Northumberland Coastal Run
19th July

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Bob Wells 1.48.13 8th V60

Perhaps the hardest part of this extremely popular 14 miler from Beadnell to Alnmouth along the scenic Northumberland coast is getting an entry. I entered online just 8 minutes after the midnight opening and already the field was more than half full.

I was very surprised to be greeted at the start line on the beach surrounded by geordies, yorkshiremen and scots by another Bedford Harrier. It turned out he had booked a holiday in the area long ago but only found out about the race the previous day.
Definitely no chance of entry on the line.

When I entered I was planning some long training runs but because of injury I arrived at the start line with minimal preparation for what was to be my longest run in almost two years. Despite my worries and a strong headwind I completed the course faster than I hoped and without any significant niggles from injured parts.

Highly recommended but it takes a bit of personal organisation to enter and travel to this unusual event.