Three athletes from Morpeth Harriers were in action at the opening meeting of the series of North East Regional BMC events, held at Chester Le Street’s Riverside Athletics Track, on the evening of Monday 14th May 2018.
Just over 48 hours after clinching the North Eastern Counties Under 20 Men’s 1500m Gold Medal, Kieran Hedley was back on track to produce a new personal best of 1m55.78s, when finishing third in the fastest 800m race, taking just under two seconds off his previous figures, which he had set at Jarrow, almost a year ago.
Hedley’s younger sister Rhiannon, who had also competed at the weekend championships, got a little bit closer to her best, which she had posted at Hexham last year, as she finished a close second to Chester Le Street’s Lucy Scothern in the eighth fastest race, as she clocked a seasons best of 2m22.80s.
Sam Hancox had his first outing of the year on the track and could feel well satisfied with his clocking of 2m02.20s, as he finished fifth in the third fastest race, taking four seconds off his previous best for 800m, which he had clocked in June 2015 at a previous BMC meeting, which was held at Maiden Castle.
Meanwhile on the following Tuesday night, (15th May) Morpeth’s Phillip Winkler was also in BMC action, as he finished fifth in the fourth fastest 800m race at Stretford, Manchester, in the Gold Standard meeting, posting a brand new personal best of 1m56.56s, taking nearly a second off his previous figures.