Alan Wilks took part in the recent North East Masters track and field champs at Monkton stadium. He was placed first in his category of over 65 in the 1500m, completing the race in 5.58. He came first in his category in the 800m, completing the course in 3.09. He also participated in the 3000m, and was well in the lead, and looking like a hat trick.
Unfortunately he stopped a lap short thinking he had completed the race, only to realise there was one lap remaining, so he had to re-join the pack at the end, meaning he came in last position.
Lambton 10K was held on 26 June. The race is set in the beautiful grounds of Lambton Estate surrounding Lambton Castle. It is an undulating mixed terrain route which includes woodland paths, tarmac lanes and some grass sections. There is also a tough grassy ascent at approximately 8.5K.
The ground was muddy and slippery, but weather was good for running. First home for Aycliffe was Mark Wade 9th position in a time of 39:07, followed by Dave Blewitt in 47:33, Rob Jayne in 48.01, Trish Kay in 51:54 and Susan Clark in 66.38. There were 458 runners in the 10K and there was also a 3K fun run.