I spent three long and exciting days exploring the region from a wonderful base at St Mary's Inn restaurant and rooms some five miles from Morpeth
RFC's under-15 girls are just two games from trophy glory.
IT was a weakened YM side that lost 36-12 Morpeth
on a day when a full-strength team was needed.
Harriers won the two main events at the inaugural Birtley Cathedral Cross-Country Relays, hosted by Birtley Athletics Club at the Lord Lawson Academy.
STAMFORD 1 MORPETH
TOWN 2 MORPETH
Town moved level on points with leaders Ossett United after an impressive win at in-form Stamford.
Town's Cinderella story had a happy ending after the Highway men were triumphant on their first ever Wembley visit.
RFC's under-15 girls team beat Darlington Morden Park 58-7 to reach the final of the National Cup (Northern Area).
Harriers won the Sherman Cup for the seventh successive season and regained the Davison Shield in the annual competition, which decides the best male and female team in five age-groups - from under-13s to veteran.
HUDDERSFIELD YMCA's dogged defence made the difference as they secured a 37-10 North One East win over Morpeth
The facility at Morpeth
in Northumberland - home of the acclaimed Northern Poetry Library - has operated since 1966 and was devastated by the flood which hit the town in 2008, which left it closed for several months.
In 1928 and 1929, two such journeys were made from Morpeth
in Northumberland to Ypres in Belgium.
's Daniel Dixon (left), Rory Leonard (centre) and Taylor Glover after receiving their bronze medals in Mansfield MORPETH
Harriers led the region's medals charge at the National Cross-Country Relay Championships in Mansfield's Berry Hill Park.