2017 Newburn River Run – A grand evening for athlete & club!

A warm evening awaited competitors & spectators last night at the club’s river run last night. A record entry saw over 350 runners take to the start line. A course change to avoid runners coming over Newburn bridge, meant a new finish line at the Newcastle University building and the course becoming a 6 mile course length. From the runners comments post race – my understanding is that is was a ‘thoroughly enjoyable’ evening and that the participants enjoyed the 6 mile run (apologies we could not get rid of the humidity!).

Please find the results enclosed: 2017 Newburn River Run Results . The results will be published in due course by ‘Sports Soft’ & on ‘Run Britain ‘. Thank you to all the runners who made it a record breaking evening – You were all superb! Our sincere appreciation to Howden’s Joinery & Newcastle University for supporting our ‘new‘ run event.

Thank you to the club members who gave up their free time to help the club stage this run. From those people in & around event HQ, the leisure centre staff, all the course marshals & officials – The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank you all.

Finally as advertised in the leisure last night,  do watch out for news & confirmed details of the club’s 2017 Norman Woodcock Memorial Race. A new format awaits this event! A 3 person team relay event for both club & un-attached runners. When?  Saturday 25th November at 2pm – Gosforth Race Course – on a newly tarmaced flat path 🙂 1.66 miles per lap. Costs: £6 per 3 person team / £2 for un-attached runners. Please join us & sign up – when we go live!

Steven French

Hello, looks like I’ve been missed from the results. I ran 41:09 with race number 8.
Thanks, Steven French – Blyth RC

Graham Bell

Hello Steven. We had a question mark over an officials scribe: we could not determine whether the no. was a 6 or 8…….now we know! Results sheet will be updated in due course. Thanks for letting us know. Regards, Graham, Men’s Captain.

Elaine Gillie

Hi looks like I’ve been missed off the results too run number 25, my garmin time is 1:05, Thanks Elaine Gillie Blyth RC

Graham Bell

Hello Aidan. We did not have an official photographer for the evening. An ex-Elswick harrier did take some photos and have been promised a selection of his photos: however I have not received them so far. If received, I will upload to the scribe on our website (this will be after 5th July – as I’m on holiday during this time….). Regards, Graham. (men’s captain).

Donna Thompson

First time I’ve ran the Newburn River Run and I really enjoyed it!
I just wanted to say Thank you for my voucher for being the 2nd Vet (lady) it was an unexpected surprise ☺.

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