There were some excellent results achieved by our Womens squad, both on an individual
and team front, at the fourth Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League meeting,
held at a wet and very muddy Herrington Country Park, near Penshaw, on Saturday 7th January 2017.
Heavy rain on the Friday had left areas of the newly acquired course in a very wet state,
which quickly cut up as the ten-event programme progressed, and athletes in the later events
were certainly subjected to heavy and very testing conditions.
Lorna MacDonald, who has certainly put in some mileage recently in ultra-distance training,
certainly found that it all paid off quite handsomely as she secured an excellent
individual win in the Senior Women’s event.
She won with thirty-two seconds to spare over her closest rival,
and led her club to a resounding on the day victory in Division 2 over Gosforth Harriers.
Further excellent team support came from Emma Holt (Fast Pack),
who finished third overall, clocking the days fastest time,
Jane Hodgson (Fast Pack), who finished fourth,
posting the third fastest time, and Gwenda Cavill (27th) (Slow Pack).
Other Morpeth Harriers Senior Women in action were Jane Kirby (97th) (Slow Pack),
Carol Parry (182nd) (Slow Pack), Sue Smith (186th) (Slow Pack), and Frances Naylor (267th) (Slow Pack).
The Senior Women’s event had 341 finishers.