Less than 24 hours after running a superb first leg for Bronze medallists Morpeth Harriers at the Northern Athletics 12 Stage Road Relays at Silksworth, Sunderland on Saturday, Sam Hancox was back in full competitive action, when winning the annual Transped Blyth Valley 10k Road Race on Sunday morning, which was run for the twelfth occasion.
Having celebrated his 21st birthday just a couple of days beforehand, Hancox certainly made his weekend complete, when he won by a margin of 30 seconds, posting a winning time of 31m49s, from Salford’s Tom Cornthwaite, who had also competed the previous day, running the final glory leg for his winning club.
In what could also be termed as “Sweet Revenge”, Hancox also led his club to a handsome Men’s team victory over second placed Tyne Bridge Harriers, with third place going to host club Blyth.
Supporting Hancox in the team victory were Karl Taylor and Mark Snowball who finished 6th and 12th, posting respective times of 33m38s, and 34m37s.
Taylor and Snowball had also both run at Silksworth the previous day.