Sherman Cup/Davison Shield 2013
[Sat 28th Sep]
On Saturday 28th September in brilliant sunshine conditions- the Northeast Harrier League Sherman Cup/Davison Shield took place at a great new venue - Hedley Farm West on the road to Stanley. The course was set out on farmland adjacent to the Tanfield Railway.
Gateshead harriers hosted the event and it proved to be a great success as record numbers were recorded in the senior races.
Abbi Fiddaman ran in the under 11s race, and Josh Fiddaman won silver in the under 13 boys race.
James Young, Joseph Woods and Mark Nicholson all competed in the under 17 boys race and finished 6th team.
The senior and veteran ladies race for the Davison Shield was approximately 6.3k, and consisted of 2 undulating laps. Helen Morris was the only Blyth competitor and finished in 90th position out of a field of 184. The race was won by Alex Snook of Jarrow and Hebburn - and the Davison Shield went to Gateshead Harriers.
The senior and veteran men's race was 9.5km over 3 laps. Peter Holmback was first for Blyth in 148th position. The veteran men's team of Steve Dobby, Steve Cairns and Dave Bradley finished in 23rd place, together with Ralph Dickinson in 297th position and Simon Sellars (in his first cross country outing) was 324th.
The race was won by Nick Swinburn of Morpeth Harriers with the Newcastle based Ethiopian - Tadele Geremew taking silver. Morpeth team winning the overall Sherman Cup.
A great day of cross country running was enjoyed by all.