Quayside 5k - RunThrough Top Flight Races

quayside 5k

wednesday 7th august 2024

Super fast, out-back course, with raucous atmosphere, scorches along the Newcastle-Gateshead Quayside. This course is firmly established as the fastest 5k race in the North and course produced the 2nd fastest winning time in the UK in 2023.

Scott Beattie running in Quayside 5k and Newcastle 10k

Race Info

Quayside 5k – Wednesday 7th Aug 2024

Address: Baltic Square, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA

Event Times – 19.00pm

Top Flight Series & Quayside 5k Prize Structure

The winner of Quayside 5k receives 25 points, the second-place finisher 18 points, with 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 points for 3-10th towards their Top Flight Races series points total.

Time-based CASH prizes for Men and Women’s races (Gun Time Only) are as follows:

Race Winner

£200 (Any time)

All performances under qualifying time of Sub 14m15 (Men) 15m45 (Women)

1st £250*, 2nd £200, 3rd £175, 4th £150, 5th £125, 6th £100, 7th £75, 8th £50
*in addition to race win = £450 total

Course Record Bonus*
*Performance must be better than the times stated for new events
Men Sub 14m00  Women – Sub 15m30


UK Leading Time (At time of event 19:00am 07/08/2024)
Rory Leonard 13m31 (Monaco 10th Feb) / Abbie Donnelley 15m18 (Leicester 16th Mar) £200


RunThrough Record*

5k 13m46 Scott Beattie (Quayside 5k 2023)  / Nina Chydenius 15m34 (Battersea 13th April 2024)

*Performance must be faster than 15m15

Free Top Flight Races Entry
Men: Sub 16:00 (5k) 33:30 (10k) 72:00 (HM)
Women: Sub 17:30 (5k) 36:45 (10k) 77:30 (HM)

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