The North Eastern Counties Under 15 and Under 17
Track and Field squads who took part in the
Northern Athletics Championships at Witton Park,
Blackburn on Saturday 22nd August 2015,
did their Team Managers Keith Willshire, Chris Mole,
and Lianne Brown proud, when finishing a close second
to Yorkshire in the overall competition,
only losing out for victory by a mere twelve points.
Whilst the regions Male athletes won handsomely
in their two age groups, over Derbyshire and Yorkshire
respectively, the Female athletes had a bit of a bigger
fight on their hands, as they finished third and fourth
respectively to some very strong Yorkshire squads.
Morpeth Harriers and Athletic Club had two athletes
on representative duty, both of them in the
Under 15 Girls age group.
Hannah Brown competed in the B race
of the 75m Hurdles, finishing third in 12.45s.
New Marske’s Amy Carter finished
fourth in the A race in 12.08s.
Linden Homes Athlete of the Month for June
Bobbie Griffiths competed in the Shot Putt
and Discus, finishing twelfth and fifth respectively
with bests of 8.96m and 24.75m.
Keith Willshire described the end result as superb,
considering that the region were missing some
of their key athletes due to holidays, and he was
very praiseworthy of the efforts by all who turned out,
and they had all shown splendid team spirit
throughout a busy day of hectic competition.
The closeness of the end result certainly
showed the level of effort, against very strong opposition.