The tough 3 mile off road course started at the bottom of Penshaw Hill and wound it's way up to the top before heading back down to do a couple of loops before a steep climb to the top again (see picture left).
Holt lead from start to finish to come home 54 seconds clear of Chester le Street's Angela Hunter. Holt finished a fantastic 17th overall and looked strong throughout.
Overall, a good event for those who wanted to challenge themselves over a very testing course, well done to everyone that took part.
To see pictures from the night click here.
To see a video clip of the race click here.