July Mid-Week Racing news

As we enter a new month Elswick gets off to a great start with participation and success in this week’s mid-week races.

Tuesday 3 July saw yet another splendid summer’s night and the Three Bridges race organised by Tyne Bridge Harriers.  Seven truly committed Elswickites completed the event in spite of the clash with the England v Columbia match.

Peter Sloan was first home and was first in the V60 category.  Christiane James matched Peter by winning the V60 category for the ladies.  The race was won by Sam Hancox of Morpeth Harriers in 25.18 and the first woman was Aly Dixon of Sunderland Strollers in 27.43.  See below the results for our crew of seven Elswick runners.

1 33.30
2 37:40 Tom Hanson
3 38:15 Robert Wilson
4 39:24 Aidan Cairns
5 40:25 Norman Lough
6 46:34 Christiane James
7 46:36 Ross Kyle

Christiane James – first V60 woman in the Three Bridges

For full results go to: http://www.tynebridgeharriers.com/2018/07/04/bridges-of-the-tyne-5-mile-road-race-2018-results/

 

Wednesday night saw another race along the banks of the Tyne, but this time a few miles west of the city in leafy Ovington.  The conditions were hot and sticky, but with the enticement of the pea and pie supper at the Adam and Eve pub at the finish, fourteen Elswick Harriers completed the course with relative ease.

The overall winner was Mark Fenwick of Tyne Bridge Harriers.  Impressively, an unattached runner called Liam Taylor claimed second place in 33.16.  First to finish for Elswick was Richard Davies in a pleasing time of 38.06 (20th).  Next up was Jude Nutt in 39 minutes dead and winning the women’s race comfortably. This completes a third consecutive Wednesday when Elswick women have claimed first prize in 10K races,  following on from Gina Howarth at Stamfordham and Gillian Allen at Kirkley Hall.   Supported by Andrea Banner and Val Wilson, Jude also led the ladies to victory for the female team prize.

Other notable performances came from Tom Hanson and Aidan Cairns, who you will note, also ran the previous night at the Three Bridges!  Val Wilson took first place in the V50 category and the ever consistent Yvonne Swinhoe was second in the V60 category.  Not surprisingly, Mark McNally (a name we never tire of hearing) was first in the V70 category – what a legend.

See below the list of the Elswick results.

20 Richard DAVIES 38:10 38:06 SEN 13 Male 20
27 Judith NUTT 39:05 39:00 V40 1 Female 1
49 Mike RUSSELL 41:28 41:24 V45 10 Male 47
55 Andrea BANNER 41:49 41:43 V45 2 Female 3
65 Mark MCNALLY 42:18 42:12 V70 1 Male 61
78 David JARDIN 43:41 43:35 V45 12 Male 73
107 Valerie WILSON 45:28 45:15 V50 1 Female 11
138 Keith ADAMS 48:12 47:44 V50 13 Male 120
154 Tom HANSON 48:59 48:30 V60 8 Male 130
175 Yvonne SWINHOE 50:15 50:03 V60 2 Female 32
179 Aidan CAIRNS 50:34 50:26 V50 14 Male 145
180 Martin COWELL 50:35 50:03 V40 31 Male 146
282 Keith BATEY 59:39 59:13 V60 9 Male 197
289 Jackie AVERY 1:00:51 1:00:21 V55 4 Female 89

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Many thanks for the support offered by Noel Stoddart and the photographs he took from the end of his garden.  You can see the full collection on the EH Facebook page, but here are a few for a taster:

Tom Hanson – second race of the week and looking forward to his pie.
Jude Nutt on her way to victory in the women’s race.
Getting better and better – Val Wilson – first V50 and member of the winning women’s team
The results of the race can be found here > results
Well done everyone – a fantastic start to July 2018!
Graham Bell

I will second what Andrea has said and it is a superb start to July’s race calendar for Team Elswick. More podium places and good turnouts by club’s athletes supporting local club races – it is so important that we do this. Very well done team! Keep it going! GB

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