North Tyneside Mayor Linda Arkley was even there to enjoy the inaugural event as victory went to Tyne Bridge Harriers' Tony Carter in 17.07.
The ladies event went to Suzanne Thew of the local North Shields Poly club in 21.02 from Helen Williams from Hyde Park Harriers in 21.35.
The event itself was well organised, well marshalled and was complete with the usual feel-good atmosphere that is common around the Parkrun events. The course was explained thoroughly beforehand and organiser Heather Gould must be very pleased with how the morning went.
The Parkruns are a good way to assess fitness and test yourself over a measured 5k distance. If you are planning to a Parkrun in the near future then North East Runner would certainly recommend the Whitley Bay event.
Well done to everyone that took part.
See below for a video clip of the morning as well as some pictures.