Morpeth Harriers & AC’s Senior Men’s and Women’s Track and Field squad began
their Northern League Division 2E domestic campaign in earnest,
at a very cold and windy South Leeds Stadium, on Saturday 6th May 2017,
when they finished an equal fourth in their opening fixture,
along with North East rivals Gateshead Harriers, (subject to further scrutiny).
Unfortunately, Morpeth were very short in strength in both the Men’s and Women’s events,
however team spirit of a high order was clearly shown, as athletes tackled events,
which were in some cases, very much outside their specialist zone.
The club had a total of seventeen athletes to call upon for the match, with eleven featuring for the Men’s events, and only a mere six tackling the Women’s events, factors which did not draw much pleasure for much beleaguered Team Managers David Swinburne (Men), and Mike Bateman (Women).
Nevertheless, Messrs Swinburne and Bateman could only heap praise upon those who turned out
to ensure a reasonable end result, however, both would readily accept that there is very much
an uphill fight for the remaining three matches, to preserve current league status.