It may have been April 1st but the 106 finishers certainly weren’t in the mood for joking after tackling the 1st race of this year’s Summer Grand Prix.
A pan flat run through Jesmond Dene was severely interrupted by a steep incline leading to the 1 mile marker and then, just as the runners thought the race was over, another incline up to the finishing line was in order. (Nobody said it was going to be an easy course – DD )
We had a tie for 1st place, with Sparrow Morley and guest runner Finn Brodie (Gosforth Harriers) both clocking 10:48.
First female finisher was Alison Dargie in a time of 11:54.
Race 2 of the series will revert back to handicap system, with slower runners setting off first followed by the quicker ones.
Thanks to all the competitors for taking part in the race and huge thanks to all the members who volunteered their services on the evening.
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