Evenwood's athletes
Evenwood's athletes

Evenwood Road Runners turned out in force for the famous and historic Blaydon Race on Sunday, June 9 (pictured above).

The Blaydon Race was first held as a point-to-point in 1811 and revived in modern times in 1981.

The 5.8 mile route is based on the lyrics to the 1862 song by Geordie Ridley “The Blaydon Races”. It began on the quayside at Newcatle, going down the Scotswood Road and finishing in Blaydon.

A celebration of the north east’s running community, local culture and heritage, The Blaydon Race is organised and run by Blaydon Harrier and Athletics Club.

Evenwood Road Runners all did fantastically well. First back from Evenwood was Gordon Scott in 39 mins 17secs.

He was followed a minute later by by Steven Graydon in 40.19. Then came Emma Lowson 43.57, Keith Hilton 44.12, Julie Tinkler 46.32, Mark Baglin 46.33, Lauren Shaw 46.44, Bethany Sowerby 47.30, Gary Sowerby 47.39, Nicola Dixon 49.00, Liam Caygill 52.31, Jamie Rielly 55.17, Tracy Rose 55.46, Kelly Wilkinson 56.28, Robin Crosby 58.53, Craig Thomas 59.39, Mary Mowatt 1:00:39, Gail Richards 1:00:48, Shaun Barker 1:02:07, Chantelle Robson 1:02:20, John Tully 1:07:20, Clare Clarke 1:10:13, Jane Quinn 1:17:45, Nicola Finch 1:17:46, and Faye Townsend 1:19:03.

Paul Townsend