The fixture clashed with the Inter County Schools which were taking place at Guisborough which meant that the age group races suffered with regards to numbers but the races were just as competitive as they normally are.
Harrier League organisers subsequently made the Junior races non scoring events in order to give everyone a chance and not punish those who were on County duty.
Just 4 weeks ago we were reporting on a good run from Durham City's Dan Jenkin at the Durham XC Relays. At Wrekenton he finished in 4th place from the fast pack, getting the better of Morpeth's Richard Morrell who has recently been selected to run for the North East at the upcoming Inter Counties Cross Country Championships. Third and fourth fastest times of the day went to two athletes coming back into form after lay offs and injuries in Sunderland's Mark Hood and Morpeth's Ian Harding.
In the team race Sunderland scored a narrow victory over rivals Gateshead but it's still all to play for in the race for the Championship
Fastest time of the day went to Jarrow & Hebburn's Alex Snook. Content to track Wallsend's Danielle Hodgkinson for the first lap, Snook used her strength to past Hodgkinson to finish 10th overall.
With 3 runners in the top 20, the team event went to Birtley ahead of South Shields.
With just 2 races to go there is still a number of promotion and relegation issues to be sorted out and we are set to have an exciting end to the season.
A huge amount of credit must go to Secretaries Simon Smith and Vicki Thompson who spend most of the week leading up to the race sorting out registration issues and most of Saturday night and Sunday sorting out results.
The penultimate race of the series is at Alnwick on March 2nd.
For female results click here.
For male results click here.
Well done to everyone that took part.