There were no less than nine golds, three silvers, one bronze, and two new championship records for the Morpeth Harriers veterans who took part in the North East Masters Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow.
Chief amongst them was Over 65 Gavin Bayne, who came home with a haul of three golds after wins in the 800m, 1500m and 5000m, a tremendous series on one afternoon.
Victory in the 5000m over club colleague and rival Dave Nicholson was particularly hard fought, with Nicholson tracking him every inch of the way till the last 200m, but having to settle for a silver, Bayne recording a time of 19 minutes 26.49 seconds.
The two championship records were set by Over 70 Pam Woodcock as she took gold in the 1500m in a time of 7:04:98, and by Over 75 Paul Bentley in the 5000m with a time of 24:58:05.
There were also Golds for O/50 Jason Dawson in both the 400m (59.58s) and 800m (2:15:34), for O/65 Paul Bellingham in the 800m (2:39:84)and for David McGucKin in the O/70 5000m (22:40:19).
Meanwhile, Archie Jenkins picked up a bronze in the O/65 1500m to add still further to his wide collection of track and field medals, gained over five decades of competition.
Sprinter Laura Kincaid was unlucky in having to settle for silver in all three sprints, finishing second to Darlington Harriers Sarah Johnson in the O/35s for 100m, 200m and Amy Pickworth in the 400m in a busy but productive afternoon.
The busiest athlete, however, was guesting Claire Reid who took part in all four throws.
She threw 9.40m for the O/40 shot putt, in fact the furthest thrown by any woman in the afternoon, and 30.26m in the discus, again the longest throw recorded. In the hammer, she was again first in her category with 25.13m and she also threw 15.29 in the javelin, finishing this time in 2nd.
Full results and photos on the NEMAA website.