In addition to the Morpeth Harriers Senior athletes taking part in the Virgin Money sponsored London Marathon, on Sunday 28th April 2019 the club also had some of it’s younger talents competing in the Mini Marathon’s,
run over a specially prepared 5k course, which accompanied the main event, and also finished on the Mall, in front of Buckingham Palace, and also with many proud parents on hand to give support where required.
The North East, who were competing in the British Championships,
had five athletes from Morpeth Harriers amongst their six competing squads.
In the Under 17 Men’s event, Morpeth had two in action, where Daniel Melling finished
46th in 15m27s, and was fourth and final counter for a seventh placed North East squad.
Outside the scoring counts was Rowan Bennett, who finished 65th in 16m06s.
In the Under 17 Women’s event, Morpeth’s Holly Peck was second counter home
for an eleventh placed North East squad, finishing 47th in 18m25s.
In the Under 13 Boys event, the North East finished as eighth team,
with Morpeth’s Joe Dixon being second counter, finishing 32nd, posting a time of 17m11s.
Most unfortunate here was Morpeth’s Ryan Davies, who had he not been tripped around 200m
from the finish, would almost certainly have also being a counter, sadly he limped home
in 50th place in 17m53s, obviously a little hurt and somewhat disappointed.
The North East’s best result of the day came in the Under 15 Boys,
where the region finished as first equal with two other squads.