Around 120 enthusiastic youngsters, a new record, took part in the annual Morpeth Fair Day Fun Run
on Sunday 10th June 2018, organised by Morpeth Harriers, on behalf of the Morpeth Chamber of Trade,
who organise the event.
The race was started by the new Morpeth Mayor Jack Gebhard, and runners headed down Bridge Street,
turned into Carlisle Park, passing along the Riverside, eventually returning to the finish line in Oldgate,
just behind the Clock Tower.
First home to the finish line was Chantry Year 8 pupil Sam Tate, who is also a member of the Harriers,
who posted a time of 4m53s, winning by a margin of fourteen seconds from Benet Biscop Year 7 pupil
Ryan Davies, who is also a Harrier, Newminster Year 8 pupil Matthew Walton coming home third in 5m13s.
First girl home was Chantry Year 5 pupil Keira Peck, who was fourteenth overall in 6m08s,
just outpacing Year 6 pupil and fellow Morpeth Harrier Freya Caygill,
who was fifteenth with the same finishing time.
Third place in the Girls event went to Pegswood Year 6 pupil Libby Fyfe,
also a Harriers member, who finished twenty first overall in 6m15s,
just outpacing Rothbury Middle Year 6 pupil Molly Baker.
All finishers received goody bags that had been given to the event by the Chamber of Trade,
and Morpeth Harriers would like to thank all their members and friends who helped on the day with the event.
Thankfully the weather played its part, with beautiful warm sunshine being enjoyed by all.
Please note that there may be one or two discrepancies with the published results,
this was largely due to congestion in the finish area, and some numbers not being clearly
shown to the finish judges as requested, if anyone has a query on their result,
please contact by email on morpethharriers @aol.com, quoting your race number,
and an approx. time that you think that you may have taken.