It was a distinct change of surface, however it didn’t make the slightest bit of difference
to Morpeth Harrier Carl Avery, as he produced an emphatic victory
in the annual Northumberland Coastal Run on Sunday 24th July 2016.
Five days after winning a 3000m track event at Gateshead Stadium,
the talented Duathlete claimed nearly a four minute margin victory
over his closest rival Marc Fenwick of Tyne Bridge, running over Sand, Trail, and Road.
73m34s after setting off from Beadnell Harbour, Avery was crossing the finish line at Alnmouth,
leading a total field of 977 finishers, that included several Morpeth Harriers,
that included Sam Hancox, who finished third behind Fenwick, a mere three seconds adrift in 77m29s.
Also well to the fore in the field was Morpeth’s Emma Holt,
who when finishing 32nd overall in 88m17s,
was third home in the Women’s race.