Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Newton Makes Up for Lost Time to Run Away with Victory in Memorial 10k on Moor; ATHLETICS

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Newton Makes Up for Lost Time to Run Away with Victory in Memorial 10k on Moor; ATHLETICS

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Byline: BILL MCGUIRK

PETER NEWTON showed no signs of rustiness as he stormed home to win yesterday's Heaton Memorial 10k Road Race on the Tarmac track inside Newcastle Town Moor.

The Morpeth athlete has been out of action since winning the North of England 5k Championship in Sunderland in mid-July. However, his pedigree shone through as he won the event for the second time, having been victorious in 2007.

After an impeccable minute's silence at 11am, the 600-strong field set off into a strong chilling breeze with Newton already up among the leaders.

There were seven athletes in contention after the opening mile before eventual runner-up Conrad Franks burst to the front.

The injection of pace immediately split up the group, with Newton the first to react and give chase.

He quickly reeled in the Gateshead athlete and quickly proceeded to pull away and by half-way - reached in 15min 51sec - was 30 seconds clear as Franks had been rejoined by Tyne Bridge pair Tom Charlton and Michael Hedley, Birtley's Adrian Bailes and Alex Kiel of Quakers.

Newton pushed on relentlessly and, despite cutting a lonely figure on the second of the two circuits, increased his advantage all the way to the line to finish with a cushion of more than a minute.

A jubilant Newton (pictured) said after picking up his award: "I didn't really know what to expect today because while my intermittent training has been going well, when it comes to racing, that's a different matter.

"Nevertheless, I have to be happy, and while I possibly would have looked for a quicker time, it was quite windy, so I suppose it's a win at the end of the day.'' Franks, meanwhile, won the chase for second place, holding off fit-again Bailes by six seconds, with Charlton proving the pick of the Tyne Bridge contingent to finish fourth a further four seconds adrift. …

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