Amble runner Ian storms to win in Alnwick 10K

Action from the Festival of Alnwick Les Allcorn 10K. Women's winner Jane Hodgson (right in blue) and overall race winner Ian Harding (wearing sunglasses and headband) in the pack at the start of the race. Picture by Colin Edwards.
Action from the Festival of Alnwick Les Allcorn 10K. Women's winner Jane Hodgson (right in blue) and overall race winner Ian Harding (wearing sunglasses and headband) in the pack at the start of the race. Picture by Colin Edwards.
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Race ace Ian Harding won Tuesday night’s Festival of Alnwick Les Allcorn 10K.

The Amble-based Morpeth Harrier crossed the line in 33:11, to win the race for the second year running.

Age category winners for the men were Alnwick Tri Club’s Philip Hemsley, Morpeth’s Gordon Dixon and Tynedale Harriers’ Peter Graham.

Morpeth Harriers won the men’s team prize.

In the ladies race there was more success for Morpeth with Jane Hodgson winning in 38:10 and finishing 10th overall.

Age category winners were Morpeth’s Jane Briggs, unattached Jane Chalmers, and Blyth RC’s Catherine Young.

Morpeth also scooped the ladies team prize, ensuring a very successful night for the club.

There was also a 3K Junior race, which was won for the fourth consecutive year by Morpeth Harriers’ Phil Winkler, from Whittingham.

The first three girls were the Alnwick trio of Rose Murton, Suzanne Barwise-Munro and Amy Thorne.

U9 winners were Alnwick’s Olive Telfer and unattached Melissa Fenwick.

The U11 winners were Alnwick’s Kieran Dover and Berwick Harriers’ Tasmin Jackson.

U13 winners were Ben Kelly and Amy Thorne, both Alnwick, while the U15 winners were Alnwick’s Adam Weightman and Rosie Murton.

The U17 winners were Morpeth’s Phil Winkler and Alnwick’s Suzanne Barwise-Munro.

The event, organised by Alnwick Harriers, has been described as one of the most successful ever with a record number of finishers in the Senior race and a very good turn out in the Junior race with 160 Seniors and 77 Juniors enjoying the undulating but picturesque races, which took place in Alnwick’s Hulne Park.

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