Andrea leads from the front as Charley wins prediction race

IN the fourth race of this year’s Summer Cup series, a total of 42 runners started and finished the course.

First away was Andrea Scott, who managed to hold on to the lead to win in her season’s best time of 21.46 – nine seconds in front of Beverley Jennison, who herself was just a second ahead of the fast finishing Dave Roberts in third.

Fastest male was Sam Dodd in 14:07 and fastest female Leanne Herron with 15.12, lowering the female course record by 17 seconds.

Julie Clark equalled her female vets record of 15.29.

The next race is on Wednesday, September 14, at 7.15 pm.

Blyth held their first ‘Predictor Race’, where runners had to tell organisers what their predicted time would be for a three-mile route.

The runner whose actual time was closest to their predicted time would be declared the winner.

Robbie Barkley was the first runner back and was only ten seconds outside his predicted time followed closely by Graeme Stewart and Craig Birch.

However, Barkley’s prediction was bettered by 13-year-old Charley Hedley, who was only eight seconds outside her predicted time and was declared the winner.

Hedley was presented with her T-shirt by Andy Griffin, a founder member of the club

The club thanked the organisers, marshals, timekeepers and helpers in both events.

Blyth Running Club start indoor mini athletic sessions on Wednesday, September 7, at Blyth Sports Centre at 5pm and will last about one hour.