Road Running

Senior Men’s and Ladies Road Race Grand Prix Series
The Senior Grand Prix series is based around local road races that take place in our area. Each athlete has their own handicap for each distance (10Km, 10 Mile and 1/2 Marathon) or race if the race is not an exact distance such as the Blaydon race. The more time they knock off their time the more points they receive and the further away from their time the less points they receive. If you are doing a distance or event for the first time you will receive 40pts automatically.

The handicap time is based on the the athletes performances from the previous two years ie for 2013 handicap times it is the times form 2011 and 2012 that count.

For both the the men and ladies it is the best 8 events to count. The winners being the athletes with the most points at the end of the year.

Races on the Grand Prix Series dates for 2018

No. Race Date
1 Blyth 10Km 8th April
1 Designated Derwentside AC Tour Race – Berlin ½ Marathon 8th April
3 Sunderland 10Km 13th May
3 Sunderland Half Marathon 13th May
4 Pier to Pier 20th May
5 Blaydon Race 9th June
6 Great North 10Km July
7 Durham 10Km July
8 Gateshead Trail Race 11th August
9 Great North Run 8th September

Report on 2018 Road Race competitions
Great North Run
Well done to all the Derwentside athletes who took part in the Great North run this
year we hope you all enjoyed the occasion.
The Road race competitions have already been won long before this event
congratulations to both Dave Reay and Fiona Gilchrist on your excellent seasons
on the Road.
In the Great North Run Steve Dickson was first to finish for the club having a
steady run around the race due to a foot injury Steve finished in just over 1 hour
37 minutes well done Steve. The next three Derwentsiders to finish were Dave
Pearson our clubs President, followed by Paul Eilles and then Wayne Thompson
well done to all three, especially good to see Dave back running.
There were lots of ladies running this year well done to you all some excellent
performances. The first lady to finish was Jackie McClaren in 2 hours 7 minutes
followed by her training partner Sharon Barton, then Claire Pither and Emma
Others taking part were, Jason Williamson, Miranda Newton, Heather Armstrong,
Carol Greenwood, Colin Pither, Paul Wiltshire, Claire Elliott, John Piggins, Anne
Crowe, Neil Smith, Terry Deary, Den Thompson and Helen Pearce. Well done to
all of you. My apologies to anyone who has been missed off the list.

Durham 10Km
What a great night for running warm sunny conditions. There were 19 Derwentside athletes running. Well done to all who took part on what was a fairly tough course especially the last half kilometre up the hill to the finish.
Well done to John Donneky who had an excellent run finishing in just under 39 minutes. Both Dave Reay and Claire Wilkie recorded good times well done to both of them. Sam Redgate was first to finish from the Derwentside ladies closely followed by Fiona Gilchrist.

Gateshead Trail 10Km
Another good morning for running warm and sunny. We had 16 members competing. A huge well done to all who took part. There were some good performances on a special well done to David Stephenson who broke 60 minutes good to see him getting back to some good form. Dave Reay had a good run finishing only 8 seconds outside the time he did for the Durham 10km. Brian was second home for the club. Fiona finished first for the ladies closely followed by Emma, Sam and Claire all having had good runs.

Overall Road Race Competitions
In the Road Race Grand Prix Series Dave Reay has now in effect won the Grand Prix Series with Claire Wilkie and Clare Williamson not running the Great North Run this year. Congratulation to Dave a well-deserved win.

In the ladies Road Race championship Fiona has now secured the Ladies Road Running Championship with a huge 36 point lead from Claire Wilkie with Andrea a further 4 points behind in 3rd place. Congratulation to Fiona on an excellent Road Running season.

The men’s competition it is a similar situation with Dave Reay now having a 36 point lead over Wayne Thompson. Congratulation to Dave Reay another excellent season on the Roads and on winning the Men’s Road Race Championship.

The last fixture of the year on the Road race competitions will be the Great North Run, good luck to all who are taking part enjoy the crowds and the atmosphere.

Results 2018
Mens Road Running Championship
Ladies Road Running Championship
Road Race Grand Prix Series

Results 2017
Mens Road Running Championships 2017
Ladies Road Running Championships 2017
Road Race Grand Prix 2017