Pontefract Park provided the venue for this years 'Northerns' and on a bright sunny winters day the going was good to soft as 685 runners completed the 12km course as it wound its way around the horse
The race was won by Steve Vernon of Stockport Harriers, in 39.52. Not that I saw much of him as I huffed and puffed my way to 329th position in 51.38. Having said that I did enjoy my run and am reasonably happy with my performance. I feel that I am still making slow but steady progress and the race provided a much more testing run out than a normal training run would have.
Unfortunately Blaydon did not manage to field a full team, but other Blaydon performances were:
Luke Aston 371st in 52.44
Jamie Boswell 464th in 56.00
Alan Storey 507th in 57.24