Thirsk 10M Road Race: 24 March 2013

Well done to the small contingent of Tyne Bridge Harriers who travelled to Thirsk on Sunday to take part in the annual Thirsk 10 Mile road race. Although it was nowhere near as cold as Prudhoe x-c the previous day, the wind was just as strong, with many runners reckoning it put minutes on their finishing times (not that old excuse again ;-)).

Nevertheless, with so many races being cancelled lately due to the poor weather conditions – and this race only getting the go ahead the previous day – it was a relief just to run, and the organisors Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers should be applauded for putting on a fantastic event.

James Askew of Durham City Harriers won the race in a time of 54:17, with Alyson Dixon (Sunderland Strollers) being first female finisher, in 57:10.


Tyne Bridge times.

PositionNameChip Time
40David Daniels01:02:23
70Andy Harrison01:04:17
75Keith Smith01:04:40
83Stephen Barker01:05:37
257Kerry Reed01:16:36
285Claire Miller-Grossett01:18:51
324Chris Parkin01:21:09


Keith Smith

Keith Smith

David Daniels (in 'that' red jacket)

David Daniels (in ‘that’ red jacket)

(l-r) Kerry Reed, Chris Parkin & Claire Miller-Grossett

(l-r) Kerry Reed, Chris Parkin & Claire Miller-Grossett

Full race results can be found here.


A little further away from home, (Italy to be precise), Sparrow Morley was competing in the Stramilano Half Marathon, and in spite of the constant rain and freezing temperatures, Sparrow ran a blinder and recorded a new PB of 1:15:20. Many congratulations Sparrow.


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    • Big Ron on 25th March 2013 at 12:20
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    Well done everyone, especially Double D who looked a bit over dressed for a race!!!!

    1. I must admit, I was sweating a little after the first 3 miles, but once we turned into the wind I was SO relieved to be wearing so many layers. If only I’d remember to wear my scarf!!

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