There was further success for the Lothian club at the weekend with Jo Williams leading home 335 females to win the Women’s category of the Run Newcastle Valentines 10k and a top 10 finish for Josh Dack in the overall classification.
The Run Newcastle Valentines 10km takes place in the open surroundings of Newcastle’s Town Moor. The traffic-free 10k course is on mainly tarmac paths around the Moor – the course is 2 laps of a flat and fast course.
Jo emerged as a convincing winner of the Women’s race crossing the finish line in 36 minutes 48 seconds, almost 3 minutes clear of her nearest pursuers Elicia Smith[New Marske] and Lucy Bibblestone [Unattached] who were seperated by one second in 39.38 and 39.39 resepectively. In the overall standings Jo finished 13th.
Josh had a good run to finish in 8th place of 315 male competitors who completed the course. Josh stopped the clock at 36 minutes 14 seconds. Overall race winner was Matthew Alderson[Blaydon Harriers, 34.27].