When runners took to South Tyneside streets

Start of the Colts individual and team race.
Start of the Colts individual and team race.

It’s just as well there was no ice on the road when these runners took to the streets in years gone by.

For the ones that have actually started seem to be setting a cracking pace.

Runniers take to the streets on South Tyneside.

Runniers take to the streets on South Tyneside.

The youngest runners here were pictured in the 1970s, but the others come from an earlier era, especially those at the bottom of the page.

What a smashing photo it is, showing runners lining up for the start of a race in Westoe Road.

How many of the runners featured in our picture spread do you recognise?

Undoubtedly some of those running in the 70s are still pounding the streets today! Please get in touch with your running experiences.

Starting at race in Shields at the top of Westoe Road.

Starting at race in Shields at the top of Westoe Road.