The season opening Winter Grand Prix got off to a flyer at Cobalt tonight.
Our juniors were out in force making up 14 of the 44 competitors at the start line, on a perfect night for running. They certainly let their presence be known at the sharp end of the results, taking the top 2 spots, with 5 overall in the top 10.
However there could be only one winner and young Elena tore round the 5k course to finish in 27:42 (23:02 actual), 30 seconds ahead of her closest rival.
🥇 27:42 – Elena Walker
🥈 28:12 – Beth George
🥉 28:20 – Paul James
Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the Great North Run is an iconic North East event.
On Sunday prior to the race, it doesn’t matter if you’re donning our legendary Green and Gold colours, a charity vest or even fancy dress – if you’re a Wallsend Harrier you need to be in our GNR team photo.
We’d like to convey our huge thanks to all of the competitors for braving the elements on Wednesday evening. You gave us some wonderful entertainment and excitement.
We’d also again like to publicly thank our wonderful event organisers, officials and marshals for their fantastic efforts and enthusiasm – we’ve had some amazing feedback from many of the clubs who raced. You truly are a credit to the club and the sport.
Finally a huge thank you to Dave Daniels for burning the midnight oil to provide us with the results and amends.
Here are your final results from Wednesday evening;