Severe gale force winds seriously affected athlete’s performances at the BMC Regional Meeting, held at Beckett Park Athletics Facility, part of Leeds Metropolitan University
on Thursday 14th June 2018.
Five athletes from Morpeth Harriers were in competitive action at the meeting, and only Carl Avery was able to improve on previous 1500m figures.
His previous best had been in 2015, where he had clocked 4m04.9s at a North East Grand Prix Meeting at Jarrow.
Earlier this season, also at Jarrow, he had clocked 4m05.3s, however, bearing in mind the windy conditions he faced on Thursday, his posting of 4m02.69s was understandably pleasing, as he finished fifth in the fastest race.
He was one place and just over a second behind Morpeth club colleague Kieran Hedley,
who clocked 4m01.48s, nearly four seconds adrift of his best.
Four seconds and one place down on Avery was Morpeth’s Taylor Glover (4m06.09s).
Finishing at the rear of the field in eighth place was Morpeth’s Phillip Winkler, who clocked 4m15.08s.
Rhiannon Hedley, younger sister of Kieran, certainly suffered in the Women’s 1500m.
Competing against much older rivals, she finished in twelfth place, posting a time of 5m18.30s.