Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Regional Athletics Round-Up

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Regional Athletics Round-Up

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Morpeth Harrier Mark Hudspith was a comfortable winner of yesterday's 15th Jelly Tea 10-mile Road Race, from Hexham to Ovingham.

Andy Caine of host club Tynedale took an early lead over the 250-strong field, but was joined by Hudspith at the one mile point.

The pair were together until they passed through Corbridge between three and four miles, when Hudspith dropped his rival.

Going through the halfway point in 25 minutes, Hudspith increased his advantage to 49secs at the finish line in Ovingham Middle School.

Mark Slesser, of Jarrow and Hebburn, won a close battle for a distance third place, thus gaining the bronze medal in the North Eastern Counties' championship, which was incorporated in the event.

Morpeth won both the senior and veterans' team event, with Ian Handyside leading the veterans in fifth place. Judith Nutt, of Elswick, reversed places in the recent Morpeth 10km with Jarrow's Claire Smallwood to win the women's race and county title. …

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