On the blustery race day, OConnor was one of only two runners to come in under the hour on his debut 10-mile race for the club. Lucy Moore also had a successful run, winning her age category, with Paula Elliot fellow club runner coming in a close second. Andy Matson earned himself a personal best time while 11 of the club runners were making their debut at the distance. Eight members made their way to Newcastle to take part in the Great North Run. The world famous race is always an opportunity for members to raise money for the club charity, which this year is Macmillan Cancer Support. Alan Hannibal, Jez Bottley, Sue Yendley, Adrian Cragg and Geoff Hopcraft donned green tutus and thongs to entice people to put cash into their collection pots. Simon Moore finished in a personal best time and Nicky and Jon Barlow completed the race together, also achieving personal best times.