Posting a finishing time of 32m10s, Morpeth Harrier Sam Hancox led a Morpeth Harriers one, two, three home in the annual Les Allcorn 10k at Hulne Park in Alnwick on the evening of Tuesday 3rd May 2016.
It was Sam’s second 10k victory in the space of a month, having won the Blyth Valley event at the beginning of April, and he also bettered the time that he had run in 2015 by seventy nine seconds, when he had finished third to club colleague Karl Taylor.
Lewis Timmins of Morpeth Harriers was second home in 32m26s, and completing the club trio in third place was Mark Snowball, who clocked 34m55s.
It proved to be a superb night for the Hancox family, when Sam’s Father Rob finished fifth in 37m02s, and was first Veteran Man, bettering his 2015 time in the event by twenty seven seconds, and his placement by five.
Next home for Morpeth Harriers was Mike Winter, who finished 16th in 40m03s, and was fourth home in his Over 40 category.
Other Morpeth Harriers finishers in the 139 strong field of finishers, (14 more than 2015), were as follows:-
Paul Banks (19th) (6th O/40 Man) 40m31s, Gary Mason (43rd) (14th O/40 Man) 44m19s, Kevin Bray (46th) (9th O/50 Man) 44m39s, Norman Clark (71st) (5th O/60 Man), Tracy Kenny (77th) (10th Lady) (3rd O/35 Lady) 49m07s, Carol Parry (98th) (20th Lady) (5th O/45 Lady) 53m22s, Susan Smith (99th) (21st Lady) (6th O/45 Lady) 53m24s, and Clare Hiscock (124th) (37th Lady) (12th O/35 Lady) 58m39s.
Morpeth Harriers very easily won the team race, ahead of hosts Alnwick Harriers, with Blyth Running Club taking third spot.
Daniel Dixon of Morpeth Harriers was a very clear winner of the Les Allcorn Junior Run, which was run in conjunction with the 10k.
The Under 15 athlete, posted a finishing time of 8m49s, putting him a good twelve seconds clear of Alnwick Harrier Ben Kelly, who was first Under 17 Man.
Third place for the second year running was Morpeth Harrier Ross Charlton, who finished in 9m35s, and was second Under 15 Boy.
Other Morpeth Harrier finishers were Callum Rowell (19th) (4th U13 Boy) 11m11s, and Harry Jackson (29th) (3rd U11 Boy) 11m57s. The Junior Run had a total of 81 finishers.