Elswick Harriers Good Friday Road Races.

Newburn Riverside Park. Fri. 19th April.

This is AW Report / Results.
ELSWICK HARRIERS GOOD FRIDAY RACES
Newburn Riverside Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear
Morpeth Harriers won both the Senior Relays, retaining the Mens' title and regaining the Womens' prize.
Relay runners competed in bright sunshine and rising temperatures, though the Younsgsters races were held in the early cool and misty conditions.
There were record fields throughout with well over 200 teams competing in the Relay events.
Morpeth led all the way in the Womens' race with Laura Weightman destroying the opposition on Leg 1. Her time of 10mins 53secs missed her course record set in 2017 by 1sec. Not surprisingly she was easily the fastest athlete in the event. Catriona MacDonald and Jane Hodgson maintained the advantage crossing the finish line 1min 53secs ahead of Gosforth with Jarrow & Hebburn in third position. Morpeth had set the course record of 35mins 46secs two years ago but surrendered their title to Gateshead in 2018.
In the incorporated Veterans Relay, the Elswick team of Judith Nutt, Gillian Howarth and Justina Heslop broke Jarrow & Hebburn's 2013 record by 23secs. Tyne Bridge and North Shields Poly took the minor awards. First leg runner, Tracy Millmore of Birtley was the quickest on the day.
Morpeth had to wait until Leg 3 to take the lead in the Mens' Relay. Finn Brodie led for Tyne Bridge on Leg 1 clocking the day's fastest time. Adam Pratt of Morpeth came home 5th just behind B Team runner, Thomas Straughan. Veteran Terry Scott retained the lead for Tyne Bridge on Leg 2, after behing overhauled at one stage by Morpeth's second runner James Young. Durham University student Joe Armstrong took the lead for Morpeth on Leg 3, with Phil Winkler on the final leg crossing the line 11secs ahead of Tyne Bridge, with Gateshead taking third place.
Sunderland won the Veteran Mens' Relay ahead of Tyne Bridge and Gateshead. The Wearsiders last won the event in 2017. Gosforth's second leg runner Alan Johnson clocked the fastest time.
Two course records were set in the Young Athletes races. Ines Curran bettered her previous figures from last year by 21secs to win the U15 Girls' race. Zac Brannon broke the year-old record by 6secs in the U11 Boys' event.
Schools Cross Country Internationals Chris Perkins and Josh Blevins occupied the first two places in the U15 Boys' race. Other victories went to Tom Slane (U13 Boys), Jessica Milburn (U13 Girls) and Poppy Wilde (U11 Girls).
ROAD
Senior Men Relay (4 x 2.2M)
1 Morpeth H 42:57 (A Pratt 10:45, J Young 10:44, J Armstrong 10:36, P Winkler 10:52); 2 Tyne Bridge H 43:08 (F Brodie 10:34, T Scott 10:37, K Reay 11:15, M Fenwick 10:42); 3 Gateshead H 43:31 (M Linsley 10:43, E McGlen 10:55, J Cripwell 10:59, D Alexander 10:54); 4 Morpeth H B 43:50 (T Straughan 10:44, S Hancox 10:49, T Innes 11:16; A Lawrence 11:01); 5 Morpeth H D (U17) 44:41 (D Melling 11:05, R Charlton 10:39, R Bennett 11:33, T Balsdon 11:34); 6 Tyne Bridge B 44:48; 7 Durham City H 44:52; 8 Blackhill Bounders 45:17; 9 South Shields H 45:31; 10 Sunderland H 46:12; 11 Morpeth H C 46:21; 12 Blaydon H 46:25; 13 Houghton H 46:32; 14 Tyne Bridge H C 47:06; 15 Jarrow & Hebburn 47:18; 16 Heaton H 47:22; 17 Birtley 47:44; 18 Gosforth H 47:52; 19 Durham City H B 48:08; 20 North Shields Poly 48:24
Fastest: Brodie 10:34; Armstrong 10:36; Scott (M45)/D Jenkin (Dur) 10:37; Charlton (U17) 10:39; A Bailes (Birt) 10:40; Fenwick 10:42; Linsley 10:43; Young/Straughan 10:44; Pratt 10:45; J Bell (Black B)/L Adams (SSh) 10:48; Hancox 10:49; Winkler 10:52; Alexander 10:54; McGlen (U15) 10:55
Veteran Men Relay (4 x 2.2M)
1 Sunderland H 46:02 (R Walker 11:19, M Thompson 11:42, S McMahon 11:34, I Dixon 11:27); 2 Tyne Bridge H 47:37 (P Turnbull 11:24, K Smith 11:41, D Wright 11:45, D Moir 12:47); 3 Gateshead H 48:26 (S Medd 11:26, K Connolly 11:36, M Slater 12:32, S Wellings 12:52); 4 Gosforth H 44:38; 5 Elswick H 49:04; 6 Morpeth H 49:33; 7 South Shields H 51:10; 8 Sunderland H B 51:25; 9 Jarrow & Hebburn 51:26; 10 Blaydon H 51:31; 11 Morpeth H B 51:41; 12 Houghton H 52:38; 13 Low Fell 53:16; 14 Birtley 53:20; 15 Morpeth H C 53:51
