|1st place Paul Pollock|
Yesterday, the weather conditions where bright and sunny with a stiff breeze. Not the strong winds of previous years, so I was expecting a decent run. I must admit though I struggled, going to pieces over the three mile stretch from miles 7 to 10, between Redcar and Marske, as the course headed directly into the breeze.
|2nd place Andrew Wiles|
Admittedly I probably started a little too quickly and as a result after 4 miles found myself falling back through the field as the more conservative starters filed past.
|3rd place Ian Harding|
Prior to the race I was expecting to run between 1.28 and 1.30 with 1.30 being a poor but acceptable result. In the end I completed the course in 1.29.30 to finish in 96th position, so within my target.
The race was won by Paul Pollock of Kent AC in 67.05, with Andrew Wiles of New Marske (70.17) in second and Morpeth's Ian Harding 3rd in 70.55.
First lady was Shona Fletcher of Richmond and Zetland Harriers in 1.21.33 for 25th place overall.
4th placed James Bulman of New Marske was 1st M40 in 71.19 with Neil Byrne (79.49) first M45 and New Marske's Paul Gamble - Thompson first M50 (1.21.09)
While my category, M55, was won in 1.28.43 by Quaker Running Club's Brian Martin for 83rd overall from John Marshall of Heaton Harriers (1.28.56) in 85th place. With me being 3rd M55.
For photos - thanks to Francesca