331 finishers took part in the annual Clive Cookson 10k Road Race,
organised by North Shields Poly Athletics Club, at Monkseaton High School,
on the evening of Wednesday 24th May 2017.
Eight of those finishers were athletes from Morpeth Harriers, who were led home by Ross Floyd,
who is now fully lodged as a full time GP with Northumbria Healthcare,
after being inducted at an official ceremony, held in London on Friday 26th May 2017.
Congratulations from the club, and the athletics community to Ross,
as he finished third, posting a finishing time of 32m49s.
The event was won by Tyne Bridge Harrier James Dunce, who posted a time of 32m04s,
after getting away from club colleague Finn Brodie (2nd) 32m24s, and Floyd in the closing kilometre.
Next home for Morpeth Harriers in sixth place, and posting a finishing time of 33m07s, was Chris Smith,
With a time of 36m12s, Matthew Boyle was next home from the club, finishing in 22nd place.
Having her first test of fitness following an injury sustained when warming up
at the UK Inter Counties Cross Country at Loughborough in March,
Morpeth’s Emma Holt can feel well pleased with finishing as second Woman,
finishing 29th overall in 36m58s, behind Birchfield’s Danielle Hodgkinson, who was 15th overall in 35m41s.
Another Morpeth Woman who could feel quite pleased was Gemma Floyd,
who was first Veteran finisher in 53rd place overall, and posting a finishing time of 40m02s,
which was her third best ever time over the 10k distance.
Other Morpeth Harriers results on the night came from
Alistair MacDonald (59th) (2nd O/50 Man) 39m54s,
Mike Winter (65th) (8th O/45 Man) 40m41s,
and Andy Leeson (117th) (21st O/40 Man) 43m50s.