A TEAM of athletes from Tynedale Harriers have earned medals at the North East Indoor Championships.

They excelled in a variety of track and field events at Gateshead, in various age categories.

U13 girl Kathrine Bell took part in her first indoor competition in the 60m sprint, winning her heat with a time of 8.71s, before finishing fourth in the final with a time of 8.87s.

Oliver Hunter (U13 boys), achieved a personal best in the long jump (3.97m), which earned him sixth place. He was also a gold medallist in both the shot putt and the high jump, achieving personal bests in both disciplines.

Kate Smith (U17 girls) took part in the 60m sprint, finishing third in her heat, and also in the semi-finals, before running a personal best time in the final.

Smith also ran the 60m hurdles, and reached the final after a personal best time in the semis.

Louise Smith (U20 women), returned to long jump action after a two year absence due to injury. She jumped a remarkable personal best 5.03m, which earned her a silver medal.

Ethan Hill (U20 men) was a silver medallist after his personal best 6.04m in the long jump.

It was a memorable day for Ellis Leonard (U20 Men), who was a silver medallist in the high jump with an effort of 1.75m. He also earned bronze in the long jump, and scooped gold in the triple jump.

Gary Fenwick (Snr V35), was a gold medallist in the 60m sprint with a time of 8.02s. Chris Fenwick (Snr V60), earned silver in the 60m sprint with a time of 8.76s. In the shot putt, Ian Humphreys (Snr V75), won gold with an effort of 7.84m.