Morpeth Harrier Rory Leonard was in International action again at the weekend representing Great Britain at the European Cross Country Championships in Dublin on Sunday.
In an exciting Under 23 race won by team colleague Charlie Hicks in 24:29, Leonard finished in 16th place in 25:14, having been near the front of the field for the first few laps. The team did win a Silver medal, however, losing out to a strong Ireland team.
Elsewhere, leading Morpeth Over 65 veteran Gavin Bayne travelled to Telford in Shropshire at the weekend to take part in what advertises itself as ‘statistically proven…the fastest 10k course in the country’.
A high-profile event, with the race incorporating the 2021 England 10k Championships, the England Athletics Age Group Masters Qualifying, and an Inter-Area match, Bayne finished his racing year in fine style, completing the course in 39 minutes and 14 seconds to top his category and ensuring another England Masters vest for himself.