Saturday 26th February 2022
Report by Richard Pegg
Sometime back in lockdown (you remember when all we could do was craftily run together as small groups) a number of us got together to make a concerted effort to reserve a weekend for socialising and running in a future where we would be free to mix. February was chosen in the freezing but beautiful north east of the country at Bamburgh. An Endurance Life Event, the Coastal Half and 10k races were chosen. We all stuck to our commitment and reserved the race and booked bunkhouse accommodation. Sadly this meant missing the National XC event in that London.
Nevertheless we were rewarded with a great weekend and races. We may have been lucky in that the weather was dry and sunny. We certainly did fall on the best conditions. A point to point run north to Bamburgh castle with a strong southerly wind!
The event went well. It started in freezing wind and ended in bright early spring sunshine. All well organised and well marshalled. Only very small issue was that we ran over the advertised distance…does that really matter?
Only one Strider ran Richard Pegg who finished third in vet 60 in a time of 2.05.40. Slow but respectable in an off road long beach run.
There were some good times recorded by ex-striders on the trip from HRRC. There was also a contingent of runners from Smiley Pacers and Totley which made this a corner of Sheffield in a far off “battlefield “.
Well worth the trip to this part of the world, this run is recommended for all abilities. Not sure the weather will be as good again though.
The overall Half Marathon winner was Andrew Bell (MSen) in 1:27:29. The first lady was Claire Puttock (FSen) in 1:43:36. No club info was available.
For full results see this link
Pos Name Class Time Cat Pos 95 Richard Pegg MV60 02:05:02 3 239 Joanne Battersby FV55 02:27:48 6