Racing into the new year

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ATHLETES from across the region will be looking to get 2012 off to a good start in Morpeth Harriers’ New Year’s Day Road Race.

The event, run over an approximate distance of 11km, starts at 1pm at the bottom of Dogger Bank.

It is held on an attractive scenic course including Mitford, Mitford Steads and the Whalton Road, heading back into Morpeth past the Sun Inn.

Those who pre-entered must collect their race numbers from the event headquarters at Morpeth Rugby Club on Mitford Road by 11.15am.

Runners can enter on the day at a cost of £7 for club runners and £9 unattached, also at race headquarters by 11.15am. All entrants must be at least 17 years old on the day of the race.