Morpeth Harriers were particularly well represented at the annual Royal Signals Road Relays,
held at Hetton Lyons Country Park on Saturday 17th February, which incorporated the
North-Eastern Counties Athletics Association Championships.
A mere nineteen seconds disappointingly robbed Morpeth Harriers Senior Women from
retaining their North East title for the third successive year in their four-stage contest.
Despite excellent running by Holly Peck (13m30s), Catriona MacDonald (12m57s), Gracie Hufton(14m00s),
and Team Captain Emma Holt (12m24s), they just couldn’t quite match the later power of Jarrow and Hebburn.
It was however Peck’s very first run in a Senior competition, and for her and Hufton,
their very first sharing of Senior medals, albeit Silver on this occasion.
Holt was second fastest on the day behind seasoned International Aly Dixon,
who posted 11m53s for Sunderland Strollers, who were third placed Women’s Veteran team,
thus making Holt the fastest Senior.
In the Veteran Women’s event, Morpeth Harriers finished eighth, courtesy of Vicky Gibbs (14m23s),
who was making a competitive comeback, Jane Briggs (16m17s),
Helen King (14m40s), and Gemma Floyd (14m53s).