By posting an excellent seventh fastest time of 12m20s, Morpeth Harrier Senior Woman Emma Holt,
helped steer her club to a respectable top ten placing in their three-stage event at the
Northern Athletics Cross Country Relays, held at a windswept Graves Park
in Sheffield on Saturday 21st October 2017.
Running on the first leg, she finished her 2mile effort in fifth place overall,
behind Warrington AC International Harriet Knowles Jones,
who clocked the fastest time of the day of 11m30s, but unfortunately
had no one to hand over to, to finish as a complete team.
Morpeth however did have Gemma Floyd (13m30s),
and Josie Cram (13m33s) in support to Holt,
to ensure a complete squad result, finishing exactly
two minutes behind winners Lincoln Wellington,
with their total time of 39m23s, who in turn denied victory
to Morpeth’s North-East rivals Birtley AC by two seconds,
who were boosted by the return to action by International Lydia Turner,
who posted the day’s third fastest time of 12m05s.
Sale Harriers of Manchester were third, and a further seventeen seconds adrift.
The Senior Women, were the only squad from Morpeth taking part in the ten-event competition.