It was very wet and damp on the Fells in Northumberland on Saturday 13th October 2018,
however the hills around Alwinton, and the annual show, were very much alive to the presence of several Morpeth Harriers, who were clearly dominant in their respective performances in the annual Fell Races.
Although wearing the colours of Northumberland Fell Runners, European Mountain supremo Nick Swinburn
was very much in fine form as he won the Senior Men’s event by almost two minutes from his Morpeth clubmate John Butters, posting a finishing time of 17m36s. Butters was the first Veteran Man.
Finishing in third place, and fifteen seconds adrift of Butters was another Morpeth Harrier Matthew Briggs.
The Morpeth dominance continued when Phillip Winkler finished fourth in 20m15s.
Emma Holt made it a Senior event double victory for Morpeth,
when she finished in sixth place in 21m15s, taking the Women’s event.
Next Morpeth finisher was Emma’s husband Tony, who finished eighth in 21m31s.
Morpeth’s other Senior finisher was Paul Bellingham, who placed 31st in 25m13s.
The Morpeth Harriers dominance clearly showed in the Junior race,
which was won by Under 17 Man Daniel Dixon, who posted a finishing time of 19m17s.
Finishing in third place overall was Bertie Marr, who won the Under 13 Boys event in 21m18s.
Fourth place in the Under 13 Boys race went to Joe Dixon, younger brother of Daniel,
who posted a time of 23m33s, when placing seventh overall.
Finishing in tenth place overall was Abby Leiper of Morpeth,
who was second Under 13 Girl, posting a time of 24m40s.
Other Morpeth finishers in the Junior event were James Tilley (16th) 27m39s,
Toby Marr (21st) 30m37s, Max Marr (22nd) 30m37s, and Lucy Charlton (26th) 38m45s.