Morpeth Harriers opened their 2018 series of Young Athletes Club Road Championship events on Monday 10th September, which this year for the first time, are being sponsored by Reeves, the Pension Specialists.
Action began on the single lap 1.3mile circuit of Lancaster Park, with the Under 13 competition for both Male and Female athletes, in what were ideal conditions, a slight breeze and a steady drizzle, as a total of 31 runners faced the starter, twenty-five in the Boys event, and six contested the Girls event.
For the second year in succession Ryan Davies won the Boys title,
taking the Gold Medal in 8m02s, and also taking fifteen seconds off his 2017 time.
Second place, and Silver Medal went to Bertie Marr, who posted a time of 8m08s,
which was an improvement on his 2017 time by forty-nine seconds, when he had finished sixth.
Third place and Bronze Medal went to Joseph Hudspith, who posted a time of 8m19s,
which improved on his fourth place in 2017, where he had clocked 8m42s.
The Girls race was won by Sophia Cunningham, who also again won the Gold Medal
after retaining the title that she had won in 2017 and improved her time on the course
by five seconds with her clocking of 9m42s.
Second place and Silver Medal went to Molly Baker, who clocked 10m55s,
and third place and Bronze Medal went to Catalina Chaundler, who posted a time of 11m03s.
Other results were as follows
Joe Dixon (4th) 8m30s,
Sam Dent (5th) 8m55s,
Adam Howliston (6th) 9m05s,
Dylan Walker (7th) 9m07s,
Liam Roach (8th) 9m08s,
Alan Hayes (9th) 9m22s,
William Owen (10th) 9m32s,
Ethan McBride (11th) 9m40s,
Daniel Hourigan (12th) 9m49s,
Ben Smith (13th) 9m51s,
Harry Bohe (14th) 10m06s,
Charlie Lowes (15th) 10m14s,
Alfie Laskey (16th) 10m24s,
Will Smith (17th) 10m38s,
Theo Bird (18th) 10m48s,
Lee Cowen (19th) 10m56s,
George Liddel (20th) 11m05s,
Max Kirby (21st) 11m08s,
Harvey Hildred (22nd) 11m13s,
Ryan Sample (23rd) 11m26s,
Harry Maxwell (24th) 12m07s,
Aiden Bradley (25th) 12m12s.
Lottie Belton (4th) 11m19s,
Alice Randolph (5th) 13m22s,
and Olivia Bell (6th) 13m22s.
Many thanks to all those who helped on the night to ensure that all competitors got around the course safely.
Medals and awards will be presented at a Presentation Night to be arranged in the next few months.