Eight Morpeth Harriers took part in the annual North East Masters
Athletics Association Track and Field Championships
at Jarrow’s Monkton Stadium on Saturday 23rd June 2018.
Running in the Over 40 Men’s 100m, Wayne Gedge finished second in 14.9s.
Gedge also threw 17.33m for third in the Discus.
Another Morpeth Harrier taking part in the Discus was Steven Appleby,
who claimed the Silver Medal ahead of Gedge, throwing a best of 32.14m.
The Morpeth pair also claimed medals respectively in the Shot and Long Jump.
Appleby took Silver in the Shot with a best of 8.77m, and Gedge won Silver in the Long Jump with 4.46m.
Gedge claimed his fourth medal of the day in the Triple Jump with a best of 6.16m.
Archie Jenkins won the Over 65 Men’s Gold Medal in the 800m, posting a time of 3m22.1s.
In the 1500m, Over 60 Veteran Gavin Bayne won the Gold Medal in 5m26.3s.
Bayne also medalled in the Over 60 Men’s 5000m, taking Bronze in 19m31.6s.
Pam Woodcock, who was Morpeth’s only Female competitor in action,
won the Over 65 Women’s 1500m in 6m44.0s.
Paul Bentley, Morpeth’s oldest competing athlete on the day,
won an Over 70 Men’s Bronze medal in the 3000m, clocking 14m18.0s.
Although a non-medallist on the day, Paul Bellingham competed well
in the Over 55 Men’s 800m and 1500m events, finishing in fifth position in both cases,
producing times of 2m31.1s, and 5m07.3s.
Morpeth’s Alistair MacDonald finished fourth overall
in the Open Mile race, posting a time of 5m30.6s.