was won for the fourth time by Elswick Harrier Tadele Geremew,
who posted a finishing time in a strong cold wind of 33m04s,
winning by the close margin of four seconds from Tyne Bridge Harrier David Green.
Third place went to Green’s clubmate Sparrow Morley who was eighteen seconds adrift,
and had managed to work his way clear from Chris Smith,
who was Morpeth Harriers leading finisher in fifth place.
Smith posted a finishing time of 33m36s, just being outpaced by
Evenwood Veteran John Clifford, who was first in the Over 45 Veteran Men’s section.
Next Morpeth Harrier home was Mark Snowball, who finished fourteenth in 35m27s,
and third home from Morpeth was Matthew Boyle,
who can certainly feel well pleased with his 17th place in 35m52s.
Lorna MacDonald of Morpeth Harriers can also be delighted in her
finishing as second Woman to winner Alison Dargie of Tyne Bridge.
Dargie won in 38m09s, finishing 55th overall, whilst MacDonald
was a minute adrift in 68th place overall.
Other Morpeth Harriers finishers were
Paul Willis (200th) 43m26s,
Helen King (212th) 43m47s,
Sue Smith (736th) 51m54s,
Jacinta Wake (1,367th) 61m13s,
and Jane Blackett (1,369th) 61m14s.
The event had 1,856 finishers.
Thanks to North Tyneside Council, Start Fitness,
and Northumbrian Spring Water for their support of the event.