Emma pips Joseph to win Winter Series race

For the fourth race of Blyth Running Club’s Winter Series, the horrendous wind and rain seen in the afternoon had ceased to give decent conditions by the time the race started.

A total of 52 runners took part with 20 recording season bests.

For the first time in the four races there was a sprint finish, as Emma James and Joseph Woods fought it out down the finishing straight with James just holding off Woods to take first place, although both were given the same time.

Louise Coultate rounded out the top three, finishing nine seconds adrift.

Fastest finisher on the night was Jon French in a time of 14:02, Leanne Herron was once again fastest female in a time of 15:42.

With 43 runners finishing within a minute and all 52 within 97 seconds the timekeeper was kept on his toes.

The next race is on Wednesday, March 5.

For more information about the club turn up at Blyth Sports Centre at 6.45pm on Monday or Wednesday, email enquiries@blythrunningclub.co.uk or ring (01670) 362668.