The Saucony sponsored English Cross Country 4 Stage Relay Championship,
were held as usual at its ancestral home, at Berry Hill Park in Mansfield,
on Saturday 31st October 2015,
In a very hotly contested Senior Women’s 3 x 3k event,
Morpeth Harriers finished 28th out of 92 complete teams,
and were also twelfth home from the North of England.
They were also second home from the North East Counties,
with Gateshead Harriers slightly ahead of them in 25th place.
Fastest in the Morpeth team was first leg runner Emma Holt,
who came home in 20th place in 10m15.25s.
Second leg runner Josie Cram posted a time of 11m20.10s,
and third and final leg runner Vicky Gibbs clocked 11m55.15s.
Morpeth Harrier Lorna MacDonald ran the
Morrisons Birmingham Half Marathon on
Sunday 18th October 2015,
finishing 282nd in a new personal best time of 88m18s.
She was 22nd Female finisher.
The Kielder Marathon is described as 'Britain's most beautiful marathon ' and having completed the 26.2miles - certainly agree. There is nowhere near the number of participants or crowds that you get in the big city marathons but it is certainly a marathon that should be on every runner's list. the scenery is spectacular. The volunteers were amazing - encouraging you at every water station and the pockets of crowds provided great encouragement between the long stretches of quiet trails .
This year, the conditions were near perfect . No wind, dry and even some sunshine as the race got underway. It was certainly hilly . It is not going to be a fast marathon to complete .My aims were to finish (smiling) and to raise some money for the charity Anglican International Development . I certainly feel I was able to do both . Would I recommend it ? - definitely !