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Blaydon Race

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Grey St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BR, United Kingdom

Distance Date
8.69KM ?

5.40ML

Run

June 9, 2019

Overview

In 2019 we are again asking runners to meet up on Grey Street and they will then be walked around to the start on Collingwood Street. The overall distance is 5.4 miles from Newcastle City Centre, along Collingwood Street and Scotswood Road past Armstrong’s factory (Reece Group) over the Scotswood Bridge, along Chainbridge Road to finish in Morrison's car park in Blaydon. There’ll be music and dance at the start, along the course and at the finish. NOTE: This year we will be finishing in Morrison’s car park making the race shorter at approximately 5.4 miles (exact distance TBC). Many thanks to Morrison’s for stepping in and allowing us to use their car park. Due to the changes the race will start at 7.15pm to allow us to set up the finish area after the shop closes and there will unfortunately be no Kids Race this year. We emphasise that the Blaydon Race is a serious road race run under UK Athletics rules and not a sponsored walk: we will not accept entries from people who intend to walk.





Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Blaydon Race, as determined by athlete reviews.

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5.00
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Safety
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4.86
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Ease of Navigation
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4.71
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Marshal Supervision
All Time Average
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2019 Average
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Latest Reviews

Colin Mitchell
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Reviewed 4 months ago

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It's not long, it's not pretty but there is something special about the Blaydon Race... especially for locals and those northerners (like me) who now live outside of the area. It's the welcome from fellow runners that's outstanding and which is what you expect on ...Read full review

Michael Briggs
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Reviewed 1 year ago

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The Blaydon Races is such a great and unique event on the racing calendar. If you’re from the North East of England, the song is something you grew up hearing and also, one you know off by heart. Entries open around February and it’s a random ballot entry, so it&rsq...Read full review

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Reviews (7)

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2019 Average
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