SKYRAC consolidated their position in Division Two of the NORTHERN TRACK AND FIELD LEAGUE at Gateshead.

The host club won the event, with Morpeth edging City of York for second place.

Skyrac seem well placed in fourth, above Wallsend & Blyth and New Marske, to be safe from relegation.

The situation is less rosy for Spenborough in their section as they lie fifth after two of the four events – but theirs is a very tight group, with the top four almost interchangeable.

At the last meeting in Whitehaven, Bolton beat home club Seaton AC to victory, above Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde and the opening meeting's winners, Holmfirth, in fourth.

In Division Three, Scunthorpe already seem sure of promotion in the east-central section but the second spot is between any of four, with Bingley holding a narrow advantage over Sheffield Hallamshire after the second event at Boston.

Individual highlights include Jacob Brandsberg's 1min 51.1sec victory for Skyrac in the 800 metres on a day when Gateshead, City of York and Morpeth almost clean-sweeped the A-string events.

Joe Sagar put his excellent road form to good use in the 5000m for Spenborough, winning in 15min 55.6sec, and Darren Thomas won the discus with 33.37 metres, while Fiona Thomas took the shot with a put of 10.19m.

Demetric Nelson doubled up to win both 100m and 200m for Bingley in 10.9 and 22.0sec respectively and ran in both of their winning men's relays.

Tom Gomersall took time off from fell-running to finish first in the 3000m steeplechase with a 15-second personal best of 11min 10.8sec.

Andy Siddle only needed 17min 30.5sec to win the 5000m, while Jacob Gill-Hirst's 64.2sec for the 400m hurdles and Aidan Leach's 11.92m triple jump all brought maximum points for Bingley's men.

Sarah Boyles' victories in the discus (34.53m) and shot (12.29m) was supported by Bingley ladies winning all the jumps: Katie James (long jump, 5.05m), Joanna Lawler-Rhodes (triple, 10.83m) and Natalie Morris (high, 1.55m).