Places fast running out for 10k race

The start of the 2008 North Tyneside 10k Road Race near the Parks Sports Centre in North Shields.
The start of the 2008 North Tyneside 10k Road Race near the Parks Sports Centre in North Shields.
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RUNNERS are being encouraged to be quick off the mark to secure a place in a popular run.

More than 1,000 runners have so far signed up take part in the North Tyneside 10K Road Race with a limit of 2,200 for the event on Easter Sunday, April 8.

The race will start at the Parks Sports Centre in North Shields, taking in the Fish Quay, Tynemouth Priory and Castle, and along the coastline to finish at St Mary’s Lighthouse.

Coun Glynis Barrie, cabinet member for leisure, culture, tourism and safer communities, said: “The North Tyneside 10K Road Race is now in its eighth year and it’s wonderful to see such a fantastic response so far from individuals and running clubs throughout the UK.

“Due to the nature of the route we have a strict limit of 2,200 participants, so we are urging people to avoid disappointment and get their entries in quickly.

Last year’s race was won by Morpeth Harriers club runner and Mongolian-born Serod Batochir, who finished in 30 minutes and 20 seconds.

The first female was Durham City Harriers’ Rosie Smith in a time of 35 minutes and 40 seconds.

The entry fee for a UK Athletics Club member is £15 and a non-club member fee is £17.

Each person taking part will receive a goody bag and participants must be aged over 15 to be eligible to compete.

Entry forms are available in sports centres, libraries and tourist information centres.

Alternatively, visit www.northtyneside.gov.uk, e-mail events@northtynesidegov.uk or call (0191) 643 7409.