Weightman sixth in Great North Mile

Laura Weightman.
Laura Weightman.

Laura Weightman finished sixth in the Bupa Great North Mile on the Newcastle-Gateshead quayside on Saturday.

The Lesbury athlete crossed the line in 4.37.13. The race was won by Scotland’s Laura Muir in 4.34.84.

Writing on her Facebook page afterwards, Weightman, 23, said: “I loved racing at the Newcastle City Games. It was great to be running in front of a home crowd, the support was amazing. My legs were a little tired in the last 150 metres.”

Earlier this summer, the Morpeth Harrier won 1500m Commonwealth Games silver as well as bronze at the European Championships.