The 13th staging of the North Tyneside 10K Road Race proved why the event is so highly regarded in the region with almost 2,000 runners lacing up on Easter Sunday (16 April). There was a familiar face at the front as Tadele Geremew secured victory in a close contest in the men’s field, while Alison Dargie took top place in the female competition.
One of the UK’s most scenic road races, Sunday’s event saw runners start at the Parks Sports Centre in North Shields before taking in the Fish Quay, Tynemouth Priory & Castle and a long stretch of coastline then finishing at St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay. Organised by North Tyneside Council and with support from Northumbria Spring water and Start Fitness, the race consistently sells out each year.
Elswick Harrier Geremew edged out Tyne Bridge Harriers David Green and Sparrow Morley to take victory. Geremew (33:04) was just four seconds ahead of Green, with Morley taking third in 33:26.
In the women’s competition, Dargie followed up her impressive showing at the Blyth Valley 10K with victory in 38:09, one minute faster than Morpheth’s Lorna McDonald (39:09). Sarah Robson was third in 40:58. Robert Fred Clough was midpoint in the field in 54:44, while the last runner came home in 1:38:54.
Full results are available on our race listings page.