Well if there were any doubts in Newcastle, the record of the series of never having been run in the rain was definitely broken tonight. Nonetheless we had again over 500 finishers and a superb atmosphere despite the freakishly cold snap in the weather.
Once again John Cunniffe of Red Tag Timing has delivered the goods in exceptionally quick time with full provisional results within a coupole of hours of the finish of the race.
Highlights for me were:
- 500+ mostly happy finishers
- PB’s abounded – the changed course seems a bit faster than the old one – as it is now a slightly downhill rather than uphill course.
- Superb performances from “Tobin’s babes” – the Juvenilles who guested in the race: Peadar Harvey, Conor Gillen, Matthew Moran, Alan Byrne and Finn Stoneman.
- The closest possible battle up the front with Mayo AC’s TJ and Timmy finishing on the same time.