Morpeth's Jane Hodgson comfortably won the ladies event, continuing her impressive form in local road races.
However, soon after it was Cairns that took the lead and gradually turned the screw. By half way he built up a comfortable lead on the chasing pack and was to increase it throughout the second half of the race. His time at the end was 33.09. Wallsend's triathlon specialist Harry Coates, in only his second ever 10k, finished 28 seconds behind in second place.
As Cairns is 44 years old, the veteran's award went to Neil Wilkinson. With 3 runners in the top 6, Tyne Bridge comfortable won the team event from Wallsend and Morpeth.
Morpeth had 3 runners in the top 10 to easily win the team event from Blyth.
Overall, despite the very tough conditions it was yet another great night. Due to the recent floods, parking had to be redirected but this did not cause too much of a problem for the Tynedale Harriers organisers. The results were displayed very quickly and the presentation took place very shortly after the runners had their complimentary pie and peas supper. A huge thanks to Tynedale Harriers and sponsors Wylam Motors for putting on such a well organised event.
Full results can be found by clicking here.
Click here for pictures of the night. North East Runner would like to thank Blyth's Dave Kitchen for use of the photos.