97 runners completed the annual Morpeth Fair Day Fun Run, run over approximately one mile,
on a course encompassing Bridge Street, Telford Bridge, Carlisle Park,
and finishing in Oldgate under the Clock Tower on Sunday 9th June 2019.
The enthusiastic field, comprising of Year 8 and below pupils were set off by the
New Mayor of Morpeth Alison Byard, at 10.15am approximately,
and were led home four minutes and forty-four seconds later by
Morpeth Harrier Bertie Marr, who attends school in Rothbury.
In winning, Marr also set a brand new course record, beating last years
record set by fellow Harrier Sam Tate by nine seconds.
Second place, and one second adrift was Joe Dixon, also a Morpeth Harriers,
who is also in Year 8 in Chantry School in Morpeth.
Third place again went to a Morpeth Harrier, and that was fellow Chantry pupil Liam Roche,
who posted a time of 5m01s.
Posting a time of 5m52s, and finishing seventh overall, was Freya Caygill,
who is also a Morpeth Harrier, and a Year 7 pupil at Chantry School, who was first Girl finisher.
Second Girl finisher was Ellie Kennedy, who attends Shanklea School in Cramlington,
is in Year 6, and was tenth overall in 6m03s.
Third Girl finisher was Zoe Parker, who was fifteenth overall in 6m20s, who is in Year 6 at Newminster.
As usual all finishers received a Goody Bag, courtesy of the Morpeth Chamber of Trade,
and Morpeth Harriers, who organised the event on their behalf,
wish to thank all their members and friends who helped on the day
to ensure smoothness and safety of the event.
Thankfully the fine weather also played its part.
Photos courtesy of Gordon Dixon