Leading veterans from the North East and beyond will converge on Blyth on Sunday for the British Masters’ 10km Road Race Championships.
A field of around 700 is expected for the Port of Blyth Open 10km, with veterans from the age of 35 to over 85 years treading the roads and paths of Blyth.
The race was so popular that the organizers, Blyth Running Club, had to put the house full signs up shortly after the race was opened.
Most of Sunderland Harriers’ leading veterans were quick off the mark to gain an entry and they are expected to be among the medallists.
The Wearsiders have strong teams entered in the 35-44 and 45-54 male age groups.
Michael Barker (Over-35), Kevin Jeffress (Over-35) and Steve McMahon (Over-40), have a realistic chance of lifting team gold.
Barker was runner-up in the North Eastern Masters’ Cross Country Championships at Wallsend, while Jeffress returns to competition for only his third race this year.
He competed in the Birtley Cross Country Relays and the Malaga Half Marathon where he finished second Over-35 and sixth overall....