The 33rd Durham Cathedral XC Relays were again hosted by Durham City Harriers with the help and support of Durham University. The event also incorporated the N. E.
Masters Athletic Association Championships. Due to the weather conditions, the 3 races were run on the playing fields situated over the bridge at Maiden Castle, instead of on the Racecourse, with many teams competing in this popular event. One of the highlights of the day was in the Senior Men’s Race (over 3k) where Morpeth Harriers, champions for the last 5 years, were beaten by Durham University’s team of Cameron Field (9.06), James Stockings (9.23), and Ross Tennant (9.34) overall time (28.03), who led from start to finish holding off Morpeth by 14 secs. Durham City Harriers A also ran very well finishing a highly placed 7th out of 43 completed Teams. Full results of all City Harriers Teams were as follows:
S/Men: A James Askew 6th 9.39, Robin Linten 6th 9.59, Cameron Allan 7th 10.10 (29.48); B William Morgan-Rippon 19th 10.42,Jordan Rawlings 25th 12.16, Chris Herkes 27th 12.08 (35.06).
S/W & Vet W (35+): Clare Fearns 22nd 12.54, Grace Tindale 33rd 14.08, Laura Lee 16th 11.46 (38.48). Kristin Farquhar v/45 12.34, Angela Hall 32nd 14.27, Gemma Soulsby 28th
Vets (O/55) Liz Lamb 62nd 14.57,Lynne Carruthers 55th 15.14, Christine
Woods 52nd 14.57 (45.08) 1st O/55 Team.
Vets (O/35) Sarah Cook (v/40) 14.05, Lindsey Brooks (v/45) 21.17, Lisa Spriggs (v/35) 77th 21.30 ( 56.52). Sam Newington (v/40) 41st 13.32, Kat O’ Mahony 30th 13.17 (Incomplete Team).
Vet Men (35+) Jason Catterall (v/40) 26th 11.37, Alastair McCall (v/50) 30th 12.18, Geoff
Watson (v/40) 35th 12.53 (36.48); Steve Everett (v/55) 8th 10.35, Paul Delaney (v/50)
14th 11.54, Rob Hand (v/50) ret’d inj; (O/45) Rob Garbutt (v/50) 49th 12.27, Bob Hewitson (v/55) 50th 13.05, Ian Graham (v/60) 54th 13.58 ( 39.30); (O/55) Les Phillips
(v/55) 70th 13.52, Brian Brown (v/65) 72nd 15.19 (Incomplete Team).