The end of season awards night for the Start Fitness sponsored North East Grand Prix
series was held at Gateshead Stadium on Monday 25th September 2017.
Grand Prix Awards were presented by husband and wife Field Officials Mick and Margaret Fraser,
and included Morpeth Harriers & AC athletes Andrew Knight, and Sean O’Hara,
who were fifth and third respectively in the Under 17 and Under 20 Men’s categories for their performances.
The Athlete of the Match Awards, which were carefully judged over the six fixtures,
included no less than four athletes from Morpeth, and all of them being throwers from the clubs Field section.
Andrew Knight was again a recipient, because of his excellent 14.48m in the
Under 17 Men’s Shot Putt at the opening meeting on 19th April.
Joining him on the podium for the same meeting was Female Javelin specialist Bobbie Griffiths,
who managed 40.19m in the Under 17 Women’s competition.
Further Athlete of the Match Awards went to Under 17 Women’s Shot Putt specialist
Charlotte Pickering-Pruvot, who threw 12.14m at the fourth meeting on the 12th July.
Throwing 46.08m in the Under 17 Men’s Discus, earned Ruaridh Lang
his Athlete of the Match Award for the fifth meeting on 26th July.
The newly elected President of the North-East Counties Athletics Association,
Bernard Johnson presented the Athlete of the Match Awards.
Knight, Pickering-Pruvot, and Lang are all coached by Paul Reed,
and these achievements will make him most deservedly a very proud man.
Daniel Joyce of Tynedale Harriers received the Colin Miller Shield from the
Chairman of the North-East Counties Athletics Association Bill McGuirk,
as being the performance Athlete of the Season.
The Presentation was both well attended and much appreciated,
and Start Fitness are to be thanked for their continued support of the event.