Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Finally the Hard Work Pays off for Morpeth

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Finally the Hard Work Pays off for Morpeth

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Byline: Bill McGuirk

AFTER numerous near-misses, Morpeth Harriers finally claimed their first ever English National Cross-Country title.

The triumph brought huge smiles, not only from the athletes who claimed the glory but also the hard-working team on the sidelines.

It was a day to savour for the Northumbrians, whose athletes adapted to the treacherous conditions better than most with Jonny Taylor leading the battle cry - as he did at Parliament Hill last year.

Newly-appointed club chairman and long-time endurance team manager David Swinburne was nearly lost for words as his charges went up to collect their medals and the winning Frank Wynne Cup and the Frank Christmas Memorial Trophy, which was for the leading North of England team.

He said: "It is a great achievement after many years of trying and coming close a few times.

"Everyone rallied round this year and there was not a weak link.

"No one had a bad run - in fact most performed better than expected. …

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