THE clock turned back more than a century on Sunday when hundreds of runners took part in Prudhoe Miners’ Race.

The event was popular in the first half of the 20th century, when participants represented the town’s rich mining history.

The race faded into obscurity after the Second World War, but after being revived in 2012, has continued to grow in popularity.

Among the competitors this year was local man Philip Hindmarsh, who ran dressed as a miner in memory of his great grandfather Luke Reay, who was killed in an explosion at West Stanley Colliery in 1909, aged just 37.

Philip, a member of the Stocksfield Striders’ running club, completed the run in 38m 41s.

He was one of 450 people from far and near who braved heavy rain to take part in the event’s three races, for adults and children.

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