The curtain finally came down on the Start Fitness North East Harrier League season, with the holding of the annual presentation of awards at the sponsors premises on Grainger Street in Newcastle,
on the evening of Thursday 12th April 2018.
North Eastern Counties Athletics Association Chairman Bill McGuirk formally welcomed all those present and announced that he was very pleased that many were attending, as he congratulated officers of the league for their splendid efforts throughout the long season, where many challenges had again been faced with much determination, including very testing weather conditions, however all fixtures had been completed successfully.
He also announced that the current sponsors Start Fitness would continue to support the League during the forthcoming 2018/19 season.
On to the Presentation itself, conducted by Men’s Secretary John Stephens,
which began with the individual awards.
Amongst these awards were Morpeth Harriers, Holly Peck, who was second in the Under 15 Girls Grand Prix, Taylor Glover and Daniel Melling who were first and second in the Under 17 Men’s Grand Prix, and Emma Holt and Jane Hodgson, who were respective winners of the Senior and Veteran Women’s sections.
Morpeth Harriers were also honoured by their Senior Men taking the Division 1 title, and Tom Inness and Richard Castledine were on hand to receive the winner’s trophy on behalf of the club.
Jane Hodgson accepted the Women’s Division 1 trophy on behalf of the club,
and Taylor Glover and Daniel Melling accepted the Under 17 Men’s winner’s trophy.
Tom Balsdon and Dylan Davies went forward to receive the Under 15 Boys
winner’s trophy, making it a splendid night for the club.
In addition family members Rowan, Robyn and Lee Bennett all won awards being third Under 15 Boy,
first Under17/20 Woman, and first Veteran Man as Elswick Harriers, however along with mother Jill,
Morpeth Harriers are very pleased to welcome them to the club as a new competing force,
and look forward to working with them to achieve further success throughout 2018 and beyond.