The 15th annual Morpeth 10k Road Race on Tuesday, July 31, saw 299 finishers complete the gruelling two-lap circuit around the scenic tranquillity of Tranwell Woods.
The event incorporated the North Eastern AA 10k Championships and did not fail to live up to its billing as Nick Swinburn and Ross Floyd produced inspired performances to make it a Morpeth one-two in the humidity of the overcast July evening.
The host club’s Swinburn won the road race in a time of 31m 26s, almost two minutes clear of second-placed Floyd.
Alnwick Harrier Bruce Crombie continued his brilliant season finishing an impressive first for the club in an excellent time of 37m 29s.
Second home for Alnwick and back in form was Peter Grey in 38:08; third Alnwick athlete was Mark Miller in a time of 39:08; Jim Lillico was fourth for his club in 39:46.
Simon Cook made a great come-back run in 40:35.
Of the female entrants, Sam Embleton came first for the club in 42:37; second home was Mairi Campbell followed by Mel Steer in third place for Alnwick.
Once again, a large group of Alnwick Harriers entered a well-supported midweek event.
Results: 33-Bruce Crombie 37.29; 39-Peter Grey 38.08; 60-Mark Miller 39.08; 67-Jim Lillico 39.46; 78-Simon Cook 40.35; 82-Hesus Kidd 41.02; 87-David Nolan 41.38; 89-Andy Squires 41.46; 102-Sam Embleton 42.37; 136-Peter Embleton 44.15; 140-Cris Atwell 44.32; 149-John Ross 45.00; 185-Kim Bronze 47.08; 186-Antony Budd 47.09; 200-David Coates 48.09; 210-Phil Lee 48.38; 214-Phil Baston 48.49; 225-Mairi Campbell 49.49; 241-Mel Steer 51.32; 252-Clare Hiscock 52.27; 295-Emma Langman 59.26; 299-Mark Hume 1.01.42.