Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League.

Alnwick Pastures. Sat. 2nd March.

This is AW Report / Results.
START FITNESS NORTH EASTERN HARRIER LEAGUE
Alnwick Pastures, Northumberland
Morpeth and Gateshead Harriers took the two Senior Division 1 titles after the final fixture at Alnwick Castles adjacent to the famous Alnwick Castle. With the threat of rain not appearing until the end of the meeting, the weather remained dry with good underfoot conditions and although a cool breeze increased throughout the meeting, the temperatures remained reasonably mild.
It was Joe Woods who led throughout on the tough 3 lap Senior Mens course, pulling away to a 92secs victory over Lee Gifford. David Green finished 3rd from the Medium Pack with Adrian Bailes coming in 5th from the Fast Pack in the day's fastest time. This was enough to give Bailes the Individual League title.
Morpeth though only 5th on the day behind Tyne Bridge, had done enough to retain the Division 1 title. North Shields Poly and Ponteland Runners won the two minor Division titles. Darren Purves took the Veterans Individual title.
Gina Howorth led all the way to win the Seior Womens' race over two laps, from Rachel Adamson and Brigid Dennehy, who moved through from the Medium Pack. Danni Smythe finished 6th from the Fast Pack with the fastest time. This was not enough to give Smythe the Individual title, which was retained by Emma Holt (absent on this occasion). The consistent Alice Smith won the Veterans' award.
Gateshead, third behind Tyne Bridge on this occasion, held on for victory in the Division 1 Championship. Gosforth and Wallsend were the minor Division winners.
Apart from the Senior Mens' title, Morpeth won the other three Male Trophies on offer, retaining the U17 and U15 titles. They also claimed the Junior Womens' Trophy. Birtley (U15 Girls) and Durham City H (U13 Girls) were the other winners.
Morpeth also provided the Individual winner in the other Male races with Daniel Dixon (U17), Sam Tate (U15) and Ryan Davies (U13).
Apart from Tate, and because it was the end of the season, it was not surprising that all the other Individual Young Athlete winners came from the Fast Pack, with Holly Peck (Junior Women), Katie Francis (U15) and Hannah Bowyer (U13) also successful.
In all six races this season, Peck has either won the race or clocked the fastest time, which earned her a deserved Individual title. Daniel Melling (U17), last year's U13 champion Chris Perkins (U15), Tom Slane (U13), Ines Curran (who retained her U15 Girls title) and Freya Clarkson (U13) were the other Individual Trophy winners.
CROSS COUNTRY
Senior Men (9.6km Handicap)
1 J Woods (Blyth) 36:31; 2 L Gifford (Tyne Br) 38:03; 3 D Green (NSP) 38:16; 4 A Smith (NSP) 39:05; 5 A Bailes (Birt) 39:17; 6 P Houghton (NSP, M35) 39:22; 7 C Franks (Gate, M35) 39:44; 8 J McKenna (B&W-gst) 39:49; 9 M Fenwick (Tyne Br) 40:10; 10 J Middemist (Walls) 40:23; 11 S Jackson (Elv, M35) 40:23; 12 S Gibson (Derwent Valley Trail Runners) 40:31; 13 J Harding (W&B, M45 -gst) 40:34; 14 J McKenzie (Heat) 40:38; 15 J Bell (Black B) 40:38; 16 J Cripwell (Gate) 40:44; 17 A Cook (Dur) 40:53; 18 I J Elder (Walls) 40:54; 19 M Hedley (Tyne Br) 40:57; 20 M Linsley (Gate) 41:02
