The second meeting of North East Regional BMC events were held at
Chester Le Street’s Riverside Track on Monday 3rd June 2019.
A total of twelve athletes from the ranks of Morpeth Harriers competed in the eight 1500m races on the programme.
Fastest from the club on the night was Carl Avery, whose new lifetime personal best time of 3m59.61s, saw him finish fourth in a hotly contested Men’s A race, which was won by former Gateshead Harrier Chris Parr in a time of 3m53.95s, now running in Jarrow and Hebburn’s colours, the club of his late grandfather.
Another Morpeth Harrier to feature in the A Race was Alistair Douglass, who had run at Sport City in Manchester the previous day, in the final of the 800m at the Northern Athletics Championships.
Douglass finished ninth in 4m11.55s.
Second fastest Morpeth Harriers performer on the night was Under 20 athlete Ross Charlton,
whose new personal best time of 4m03.92s, saw him finish sixth in a hotly contested Men’s B Race.
Other Morpeth Harriers finishers in the B Race were Adam Pratt, fresh from his Northern Steeplechase Gold Medal win, who finished ninth in 4m09.71s, and another Under 20 Man Daniel Melling, who was delighted to achieve new figures of 4m10.56s, when finishing just behind Pratt in tenth spot.
In the C Race, Morpeth’s George Lowry finished second, posting a seasons best of 4m07.83s.
Another second placed Morpeth performer was Under 17 athlete Dylan Gooding,
who posted a finishing time of 4m18.93s, in a Mixed gender D Race.
Gooding was eighth fastest in his age group on the night.
In the Mixed gender E Race, brothers Dylan and Ryan Davies finished in ninth and eleventh places respectively, both clocking personal best times of 4m37.94s, and 4m41.01s.
Holly Peck of Morpeth Harriers finished sixth in a Mixed gender F Race, posting a time of 4m53.09s.
North East Women’s Steeplechase Champion Rachelle Falloon of Morpeth Harriers won the G Race,
which was an all-Women affair, posting a new personal best time of 4m59.35s.
Rounding off the night’s Morpeth performances was Taylor Murdy, who finished
eighth in the Mixed gender H Race, posting a new personal best time of 5m34.99s.
BMC Regional Race Leeds
Competing in his third race in five days, persistence certainly paid off for Morpeth Harrier Alistair Douglass, who made the journey south to Leeds Beckett University, to compete in the BMC Regional 1500m B Race, posting a brand new personal best time of 4m03.14s, bettering his previous figures for the three and three quarter lap event by a fraction of a second from his clocking at the opening North East Grand Prix Meeting at Monkton in April.
Douglass finished sixth out of thirteen in his event, and he was sixth fastest of twelve competing Senior Men in the five races on offer at the meeting.