Munro wins final Summer Cup League race

Lynn Munro on her way to winning the final race in the Summer Cup League.
Lynn Munro on her way to winning the final race in the Summer Cup League.

The fifth and final race of Blyth’s Summer Cup series saw more than 55 competitors take part.

The last of the 4km handicapped series of five races was around the promenade, along the coastal cycle path to the middle toilet block and back by the footpath beside the road.

Weather conditions were ideal as over half the field set their fastest times of the series.

The race was won by Lynn Munro, who was the first runner off and she was never passed as she led from start to finish to win by eight seconds from Joe Frazer, who had overtaken third placed Anne Craddock in the final 50 metres.

All three set their best times and each improved on their previous race by over a minute.

The fastest time on the night was set by Jake Masterman, while Judith Nutt set the fastest time by a lady.

In a fiercely contested competition the overall winner of the Summer Cup League was Gwen Foster, who never finished outside the top ten in the four races she competed in and also improved her times in every race.

Second was taken by Lesley Falkous, and she also improved her times in every race. Only four points behind her was Jake Masterman in third.

With Foster and Falkous filling the top two positions, it was no surprise that their team also won the team prize and they were joined by Andrea Wilson, Gemma Harmon, Craig Harmon and Lisa Scorer as the winning team.

The fastest male recorded times were set by Sam Dodd in race one and Jake Masterman in race five, with both recording 13:37 for the 2.5-mile course, while Judith Nutt set the fastest time by a lady, recording 15:30 for the 2.5 miles.

Blyth provides opportunities for young athletes between the ages of eight and 17 to receive coaching in endurance athletics events, sprints, throws and jumping events.

All coaching is by qualified UK Athletics coaches who are trained and have been screened for their suitability for working with young people. Anybody interested can call Keith on (01670) 362668 or email enquiries@blythrunningclub.co.uk