Following the eventual discovery of the result card
of the Under 13 Girls Shot event,
Morpeth Harriers Young Athletes winning performance in their final North East Youth Development Division 1 fixture has improved, both on an individual and team basis.
The A string event was won by Morpeth’s Elena Sanders,
with a best Putt of 7.29m, and Emma Lawson dually obliged
to make it another double victory for her club, by winning the B string, with her best effort of 6.37m.
This increased Morpeth Harriers on the day achievements
to 21 A String victories, and no less than 23 B string victories.
It also increased the clubs margin of victory
over second placed Blaydon to 125.5pts in the match.
REVISED MATCH RESULT
1st Morpeth Harriers 731pts,
2nd Blaydon Harriers 605.5pts,
3rd Harrogate 604.5pts,
4th New Marske 597pts,
5th Gateshead B 508pts,
6th Tynedale Harriers 493pts.
Seven Morpeth Harriers were in action at the Run Northumberland Wallington 10k,
held on Wednesday 29th July 2015, which had a total of 158 finishers.
First from the club to finish was Paul Banks, who finished 12th in 40m34s,
and was third in the Over 40 Veteran Men’s age group.
Next Morpeth Harrier to finish was Catriona MacDonald,
who was 20th in 42m09s, and was second overall in the Ladies race.
Third home from the club was Mark Crosby, who finished in 27th place,
and was second in the Over 50 Veteran Men’s age group.
Other Morpeth Harriers finishers in the event were
Paul Willis (51st) 45m49s,
Carole Parry (97th) (2nd O/45 Lady) 54m28s,
Susan Smith (98th) (3rd O/45 Lady) 54m28s,
and Margaret MacDonald (114th) (3rd O/50 Lady) 57m30s.
The fifth and final BMC Regional Standards Track Meeting was
held at Maiden Castle, near Durham, on Monday 27th July 2015.
Events held were 800m, and Morpeth Harriers had five athletes in competitive action,
and all of them achieved new personal bests, on a night that was ideal,
which although damp from the day’s downpour,
there was very little wind to hinder prospects.
In the B race, listed as the second fastest, Morpeth’s Adam Gibbs,
who just missed out for a medal in the Senior Boys 1500m
at the recent English Schools Championships at Gateshead,
finished fourth, setting new figures of 1m54.3s,
just behind fellow Under 20 athlete Karl Challand of Darlington.
Morpeth Harriers had three athletes competing in the E race,
billed as the fifth fastest, and all of them successfully dipped
under the targeted two minute barrier for the very first time,
which ultimately gave them new personal bests.
Scott Beattie, who also just missed out on an English Schools medal
in the Intermediate Boys 3000m, was the first of the three,
finishing second in 1m57.4s, closely followed home
by third placed James Young (1m57.9s).
Fourth place went to Kieran Hedley, who clocked 1m58.3s.
The fifth and last Morpeth Harriers personal best of the night,
went to Hedley’s younger sister Rhiannon,
who being undoubtedly charged by her elder brother’s efforts,
posted new figures of 2m27.1s for second place in the M race,
only just losing out by less than a second to
Heaton Harriers Under 17 star Holly Matheson.
Morpeth Harrier Gavin Bayne certainly made his long journey to
Birmingham’s Alexandra Stadium worthwhile on Sunday 26th July 2015,
when he won a Bronze medal in the British Masters 5000m
Over 60 Men’s event, in a time of 18m52.28s.
Morpeth Harrier Jonny Taylor clocked a personal best time of 7m55.93s
in a quality filled 3000m at the annual Morton Games,
held in Dublin on Friday 24th July 2015.
The event was won in 7m48.35s by Australia’s Sam McEntee,
and Taylor was fourth Briton in eleventh place behind Aldershot’s Andy Vernon,
who finished fourth in 7m51.13s, just fractionally ahead
of Stockport Harrier Ross Millington, who placed fifth.
Third Briton to finish was Vernon’s Aldershot team-mate
Adam Clarke, who was ninth in a time of 7m55.13s.