Thursday, November 15, 2012
Cyclist causes chaos at Newcastle 10k...
Race winner Ian Hudspith said afterwards: “I had not ran the race before so I just followed the leaders and lo and behold we were told by a marshall we were going the wrong way. When we eventually got back on track, I was in about 50th place and well down on the leaders who had gone the right way. It was shortly after that it was decided to halt the race and start all over again, which was the sensible thing to do and I as far as I could gather everyone accepted the decision. It is quite a difficult course with all the twists and turns in Exhibition Park and I would rather they just ran two circuits of the Moor. If they did I do not think there would be any problems with competitors going the wrong way.”
The unknown cyclist was not available for comment so it's not known how he or she felt about being followed by hundreds of runners on a Sunday morning.