challenge at Saturday's Druridge Bay Park Run.
Heron won in 16mins 32secs, coming home 29secs ahead of Andrew Lawrence who clocked 17mins 1sec.
Alistair Douglass finished third in 17mins 19secs.
Rob Morris also gained a top ten place when finishing 6th in 18mins 44secs.
In the Women's race, Ella Duffield finished second in a time of 22mins 59secs,
crossing the line in 42nd position overall.
The winner was Janine Routledge of Heaton who recorded 20mins 47secs.
Mark Snowball was more successful at the Gibside Parkrun, winning by exactly a
minute on this tough course, in a time of 18mins 29secs.
Report by Les Venmore