Morpeth Harriers’ Karl Taylor secured his second victory at Sunday’s Druridge Bay 10K by edging out club-mate Mark Snowball. The event, which incorporates some of Northumberland’s most picturesque coastal spots, drew in a field of 444 runners.
Since being established in 2007, the race has become a popular fixture in the north east’s sporting calendar with a consistent upturn in entries each year. This weekend’s 10k saw competitors raise money for Amble RNLI’s Shannon Lifeboat Appeal.
Taylor, who took first place at the Les Allcorn Memorial 10K earlier this month, continued his fine form to lead the field home in 33:41. Snowball took second in 35:55, with Craig Batson rounding off the top trio of male runners in 37:15.
In the women’s competition, Alnwich Harriers’ Johanna Gascoigne-Owen secured a convincing victory in 39:17, with Nina Cameron second (43:42) and Lauren Barrett third (46:03). The mid-point runner was Victoria MacDonald (57:54), with the last competitor home in 2:16:06.
Full results are available here.