Stunning race hosts record numbers

A record turn-out of almost 500 runners competed in the Bamburgh 10k on Sunday.

Tyne Bridge Harrier Tom Charlton won the race in 33mins 30secs, just outside the course record of 33:00.

The ladies were led home by Georgia Campbell of South Shields Harriers in 39:47. Campbell was also just outside the ladies’ course record of 39:18 set by Jane Hodgson of Morpeth last year.

Team awards went to Tyne Bridge Harriers and South Shields Harriers. Both clubs were well represented along with runners from 34 other clubs travelling from as far as Wimbledon in the south and Perth in Scotland.

Local runners fared well, with Alnwick Harriers Diana Weightman and Lesley Miller taking the women’s V50 and V55 titles respectively.

Clubmates Peter Grey (v55) and Mark Hume (V70+) secured men’s age-group wins.

Race director Richard Hunter said: “It was great to see so many people taking part.

“The race has grown each year since 2012 and new running groups like Rothbury Runners, Jed Joggers and Tweed Striders are among a large group of newcomers to the sport.”

Run Nation and the Run Northumberland series wish to thank Bamburgh Castle, Ultra Runner Store, Blyth Running Club, Rapid Reaction and the race marshals in particular for their support to make this event possible.

The 2015 Bamburgh 10k results are online at www.run-nation.org