Posting a personal best finishing time of 30m30s,
Carl Avery was the first Morpeth Harriers first finisher in the
annual Leeds Abbey Dash 10k Road Race, sponsored
once again by Age UK, on Sunday 5th November 2017.
He was one of twelve from the club
who travelled to South Yorkshire,
to compete in one of the fastest 10k’s on the road racing calendar,
and he finished 21st in a top-class field, who were led home by Wreake and Soar Valley’s Sam Stabler, who won in 29m13s.
The Women’s race was won by Dundee Hawkhill’s
International Eilish McColgan, daughter of Liz, who clocked 32m05s.
Morpeth’s leading Woman was fellow Scot Mhairi MacLennan,
who finished eighth in 33m55s.
Other Morpeth results were as follows
Thomas Straughan (55th) 31m36s, James Taylor (100th) 32m31s (PB), Karl Taylor (138th) 32m55s,
Phillip Winkler (151st) 33m14s, Emma Holt (22nd Woman) 35m16s, Thomas Innes (304th) 35m40s (PB), Richard Castledine (339th) 36m10s (PB), Matthew Boyle (393rd) 36m56s,
Lorna MacDonald (53rd Woman) 38m12s (PB), and Paul Bellingham (972nd) (19th O/55 Man) 42m03s.