Windy, but relatively dry conditions were faced by the 32 runners who lined up in the first of the
2017 events in the series of Morpeth Harriers Young Athletes Road Championships, which were
held on the usual 1.33mile circuit of Lancaster Park, on the evening of Monday 2nd October 2017.
27 competed in the Under 13 Boys event, and 5 competed in the Under 13 Girls event,
which were won respectively by Ryan Davies and Sophia Cunningham.
Twelve months previously, each had triumphed in the Under 11 competitions,
and now they both have another Gold Medal, plus a winner’s trophy to add to their previous achievements.
Trophies and medals will be presented at a special night,
being held at Bar Luga in Morpeth at the end of November.
Posting a finishing time of 8m17s, Davies won by a margin of seven seconds from Samuel Tate,
who will receive a Silver Medal, and Oliver Bruce came through to take third place and a Bronze Medal in 8m33s.
In winning, Davies also improved his 2016 performance by a whole 45 seconds, a superb achievement.
Cunningham posted a winning time of 9m47s, which was also an improvement
on her winning 2016 time by a whole 37 seconds, again an excellent achievement.
She won by a comfortable margin of 54 seconds over second placed Molly Ions,
who will collect a Silver Medal, with third placed Alice Heaton coming home
in 12m27s to take the Bronze medal, fractionally just outpacing fourth placed
Eadie Barakat, who was recorded with the same time.
Other Results were as follows
Joseph Hudspith (4th) 8m42s,
Adam Howliston (5th) 8m56s,
Bertie Marr (6th) 8m57s,
Harry Jackson (7th) 8m58s,
Callum Rowell (8th) 9m08s,
James Tilley (9th) 9m20s,
Noah Ions (10th) 9m27s,
Sam Parker (11th) 9m41s,
Alfie Laskey (12th) 9m57s,
Daniel Hourigan (13th) 10m09s,
William Devere Owen (14th) 10m15s,
Ethan Phillips (15th) 10m20s,
Will Smith (16th) 10m38s,
Ben Smith (17th) 10m40s,
Benji Birch (18th) 10m42s,
Fintan Ward (19th) 10m47s,
Finlay Douglas (20th) 10m48s,
Joe Dixon (21st) 10m48s,
Joe Oliver (22nd) 11m05s,
Harry Boag (23rd) 11m59s,
Euan Eaton (24th) 12m02s,
Joseph Nicholson (25th) 12m03s,
Jack Kirby (26th) 12m30s,
and Aiden Bradley (27th) 12m48s.
Sadie Charlton (5th) 13m14s.
The next races in the Club Championship series,
will be for Under 11 Boys and Girls,
and will be held on Monday 16th October 2017, over the same circuit.