The nineteenth running of the Morpeth 10k Road Race,
held on Tuesday 4th August 2015,
had a total finishing field of 288 runners,
who were led home by Carl Avery of the host club,
who won with eighteen seconds to spare over
Durham City’s Dan Jenkin, in a time of 31m30s.
Avery and Jenkin took respective Gold and Silver Medals in the incorporated North Eastern Athletics Association 10k Championships,
and the Bronze medal went to Avery’s Morpeth Harriers club colleague Ross Floyd,
the 2014 Men’s Champion, who finished third in 32m27s,
just twenty seconds ahead of another Morpeth man Chris Smith, who just missed out on adding another Bronze medal to the one that
he won in the North Eastern Counties 10,000 metres Track Championships in April.
The Women’s race was won by Morpeth Harrier Emma Holt, who more than emulated her 2014 win in the event,
by retaining her title by clocking nearly twenty seconds faster, with her finishing time of 36m58s earning her the North Eastern Championships Gold medal. Holt’s overall finishing position in the race was 26th, which proved to be eighteen places better than her nearest Female rival,
Susie Barwise Munroe of Alnwick Harriers, who took the North Eastern Silver Medal in 39m12s.
Third place and Bronze medal in the Women’s race went
to Gina Howorth of Elswick Harriers, who was 68th overall in 40m47s.
At the after race presentation at Craik Park, Master of Ceremonies
and Morpeth Harriers Club Secretary Mike Bateman thanked the
race sponsors Abbey Well, and other sponsors Phil Walker Wealth Management,
and Chris Dentice of Stanton Hall Nurseries.
He also went on to thank Morpeth Town FC for the use
of their premises as Race Headquarters,
also to Piramal for providing Race Parking,
and Pegasus Riding Centre in Tranwell for their toilet facilities.
Helpers and Marshals from Morpeth Harriers
were also thanked for their efforts on the night.