Nothing to do with Inspector Morse, the Endeavour 5k took place over a flat one kilometre closed road circuit at Middlesbrough Sports Village on Sunday, 11 April.
Having been sadly cancelled a couple of times due to restrictions in place, the event followed what is now becoming an established pattern of graded heats with many athletes recording not just fast times but personal bests.
Alex Brown's 14 minutes 23 seconds was the fastest time of the day and a new pb as he won his heat ahead of Middlesbrough Mandale’s Josh Cowperthwaite (14:27) and New Marske’s Lewis Gamble-Thompson (14:28).
Morpeth's Kieran Hedley placed in 6th with a pb of 14:58, and Sam Hancox was one place behind in 15:02.
In the previous heat U/20 Dan Melling recorded a pb of 15:21 when finishing 5th, a couple of places ahead of Tom Straughan (15:37).
Guy Bracken, now getting to the top end of the O/55 vets, showed he is getting over injury scares and starting to come back to his best when clocking 16:30. U/17 Joe Anderson followed him home in 17th in 16:40, also a pb.
Will de Vere Owen, still an Under 15, was 2nd in heat 3 in 15:57 (pb).