Morpeth Harrier Avery is back with a victory

Morpeth Harrier Carl Avery won the Run, Sleep, Eat 5k Race, making a competitive comeback after a short lay-off with a troublesome leg injury.

There was certainly no signs of a problem for Avery as he got round the winding undulating course at Temple Park, South Shields, in an excellent 14m52s, which for him was a new personal best.

He won by a comfortable margin of 21 seconds from club colleague Chris Smith, who finished second, also in a personal best time, and 17 seconds ahead of third-placed Sam Hancox, also of Morpeth. Thomas Straughan came home in fourth place in 15m33s.

Adding to the club dominance was Gemma Floyd, who finished as first Woman in 29th place overall in 18m36s, also a new personal best time.

Other Morpeth finishers were Fergus Bates and Rob Hancox, who placed 14th and 24th overall in respective times of 16m29s, and 17m37s, both times just slightly adrift of their personal bests.

The next race in this short series is again at Temple Park, on Friday 29th July 2016.