A total of sixteen individual medals, pointed to a very satisfactory days achievements for Morpeth Harriers & AC, at the annual North Eastern Counties Track and Field Championships, sponsored by Start Fitness,
and held for the very first time at Middlesbrough Sports Village on Saturday 12th May 2018.
Amongst the medal haul were Seven Gold, Seven Silver, and two Bronze,
with nine coming from the track, and seven being achieved in the Field Events.
There were also two new Championship records set by Morpeth athletes, both from the Field Events.
They were achieved by Andrew Knight, who Putted 16.91m in the Under 17 Men’s Shot,
agonisingly only a mere 5cm off his own lifetime best, and Bobbie Griffiths in the Under 20 Women’s Javelin,
where she threw an on the day best of 37.69m, shaving 41cm off the previous figures,
which had been set by West Suffolk’s Sarah Dunkley in 2006.
A fuller more detailed of all the clubs’ achievements, following Sunday’s second day
of competition will follow on this website.