This Saturday (16th April), Morpeth Harriers Senior Men and Women will be in action
at the annual English National 12 and 6 Stage Road Relay Championships
at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham.
The Senior Men are defending the title that they won for the first time twelve months ago,
and the Women hope to improve on their position of 14th in last year’s competition.
Laura Weightman, whose eyes are very much on selection for the Rio Olympics in August,
is expected to be in their line-up, following a short spell of warm weather training.
The Men however have to reckon without Jonny Taylor, Nick Swinburn and Carl Avery,
who is competing in a European Duathlon Championship, in Kalkar in Germany.
However Peter Newton confirmed in his Northern performance at Sunderland that he is in good form,
and he is in their line-up, which will also see a return for Ian Hudspith and Ady Whitwam,
who both missed the Sunderland contest.