Julie wins latest Winter series race

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BLYTH Running Club are once again taking part in their annual Grand Prix series, which involves 12 races ranging from five miles in length to 14 miles.

The first race was the Snake Lane Ten Mile which takes place in Pocklington, approximately ten miles east of York. More than 30 members from Blyth made the journey and were met with ideal conditions for running on a course around the rural lanes of Pocklington.

First back for Blyth was 18-year-old Jake Jansen with a top 50 finish and a time just over 60 minutes, followed by Peter Brown in 54th place overall.

First home for the ladies was Heather Christopher, who the previous day had run in the English Cross Country Championships at Sunderland, with Phillipa Baxter the next Blyth lady.

Three days later, the Club held the fourth race in their Winter Series and quite a lot of runners who had ran on Sunday also ran on the Wednesday night.

The race was won by Julie Lemin, who took the lead with about a mile to go and won by 25 seconds from Heather Barrass, with 15-year-old Charlie Hedley in third place.

The fastest time on the evening was set by Jake Jansen and Lee Cuthbertson who had set off together and could not be separated. The fastest time by a Lady was set by Judith Nutt running the race for the first time.

For more information on the club, and its junior section, contact (01670) 362668 or email enquiries@blythrunningclub.co.uk

The Club have introduced a new running group for complete beginners, led by Alison Lowes who is a qualified ‘Run In England’ leader. 

For more information contact Alison on 07792 860740.