Five Veteran athletes from Morpeth Harriers took part in the annual North-East Masters Track and Field Championships, held at a hot and sunny Monkton Stadium, Jarrow, on Saturday 17th June 2017.
All five of them featured amongst the medallists in the respective age categories.
Throws specialist Steven Appleby was the most successful,
taking two Gold medals in the Over 40 Men’s events.
He won the Discus with a best throw of 32.18m, and the Shot Putt with 8.89m.
The most medals on the day, four in all, however went to Wayne Gedge,
who took Silver behind Appleby in the Discus, throwing a best of 18.49m,
also taking Silver in the 100m, clocking 13.5s, he took another Silver in the Triple Jump with8.73m,
with his crowning moment coming when he took Gold in the Long Jump with a best of 4.47m.
Morpeth’s third Gold medallist was Over 70 athlete Paul Bentley,
who won the 3000m in 13m55.3s.
Over 60 Veteran David Nicholson took two medals in his age group.
He won Silver in the Men’s 1500m, clocking 5m20.1s,
and Bronze in the 800m with a time of 2m40.5s.
Seasoned Veteran and respected Official Archie Jenkins won himself three medals on the day,
taking Silver in the Over 65 800m in 3m17.7s, plus a Bronze in the 1500m (6m29.1s),
and a further Bronze in the Shot Putt, with a best of 8.89m.