A sell out field of 2,000 runners will spend their Easter Sunday (27 March) competing at the North Tyneside 10K Road Race. Known to be one of the UK’s most scenic road races, the 10k takes in North Shields Fish Quay, Tynemouth Priory & Castle and a long stretch of coastline before finishing at St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay.
Organised by North Tyneside Council and supported by Northumbria Spring Water, Tyne Met College and Start Fitness, the event is a popular meet up for club runners and newbies alike.
The 2015 edition saw the event record its highest turnout to date with 1905 finishers. Romance was in the air with married couple Tadele Geremew and Justina Heslop top in their respective fields: Geremew crossed the line in 30:52 – less than 30 seconds outside the course record – with Morpeth Harriers pair Carl Avery (31:09) and Ian Harding taking second and third respectively.
Heslop, who like Geremew runs with Elswick Harriers, took first place – and 12th overall – in 34:44. Elizabeth Mooney took second in 36:47 with Jacqueline Penn third (37:17).