Cook takes honours in tenth Transped Blyth Valley 10k run

Runners at the start of the tenth Transped Blyth Valley 10k.
Runners at the start of the tenth Transped Blyth Valley 10k.

Nearly 600 runners took part in the tenth Transped Blyth Valley 10k, organised by Blyth Running Club.

Entering the last two miles, a group of 12 runners were all in contention but in the last mile Graeme Cook managed to pull away from Morpeth’s John Butters to win by 11 seconds.

For the second year running, Craig Isherwood of Sunderland was third.

GB international Rosie Smith finished in eighth position overall and first lady back, smashing the course record for the ladies by more than 40 seconds. Stephanie Maclean-Dann, of North Shields Poly, was second lady while Alison Dargie, of Tynedale, was third lady.

The first Blyth man was Bard Clough with a top 20 finish, while Lauren Barrett was the first Blyth lady.

Blyth Running Club would like to thank all their sponsors which included Transped, Start Fitness, Herrons The Jewellers, John Gunn, The Quay Public House and Blyth Lifeguards for their assistance, and all the marshals, helpers and officials for once again making this a successful event.

The full set of results are available on the Blyth Running Club website at

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