AFTER a successful 2018, young runner Charlie Daley carried his impressive form into the New Year. 

The Tynedale Harrier finished third in the U15 boys’ race at the North Eastern Harrier League’s Sherman Cup and Davison Shield events, at Temple Park, South Shields.

Fellow Harrier Marcus Laws finished 28th out of 53 competitors.  

The Harriers turned out full teams in both the men’s senior and veteran categories in the Sherman Cup cross country race. 

The non-handicapped race combined the scores from across the age groups to determine each club’s final position.

Ben Heathcote was first to finish for Tynedale. He was 46th overall in the men’s field, and 35th senior. 

Will Lloyd, Lewis Balfour and Paul Edwin, also represented Tynedale in the seniors’ category. 

Andy Green was first Tynedale veteran in 72nd position overall, in a large men’s field. Paul Hutchinson and Bernard Kivlehan completed the veteran team.

Only a handful of juniors competed for Tynedale, giving the club little chance of finishing high up the rankings in the final scoring. 

Joe Green ran in the U17’s race, finishing in 19th. Lewis Davison finished in 25th in the U13 boys’ race.

In the women’s competition, the Davison Shield, Kirstie Anderson relished the chance to run in the non-handicapped race, alongside Olympian Laura Weightman.

The Alnwick athlete, who trained at Hexham’s Wentworth Leisure Centre in the build-up to the 2012 London Olympics, won the women’s race.

Anderson ran well, finishing eighth, and 17th overall. Kate Salthouse was sixth in the U15 girls’ race, while Poppy Watson finished in 46th place in the U13 girls’ race. 

Prudhoe Plodders were also well represented in South Shields. 

They included Meghan Napier, Isabel Halstead, and Olivia Furniss, who competed in the U11 girls’ race, and Kieron Lockey, Matthew Hughes, and Tom Hughes, all ran the U11 boys’ race.

Other local clubs represented included Ponteland Runners and Stocksfield Striders.