MORPETH Harriers Gordon Dixon and Sue Smith were among those taking a well-earned break from their London Marathon training when they collected their Grand Prix trophies for 2010 at the Harriers Veterans’ presentation evening held in the Joiners’ Arms.
A large number of members and guests were present, including 26.2 physio Sean Maley. Club Chairman Bill Woods, meanwhile, hot-footed it down from the Northumberland Athletics Network talk which he had helped organise at Morpeth Rugby Club to present the trophies in person and was later joined after delivering his own speech by President Jim Alder.
In the Male Veterans’ competition, Gordon Dixon was the overall winner by the narrowest of margins of a single point over his long-standing training partner, and past winner, Paul Waterston.
Mike Winter, in his first Grand Prix, finished in a very consistent third place.
Twice a runner-up, Sue Smith was delighted to pick up the Ladies trophy for the first time after a long season of hard work and racing.
Faye Glover finished in second place with Louise Laverton in third.
The club would like to extend its gratitude to event sponsors Pam and Tony Woodcock and to all those who donated prizes for the raffle, as well as the Joiners’ Arms for the much appreciated buffet and comfortable facilities.