On what was a fine December morning the Saltwell 10K took place in a traffic free Saltwell Park. The race is also named after the late Ronnie Walker who was a long time member, and was still racing in his later years. With the support of Fentimans Beverages the race has an extensive prize list.
Having her first race since the 9th of June 2016 and finishing 3rd Lady in a time of 38.51 was Justina Heslop followed by Judith Nutt 6th Lady in a time of 40.06.
Just to mention for any of the current juniors reading this, both Judith and Justina were minor girls competing for the club nearly 30 years ago. As well as competing for Gosforth High school. Next Elswick athlete was Robert Lambert in 222nd in a time of 48.37, followed by club coach Tom Hanson in 290th in a time of 51.20. Jason Meecham made up the Elswick contingent in 419th in a time of 1.00.59.
Well done all, on a course that is advertised as “undulating”.Which really means very hilly.