For the second time in seven days, Morpeth Harrier Andrew Lawrence was
a first finisher in one of the nations Park Runs on Saturday 31st October 2015.
On a family visit the London based bank worker took part in the Whitley Bay event,
where he came home in 16m34s, just fourteen seconds adrift of his best on the 5k circuit.
Other Morpeth Harriers in action at Whitley Bay were Paul Brown and Mick Skeldon,
who finished 16th and 24th in respective times of 18m41s and 19m11s.
Meanwhile at Druridge, Morpeth Harriers had double first placers, in the form of John Butters,
who was first man in 17m02s on his first run on the course, and Abby Sheldon,
who was first Woman in 23rd place overall in 22m11s.
Other prominent Morpeth Harriers finishers at Druridge were Tim Miley (3rd) 18m53s,
Mark Snowball (4th) 18m58s, Graeme Leathard (20th) 21m53s, and Damian Foster (21st) 21m55s.
Posting a finishing time of 51m44s,
Morpeth Harrier Ady Whitwam finished 23rd in a top class field that assembled for the Morrisons sponsored Great South 10 Mile Run
in Portsmouth, on Sunday 25th October 2015.
It was a brand new personal best for the Shropshire based Army Major, whose previous best at the distance had been 52m52s,
which he had set in December 2014
at Bloxwich in the Sneyd Striders Christmas Pudding event.
Running very even paced throughout, Whitwam was tenth Briton
in a field which included the younger Ryan McLeod of Tipton Harriers, formerly with Elswick Harriers, who finished 13th in 48m20s.
Whitwam was also the first Over 35 Male finisher,
which pleased him immensely, and he feels that
he is in the right level of form as the major winter championships loom,
including the Masters Home International in Dublin next month.
Mongolian International Serod Batochir of Morpeth Harriers, finished third in the prestigious annual Osaka Marathon in Japan on Sunday 25th October 2015.
Running in a very talented line-up, he clocked a finishing time of 2hrs15mins35secs behind Kenyan winner Daniel Kosgei, who posted a winning time of 2hrs13mins46secs.
Batochir was very unfortunate not to get second place, only losing out by a mere three seconds to
Japanese favourite Ito Taiga in the final run in.
A personal best time of 71m55s gave
Morpeth Harrier Karl Taylor
his second Half Marathon win
in a month on Sunday 25th October 2015.
He won the Run Northumberland Castles event
at Bamburgh by a clear six minutes over his closest rival.