Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series ’18

In Runningby Stuart Whitman

The second race of the Saltwell Harriers legacy series takes in a 4 mile circular route starting and finishing at Gateshead Leisure Centre. The race is a mass start for all abilities and goes along Prince Consort Road, until the roundabout where the runners take a left along Bensham Rd and down Bensham Bank. At the junction with Saltwell Road they turn left and run through Bensham, then up past Saltwell Park and the crematorium until they get to the furthest point and also the most difficult with a 0.4 mile ascent up Belle Vue Bank (max gradient 12.3%). At the junction with Durham Road it’s a flat ‘sprint’ back to the leisure centre.

Saltwell Harriers waiting for the start of the 4 mile legacy series at Gateshead Library

Saltwell Harriers waiting for the start of the 4 mile legacy series at Gateshead Library

They're off for the Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series down Prince Consort Rd with the lead bike trying to keep the path clear for the 80 odd runners

They’re off for the Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series down Prince Consort Rd with the lead bike trying to keep the path clear for the 80 odd runners

The first 100 metres of the Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

All smiles at the start but the pain hasn’t started yet.

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Serious race face for the Saltwell Harriers 4 mile

Serious race face for the Saltwell Harriers 4 mile

Chris Wears and Nicola Shaverin at the Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Chris Wears and Nicola Shaverin

The one and only Julie Schneider at Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

The one and only Julie Schneider

Happy runner Julie Schneider at Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Still crazy. Still Julie Schneider.

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Lead runners powering up Belle Vue Bank, Low Fell for Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Lead runners powering up Belle Vue Bank, Low Fell (0.34 mile ascent at max gradient of 12.3%)

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series

Saltwell Harriers 4 Mile Legacy Series