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Thousands take part in Easter weekend run

Runners pound the pavement during the 10K road race

Around 2,000 people took part in the North Tyneside 10k Road Race.

The 13th annual race was won by Tadele Geremew in a time of 33 minutes and 07 seconds. The first female runner over the line was Alison Dargie in a time of 38 minutes and 14 seconds.

In the men’s race, David Green was second with Sparrow Morley in third. The second female over the line was Lorna Macdonald with Sarah Robson finishing third.

Organised by North Tyneside Council, it was an Easter Sunday sell-out with fun runners and competitive athletes alike, keen to tackle what is one of the most scenic yet challenging road races in the UK.

Hundreds turned out to watch and cheer on competitors in the race that started at the Parks Sports Centre in North Shields before taking in the Fish Quay, Tynemouth Priory and a stretch of coastline, before finishing at St. Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay. The race also passed the travelling Spanish City Funfair on the Links, there for its annual visit.

The 6.2 mile run was organised by North Tyneside Council and supported by Start Fitness and Northumbria Spring, who supplied the drinking water along the route.

All competitors received a race t-shirt and their finish time by text message.

For more information email events@northtyneside.gov.uk.