when winning what was his maiden Senior Road Race,
in the annual Wallsend Harriers Terry O’Gara Memorial 5k event,
held at West Allotment Country Park on Sunday 23rd April 2017.
Beattie was always at the helm of things alongside Tyne Bridge Harrier
James Dunce, that was until the pair reached the 3k mark.
From there, the Under 20 athlete drew clear, to eventually cross the finish line,
posting an excellent 14m59s, which gave Beattie an eight second cushion over Dunce,
who remained in second place, ahead of third placed Ross Floyd of Morpeth Harriers (15m34s).
Other Morpeth Harriers finishers in the event were
Robert Morris, making his club debut,
who posted a time of 17m36s,when finishing 22nd,
Rob Hancox, who was first Over 50 Man in 23rd place in 17m38s,
Tom Inness (25th) 17m44s, and Dean Lonsdale (73rd) 19m47s.