The annual Quayside 5k Road Race, held on Wednesday 15th August 2018, and organised by Gateshead Harriers attracted a total field of 694 competitors, with 205 finishing the elite race, and 489 taking part in the mass race.
Lewis Moses of Darlington Harriers won the elite race, which began fifteen minutes ahead of the mass start,
by a comfortable margin of seventeen seconds from Morpeth Harrier Carl Avery.
Moses posted a winning time of 14m34s, beating the old course record, whilst Avery,
who has rarely been seen in competition this summer, finished in 14m51s,
just managing to hold off the close attentions of Morpeth club colleague George Lowry,
who finished third in 14m53s.
Other Morpeth Harriers who finished prominently were Joe Armstrong (7th) 15m21s,
Sam Hancox (8th) 15m30s, Thomas Straughan (10th) 15m38s, James Young (11th) 15m44s,
and Jake Masterman (20th) (1st U20 Man) 16m08s.
Morpeth Harriers had a total of 26 runners in the elite race, with further performances coming from
Alistair Douglass (24th) 16m16s, Andrew Lawrence (26th) 16m19s,
Matthew Briggs (34th) (3rd U20 Man) 16m37s, Richard Johnson (37th) 16m40s,
Thomas Innes (49th) 17m01s, Richard Castledine (56th) 17m16s, Liam Marsh (81st) (5th U20 Man) 17m55s, Jane Hodgson (90th) (2nd O35 Woman) (6th Woman) 18m02s, Rob Hancox (100th) (3rd O50 Man) 18m14s, Shaun Land (105th) 18m21s, David Swinburne (118th) (9th O40 Man) 18m39s,
Steve Haswell (121st) (5th O50 Man) 18m45s, David Nicholson (149th) (2nd O60 Man) 19m25s,
Ben Dixon (150th) 19m27s, Gary Hall (157th) (13th O45) 19m38s,
Helen King (168th) (1st O40 Woman) (15th Woman) 19m47s, Paul Bellingham (187th) (7th O55 Man) 20m28s, Claire Calverley (199th) (2nd O40 Woman) (23rd Woman) 21m25s,
and Gracie Hufton (201st) (2nd U20 Woman) 21m50s.
Five Morpeth Harriers competed in the mass start event.
First home was Jim Alder, who finished in 50th place overall,
posting a finishing time of 20m46s, and was fifth Over 55 Man.
Other finishers from the club were
Alison Brown (62nd) (7th Woman) 20m59s, Jill Bennett (128th) (2nd O45 Woman) 22m18s,
Sue Smith (195th) (5th O50 Woman) 23m48s, and Pam Woodcock (253rd) (2nd O65 Woman) 25m15s.