Morpeths Ian Harding missed out by nine seconds to claim victory
in the annual Tynedale 10k on the evening of Wednesday 6th July 2016.
He was very much locked into a head to head battle with
Saltwell Harriers Abraham Tewelde until the later stages,
and the Eritrean managed to cross the finish line in Wylam
just a little in front in 31m20s, a personal best for him.
Meanwhile Harding managed to hold on to second place ahead
of Tyne Bridge’s Marc Fenwick, who clocked 32m24s.
Second home for Morpeth Harriers in 20th place overall
was Matthew Boyle, who posted a finishing time of 35m57s.
Morpeth Harriers did however have a winner in Gemma Floyd,
who won the Women’s event when crossing the finish line in 44th place overall, posting a personal best finishing time of 38m38s,
and was also first Over 35 Veteran Woman.
Second Woman finisher was Andrea Banner of Elswick,
who finished 83rd overall in 41m03s.
Other Morpeth Harriers finishers on the night were as follows
Paul Banks (73rd) (8th O/45 Man) 40m17s,
Norman Clark (204th) (3rd O/65 Man) 47m58s,
Claire Walker (264th) (62nd Woman) (7th O/35 Woman) 52m32s,
Carol Parry (298th) (81st Woman) (11th O/45 Woman) 55m26s,
and Jacinta Wake (299th) (82nd Woman) (12th O/45 Woman) 55m26s.
The event had 379 finishers.