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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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Harriers shine in cross-country league meet at Thornley Hall

Harriers shine in cross-country league meet at Thornley Hall

Saturday’s third Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League fixture saw runners facing the toughest of courses they will probably encounter this season at a new venue at Thornley Hall Farm in County Durham, near Peterlee.

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Stuart Middleton on the podium. Picture by Jakob Ebrey Photography

Northumberland racing driver Stuart Middleton set for move into British GT Championship

Northumberland racing driver Stuart Middleton is set to move up into the prestigious British GT Championship in 2017 after being confirmed alongside fellow Ginetta Junior graduate William Tregurtha as part of HHC Motorsport’s planned maiden season in GT competition.

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Daniel Dixon competing for the Morpeth Harriers Under-15 Boys' team at the English Cross Country Relay Championships.

Morpeth Harriers teams all finish in top 15 at cross country relay championships

With five of their competing teams all finishing inside the first 15 in their respective events, it was a relatively good day at the office for Morpeth Harriers at the annual English Cross Country Relay Championships.

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Laura Weightman in action.

After London and Rio, Laura sets her sights on Tokyo Games

Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman was thrilled to run in the 2016 Rio Olympics, but says nothing can top London 2012.

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Hedley and Hufton lift young road race titles

Hedley and Hufton lift young road race titles

The fourth and final events in the series of Linden Homes sponsored Morpeth Harriers Young Athlete Road Championships were held on the 1.3mile circuit on Lancaster Park, on the evening of Monday, October 17.

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Cambois rowers in Berwick LDS event

Cambois rowers in Berwick LDS event

The third round of the Northern Rowing Long Distance Sculls season was held at Berwick on Saturday.

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Butters and Holt retain Gibside all-terrain titles

Butters and Holt retain Gibside all-terrain titles

Morpeth Harriers John Butters and Emma Holt, both retained their respective titles, and improved on their finishing times at Sunday’s annual Gibside Fruitbowl Multi Terrain event.

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