at Sunday’s Heaton Harriers Memorial Races, held on Newcastle’s Town Moor on Sunday 13th November.
the Under 20 Men’s course record, Armstrong finished
a good thirteen seconds clear of James Cripwell of Gateshead Harriers.
Rory Leonard (16m06s), who took the Under 17 Men’s title ahead
of club colleague Kieran Hedley, who finished fourth overall in 16m27s.
Third in the Under 17 Men’s event was Morpeth’s Taylor Glover, who finished sixth overall in 16m30s.
Other Morpeth Harriers finishers in the combined Under 17/Under 20 Men’s 5k event were
Jake Masterman (7th) (4th U/20 Man) 16m38s, Joe Ramshaw (8th) (4th U/17 Man) 16m44s,
Liam Marsh (10th) (5th U/17 Man) 17m20s, Matthew Waterfield (13th) (8th U/17 Man) 17m43s,
Connor Marshall (14th) (9th U/17 Man) 17m45s, Alex Cunningham (15th) (10th U/17 Man) 18m03s,
Joe Dowd (17th) (12th U/17 Man) 18m23s, Jacob Hopkins (18th) (6th U/20 Man) 18m43s.
a six second margin victory over Houghton’s Lydia James in the Under 15 Girls event.
Club colleague Lily Heaton finished fourth in the Under 15 Girls event in 11m29s.
Fifth place went to his Morpeth Harriers club colleague Thomas Cunningham,
who posted a finishing time of 10m44s.
Andrew Hudspith finished in sixth place in 11m09s.
Dylan Davies was first home for Morpeth Harriers in the Under 13 Boys 3k event,
finishing fifth overall in 10m46s, just three seconds ahead of club colleague Ben Walker,
who was one place behind in 10m49s.
Bobby Stone (9th) 12m14s, James Tilley (12th) 12m59s, and Reece Garrett (15th) 13m59s.
finished in 11th and 13th places, with respective times of 14m03s, and 14m39s.
In the Under 11’s 1k event Morpeth Harriers had a total of seven competing athletes
in the combined field of Boys and Girls which had 27 facing the starter.
They had four Boys and three Girls in action.
One place and two seconds adrift of him was club colleague Joseph Hudspith.
Two seconds further adrift in fifth place was Harry Jackson.
Morpeth’s quartet in the Boys event was completed by Joe Dixon, who was ninth in`5m11s.
Second home for Morpeth was Keira Peck, who was seventh in 4m19s.
Lauren Garrett completed the Morpeth Harriers trio, finishing in ninth place in 4m29s.
First of those to finish was Mike Steven, who posted a finishing time of 43m56s,
when placing 235th, and he was 9th Over 55 Veteran Man
Next home from the club was Kevin Bray, who finished in
272nd place in 44m41s, and was 11th Over 55 Veteran Man.
Completing the Morpeth trio was Steve Garrett,
who finished in 397th place in 49m27s, and was 43rd Over 45 Man.
Many thanks go to the team at Heaton Harriers for organising a splendid event,
and arranging a fitting one minute silence immediately prior to the Under 17/Under 20 event
in respect of the two talented Aldershot athletes who had been tragically killed whilst out training
earlier in the week, and before the Senior event to observe the annual Armistice Ceremony.
In addition to this, all of the Morpeth Harriers Under 17 and Under 20 athletes wore Black Ribbons
on their vests as an extra tribute to the Aldershot Athletes Lucy Pygott and Stacey Burrows.