Report from Colin Best:
When I am in Northumberland I usually look out for any suitable races. I found this 10k road race from Wallington Hall, a national trust property, near Morpeth. The course was described as hilly so thought this would suit me. The start was a fifteen minute walk uphill from the finish, to the village of Cambo. That insured a downhill start and finish. Fortunately there was only one hill. Unfortunately it started just after the 3km mark and finished just after the 8km mark. Just a bit longer and more unforgiving than I was expecting.
Still I enjoyed the race on a very pleasant evening for running. At the end of the race they were giving away surplus tee shirts from previous races so was glad I hadn’t forked out £10 for the actual race shirt. Now proud owner of the Bamburgh 10k and Vindolanda 10k shirts. Resisted the marathon ones.
Results have a local feel.
1st Chris Snowball Leeds City 36.26
1st Lady Margaret Beever Stainland Lions 40.00
71st Colin Best Otley AC 53.17
Full results https://runnation.co.uk/results/run-northumberland-wallington-10k-2018?result_filter%5Bcategory%5D=&result_filter%5Bgender%5D=&result_filter%5Bclub%5D=&result_filter%5Blimit%5D=50&result_filter%5Bkeyword%5D=