Our Senior men just failed to hold off Morpeth in the Durham Catherdral relays on Sunday. After the first leg Russ Best handed over to Andy Wiles in 4th place just under 20s off the lead, having run 9:10. Andy clawed this back with a leg of 8:52 and handed over to Mark Shaw in first place, but with only a narrow 1s advantage. The more experienced Matt Nichoson, Morpeth's final leg runner, sat in behind Mark for the majority of the two legs in the blustery conditions. Only in the final 800m did he push on to open 3second advantage at the finish. Mark ran his leg in 8:59.