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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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The host, Lee Westwood, at Close House.

British Masters to be held in the North East next year

Lee Westwood is to host the 2017 British Masters at Close House in Newcastle.
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Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill

Thanks for the memories! Jessica Ennis-Hill retires from athletics

Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced her retirement from athletics. The 30-year-old heptathlete, who added a silver medal at this year's games in Rio to her gold from London four years ago, announced the decision on her Instagram page this morning.

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Harriers enjoy a successful outing at Druridge Bay

Harriers enjoy a successful outing at Druridge Bay

A total of just over 1,500 finishing runners took part in the ten-event programme at the second Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League meeting, held at a sunny and relatively warm Druridge Bay Country Park, on Sunday.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04:  James Anderson and Phil Northey, NatWest Managing Director present Blagdon Park Young Bulls with the Natwest u19 Club T20 Club of the Year Award during the 2016 NatWest OSCAs at Lords on October 4, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Young Bulls awarded ‘Team of the Year’ award at Lords

Blagdon Park Young Bulls, from Northumberland, received a special award in recognition of their commitment to cricket as part of the NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs).

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Harriers’ men run off with the bronze medals in northern relay

Harriers’ men run off with the bronze medals in northern relay

It was certainly an excellent day at the office for athletes from Morpeth Harriers & AC, who were competing in the Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships, held at Sport City, Manchester, on Sunday.

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Daniel lands second British Triathlon title

Daniel lands second British Triathlon title

Daniel Dixon, from Ulgham, is a second-time British Triathlon champion.

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Harriers lose out to Tynedale in track relay

Harriers lose out to Tynedale in track relay

Morpeth Harriers lost out in retaining their hold on the North East Counties Track Relay Trophy by a mere seven points to Tynedale Harriers at the annual championship, held at Jarrow’s Monkton Stadium.

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Sam‘s the man with victory in Great North 5k

Sam‘s the man with victory in Great North 5k

A busy weekend of athletics centred around Sunday’s Great North Run included a good number of Morpeth Harriers in competitive action.

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Two podium places for Amy at Hillhead

Two podium places for Amy at Hillhead

Widdrington schoolgirl Amy Stokoe was at Hillhead in Edinburgh last weekend, competing in the Scottish Skiing Dryslope Alpine Championships.

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Stephen Miller with the medal he won at the Beijing Paralympics in 2008.

Northumberland ready to cheer on Paralympic hero

Northumberland’s very own Paralympic hero will be going for gold in Brazil next week.

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