At the annual Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships, held at a breezy but relatively
firm and dry Pontefract Park Racecourse, in Yorkshire on Saturday 26th January 2018,
Senior Woman Mhairi MacLennan retained her title that she won in 2018 at nearby
Harewood House but was made to fight all the way to the finish line by Leigh Harrier Lauren
Heyes (formerly Howarth), and Blackburn’s Jessica Judd, only winning by the slender margin of four seconds.
MacLennan also led her club to a handsome set of Bronze team medals, courtesy of supporting counting runs by Emma Holt (24th), Catriona MacDonald (39th), and Gemma Floyd (61st).
Another top-drawer performance amongst the Morpeth Senior Women,
came from Helen King, who produced an excellent run to finish in 110th place.