Clive Cookson 10km.

Whitley Bay. Wed. 15th May.

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CLIVE COOKSON 10km
Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear
Gus Withers strolled to an easy victory and Tracy Millmore repeated her 2017 win in this popular North Shields Poly spring promotion.
After a beautiful day, a cool breeze had developed as the temperatures dropped, when the 450 runners started on the two lap course.
Running in the Gateshead colours, Withers a student at Northumbria University and a former member of Basildon, took an early lead passing the halfway point in 15mins 56secs. His advantage at this stage was 10secs over recent North Tyneside 10km winner, David Green with Tom Charlton in third place. Withers crossed the finish line at Monkseaton High School, 43secs ahead of Charlton who had moved into second place. Stephen Jackson, who 3 days earlier won the Sunderland City Centre Half Marathon, moved through to take third place, passing Green in the final strides.
Charlton led Tyne Bridge to an eighth successive team victory. Their 4th counter, Tim Kelso was also the first veteran (M40+) to finish.
Millmore, who won the race two years ago, had a slight lead over Sophie Marr and Steph McLean Dann at halfway (18:37), but opened the gap to 22secs at the finish line with Dann overhauling Marr on the second circuit. The first two were also the leading veterans.
Dann had finished 3rd in 2017 and 2nd in 2018. Marr led Tyne Bridge to another team victory.
ROAD
1 G Withers (Gate) 32:12; 2 T Charlton (Tyne Br) 32:55; 3 S Jackson (Elv, M35) 33:08; 4 D Green (NSP) 33:09; 5 S Morley (Tyne Br) 33:26; 6 M Hedley (Tyne Br) 33:39; 7 T Innes (Morp) 34:01; 8 T Kelso (Tyne Br, M40) 34:40; 9 S Beckett (Crook, M35) 34:41; 10 A Heppell (Gosf, M40) 34:59; 11 P Turnbull (Tyne Br, M40) 35:11; 12 A Bell (Els) 35:22; 13 J Robertson (Tyne Br) 35:29; 14 D Coe (Heat) 35:40; 15 P Turner (Els, M45) 35:43; 16 A Ball (Els, M40) 35:51; 17 M McGillivray (Heat, M35) 35:53; 18 C Braithwaite (Tyne Br) 35:56
M55: 1 G Penn (NSP) 37:01; 2 J O'Reilly (Tyne) 37:10; 3 I Norman (Heat) 38:00; 4 R Tailford (Tyne Br) 38:25
TEAM (4 to Score)
1 Tyne Bridge H 21; 2 North Shields Poly 75; 3 Elswick H 77
Women
1 T Millmore (Birt, W35) 37:56; 2 S McLean Dann (NSP, W40) 38:18; 3 S Marr (Tyne Br) 38:56; 4 L Cheetham (Jes J) 39:22; 5 A Hemsley (Walls) 39:51; 6 C Young (Clare) 39:53; 7 G Manford (Gate, W35) 40:12; 8 H Wood (Low F) 40:19; 9 A Fuller (Els) 40:29; 10 R Adamson (Tyne Br) 40:53; 11 E Thompson (Elv, W35) 41:04; 12 R Oldham (W40) 41:05; 13 S Thew (NSP, W40) 41:18; 14 R Parkin (Tyne Br) 41:19; 15 S Ingham (NSP, W35) 41:53; 16 R Hawdon (SSh, W35) 42:13; 17 C Lowes (Els, W35) 42:24; 18 B Coleman (NSP, W40) 42:32; 19 J Brown (Els, W45) 42:43; 20 R Gill (Tyne Br, W35) 42:59
W50: 1 S Stephenson (Els) 44:10. W55: 1 H Robinson (J&H) 44:01. W60: 1 E Waters (Heat) 45:31; 2 Y Swinhoe (Els) 48:44. W60: 1 J Davis (Ack) 52:37
TEAM (4 to Score)
1 Tyne Bridge H 47; 2 North Shields Poly 48; 3 Elswick H 69

Additional Comments: 443 finishers (last time: 76:47).