REDCAR HALF MARATHON 2013 - 29/10/13

IT CAN'T BE WINDY IN REDCAR AGAIN - CAN IT?

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By Patricia Speedie 

Well, the Redcar Half Marathon was here again and now in it's 31st year had a great turnout, members from various clubs and also many non-club runners, lots of people travelling a great distance to take part. 

Last year I remember marshalling this race as I wasn't ready to run a half marathon and it was freezing, I now appreciate how much effort those marshals actually put in to keep us runners going. This year I was running it, I remember people saying, "Oh, it's always windy in Redcar, that Coast Road will be a nightmare!".  I see what they mean now, windy yes!

The race started at 10am and everyone went on their way, weather conditions were dry and sunny, a bit too warm for my liking but better than freezing cold downpours.  As we all headed along the Trunk Road it seemed to get warmer but there were plenty of water stations along the whole of the course, great job those people do. The support down this road was amazing and I can tell you it was needed, that road seemed to go on forever, roundabouts came and yet it still didn't end, finally I see the garage in sight and the crowds of people near Locke Park shouting and cheering us on, we had made it to the end of the Trunk Road, relief!   We passed the start finish line which was around 7 miles and headed towards the Coast Road, lovely scenery, fantastic support but wind, oh yes, remember it is Redcar!  Running down this road was a bit of a battle but everyone tried to shelter behind each other as we ran (good idea and it works).  The turnaround at Marske brought an easier run home as the wind direction was then behind us, tired legs but enough energy left to push on knowing that the finish was in sight. 

The finish line, what can I say, the support was tremendous, lots of people cheering you on and friendly faces to congratulate you at the end, just what you needed! A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this great event run smoothly, also thanks to Andrew Pearson, Graham Hall, Diane Hall, Terry Saffin and of course David Aspin for the great selection of photographs!

 Well done to all runners who took part and big congratulations to all New Marske Harriers!

Results    Photos Videos

Gun Pos Bib Gun Time Forename Surname M/F Cat ChipPos Chip Time
GunPos Bib GunTime Forename Surname M/F Cat ChipPos ChipTime
2 1315 01:10:17 Andrew Wiles M 2 01:10:17
4 116 01:11:19 James Bulman M 40 4 01:11:19
8 1350 01:16:13 John Clifford M 40 9 01:16:13
22 1282 01:21:09 Mark Gamble-Thompson M 50 22 01:21:05
57 757 01:26:08 Clive Thornton M 45 57 01:26:03
59 1258 01:26:20 Neil Walker M 50 60 01:26:17
60 732 01:26:27 Andrew Sugden M 61 01:26:23
69 822 01:27:24 Chris Whiles M 70 01:27:21
71 1306 01:27:33 Mike Smith M 40 72 01:27:30
76 153 01:27:49 Paul Cleasby M 40 77 01:27:47
108 584 01:30:03 David Paley M 40 103 01:29:47
112 567 01:30:14 Kay Neesam F 45 111 01:30:06
132 382 01:31:39 David Hodgson M 55 130 01:31:33
173 894 01:34:21 Lisa Bennett F 40 174 01:34:13
200 1177 01:35:37 Phil Musgrave M 201 01:35:30
214 341 01:36:08 Stephen Guest M 216 01:35:59
215 1110 01:36:11 Nicholas Ogrady M 40 218 01:36:04
372 589 01:43:44 Gemma Parkin F 379 01:43:38
385 718 01:44:14 Patricia Speedie F 40 381 01:43:42
389 958 01:44:28 David Heath M 45 391 01:44:19
398 945 01:44:50 Joanne Goldsmith F 40 403 01:44:43
467 1189 01:47:22 Douglas Scott M 60 474 01:47:14
477 696 01:47:42 Ronnie Sherwood M 70 479 01:47:27
574 662 01:51:19 Alan Robson M 45 585 01:51:12
732 833 01:57:49 Brenda Run Wilkin F 35 734 01:57:27
777 454 02:00:43 Martin Kirby M 55 771 01:59:49
813 686 02:03:32 Colin Scollay M 60 807 02:02:39
888 1102 02:07:32 Whyte Martin M 55 883 02:06:36
1017 180 02:18:59 Joel Coombes M 1016 02:18:09
1018 375 02:19:20 Keith Hildore M 70 1017 02:18:25
1060 383 02:25:46 Julie Hodgson F 50 1063 02:25:24
1081 230 02:28:44 Tanya Dixon F 1078 02:27:55
1117 99 02:37:33 Kelly Brearley F 35 1116 02:36:46

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