Fletcher the first Harrier home in Morpeth 11k race

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A total of 11 Harriers took part in the Morpeth 11k on New Years Day, a race which saw age category prizes go to two of their contingent.

Adam Fletcher was once again first Harrier to finish as he has been for the last two runnings of this event, coming 25th in 40.52 to win second prize in the male 50 category.

Having his first race in a Harriers vest for a few months was Ross Anderson, who is battling his way back to fitness, finishing 38th.

Dominic Harris was next after a great battle with Ross, and also pipped Gary Hall which is a great achievement. Gareth Pearson had his first race for us, whilst slightly further down the field Mel Steer was the only female competitor.

Finally, well done to Mark Hume, who was first in the male 70 category!

Results:

25-Adam Fletcher 40.52; 38-Ross Anderson 42.52; 39-Dominic Harris 42.55; 41-Gary Hall 43.09; 62-Gareth Pearson 46.12; 72-Stephen Cowell 47.00; 83-Mark Doctor 48.43; 110-Cris Atwell 52.03; 117-Jonathan Kay 53.25; 120-Mel Steer 54.07; 170-Mark Hume 1.12.33.

Over the Christmas period a number of Harriers took part in park runs, with Micky Aiston racing at Gateshead on both Christmas and Boxing Day, winning the male 45 age group at the latter.

Elsewhere Gay Eastoe was an age category winner at Workington.

Results:

Gateshead (25/12/15): 9-Ross Anderson 19.21; 49-Micky Aiston 21.58.

Gateshead (26/12/15): 14-Micky Aiston 21.39.

St Albans (26/12/15): 147-Ollie Telfer 25.57; 272-Finlay Telfer 34.46.

Workington (26/12/15): 29-Gay Eastoe 26.25; 30-Richard Eastoe 26.26.

Gladstone, NW London (26/12/15): 71-William Fortune 33.58.

l Entries for theNorthumberland Coastal Run will open on Saturday, January 23.

This years event starts at 10.30am on Sunday, July 24.

1,260 places will be up for grabs, visit the website at https://resultsbase.net/home.aspx.