the gruelling Kielder Marathon at the weekend.
Andrew Hebden took third place overall in a time of 2hr59m34s, just outside his PB for the off-road course
which he has now tackled eight of the nine times it has been run.
who eased to victory in a time of 2hr46m24s.
As well as the undulating terrain of Britain’s ‘most beautiful marathon’, runners also had to compete with a strong headwind on some of the most exposed parts of the course.
Six other Morpeth Harriers also took part in the Marathon, which had a total of 648 finishers.
Other results were as follows
Richard Kirby (110th) (33rd O/40 Man) 3hrs53min17secs, Eric Adams (153rd) 4hrs04mins13secs, Jane Briggs (167th) (4th O/40 Woman) 4hrs06mins44secs, Gary Mason (236th) (76th O/40 Man) 4hrs21min36secs, Mike Steven (257th) (10th O/60 Man) 4hrs26mins46secs, and Alex Zeller (383rd) 4hrs47min18secs.
Morpeth Harrier Tom Balsdon claimed victory in Sunday’s Under 16s race, completing the 2.5km course in 8m57s, giving him a margin of 43secs over the runner-up.
Also on Sunday, Frances Naylor was 38th in the women’s V50 category in the half marathon
in a time of 2hr18m11s (602nd place overall).
On Saturday, three Morpeth women competed in the 10k race. Kay Errington was the 10th fastest senior woman home in a time of 48m32s, giving her a place of 109th overall. Jenny Glossop (257th) (58th Female) 54m52s, and Claire Hiscock (521st) (195th Female) 62m48s.