203 finishers took part in the very first Park Run held at Newbiggin on Saturday morning (14th October 2017).
Several Morpeth Harriers took part in the event, which was led home by Ashington Hirst’s Kurt Heron,
who crossed the finish line in 16m29s.
Nearly a minute adrift of him in second place was Karl Taylor of Morpeth.
Third runner across the finish line was Mark Snowball, who clocked 18m21s.
Other Morpeth Harriers who were prominent finishers in the inaugural event
were young Under 15 athlete Dylan Davies, who finished fifth in 19m10s,
Over 50 Veteran Phil Walker, who finished seventh in 19m25s,
Andrew Richardson (17th) 20m41s, Dylan Walker, young son of Phil (24th) 21m39s,
and Over 50 Veteran Man Jim Alder (28th) 21m51s.
Druridge Bay Park Run
A few miles further up the coast at Druridge Bay, Morpeth Harrier Ian Harding was
first across the finish line in 16m27s.
Thomas Coulson of Morpeth Harriers set new figures of 19m18s when finishing fifth,
as did club colleague Oliver Bruce, when finishing twelfth in 20m42s.
Morpeth’s Ella Duffield was also a prominent finisher,
and was second Female in 23rd place, posting a time of 22m47s.
Whitley Bay Park Run
Taylor Glover continued his excellent form when taking first place at
Whitley Bay in 16m57s, only a few seconds adrift of his best on the course.