Race is on for a place in the coastal run

Entries are now open for one of the country’s most scenic running events – the North Tyneside 10k Road Race.

More than 2,000 people, including club athletes and fun runners, are expected to take part in the annual event which is back for its 11th year.

Application forms have been released for the Easter Sunday race that starts at the Parks Sports Centre before passing North Shields Fish Quay, Tynemouth Priory and Castle, Cullercoats, The Links to finish at St Mary’s Lighthouse.

Coun Eddie Darke, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “This is always a hugely popular event and this year is already proving to be no different – within hours of registration opening, we had over 250 entries.

“With the route taking in a working Fish Quay, the River Tyne, an English Heritage property and a long stretch of our beautiful coastline, it’s no wonder people travel from all over the country to join in.”

The North Tyneside 10k Road Race takes place on Sunday, April 5, and entry fees are £17 for UKA club members and £18 for non-members and fun runners.

For more information or to register, go to www.visitnorthtyneside.com

An online entry and chip timing system will be introduced this year.

All runners will receive a t-shirt and their result by text message.

The race is organised by North Tyneside Council and supported by Start Fitness and Northumbria Spring.