The Bridges of the Tyne is a chance to run a rarely run distance and this one being a fast, mainly flat, out and back 5-mile course along the quayside passing the iconic bridges of the Tyne. Indeed, the winner clocked 24:52 to show the quickness of the course. Four JJs took the start line of this always oversubscribed race. Cliff Veitch, running the race for the first time, was first time after hauling in Simon just before the 4-mile mark. Simon had gone off a bit too fast going through 5km in 20:32, and then hitting treacle for the last 2km. Both finished a credible 8th in their age categories. Geoff Blair was next home, and was 4th in the M60 race after winning it last year. Kari Best was our last runner home in a great time and 16th in the V45 race. The race headquarters is the Tyne Bar, so the 4 JJs went back to rehydrate correctly.

116th Cliff Veitch 00:33:33 V55 8th /29

121st Simon Wells 00:33:57 V50 8th /32

143rd Geoff Blair 00:34:59 V60 4th /16

274th Kari Marie Best 00:40:58 V45 16th /37