Teenager Joe Dixon signed off the year in fine style with a big personal best
at the Blyth Links parkrun on Saturday 21st December 2019.
With a finishing time of 16 minutes 22 seconds, some 21 seconds better than he had run at Newcastle a few weeks ago, he was not only first finisher but left in his wake a number of good senior athletes, although several of these will have been using the outing as a way back to full fitness.
Club colleagues Andrew Lawrence (16m 38s) and Rachelle Falloon (18m 5s) were 2nd and 5th,
and North Shields Poly’s world leading Over 55 Guy Bracken 3rd (17m5s).
Joe’s regular under 15 team mates Ryan Davies and Liam Roche
were 4th and 6th in 17m 33s and 18m 15s respectively, Roche’s time also a pb.
Dixon’s age-graded percentage was 88% and his time places him as 14th in the country in 2019 for his age, showing the tremendous strides he has made forward this year in his running under the careful guidance of coach Mike Bateman.
In the same event, there were also pbs for Richard Kirby, 14th in 19m 26s and Lindsey Quinn, 21st in 20m 1s.