John keeps up perfect GNR attendance

Last Sunday a large number of members from Shildon Running & Athletics Club ran and supported the Great North Run.

Twenty runners from the club took part in the largest half marathon in the world.

The club saw two first-time half marathon runners, two course personal bests and a 37-timer all take part.

The first runner home was Jon Marshall with a time of 1 hour, 19 minutes and 53 seconds (169th overall) followed by Matthew Lomax (1.29.28), Colin Wild (1.35.15), Richard Trowles (1.34.12, course PB), Hazel Johnson (1.42, course PB), Dave Johnston (1.48.58), Drew Griffiths (1.53.22), Stephen Scorer (1.58.06), Dave Little (2.00.41), Michelle Williams (2.01), Linda Kelly (2.01), Paula Townsley (2.11.15), Helen Race (2.11.15), Shannon Ross (2.11.16, first ever GNR), Julie New (2.19.50), Carrie Whensley (2.34.23 PB, first half-marathon), Andie Lowrey (2.42.38), Julie Cane (2.42.38) and Sarah Freeman (2.46.04).

In his 37th Great North Run, John Gray was the last Shildon runner home with a time of 2 hours, 46 minutes and 58 seconds.

John is one of a very small group of people that have completed every single GNR since it started, and the club are looking forward to cheering him on in number 38 next year!

Along with the runners, SRAC also provided 16 volunteers to man the baggage buses.

The volunteers look forward to the support they provide, and meeting participants every year almost as much as those who run the course.

You can find out more about Shildon Running & Athletic Club at and follow them on Twitter @ShildonRunning.

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