Participants for one of the UK’s most scenic running events are urged to get their entry in fast.
More than 1,300 people have so far signed up to the 12th annual North Tyneside 10k Road Race, on Easter Sunday.
The route takes in North Shields Fish Quay, Tynemouth Priory and Castle, Cullercoats, and the Spanish City before finishing in sight of St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay.
Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “Now it its 12th year, the race has established itself as a firm favourite in the sporting calendar. With the route taking in such beautiful scenery, it’s not surprising that it’s so popular.”
Chip timing is used and runners receive their winning time by text message.
Entry fees are £17 for club runners and £18 for non-club runners. The race is open to those aged over 15 only.
For more information or to enter the event, visit www.visitnorthtyneside.com
The last race was won by Tadele Mulugeta in a time of 30 minutes 51 seconds, narrowly missing the course record. The first female runner over the line was Justina Heslop.
The North Tyneside 10k Road Race is organised by North Tyneside Council and supported by Start Fitness, TyneMet College and Northumbria Spring Water.