Senior League – Fixture One – 20th May 2023 – Morpeth

Following a successful season in 2022 which led to promotion to The North East Premier Division, our Senior Team opened up the 2023 season on Saturday 20th May at Morpeth. In a division with, Gateshead, Morpeth, New Marske, North Shields Poly and Durham/Chester Le Street, this season looks set to be a challenging one for the team.

With a number of athletes unavailable a reduced team took the trip to Morpeth for the opening fixture. DHAC had 17 athletes competing in a total of 53 events across the day (plus four relays). Ten personal bests we set or broken and three Club Records were set or broken:
V35M Javelin – Ed Lamb breaking a record from 2021
V40W Long Jump – Sarah Johnson breaking her own record from earlier this season
V40W Hammer – Sarah Johnson setting a new record

After the events on the day, DHAC sat third in the table with 275 points. After officials points had been added we moved up to second with 330 points behind Gateshead (352.5 points) – a fantastic result for the team. Huge thanks and well done to the volunteers on the day for making all the difference. Brian Burdon, Trevor McDermot, Stuart Brown, Karl Hume, Lily Thompson, Kate Bower, Ed Lamb, Lindsey Lester, Brian Thompson and Sarah Johnson.


We had 15 athletes covering all the track events on the day:
Karl Murray (SenM) – 12.6s
John Hall (V65M) – 19.8s (unfortunately John picked up an injury mid race but finished to pick up the points for the team)
Krista Bissett Brown (U20W) – 13.8s
Lindsey Lester (V45W) – 15.1s

Karl Murray (SenM) – 27.2s
Adam Mitchell (SenM) – 28.8s (PB)
Krista Bissett Brown (U20W) – 28.6s
Kate Bower (SenW) – 31.9s

Karl Murray (SenM) – 54.0s
Adam Mitchell (SenM) – 60.8s

Sprint Hurdles
110mH: Karl Murray (SenM) – 21.2s
100mH: Iona Richings (SenW) – 17.6s
100mH: Sarah Johnson (V40W) – 18.0s

Karl Murray (SenM) – 61.3s
Adam Mitchell (SenM) – 78.9s
Iona Richings (SenW) – 73.5s
Sarah Johnson (V40W) – 86.9s

Adam Mitchell (SenM) – 2:16.2
Karl Hume (V50W) – 2:30.5
Amy Pickworth (V40W) – 2:37.9

Dylan Wilson (U20M) – 4:29.5
Ed Lamb (V35M) – 4:44.8
Macy Kelly (U20W) – 4:53.7
Amy Pickworth (V40W) – 5:40.5

Amy Pickworth (V40W) – 12:41.0

Michael Harcourt (V35M) – 17:22.2 (PB)
Paul Allan (SenM) – 17:49.7

3000m Steeplechase
Karl Hume (V50M) – 13:37.4


11 DHAC athletes took to the field events on the day:
Brian Thompson (V50M) – 16.78m
John Hall (V65M) – 11.66m (PB)
Lily Thompson (U20W) – 28.74m
Lindsey Lester (V45W) – 11.80m

Ed Lamb (V35M) – 1.45m
Iona Richings (SenW) – 1.40m
Sarah Johnson (V40W) – 1.35m

Brian Thompson (V50M) – 15.76m
Lily Thompson (U20W) – 26.56m (PB)
Sarah Johnson (V40W) – 13.18m (PB and Club Record)

Adam Mitchell (SenM) – 4.86m (PB)
Brian Thompson (V50M) – 2.87m
Sarah Johnson (V40W) – 4.63m (PB and Club Record)
Iona Richings (SenW) – 4.41m

Ed Lamb (V35M) – 26.68m (PB and Club Record)
Brian Thompson (V50M) – 14.88m
Sarah Johnson (V40W) – 23.55m
Lily Thompson (U20W) – 15.00

Karl Murray (SenM) – 10.37m
Iona Richings (SenW) – 9.52m
Kate Bower (SenW) – 7.29m

John Hall (V65M) – 6.93m (PB)
Brian Thompson (V50M) – 5.65m
Lily Thompson (U20W) – 9.11m (PB)
Krista Bissett Brown (U20W) – 6.84m


DHAC had teams in all four relays:
4x 100m
Men – Karl Hume > Adam Mitchell > Brian Thompson > Dylan Wilson – 57.2s
Women – Kate Bower > Iona Richings > Lindsey Lester > Sarah Johnson – 55.6s

4x 400m
Men – Karl Hume > Paul Allan > Adam Mitchell > Karl Murray – 4:13.4
Women – Amy Pickworth > Kate Bower > Lindsey Lester > Iona Richings – 4:54.0

The next Senior League fixture is at Shildon on 18th June. Some of the athletes will be heading to Jarrow on Wednesday 24th May for the second NEGP fixture.

Provisional results can be found HERE and will be posted to Power of Ten soon.

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