With no competitive fixtures on the North East calendar at the weekend,
many runners took the chance to participate in one of the growing number of local park runs.
There were winning performances by Andy Lawrence at Blyth in 16 minutes 53 seconds
and Colin Archer, home from the North Sea oil rigs, at Newbiggin in 18:28.
Pick of the crop was perhaps Rachelle Falloon’s on Newcastle Town Moor, however,
where she was first woman home in 17:39 and finished in an overall fifth place.