Competing at Newcastle Exhibition Park, Butters was second across the finish line,
completing the 5k distance, by posting a time of 16m26s, which was thirteen seconds outside his best.
Meanwhile at Druridge Bay, fellow Morpeth Harrier Tom Innes was also finishing second,
posting a time of 18m14s, this on his very first outing over the course.
Other prominent Morpeth Harriers amongst the finishers at Druridge were,
Dean Lonsdale (3rd) 18m37s, also a first timer on the course,
Thomas Coulson (4th) 19m30s, twelve seconds adrift of his best,
Kenton Duffield (6th) 19m55s, agonisingly a mere five seconds adrift of his best,
daughter Ella Duffield (26th) (3rd Female) 22m43s, and Lily Heaton (31st) (4th Female) 23m19s.
At the regions newest venue Newbiggin By the Sea,
Paul Bellingham finished 9th in 21m02s,
and Under 13 Boy James Tilley finished eighteenth in 23m22s.