, Joanne and Arabella, taking the prize.
The last age group race was the combined mens age group categories: Team Elswick delivered again. This time the team of Iain, Mark & Jason earned a well deserved bronze medal in the V45 to V54 category. Well done gents.
The fastest lap of the day belonged to Morpeth’s V35 runners, Chris Smith in a flying 9.36. To end this report: NSP’s Guy Bracken was nominated as the best vet athlete in the UK. Congratulations to Guy for an exceptional, world record breaking year. A special thanks to the Elswick runners who came in last minute to ensure full, competitive teams. Thank you.
The next team relays for seniors and vets is next Wednesday and the Gordon Smith Relays. Around 12 teams entered, so thanks again for supporting the club and this popular, local team event. We’ll see you all there! Well Team Elswick, Keep it going…………….. For all of last nights results go to: NEMAA Bedewell Relay Results 2018