25 Oct

Entries Open For Memorial Race

Heaton Harriers

After a sell-out last year, organisers of the Heaton Harriers Memorial Road Race are hoping next month's event will be just as popular with 700 competitors expected to take part. The race traditionally takes place on Remembrance Sunday, with the upcoming event scheduled for Sunday 10 November.

One of longest running events in the North East race calendar, the 10k course takes runners through Newcastle upon Tyne's historic Town Moor. Former winners include Olympians Jim Alder, Mike Mcleod and Steve Cram. Last year's event saw Morpeth Harriers' Ian Hudspith take first place in a time of 31:23, with Aly Dixon securing top spot in the female competition with 34:27.

Next month's event will see a slightly modified (and quicker) route, with the race headquarters moved to the historic Royal Grammar School. Entry is set at just £7 (£9 unattached) and is chip timed. A winning time bonus of £200 has been allocated for male runners who finish sub 31 minutes and sub 35 for female competitors.

To register, visit the Heaton Harriers website.