Fastest: Bailes 34:17; Franks 34:44; McKenna 34:49; Fenwick 35:10; Middlemist 35:23; Jackson 35:23; McKenzie 35:38; Bell 35:38; Cripwell 35:44; Green 35:46. M40: D Purvis (Birt) 36:23
TEAM (6 to Score)
Div 1: 1 Tyne Bridge H 58; 2 Wallsend H 114; 3 Gateshead H 129; 4 Heaton H 156; 5 Morpeth H 162; 6 Elvet Striders 213. Div 2: 1 North Shields Poly 45; 2 South Shields H 136; 3 Blaydon H 139. Div 3: 1 Ponteland Runners 155; 2 Blyth 156; 3 Tynedale H 184
M65+ (6.4km)
1 S Daley (Heat, M65) 33:08; 2 D Graham (Tyne, M65) 36:13; 3 K Pyle (Aur, M70) 37:38
U17 (4km Handicap)
1 D Dixon (Morp) 15:02; 2 O Gabriele (Gosf) 15:05; 3 W Bellamy (Hough) 15:14; 4 R Charlton (Morp) 15:19; 5 D Melling (Morp) 15:37; 6 J Fiddaman (Blyth) 15:37; 7 B Harvey (Aln) 15:37; 8 R Bennett (Morp) 15:41; 9 J Green (Tyne) 15:47; 10 S Gibson (Hough) 15:58
Fastest: Dixon 13:02; Bellamy 13:14; Charlton 13:19
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 Morpeth H 10; 2 Houghton H 28; 3 Alnwick H 50
U15 (3.2km Handicap)
1 S Tate (Morp) 12:20; 2 C Perkins (Birt) 13:03; 3 J Blevins (NSP) 13:14; 4 O Hedley (J&H) 13:29; 5 C Daley (Tyne) 13:30; 6 J Wraith (Dur) 13:34; 7 K Mutch (Gosf) 13:37; 8 E Duffin (Morp) 13:48; 9 D Davies (Morp) 13:48; 10 C Coulson (Hough) 13:48
Fastest: Perkins 11:23; Blevins 11:34; Daley 11:50
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 Morpeth H 18; 2 North Shields Poly 32; 3 Gosforth H 45
U13 (3.2km Handicap)
1 R Davies (Morp) 13:51; 2 B Pye (Hough) 14:02; 3 O Hayes (NSP) 14:05; 4 E Bond (Gosf) 14:29; 5 B Marr (Morp) 14:38; 6 S Mason (Dur) 14:39; 7 C Darby (Sedge) 14:42; 8 N Henderson (Tyne) 14:54; 9 M Drummond (Birt) 14:54; 10 H Snaith (Tyne Br) 14:54
Fastest: Davies 12:11; Pye 12:22; Bond 12:49
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 Morpeth H 26; 2 Durham City H 35; 3 Birtley 45
U11 (1km)
1 Z Brannon (NSP) 3:55; 2 O Tomlinson (Morp) 4:05; 3 J Henderson (Tyne) 4:13
Senior Women (6.4km Handicap)
1 G Howorth (Els, W35) 29:55; 2 R Adamson (Tyne Br) 30:16; 3 B Dennehy (Gate) 30:32; 4 H Wood (Low F) 30:40; 5 B Coleman (NSP, W40) 30:51; 6 D Smythe (Heat) 30:58; 7 H Warburton (Gosf) 31:02; 8 K Stevenson (Tyne Br, W45) 31:09; 9 R Parkin (Tyne Br) 31:35; 10 N Stock (Heat, W35) 31:43; 11 H Webster Costella (J&H) 31:58; 12 S Marr (Tyne Br) 32:22; 13 G Harcombe-Moore (Hart-gst) 32:32; 14 S Lawson (Morp) 32:35; 15 L Cheetham (Jes J) 32:57
Fastest: Smythe 25:58; Warburton 26:02; Dennehy 27:52; Cheetham 27:57; Wood 28:00; G Bradley (Salt, W35) 28:05
TEAM (4 to Score)
Div 1: 1 Tyne Bridge H 20; 2 Heaton H 35; 3 Gateshead H 48; 4 North Shields Poly 91; 5 Tynedale H 98; 6 Elvet Striders 101. Div 2: 1 Gosforth H 42; 2 Jesmond Joggers 43; 3 Elswick H 50. Div 3: 1 Wallsend H 49; 2 Low Fell 58; 3 Washington 63
Junior Women (4km Handicap)
1 H Peck (Morp, U17) 17:17; 2 E Gallagher (Newc U, U20) 17:19; 3 R Bennett (Morp, U20) 17:21; 4 R Purves (Gosf, U20) 17:38; 5 A Pigford (Hough, U17) 17:57; 6 L James (Hough, U17) 18:12; 7 A Lewis (Blay, U17) 18:16; 8 C Fairclough (Birt, U17) 18:27; 9 A Baker (Gate, U17) 18:37; 10 E Southern (Birt, U17) 18:37
Fastest: Peck 15:17; Bennett 15:21; Purves 15:38
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 Morpeth H 15; 2 Houghton H 24; 3 Gosforth H 38
U15 (3.2km Handicap)
