North Eastern Counties Road Relays - 17/02/18
Report by Dave Aspin
New Markse Harriers enjoyed medal success at the North Eastern Counties Road Relays at the weekend. Held at Hetton Lyons Country Park, New Marske were up against the top clubs and runners in the North East. With a mix of
young and veteran runners New Marske were bookended by the two fastest runs of the day. Dominic Shaw, fastest in 10.39 over the 2.2 mile course, lead after the first leg. Lewis Gamble-Thompson, taking over in 5th place for the final leg, stormed through the field in a time of 10:48 to move up to 3rd place and claim the bronze medal for the team. They were ably supported by Sam Garrett 11:56, Dean Newton 11:24, Andrew Pearson 12:20 and Martin Murray 12:47.
New Marskes Veteran Ladies team were edged out to 4th place with the big clubs from Gateshead and Sunderland fielding strong teams including GB International Aly Dixon who set the fastest ladies time of the day in 11:53. Considering this category is for over 35’s, New Marskes team including two over 50’s did exceptionally well to finish 4th with good runs from Sharon Bulman 13:35, Trish Speedie 14:55, Kath Aspin 14:32 and Kay Neesam 14:01.
The ladies senior team came home a creditable 6th place with Eli Barnbrook running a big course PB of 13:14 bringing the team to 3rd on the first leg. Eli was supported by Molly Shaw 13:44, Charlotte Bennett making her senior debut 14:41 and Charlotte Ellis guided by David Aspin also getting a course PB in 14:54.
Completing the teams, the New Marske Men’s B team came home a fine 38th out of 74 teams. Neil Walker 13:13, Paul Cleasby 13:26, Stephen Mussett 13:24, Tom Danby 12:54, Thomas Aspin 13:25 and John Spraggett 15:37.
Many Thanks to everybody who supported the event, a great team atmosphere.
7.00PM Wednesday 21st February 2018
1. President opens meeting
2. Apologies for absence
3. Minutes from AGM 2017
4. Matters arising
5. Committee’s Annual Report
6. Treasurer’s Report
7. Election of Officers and Committee
8. Constitution Change (if any)
9. Membership Fees
10. Road Report
11. Cross Country Report
12. Track & Field Reports
13. Fell Running Report
14. Club Development
15. Any Other Business (written and received by 13 Feb 2018)
North of England Indoor Championships
Report by Charlie Burke
January 13th / 14th 2018
Our destination on Saturday was the English institute of Sport in Sheffield for Jordan Thrower to take part in the above championships. Becky Tilley had arrived earlier and already run her heat of the 300m. Becky ran a time of 48.39 but unfortunately this didn’t qualify her for a run in the final. Well done to Becky for representing the club and entering this extremely tough championships. The next day (Sunday) Charlotte Bennett ran in the U17 ladies 800m, her first 800 of her new age group. Charlotte ran really well to run second in her heat in a time of 2-30.93 to qualify for the final, in which she finished 6th. Later on Saturday it was Jordan’s turn to compete in the U17 ladies triple jump. Training had suggested that Jordan was ready for 11m+ in competition. She was not disappointed and opened her competition with 11-05m. Jordan then followed this with identical jumps in rounds two and three of 11-20m a new personal best. Round four saw her shortest jump of the competition of 10-89m. Into the fifth round and the best jump of the series of 11-23m, another PB, which consolidated her silver medal position, 4 cm behind the gold !! Round six produced 10-99, still her fourth best ever jump. An excellent competition, well done Jordan.
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