Each team must consist of a female runner and a male veteran runner, something that makes the race unqiue, exciting and tests teams strength in depth.
After the first leg it was Gosforth that held the lead. As the leaders came into view and the famous green and white hoops were spotted, many assumed it was Finn Brodie that was leading. It was actually U20 Will Buswell that had forged ahead, with Tyne Bridge's Marc Fenwick in second, Heaton's James Buis in 3rd ahead of Brodie.
It was on the second leg that Elswick started to show their dominance as veteran international Alison Dargie carved through the field to take the Newcastle club from 8th to 1st. Tyne Bridge were having their own internal battle as their B team were ahead of their A team but Caroline Freeman (A team) had closed right down on clubmate Joy Fenwick (B team) towards the end of the leg. Freeman handed over to Tony Carter just behind veteran David Appleby.
It was up to Mark McLeod to bring Elswick home as victors as Tony Carter went passed David Appleby to make sure Tyne Bridge A and B teams took up the other prize positions.
Full results can be found by clicking here.
A nice night in a friendly atmosphere was had. A big thanks to Claremont Road Runners for hosting such a good event.
See below for some pictures from the night.
To see a short video clip click here.