1 K Francis (Birt) 14:30; 2 M Breese (Aln) 14:37; 3 E McKinnon (Birt) 14:46; 4 R Nelson (Gosf) 14:46; 5 E Chong (CleS) 14:50; 6 J Sails (Tyne) 15:02; 7 N Phillips (Hough) 15:03; 8 H Waugh (NSP) 15:08; 9 A Leiper (Morp) 15:12; 10 C Reid (Blay) 15:12
Fastest: Francis 12:50; Breese 12:57; Chong 13:10
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 Birtley 17; 2 Gosforth H 34; 3 Morpeth H 40
U13 (3.2km Handicap)
1 H Bowyer (Black B) 15:09; 2 F Gibson (Dur) 15:26; 3 I Russell (Els) 15:30; 4 F Clarkson (CleS) 15:32; 5 L Hayes (Hough) 15:38; 6 M Baker (Morp) 15:40; 7 M Surtees (NSP) 15:41; 8 J Milburn (Gate) 15:43; 9 C Dillon (Dur) 15:51; 10 C Givens (Aln) 15:54
Fastest: Bowyer 13:29; Gibson 13:46; Clarkson 13:52
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 Durham City H 23; 2 Gateshead H 41; 3 Houghton H 41
U11 (1km)
1 P Wilde (Els) 4:05; 2 D Graham (Birt) 4:21; 3 K Otterson (NSP) 4:24
Final League Standings
Senior Men
1 A Bailes (Birt) 3994; 2 D Jenkin (Dur) 3988; 3 C Franks (Gate) 3987; 4 J Bell (Black B) 3980; 5 A Lawrence (Morp) 3978; 6 J McKenzie (Heat) 3965
Veteran Men
1 D Purvis (Birt, M40) 3998; 2 C Chapman (Crook, M40) 3996; 3 A Johnson (Gosf, M45) 3990
TEAM
Div 1: Morpeth H 11; 2 Tyne Bridge H 16; 3 Gateshead H 29; 4 Sunderland H 33; 5 Heaton H 33; 6 Durham City H 34. Div 2: 1 North Shields Poly 7; 2 Blaydon H 25; 3 South Shields H 25. Div 3: 1 Ponteland Runners 10; 2 Crook & District 15; 3 Jesmond Joggers 28
U17 Men
1 D Melling (Morp) 3996; 2 W Bellamy (Hough) 3995; 3 J Fiddaman (Blyth) 3990
TEAM
1 Morpeth H 10; 2 Houghton H 13; 3 Blaydon H 20
U15 Boys
1 C Perkins (Birt) 4000; 2 C Daley (Tyne) 3996; 3 J Blevins (NSP) 3995
TEAM
1 Morpeth H 14; 2 Durham City H 21; 3 Gosforth H 29
U13 Boys
1 T Slane (Black B) 4000; 2 B Pye (Hough) 3997; 3 R Davies (Morp) 3994
TEAM
1 Morpeth H 7; 2 Durham City H 15; 3 Gateshead H 30
Senior Women
1 E Holt (Morp) 3998; 2 D Smythe (Heat) 3993; 3 F Brannan (Elv) 3986; 4 L Cheetham (Jes J) 3980; 5 R Falloon (Morp) 3977; 6 A McSheffrey (Gate) 3970
Veteran Women
1 A Smith (Sun, W35) 3998; 2 G Bradley (Salt, W35) 3994; 3 J Giles (Gate, W50) 3989
TEAM
Div 1: 1 Gateshead H 18; 2 Heaton H 24; 3 Tynedale H 27; 4 Morpeth H 29; 5 North Shields Poly 29; 6 Elvet Striders 30. Div 2: 1 Gosforth H 18; 2 Alnwick H 19; 3 Jesmond Joggers 22. Div 3: 1 Wallsend H 10; 2 Washington Running Club 20; 3 Ponteland Runners 39
Junior Women
1 H Peck (Morp, U17) 4000; 2 R Purves (Gosf, U20) 3996; 3 E Hardie (Hough, U17) 3992
TEAM
1 Morpeth H 10; 2 Houghton H 17; 3 Gosforth H 18
U15 Girls
1 I Curran (Gate) 3999; 2 M Breese (Aln) 3994; 3 E Chong (CleS) 3993
TEAM
1 Birtley 16; 2 North Shields Poly 21; 3 Morpeth H 24
U13 Girls
1 F Clarkson (CleS) 3998; 2 C Dillon (Dur) 3996; 3 A Lewis (Gosf) 3993
TEAM
1 Durham City H 13; 2 Gateshead H 15; 3 Gosforth H 27

Additional Comments: Results courtesy of League website (same day). Although winning times are correct, some "top ten placed" times are dubious. Not sure of the reason. 543 finishers in SM race (last time: 72:36), 429 SW (54:18), 11 M65+ (courtesy of GR: 61:06). Other Heaton SM Counters were: 53 T Bell 42:11; 69 J Wall 42:27; 74 I Norman 42:05; 81 J Meader 37:47; 92 J Thornton 42:59. SW: 19 J Routledge 33:14; 34 E Waters 33:20.