Four Morpeth Harriers competed in the annual George Ogle Memorial
6mile Trail Race at Swalwell Cricket Club, Gateshead on the evening of Wednesday 25th May.
The event held in memory of the former North Eastern Counties official, and former English Cross Country President is without doubt held on terrain that was very much to the liking of him, and he would be very proud to see the event attracting such friendly rivalries
in a tranquil country setting.
Paul Banks was the first home from Morpeth in the 176 strong field of finishers,
and in placing 13th overall in 37m03s; he was also third in the Over 40 Veteran Men’s category.
Morpeth Harriers other finishers were in consecutive order,
with Sue Smith 143rd, Carol Parry 144th, and Jacinta Wake 145th,
in respective times of 55m24s, 55m26s, and 55m52s.
They were 36th, 37th, and 38th in the Women’s race,
and were 14th, 15th, and 16th in the Over 40 Veteran Women’s category.
The event was described as a very enjoyable and very sociable run.