Club athletes tackle coastal challenge

Wooler Running Club at the Coastal Run' L-R:  Nick Johnson, Steve Revell, Simon Curry, Donald Pearson.
Wooler Running Club at the Coastal Run' L-R: Nick Johnson, Steve Revell, Simon Curry, Donald Pearson.

Wooler Running Club

Following the success at the Chevy Chase, Wooler’s home event, eight club members lined up in the Northumberland Coastal Run, an unmeasured half-marathon from Beadnell to Alnmouth on Sunday.

Weather conditions were far more favourable than the weekend before, contributing to some great runs.

First home for the club was Shi Shi Ord in a course pb of 1:50:43, knocking seven minutes off her previous time. She was followed by Pauline Aitchison, who finished in 1:54:27, then Simon Curry in 1:55:24, Nick Johnson in 1:57:37, Steve Revell in 2:05:24, Donald Pearson in 2:06:26, Charlotte Dodds in 2:19:08 and Michelle Imrie in 2:35:10.

Many thanks to all other club members who gave up their Sunday to provide excellent cheering at various points along the course, most notably Carrie Armstrong and Harry Porteous.

l In blistering and glorious sunshine the previous week, Wooler Running Club members performed superbly at the Chevy Chase.

First club member home was Henrietta Bolton-Carter who finished in 4:01:06 and was third lady and 24th overall. First WRC man home was Glen McWilliams in a time of 4:38:42. Next in was Alison Wright in 4:49:48, followed by Carrie Armstrong in 4:55:50, Harry Porteous in 5:08:03, Nathalie Revell and Victoria Curry in 5:24:50, Maxine Lock in 5:45:33.

Sarah Robson completed the walk in 5:23:43, finishing third lady in the walkers category.

Many club members helped on the day and provided fantastic cheering and support for all participants as always and the club passed on a big thank-you to Mary Logan and Claire Bagness for organising the race.

It now looks forward to seeing everyone again next year.