Morpeth Harriers star performers at the English Road Running Association’s Road Relay Championships,
held at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, on Saturday 7th October 2017.were undoubtedly their Under 17 Men,
who went into their 3 Stage contest, fielding exactly the same squad who won
the North of England Championship three weeks ago in Manchester.
Daniel Melling produced a modest and steady run on the first of the 3 x 3.88k legs,
finishing in 36th spot, posting a time of 12m46s, which was only around forty seconds adrift of the medals.
Taylor Glover produced a superb run on Leg Two, posting a fourth fastest of the leg time of 12m05s,
which saw him climb a mammoth 26 places to tenth, and nineteen seconds adrift of third,
and a possible medal winning opportunity.
Third and final leg runner Rory Leonard, posted a fifth fastest of the leg time of 12m03s,
which saw him finish fifth, and was twenty-three seconds adrift of the medals,
which were won by Aldershot, Charnwood, and Cambridge, definitely representing a Southern, Midland dominance.
Morpeth still proved to be the champions from the North, just holding off sixth placed Vale Royal by ten seconds.
The respective times of Leonard and Glover, proved to be ninth and tenth equal of all.