Following an epic battle with North Shields Poly, in which the lead swapped several times, Tyne Bridge Harriers’ Veteran Men’s team were eventually pipped to the post and had to settle for 2nd place. The team, consisting of Kenny MacMatty Tomlinson, Sean Kelly, Paul Hilton, Keith Smith and Steve Cairns, all received a Silver medal for their efforts and well deserved congratulations from their team-mates.
Congratulations to North Shields Poly on a fabulous victory and to 3rd placed team, Morpeth Harriers.
On a bright, warm day, the competing teams from across the North East couldn’t have wished for better running conditions, and the 2 lap course around Hetton Lyons Country Park proved once again to be a fantastic setting for a great day’s racing.
Starting things off was the Senior & Vet Women and Vet 50 Men race, with Tyne Bridge finishing two teams in the Senior competition (29th and 51st) and one team in the Veteran’s competition (32nd). Well done ladies and congratulations to race winners Durham (Men V50), Jarrow & Hebburn (Senior Women) and Elswick (Vet Women).
After the completion of the ladies & Men’s V50 race, it was time for the Senior and Veteran men, and once again the club were out in large numbers. The first team back for the club, finishing in 7th place overall, were the Senior A team. But just a few places behind them, finishing in 11th place overall, were the aforementioned Vet’s A team. The Senior B team finished in 47th place, the Vet’s B & C teams in 36th and 55th places respectively and an incomplete Senior C team – comprising Henrik Aicher, Steve Allerdyce and Scott Wilkinson – also played their part in a fantastic day for the club.
Congratulations to Morpeth Harriers for their terrific victory in the Seniors race, with Sunderland Harriers 2nd and New Marske 3rd.
TBH Teams and times:
Royal Signal Relays
|Team||Leg 1||Time||Leg 2||Time||Leg 3||Time||Leg 4||Time||Leg 5||Time||Leg 6||Time|
|Wsen A||Catherine Willis||15:09||Claire Miller-Grossett||15:37||Annette Kelly||16:42||Megan Parkin||15:30|
|Wsen B||Anji Close||16:47||Lizzy Clamp||17:43||Danielle Rutherford||22:02||Stephanie McFarlane||19:40|
|Wvet A||Lucy Matheson||14:34||Julie Shaw||16:31||Katrina Matheson||17:18||Kerry Reed||16:03|
|Msen A||Tony Carter||11:24||Paul Turnbull||12:03||Stu Collier||12:40||Darryl Davison||12:15||Simon Kristiansen||12:21||Marc Fenwick||11:07|
|Msen B||Sparrow Morley||12:07||Guy Rintoul||14:20||Nicholas Pearson||14:31||Mick Hancock||15:19||John Hurse||13:19||Andy Lisle||13:17|
|Msen C||Henrik Aicher||15:02||Steve Allerdyce||17:01||Scott Wilkinson||18:43|
|Mvet A||K Mac||11:44||Matty Tomlinson||12:36||Sean Kelly||12:31||Paul Hilton||12:05||Keith Smith||12:14||Steve Cairns||11:15|
|Mvet B||Mark Hall||12:30||Alan Wallace||14:29||Andy Harrison||13:23||Stuart Dickson||15:22||Simon Pryde||12:54||David Daniels||12:41|
|Mvet C||Keith Rooney||15:06||Mal Steel||16:18||Chris Parkin||15:43||Dave Anderson||16:58||Ron Murray||15:40||Kevin Cheetham||16:17|