Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Trio to Join Forces for Grand Prix

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Trio to Join Forces for Grand Prix

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Byline: By Bill McGuirk

Three Northumberland athletic clubs ( Blyth Running Club, Morpeth Harriers and Tynedale Harriers ( have joined forces to launch a series, Northumberland Running Grand Prix, which is targeting more people to take part in races that they organise.

The format covers six races in all and special mementos will be awarded to everyone ( club members and unattached athletes ( who takes part in all six races starting next month, and finishing in April, 2007.

The Grand Prix, which is part of the National Running Initiative, is being supported by Northumberland Sport, with Carl Andersen, their Athletics Development Officer, saying: "Running is a great exercise, whether just to keep fit or for those taking a more competitive approach.

"We hope that this new venture will provide an incentive for runners of all standards to both train and race on a regular basis throughout the year."

Five of the six events are road races, with three of them over the popular 10 kilometre distance while the Blyth Sands Race ( now run along the beach from Seaton Sluice to Blyth and back ( is an unusual event in which runners are handicapped according to their age and gender. …

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