Friday evening saw Morpeth's Peter Newton lead home a field of over 4000 runners to win this years annual trek along Scotswod Road to Blaydon. His winning time was 27.50, with fellow Morpeth Harrier Carl Avery finishing second and Abraham Twelde of Saltwell third.
The women's race was won by Sonia Samuals of Sale Harriers in 29.46 from Sunderland Strollers' Alyson Dixon
Following a week of rain, conditions were good, warm and sunny with a slight head wind.
This was my first race since turning 60 and although I wasn't as quick as I had hoped, I am relatively pleased with a time of 40.21 (despite it being my slowest ever time for this race).
ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT IN BLAYDON
Thanks to Francesca for photos