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THOUSANDS TURN OUT FOR EASTER RUN

Over 1,800 runners took part in today’s North Tyneside 10k Road Race, organised by North Tyneside Council.

The race was won by North Shields Poly runner David Green in a time of 32m 36s. The first female over the line was Jacqueline Penn of North Shields Poly in a time of 38m 31s.

Daniel Alexander of Gateshead Harriers was second and George Rudman of Blaydon Harriers third in the men's category and Sophie Marr of Tyne Bridge Harriers was second and Rachel Adamson of Tyne Bridge Harriers was third in the women's category.

Phil Scott, head of environment, housing and leisure at North Tyneside Council said, “The race was an early sell out and there was a real buzz in the days leading up to it.”

“I’d like to congratulate the winners and everyone that took part whatever their finish time and personal goals.”

The Easter Sunday event was the 15th North Tyneside 10k and is considered one of the most scenic but challenging in the UK.

Participants made their way from the Parks Sports Centre in North Shields, along the Fish Quay, past Tynemouth Priory and up the coast to St. Mary’s Lighthouse.

Runners also passed the colourful Spanish City Funfair on the 6.2 mile route, operating on the Links till tomorrow (Easter Monday).

Supported by Start Fitness, Bernicia Homes and Clearly Drinks, the race attracted club and fun runners from across the country and has a course record of 30m and 26s set by Mongolian athlete Serod Batocir in 2011.

Entrants received an official race t-shirt, their winning time by text message and video clips of them crossing the finishing line were available too.

Entries for the 2020 race will open in the Autumn.

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