Congratulations to Ian Hudspith (Morpeth Harriers) on his magnificent victory in the 2013 Bridges of the Tyne 5 Mile Road Race. His time of 24:46 not only secured 1st place but also set a new course record.
On a sweltering evening, 332 runners completed the out-and-back course along Newcastle Quayside, with Morpeth Harriers taking 2nd and 4th places (Matthew Nicholson and Ross Floyd respectively) with Durham City athlete, Daniel Jenkin, finishing 3rd.
Tyne Bridge filled the next three spots with Steve Cairns, Sparrow Morley and Kevin Jeffress finishing 5th, 6th and 7th respectively.
In 8th place overall, and winning the Ladies race for the 2nd consecutive year, was Aly Dixon (Sunderland Strollers) in a time of 27:52.
Following the event, race winner Ian Hudspith sent David Appleby (a member of the race committee) this message;
“Hi Dave. Thought last night was a great event. Really well organised and superb atmosphere. Had a buzz to it. Good support from the drinkers on the quayside. You’ve got a great club there. Course is quick. The guy on the lead bike was excellent. Got everyone out of the way. Thanks for the entry and will be back next year. All the best. Ian
1st. Ian Hudspith (Morpeth Harriers)
2nd. Matthew Nicholson (Morpeth Harriers)
3rd. Daniel Jenkin (Durham City)
1st. Steve Cairns (Tyne Bridge)
2nd. Peter Brown (Blyth Harriers)
3rd. Craig Horne (unattached)
1st. Keith Robertshaw (Birtley)
2nd. Carl Watson (Low Fell)
3rd. John Tollitt (Tyne Bridge)
1st. Graham Armstrong (Wallsend)
2nd. Alan Dent (Blaydon)
1st. Morris Woodward (Jesmond Joggers)
1st. Gary Pemberton (NE Vets)
1st. David Varley (York Knavesmire)
1st. Alyson Dixon (Sunderland Strollers)
2nd. Angela McGurk (Jarrow & Hebburn)
3rd. Louise Rodgers (unattached)
1st. Christine Burns (NSP)
2nd. Maria Armstrong (Tynedale)
3rd. Kym Eden (Tyne Bridge)
1st. Joanne Brown (Morpeth)
2nd. Heather Christopher (Blyth)
3rd. Emma Kcknespiey (Carlisle Aspatria)
1st. Katherine Davis (NSP)
2nd. Wendy Marks (Harrogate Harriers)
1st. Marie Drozdowicz (Elswick)
1st. Alison Cummings (NSP)
1st. Mary Martin (Claremont RR)
Senior Ladies: North Shields Poly (Burns, Dixon & Thompson)
Veteran Ladies: North Shields Poly (Davis, Cummings & Moore)
Senior Men: Tyne Bridge Harriers (Morley, Jeffress & Davison)
Veteran Men: Tyne Bridge Harriers (Cairns, Tollit & Gibson)
A full set of results can be found here
The 2013 Bridges of the Tyne 5 Mile Road Race couldn’t have happened without the following;
The Tyne Bridge club members who volunteered their services for the evening;
The race officials for ensuring the event met all quidelines;
Mark and Chris from Race Timing Systems;
Bill McGuirk for presenting the prizes;
Tyne Bar for providing a terrific Race HQ (and great post-race food and drink);
Newcastle parkrun for the loan of their equipment;
The 5 Mile Race committee who – between supping cups of tea and coffee – did an enormous amount of work behind the scenes ensuring the race went off without a hitch.
Many thanks to you all.
see some photos from the race HERE