The opening BMC Standards Meeting held at Chester Le Street’s Riverside Track
on Monday 8th May 2017, saw seven Morpeth Harriers amongst those taking part in the 800m events.
Fastest from the club was Joe Armstrong, who although outside his personal best,
could feel well pleased despite the very cool conditions, when he clocked 1m56.11s,
which was only two seconds adrift, when he finished fourth to Middlesbrough Mandale’s Josh Allen.
Second fastest from Morpeth on the night,
was Under 17 athlete Rory Leonard,
who took a whole four seconds off his previous best,
posting a time of 2m00.91s,
in what was the fourth fastest race.
In the third fastest race, Morpeth Harriers had three
competitors locking horns with each other.
Under 17 athlete Joe Ramshaw was the fastest of these,
posting a time of 2m03.2s, finishing fractionally ahead
of club colleague Jordan Scott (2m04.31s),
with another Morpeth Harrier, Under 17 athlete Joe Dowd,
two places behind in 2m05.31s.
In the fifth fastest race, Morpeth Harrier Ross Floyd,
posted a time of 2m10.83,
and the club’s youngest competitor in action,
Under 15 Girl Rhiannon Hedley, posted a new
personal best time of 2m25.65s, bettering her
previous by four seconds, in the eleventh fastest race.