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Northumberland girls to the fore in National Championships

Northumberland Girls were very marginally the best of the county’s performers at the annual English Schools Cross-Country Championships, held at Norfolk Showground in Norwich, on Saturday.

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Stage is set for Burgham International Trials

Stage is set for Burgham International Trials

Preparations are nearly complete for Burgham International Horse Trials – Northumberland’s only international event – this weekend (24-26 March).

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Morpeth Harriers star in inter-counties cross country finals

Morpeth Harriers star in inter-counties cross country finals

It was certainly a good day for the North East at the annual UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships, which were held for the first time ever, at Prestwold Hall, near Loughborough, on Saturday.

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A group of the winners at this years Morpeth Sports Awards with town Mayor Coun Andrew Tebbutt.

Nominations sought for Morpeth Sports Awards

Residents are being asked to nominate sporting stars, successful teams, young prospects and club stalwarts for this year’s Morpeth Sports Awards.

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Morpeth runners make light of heavy conditions at Alnwick

Morpeth runners make light of heavy conditions at Alnwick

It was certainly a very muddy end to the season for the Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League on Saturday, with the final fixture being held at The Pastures, close to Alnwick Castle.

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No.19 Clubhouse at Close House, Heddon on the Wall.

British Masters to be staged in the North East – and free tickets are available

A major sporting event is set to be staged in the North East this September when the British Masters 2017 golfing tournament arrives at Close House.

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Silver lining as Morpeth men just miss out on gold

Silver lining as Morpeth men just miss out on gold

Morpeth Harriers Senior Men missed out by a mere four points in their quest to retain their English Cross Country national team title at the weekend.

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Medals galore for Harriers in NE relays and Indoor Championships

Medals galore for Harriers in NE relays and Indoor Championships

Athletes from Morpeth Harriers were in superb championship winning form on the road and indoors at the weekend.

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World’s best riders will be on show at Burgham in 2017

World’s best riders will be on show at Burgham in 2017

Burgham International Horse Trials is Northumberland’s only international event – and is fast becoming one of the best in Britain.

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Personal bests as young Harriers shine indoors

Personal bests as young Harriers shine indoors

The fourth and penultimate Indoor Standards Meeting, held at Gateshead College on Thursday saw a total of eleven athletes from Morpeth Harriers & AC in tough competitive action.

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Always Tipsy roared on to Champion Horse award

Always Tipsy roared on to Champion Horse award

Sunday was the final leg of the Imperial Racing Champion Horse award, which heard the Ratcheugh Roar bring home Always Tipsy to take the prize with an exciting win in the Warcup Law Men’s open race.

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Whitwam is top gun in Army Cross-Country Championships

Whitwam is top gun in Army Cross-Country Championships

For the fourth successive year, Morpeth Harrier Ady Whitwam retained his Men’s title at the annual Army Cross Country Championships, held at Sandhurst, headquarters of the Royal Military Academy, on Wednesday, February 1.

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Olympic gold medallist launches marathon

Olympic gold medallist launches marathon

World record holder and Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards CBE has teamed up with the race organisers of the world-famous Morpeth to Newcastle Marathon to launch the new date for the oldest road-race in England.

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Beattie the golden boy at the Northern XC Championships

Beattie the golden boy at the Northern XC Championships

Scott Beattie’s gold medal winning performance in the U20 Men’s 8k event was very much a big part of some excellent Morpeth Harriers achievements at Saturday’s Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships.

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The start of the annual Coastal Run at Beadnell with the runners heading to Alnmouth. Picture by Jane Coltman

Coast Run places go in record four hours

Organisers of the 2017 Northumberland Coastal Run have been overwhelmed by the support for the event, which was fully subscribed in record time.

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Scott Beattie winner of the Under 20 mens race at the North Eastern Cross Country Championships at Aykley Heads Durham on Saturday.

Beattie claims a creditable third place in his European outing

Fresh from his excellent win at the Northumberland Schools Cross Country Championships, Morpeth Harrier Scott Beattie was quickly on his travels again at the weekend.

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Great North Run runners approach the race finish line in South Shields.

Great North Run ballot opens

The general entry ballot for the world’s biggest half marathon, the Simplyhealth Great North Run, is now open.

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New Year joy as Newton defends his Morpeth 11k road race title

New Year joy as Newton defends his Morpeth 11k road race title

Nearly 170 keen runners lined up for the annual Morpeth 11k Road Race, sponsored by Linden Homes, on New Year’s Day.

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Ratcheugh to launch the new Pt-2-Pt season

Ratcheugh to launch the new Pt-2-Pt season

This weekend, we will see the start of the Point-to-Point horse racing season which begins at the picturesque course of Ratcheugh near Alnwick on Sunday, December 11, commencing at noon.

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Ponteland Leisure Centre.

Memberships on increase, says provider

More Northumberland residents are using leisure and sport facilities, according to new figures, but memberships have dropped in Morpeth and Ponteland.

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