Members of Aycliffe Running Club joined approximately 5000 other runners for the Simply Health Great North 10K earlier this month.
The course starts near Gateshead International Stadium, heads down to Gateshead Quayside and passes Sage Gateshead, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Millennium Bridge and passes under the iconic Tyne Bridge.
At approximately 5K the runners turn and head back along the riverside and up the hill now named ‘The Slog On The Tyne’ to finish on the track inside Gateshead Stadium.
Results for Aycliffe Club runners were Trish Kay came home first for the club in51:04, placing first in her category of female over 55; then Andrew Lumley in 51:25; Judith Porter in 57:33 and Lisa Sheldon in 01:03:10.
Three Aycliffe club runners (pictured above) enjoyed a fantastic morning out at Hexham the July 16, participating in a very hilly and sunny half marathon. Ste Suthrran was first home for the club in 1.34.48, followed by Rob Nicholson in 1.56.34 and Lisa Dowell at 2.16.08.
At Durham City 10k on Wednesday July 19, Aycliffe Running Club members joined hundreds of others for the Prince Bishops Durham City 10K on a 2 lap, scenic, undulating, course starting on Saddler Street and finishing on Palace Green. First to finish for Aycliffe was Alan Wilks in 47:26 followed by Sinead Croarkin 48:37, Martha McBarron 51:22, Trish Kay 51:27 (1st place in her category), Lisa Sheldon, 1:01:29, Warren Raine, 57:03 and Bev Phillippo 01:00:06.
The fourth event in the Summer Tees Trail series of 5k races took place at Acklam Grange on July 19. First home for the club was John Burnside, 34th overall and 1st in his category of male over 60 in 22:49; followed by Cyd Denise, 47th in 24:59 and 1st in her category of female over 55; then came Susan Clark, 73rd in 32:07 and 1st in her category of female over 60; and she was followed Ray Todd finished 91st in 36:07.