628 finishers took part in the annual Run Northumberland Cragside 10k, held within the picturesque grounds of Lord Armstrong’s historical ancestral mansion, near Rothbury on Saturday 1st April 2017.
Thankfully there was a definite air of spring about proceedings,
as the field were led home by James Taylor, who posted a finishing time of 34m09s,
winning by the clear 55 seconds from his Morpeth Harriers
club colleague Mark Snowball, who was the 2016 winner.
Taylor and Snowball were well clear of the third placed runner, the unattached Adam Smith.
It was a winning double for Morpeth Harriers, when Gemma Floyd took the Women’s race,
finishing 18th overall in 40m47s, a good two minutes and eleven seconds clear
of her closest rival Sarah Watson-Armstrong of Amazing Feet Running Club.
Other Morpeth Harriers finishers in the event were,
newcomer Thomas Innes, who was eighth in 37m48s,
and Andrew Leason, who finished 41st in 43m16s.