One of two events organised by Tynedale Harriers and AC (the other being the Jelly Tea 10 Mile Road Race), the Tynedale 10K now carries the name from which it gained so much notoriety: the pie and peas which are served post-race at the local pub.
Scheduled for Wednesday 3 July, the Pie n Peas 10K takes runners from Ovington and through rural roads in Northumberland, leading to a finish point at Riverside County Park at Low Prudhoe. The route is known to be fast with some small rises at miles three and four.
Last year saw Tyne Bridge Harriers’ Mark Fenwick take first place in 32:47, followed by Liam Taylor (33:17) and Matthew Hornsby (33:58) of Durham City Harriers’ and AC.
Top prize in the female competition went to Elswick Harriers’ Judith Nutt in 39:05, with Wendy Chapman (40:42) and Andrea Banner (41:49) second and third respectively.
Entries for the Tynedale Pie n Peas 10K are still open with registration available here.