My pleasure, Mr sj - I tend not to race Blaydon really, as it's such a silly distance. I just love it for the history and the atmosphere. I forgot that they had moved the date of Matfen this year, from the end of October to the beginning of September. I believe there are going to be two Kirkley Hall 10ks , one in June that was postponed from April, and one in October, that was originally billed as a Ponteland 10k
I did all of the Run Northumberland last year, Mr sj
Of those that are left this year, Kirkley Hall is new, Bamburgh is quite flat ( I went sub-45 there on a fairly blustery day) and Matfen has a climb, but also a terrific downhill finish. I got my second best time (now 3rd) there last October, and really enjoyed the route.