The delayed Redcar Running Festival, another rescheduled fixture from earlier in the year saw 5k, 10k and half marathon events all taking place on the seafront over much of the same course that had been used for the Northern Relays.
Lindsey Quinn was 2nd in the 5k with a time of 21 minutes and 1 second, only losing out to Ella Towers of home club New Marske. In the Men’s race, won by NSP’s Dave Green in 15:33, Anthony Janetta was 8th in 18:18 with O/45 Graeme Thorpe one place behind in 18:31. Alistair Mac was 12th in 19:24.
Laura Shaw and Margaret Macdonald both ran in the 10k. Laura was 45th in 49:04 and Margaret 120th in 58:42. Tom Danby was 1st home in 34:45 and NSP’s Carla Maley 1st female finisher in 41:28.
Best performance of the afternoon came from the in form Cat Macdonald, who won the Women’s half marathon event, which incorporated the NE Championships, in a time of 1 hour 23 minutes and 46 seconds and was actually 9th overall. First finisher was Greg Jayasuriya in 1:08:56. Some 322 finished.