Morpeths Lewis Timmins certainly won the day
in a sprint final finish to take a three second victory
over Elswick Harrier Tadele Geremew
in the 64th Brampton to Carlisle 10 Mile Road Race,
on Sunday 15th November 2015,
reportedly the oldest of its kind in the UK.
In his very first run in the event, and the distance,
Timmins posted an excellent time of 52m31s,
making up for having to finish second to Tipton’s Ryan McLeod
seven days previously in the Heaton Harriers 10k event.
Lindsay Dunn coached Timmins is obviously rounding
into some superb form, and has a good run in next month’s
North Eastern Counties Cross Country Championships firmly in his sights.
He certainly hopes to better his placing of 2014,
when he finished an excellent third behind club colleagues
Jonny Taylor and Nick Swinburn, who also hope to face the starter in Sedgefield.
Another prominent Morpeth Harrier in action at Brampton
was Ian Harding, who finished eighth in 55m25s.
Paul Waterston finishing 31st in 59m23s,
was Morpeth Harriers third counter in a Men’s team race,
which saw them finish second to Manchester club Trafford AC.
Waterston who was seventh Veteran Man,
and second Over 50, also led a Morpeth challenge
in the Veteran Men’s team race, which saw them finish
sixth behind winners Sunderland Harriers.
Morpeth Harriers fourth runner home was Mark Snowball,
who was also running his first ten mile Road Race.
Snowball, who finished 51st, clocked a time of 62m18s.
Six places behind Snowball was new club colleague Mark Cockburn,
who clocked a time of 62m37s, a new personal best,
knocking a whole ten minutes off his previous attempt over the distance,
which had been in the same event twelve months ago.
Next home for Morpeth Harriers was Phil Walker,
who finished 84th in 64m46s, was ninth Over 45 Veteran Man,
and was second counter in the Veteran team count,
being 33rd Veteran Man overall.
The Morpeth Harriers Veteran Men’s team count was completed by Mike Winter,
who finished 89th, was tenth Over 45, and clocked a time of 65m05s.
Other Morpeth Harriers finishers in the total field of 557 were
Paul Banks (157th) (35th Over 40 Man) 70m18s,
and Norman Clark (330th) (4th Over 60 Man) 81m04s.