Tyne Bridge Harriers 5K Winter Grand Prix Series: Race 1
Tuesday, 10th October 2017
[updated 12th October 2017]
After realising the previous 5K course was short by a few metres, the club had hoped to use a new, accurately measured course for the 2017-2018 season, but due to renovation work taking place on Newcastle Guildhall – which was only discovered on the morning of the race – race organisers had to quickly come up with an alternative route around the affected area.
Happily, despite running over a stretch of cobblestones in *darkness, all the runners safely negotiated the revised section and there were 79 satisfied finishers at the end of the race.
(*unfortunately, it didn’t become apparent there was no lighting in that section of the course until a short time before the start of the race, and the club hopes it didn’t spoil the event for competitors)
First over the line was James Dunce, swiftly followed by Carl Smith & Michael Hedley, 2nd & 3rd respectively.
Sophie Marr, clearly invigorated from a weekend break in sunnier climes, was first lady in the race, with Mairi Clancy 2nd and Becky Parkin 3rd.
Well done to everyone who took part in the race.
Finishers are reminded they need to retain their race number for the remainder of the season, with Race 2 taking place on Tuesday, 7th November 2017.
Finally, a huge thank you to all the volunteers. It was always going to be a baptism of fire marshalling the new course for the first time, but everyone performed admirably, especially considering the last minute change to contend with too.
Race 1 Results
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2017-2018 TBH Winter Grand Prix Series Points
|Name||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6||Total|
|Neal Paul Richardson||100||100|
(* denotes a member has volunteered during the series)
All competitors in Race 1 receive 100 points.
Points in subsequent races are allocated on finishing position;
1st place = 150 pts
2nd place = 149 pts
3rd place = 148 pts
100 points are awarded to every member who volunteers during an event.
Members who compete in two or more races must volunteer during the same series in order to compete in the following series.