Dominic Shaw smashed the course record in the Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers Marina five-mile road race yesterday.
The 27-year-old New Marske Harrier recorded 24min 24sec to finish well clear of Middlesbrough’s Greg Jayasuriya (25.57).
Sunderland Harriers had Micky Thompson as first over-45 in ninth (27.20) and Noel Hitchcock was 26th (29.01).
Tony Thompson was second over-60 in 82nd (32.30) and Peter Richardson was third in 99th (33.36).
Sunderland Strollers had Mike Hobson in 44th (30.02), over-50 Ritchie Gerry in 56th (30.32) and Paul Gains in 61st (30.51).
Durham City athlete Jossia Zakrzewski won the women’s race in 28.54. Sunderland Harrier Michelle Avery was seventh (32.30), Judith Thirwell finished 10th (33.30) and Vikki Cotton 23rd (35.13).
Sunderland Stroller Lyne Valentine was the first over-60 woman in 18th (34.37). and Rachel Ball was 30th (36.12).
Blyth Valley 10km result:1 S Hancox (Morpeth) 31.49, 2 T Cornthwaite (Salford) 32.19, 3 L Adams (S Shields) 32.25, 4 S Morley (Sunderland Harr) 33.02, 13 J Jansen (Sunderland Harr) 34.38.