Tyne Bridge Harriers’ Kurt Heron wins the South Shields Monthly Mile

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Kurt Heron, of Tyne Bridge Harriers, won the South Shields Monthly Mile in midweek.

Heron finished 21 seconds clear of his team-mate Nick Joyce, the former member of South Shields Harriers, in 4:38.

Jamie Barnshaw, from the Shields club, finished fourth with 5:15 for the event over the Bents Park course, with Malcolm Leece, from Jarrow & Hebburn AC, seventh in 5:46 and first veteran over 40.

Andrew Thornton was eighth in a personal best time of 6:04, with Mike McNally ninth in 6:09 and first over 50.

Shields’ Phil McCluskey, of Houghton AC, was 11th in 6:25 and second over 50, with Shields’ Neil Reay 15th in 7:33 and third over 50 and James Lowrie 16th in 7:56.

Kirstin Farqular, of Durham City AC, was 10th overall in the mixed field taking the women’s title with 6:18.

Shields’ Jackie Heads was second in 7:38, with Darcy Tullis third in 7:49 and Caroline Tullis fifth in 8:01.

Julia Barnshaw was sixth in 8:15 with Michelle Loftus seventh in 8:54 and the remarkable Ruth Anderson, aged 80, 12th in 12:47.

Peter Foggo, from Jarrow & Hebburn AC, finished a prominent 24th in a big field of 585 in the North Tyneside Half Marathon.

Foggo recorded 88:01 for the course through Whitley Bay, Blyth and Cramlington finishing on the Newcastle Quayside.

Saltwell’s Ethiopian Abraham Tewelde was first in 69:24.

Mike Jones, from South Shields Harriers, was 28th in 89:02 and third over 50, with Hebburn’s Carl Watson, of Low Fell AC, 34th in 89:48 and fifth over 45.

Shields’ Jonathan Balmer finished 48th in 93:19.

Rachel Hawden, from the Shields club, was eighth in the women’s section in 97:09.

Elswick Harriers stage their Norman Woodcock Memorial Five Miles Road Race in Gosforth Park tomorrow. The race starts at 2pm and covers two laps around the Newcastle Racecourse paths.

Park Runs continue at South Shields, Newcastle, Sunderand, Gateshead, Whitley Bay, Chester le Street and Durham. All races are over 5km at 9am.