Sunday, 22 April 2012
Wallsend Harriers Terry O'Gara Memorial 5K
Out for 35 miles (a la velo) picking up the local 5k which was shoe-horned into a bright spell in between showers. It started at Segedunum. I quote ...'In A.D.122 the Emperor Hadrian ordered a frontier system' (big wall and some forts) to be built across Britain to defend the Roman Empire from the barbarians to the North (Perhaps a bit harsh...)
'The result was Hadrian's Wall, a 73 mile barrier stretching from the River Tyne in the east to the Solway Firth in the west. Segedunum stood at the eastern end of the Wall'. Wonder if the Romans raced around the roads all those millenia ago. Looked like a double win for hosting club Wallsend Harriers (more photos on flickr).
Results at http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2012/terryogara.pdf