Three Morpeth Harriers in AAA Track and Field Championship

Three North Eastern Counties Champions from Morpeth Harriers all competed in the AAA’s Track and Field Championships held at Bedford Stadium.

Under 15 Girl Javelin champion Bobbie Griffiths threw a best of 33.04m when finishing ninth in a stiff A string competition.

Equally tough was the Under 15 Boys’ Discus, where Ruaridh Lang produced a best of 39.99m, which gave him a well earned fifth place.

On the track, Scott Beattie finished fifth in the Under 17 Men’s 3000m in 8m42.70s.

The event was won by Isaac Akers, to whom Beattie had finished fourth to at the English Schools Championships in July, and again finishing just in front of Beattie, was Stroud’s Tom Mortimer, who had finished third at the English Schools.

Beattie had certainly maintained good form since their last encounters in finishing once again in close contention.