Morpeth Harriers Senior Women finished seventh on the day in their Division 1 encounter,
however remain in front by five points from Tyne Bridge Harriers,
with Elvet Striders a further two points adrift in third place after four fixtures.
Again, as with the clubs Senior Men, it is very much a case of ensuring good turnout
over the remaining two fixtures if they are to maintain Championship ambitions.
Morpeth New Years Day Road Race winner Jane Hodgson led her clubs’ scoring contingent home, when finishing an excellent second from the Fast Pack, only losing out for victory to Saltwell Harrier Anna Martin by a mere nine seconds, after giving Martin a 220 seconds handicap start advantage.
Hodgson was fastest on the course, holding off the close attentions of Gosforth Harrier Helen Warburton, who finished third, fifteen seconds adrift.
Further Morpeth Senior Women’s team support came courtesy of Gemma Floyd,
recently returned from a family holiday in Australia,
who finished an excellent 18th from the Fast Pack,
and was eighth fastest in the finishing field of 331.
Closing the Morpeth scoring four were Gwenda Cavill, also having a welcome return competitively after injury, and Jane Briggs, who finished in 126th and 141st places respectively from the Medium Pack.
Other Morpeth “Mud larker’s” in action were Sue Smith (160th) (Slow Pack),
Carol Parry (192nd) (Slow Pack), Lesley Chapman (199th) (Slow Pack),
and Frances Naylor (256th) (Slow Pack), who all added to a splendid club effort on the day.
Jane Hodgson and Gemma Floyd in action at Herrington Country Park