For the second year in succession Morpeth Harrier Jane Hodgson won the Women’s title at the annual Newburn River Run on Wednesday 13th June 2018, which was run on a slightly modified course, due to a recent flooding problem, in and around the traditional course route.
As in 2017, Hodgson, who on the previous Saturday finished third in the annual Blaydon Race, set not exactly a million miles away from the Newburn route, once again finished in thirteenth place overall, posting a time of 35m37s, which was around a minute faster than twelve months previous, although on this occasion, the course may well have been slightly shorter due to the modifications.
Hodgson was actually fourth overall home from Morpeth, only being headed by Ian Harding (2nd) 31m29s,
Jordan Scott (3rd) 31m45s, and Matthew Boyle (11th) 35m26s, all excellent performances indeed.
The event had 294 finishers, that also included another nine athletes from the ranks of Morpeth Harriers.
Other Morpeth Harrier results as follows
Mike Winter (49th) (8th O/45 Man) 39m40s, Paul Banks (51st) (9th O/45 Man) 39m47s,
James Johnson (54th) (10th O/40 Man) 40m08s, Richard Kirby (85th) (16th O/45 Man) 41m59s,
Lindsay Turnbull (104th) (11th Woman) (3rd O/45 Woman) 43m22s,
Helen King (105th) (12th Woman) (1st O/40 Woman) 43m22s,
Jane Kirby (202nd) (35th Woman) (5th O/40 Woman) 51m43s,
Clare Walker (203rd) (36th Woman) (6th O/40 Woman) 51m43s,
and Carol Parry (204th) (6th O/45 Woman) 51m43s.