At the 112th annual North-Eastern Counties Association Cross Country Championships,
held at Redcar Racecourse on Saturday 9th December 2017,
Emma Holt led Morpeth Harriers Senior Women home to Silver medals behind Jarrow and Hebburn,
by finishing second to Sale Harriers Olympic Marathon runner Sonia Samuels, losing out by 48 seconds.
Further team support came from third placed Jane Hodgson, Josie Cram seventh, and Helen King (27th).
Morpeth’s Alison Brown also ran well to finish 34th in a total finishing field of 154.
Laura Weightman is amongst the 75 names announced for Team England's athletics squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The team, which consists of England's top athletes, already has 18 Commonwealth medals and 46 Commonwealth Games appearances between them, while a number of the chosen athletes will be competing at their very first multi-sport Games.
Laura will be competing in the 5000mts, and Morpeth Harriers congratulate her selection
and wish her well in next years competition.
By posting an excellent seventh fastest time of 12m20s, Morpeth Harrier Senior Woman Emma Holt,
helped steer her club to a respectable top ten placing in their three-stage event at the
Northern Athletics Cross Country Relays, held at a windswept Graves Park
in Sheffield on Saturday 21st October 2017.
Running on the first leg, she finished her 2mile effort in fifth place overall,
behind Warrington AC International Harriet Knowles Jones,
who clocked the fastest time of the day of 11m30s, but unfortunately
had no one to hand over to, to finish as a complete team.
Morpeth however did have Gemma Floyd (13m30s),
and Josie Cram (13m33s) in support to Holt,
to ensure a complete squad result, finishing exactly
two minutes behind winners Lincoln Wellington,
with their total time of 39m23s, who in turn denied victory
to Morpeth’s North-East rivals Birtley AC by two seconds,
who were boosted by the return to action by International Lydia Turner,
who posted the day’s third fastest time of 12m05s.
Sale Harriers of Manchester were third, and a further seventeen seconds adrift.
The Senior Women, were the only squad from Morpeth taking part in the ten-event competition.