It’s the weekend again and there’s another festival of running, this time in the seaside town of Redcar. It is located in the borough of Cleveland in the ceremonial county of North Yorkshire. Unfortunately the weather had other ideas about making this an enjoyable event for many. Wind and rain lashed down on the runners to add an element of challenge to the affair. Hosted by New Marske Harriers, this jewel in the North East offers breath-taking landscapes, picturesque beaches, and endless coastline which makes for a truly idyllic seaside resort! Originating as a fishing town in the 14th century it boasts having the world’s oldest surviving lifeboat. Mark Sutherland took the blue and white flag along to join all the athletes who took over the town for this annual festival which consists of The Half Marathon. A wheelchair Race, Everyone Active 2km Fun Run, Beacon 5km and Zetland 10km races which all take place during the action packed day. Mark’s choice the 13.1 mile half marathon saw him make short work of this linear type, out and back route which started and finished on the seafront. His efforts earned him a t-shirt and a medal. Although narrowley missing out on a personal best Mark finished in 1:34:49. Great running and well done!
REDCAR HALF MARATHON – SUNDAY 29TH SEPT 2019
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