Strong run from Max
Published at 07:41, Wednesday, 20 March 2013
A TEENAGE Tynedale Harrier continues to cause shockwaves on the national scene.
Hexham Middle School pupil Max Pearson (13) put in another barnstorming performance when representing the North-East team to finish eighth in the UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships, in Birmingham.
He was not the only local runner to impress. Both Chris Jackson and Fergus Robinson giving good accounts of themselves too.
With the U13 boys’ race fast over a short 3km distance, Max and Christopher got swallowed up by the crowds early on and the former was unable to keep up with the lead pack of around eight runners.
However, he settled into the second pack, chasing hard, but found himself back in 16th with just 600m remaining.
His customary strong finish, accompanied with the familiar growl, saw him cross the line in eighth with thanks to a sprint finish.
The strong performance was more good news for Max who recently found out that his no result at the English National Cross Country Championships had been overturned.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1885Saturday, June 20th, 1885
Over 2,000 people attended the Temperance Gala held at Greencroft Park, Haltwhistle.
Led by the Bardon Mill Brass Band, 12 temperance societies paraded through the town, prior to an open air meeting in the park.
During the event the Rev. J.M. Russel condemned the House of Commons for rejecting a proposal to increase taxes on spirits and beer.