Potts takes Blyth Running Club handicap race

David Potts celebrates his win.
David Potts celebrates his win.

Blyth Running Club held their annual handicap race over a distance of 6.5 miles.

The route started at the beach car park, then went along the beach path, up Collywell Bay Road, past the Delaval Arms and then back along the cliff tops and the road back to Blyth.

Weather conditions were ideal for running on a warm, sunny morning as more than 30 runners from Blyth gathered for the start.

Starter Dave Kitching set the first runner, Simon Sellars, away, and some 30 minutes later the last runner, Brad Clough, set off.

The race was won by David Potts, who was set away some 12 minutes after the first runner and gradually worked his way through to win by over 90 seconds from Lewis Freeman, with Paul Knight a further 20 seconds back in third place.

In fourth place was Cath Young, who set the fastest time by a lady, while a fast finishing Brad Clough finished fifth, setting the fastest time off the day, just missing the course record by four seconds.

The full set of results are available on the Blyth Running Club website at www.blythrunningclub.org.uk