A popularrace on the racing calendar is the Marina 5miler at Hartlepool, an out and back event along the coastline. This event is completely flat for runners taking them 2.5miles out, around a cone and back to the start point. Flat and fast and known for producing good times.
With London marathon only a week away some of the competitors were using this as final preparation whilst others went for it. Second claim runner Dean Newton finished in an impressive 3rd in 25:43 with Louise Talman 1st lady on the day with a new personal best of 29:53.
Some terrific performances again through the field including a number of personal bests, Nev Ford and Wes Atkins two runners who seem to achieve this in every race this season! Big shout out to Sarah Addison completing her first 5 mile race and with an IT band injury…thank god husband Tommy works in IT!