the biggest half marathon in the World. This year over 57,000 entrants lined the streets to tackle the 13.1 miles to South Shields. First back for the club was Michael Roy, with a great effort of 1h.48.47 to finish 5208th overall. Next was Charlotte Whitaker, in a super 2h.11.11, followed by Katherine Lewis running well in 2h.16.58. Other finishers: Andrew Shanley 2h.29.03, Julie Shanley 2h.29.04, Nigel Beeson and Liz Smith 2h.45.15. There was one local club member in the Golden Ball 20 mile race recently. Emily Stapleton ran strongly to finish in a time of 2h.55.49 and in 43rd position.
At the Garstang half marathon first back for the club was Steve Perry finishing well up the field in 64th place, in a good effort of 1h.47.49. Just three positions behind was Graham Lawton, running well in 1h.48.56 and next was Eden Parkinson in 2h.06.48