At Saturday's Park Run at Druridge Bay,
Morpeth Harrier Robert Balmbra had to settle for second place in a time of 16mins 3secs,
only a second behind Kurt Heron of Ashington.
Mark Snowball finished 3rd (17:49), Colin Archer 4th (17:59),
Connor Marshall 5th (18:06) and Phil Walker 7th (18:53).
Marshall was the leading Under 17 athlete and Walker the first Over 50.
At the Newcastle Run, Alistair Douglass finished 8th in 17mins 33secs
behind Adrian Bailes of Birtley who clocked 16mins 14secs.
Lorna Macdonald was the second lady to finish clocking 19min
10secs behind Chloe Price of Birtley, who recorded 18mins 33secs.
Report by Les Venmore