Druridge Bay Half Marathon 2012
Report by Chris Jones
Druridge Bay was the idyllic setting for this increasingly popular Marathon and Half Marathon, organised by the North East Marathon Club.
The race was multi terrain, 2 laps for the half and 4 laps for the full marathon which made it very spectator friendly. Each lap consisted of a loop around the lake by the visitor centre, a one mile stretch along the beach and undulating paths and tracks.
A great morning out – not my fastest but the first time I have run quicker for the second 6.5 miles. It was quite flat but twisty and rough under foot, my feet suffered in those lightweight racers. Someone in a Claremont vest did the full marathon but embarrassingly I have no idea who I was cheering on!