The Ribble Valley 10k, on Sunday 30th December 2018 which incorporated the Northern 10k Road Race Championships, attracted a total field of around 1500 competitors, and was won by Richmond and Zetland’s Commonwealth Games representative Marc Scott in a time of 28m58s.
Second place went to Liverpool Harrier Jonny Mellor (29m19s),
with third spot going to Preston’s Patrick Dever, who posted a time of 29m24s.
Not far adrift of the leading three was Morpeth’s Carl Avery, who eventually finished sixth,
posting a finishing time of 29m33s, which for him represented a brand-new personal best
of the magnitude of fifty-two seconds.
Another prominent Morpeth Harrier finisher was Rory Leonard, who marked his first ever 10k Road Race outing,
by finishing as first Junior Man, in twelfth place, with an equally excellent time posting of 30m39s.
Morpeth Harriers other finisher in the event was Richard Johnson, who posted a time of 34m12s,
when coming home in 86th place overall, he was also 61st Male in the Northern Championship.
Johnson’s time also bettered his previous best for the distance, by around forty seconds.