Blaydon Races

Ah me lads, ye shudda seen us gannin’, We pass’d the foaks upon the road just as they wor stannin’; Thor wes lots o’ lads an’ lasses there, all wi’ smiling faces, Gannin alang the Scotswood Road, to see the Blaydon Races….that’s more than enough of that!!

This 5.4mile race from Newcastle upon Tyne to Blaydon, in England, that is steeped in local tradition. It takes place on 9 June every year and starts off with the singing of The Blaydon Races — with the words as the basis for the race.

Peter Armstrong was first of the Harriers home, finishing in 33:19 for 212th place ahead of Justin Hindmarch and Steven Wilkinson who has completed this race for the 24th year in a row despite carrying a serious foot injury. Great results throughout the group!

Lizzie, Allen and Lorraine
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