Fastest: A Johnson (Gosf, M45) 11:07; A Heppell (Gosf, M40) 11:18; Walker (M45) 11:19; Turnbull (M40) 11:24; Medd (M40) 11:26; Dixon (M40) 11:27; McMahon (M40) 11:34; Connolly (M40)/L Bennett (Morp, M50) 11:36; Smith (M55) 11:41
U15 (1.6M)
1 C Perkins (Birt) 7:52; 2 J Blevins (NSP) 8:11; 3 T Barron (Gate) 8:20; 4 B Waterfield (Morp) 8:25; 5 R Eden (NSP) 8:26; 6 Z Old (NSP) 8:30; 7 D Davies (Morp) 8:30; 8 J Anderson (Gosf) 8:31
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 North Shields Poly 13
U13 (1.6M)
1 T Slane (Black B) 8:32; 2 B Marr (Morp) 8:34; 3 J Dixon (Morp) 8:35; 4 R Davies (Morp) 8:38; 5 E Bond (Gosf) 8:48; 6 A Boyer (Darl) 8:49; 7 G Beevers (Birt) 9:08; 8 D Richardson (Darl) 9:19
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 Morpeth H 9
U11 (1.1M)
1 Z Brannon (NSP) 6:10 (rec): 2 A Turner (NSP) 6:21; 3 O Makepeace (NSP) 6:22
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 North Shields Poly 6
Senior Women Relay (3 x 2.2M)
1 Morpeth H 36:07 (L Weightman 10:53, C MacDonald 12:53, J Hodgson 12:21); 2 Gosforth H 38:00 (K Mellor 13:09, R Purves 12:49, H Warburton 12:02); 3 Jarrow & Hebburn 38:10 (G Rutherford 13:05, G Campbell 12:18, S Pattinson 12:47); 4 Morpeth H B 38:57 (H Peck 12:56, L MacDonald 13:09; R Bennett 12:52); 5 Houghton H 39:48 (E Hardie 12:43, L James 13:37, A Pigford 13:28); 6 Tyne Bridge H 39:54; 7 Elswick H 40:34; 8 Claremont 40:54; 9 Gateshead H 41:03; 10 Sunderland H 41:07; 11 Tyne Bridge H B 41:18; 12 Birtley 41:34; 13 Wallsend H 41:36; 14 Morpeth H C 42:05; 15 Low Fell 42:15; 16 Blaydon H 42:23; 17 Chester Le Street 43:01; 18 Heaton H 43:35; 19 Tyne Bridge H C 43:54; 20 Gosforth H B 44:21
Fastest: Weightman 10:53; Warburton 12:02; S Burnett (Birt) 12:07; Campbell 12:18; Hodgson (W35) 12:21; C Wellings (Gate, U17) 12:29; H Wood (Low F) 12:39; S Marr (Tyne Br) 12:41; Hardie (U17) 12:43; E Chong (CleS, U15) 12:44; Pattinson 12:47; Purves (U20) 12:49; Bennett (U20) 12:52; C MacDonald 12:53; Peck (U17) 12:56
Veteran Women Relay (3 x 2.2M)
1 Elswick H 39:28 (rec) (J Nutt 13:14, G Howarth 13:24, J Heslop 12:50); 2 Tyne Bridge H 40:19 (A Dargie 13:10, R Gill 14:09, K Stevenson 13:00); 3 North Shields Poly 40:27 (C McManus 13:06, S Thew 13:37, C Maley 13:44); 4 Birtley 41:11; 5 Morpeth H 41:38; 6 Gateshead H 42:37; 7 Gosforth H 42:49; 8 South Shields H 43:26; 9 Blaydon H 43:38; 10 Elswick H B 43:46; 11 Sunderland Strollers 43:58; 12 Heaton H 44:18; 13 Morpeth H B 44:30; 14 Sunderland H B 44:44; 15 Wallsend H 44:47
Fastest: T Millmore (Birt, W35) 12:42; Heslop (W40) 12:50; G Floyd (Morp, W40) 12:57; S Seymour (Gosf, W40) 12:59; Stevenson (W45) 13:00; Dargie (W40) 13:10; Nutt (W40) 13:14; H King (Morp, W40) 13:15
U15 (1.6M)
1 I Curran (Gate) 8:32 (rec); 2 K Francis (Birt) 8:59; 3 H Waugh (NSP) 9:00; 4 W Morris (NSP) 9:22; 5 R Hughes (Gate) 9:28; 6 K Nash (NSP) 9:34; 7 E Van Der Merwe (NSP) 9:41; 8 A Thwaites (Birt) 9:42
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 North Shields Poly 13
U13 (1.6M)
1 J Milburn (Gate) 9:32; 2 F Landless (Gosf) 9:35; 3 A Lewis (Gosf) 9:42; 4 K Joslyn (NSP) 9:43; 5 P Old (Els) 9:45; 6 H Wightman (Gosf) 9:46; 7 H Bowyer (Black B) 9:51; 8 M Thursby (Gosf) 9:55
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 Gosforth H 11
U11 (1.1M)
1 P Wilde (Els) 6:36; 2 K Otterson (NSP) 6:41; 3 G Carter (Dur) 6:59
TEAM (3 to Score)
1 North Shields Poly 13

Additional Comments: Results (delayed) courtesy of Frank Watson / Elswick H website. 68 SM teams completed (last time: 66:31), 65 VM (71:07), 58 SW (66:32) and 70 VW (64:28). GR clocked 28mins 45secs on last leg for Heaton Vets team (last / see earlier). Heaton splits included: SM: I Robinson 11:10, J Meader 11:17, I Norman 12:33, J Cairns 12:22 SW: N Brady 14:44, L Riley 14:32, H Nagel 14:19 VW: J Zoppi 15:27, E Waters 14:57, E Roberts 13:54.