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North East Athletics Championships

Matt’s Victorious Vault Catapults him to 2nd in UK Rankings

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Photo courtesy Darlington Harriers

Report by Charlie Burke

 

New Marske Harriers win 5 golds at the NE Championships at the weekend. Matthew Brining vaulted an amazing 3.30 metres to take him to second on the Power of 10 UK rankings and the NE gold medal. A little earlier in the day Amy Carter won the U17 girls 80m hurdles to add to her tally of NE titles. Later in the day Rebecca Tilley added to the gold medal total in the U15 bgirls 3000m, followed by another gold from Libby Currie jumping into a cold, gusting headwind to secure a win. Libby also finished 4th in the U13 girls 200m, 4th in the high jump and 6th in the 100m. Day two on Sunday saw Jordan Thrower secured NMHs fifth gold of the championships winning the U15 girls hammer.

Silver medals were won by Dominic Shipman in the U15 boys 800m and Dan McBride in the Senior men 100m.

Sophie Brining managed to finish 11th in both her events, the U13 girls long jump and 800m. Lucy Nicklin was 13th in the U13 girls long jump, 7th in the hurdles and 10th in the 800m. Harry Allan ran 5th in the U20 men 1500m. Freya Bourke was 5th in her U17 girls 3000m final. Sam Garratt finished 9th in the U20 men 800m. Sam Donnelly was 8th in the U15 boys 800m, followed closely by Jacob Winspear in 9th position. Ebony Chrystal-Murtha was 4th in her heat of the U13 girls 100m, 5th in her hurdles event and 8th in the long jump. Emily Brown finished 9th in the U13 girls 1500m and Dan Gunn was 6th in his U15 3000m. Many congratulations and a big thank you to them all for representing their club in the NE Championships in a weekend of quality competition. Any photos from the weekend please forward to Dave Aspin to include alongside the report. 

I am sure that all members who know her, will be wishing our potential NE medal winning prospect (after her performances during the indoor season ), Elicia Smith a full recovery and a return to training and competition. Best wishes, and get well soon Elicia.

Full results at http://www.necaa.info 

Locke Park - Pie & Peas 5 Mile

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Another sell out race for New Marske’s Locke Park Pie and Peas 5mile race.  Evenwood’s John Clifford and NYMAC’s Paul Lowe went out fast looking to burn off enough room for the Pie and Peas that greeted them at the finish.  Paul had the edge in the final couple of miles and came home in 27:03, 10 seconds ahead of John with Noel Hitchcock of Sunderland Harriers 3rd in 28:20.   

For the Ladies, New Marske’s Kay Neesam was 1st in 31:34, Quakers Dawn Richardson 2nd in 31:49 and New Marske’s Kath Aspin 3rd in 32:58.

The prizes were awarded in order of Age Graded % with 69 year old Darlington Harriers Athlete Shirley Gibson coming out on top with 86.2%, Paul Lowe 2nd 86.1% and Kay Neesam 3rd with 85.4%.  Other New Marske prize winners included Kath Aspin 9th, Ronnie Sherwood 18th, Paul Cleasby 20th, Brian Allen 22nd, Lorraine Allamby 24th and Trish Speedie 25th.

It was a great night for personal bests with the 1st three across the line all getting PB’s along with New Marske’s  Paul Cleasby 29:49, Cheryl Poulter 41:15 and Caroline Chinnock 45:21.

Results can be found here

Photos from Ian and Karen here

Coast Road 5k Results 27th April

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Mandy Lynch - pb 35:26

The weather forecast wasn't good, so those took the chance were rewarded by better than expected conditions and some really good runs. 40+ PBs on the night!

First to finish was Teesside based Gateshead Harrier Matty Hines in a time of 14:54 - 40s ahead of 2nd placed Marc Fenwick from Tyne Bridge. Leading New Marske Harriers were Darren Thom 4th (15:43), Harry Allan 5th (15:46) and returning after long lay off Dean Newton 9th (16:08). In 21st place was leading lady Sharon Barlow of Darlington Harriers in (17:34)

Prizes were awarded on Age Related basis, and Paul Lowe of North York Moors pipped Matty for 1st prize with 87.6% againt 87.1%. 81 years old Ian Barns was 3rd with 85.9%

Get results via this link 

 

Session Days & Times

  

  • Tuesday at the Guisborough Sports Centre, Laurence Jackson School pan> Google Map
    • 6pm to 7.30pm  11yrs to seniors) Technical & Fitness
    • 6pm to 8pm  Seniors  road & off road
  • Wednesday at St. Thomas Church Hall, New Marske Google Map
    • 6pm to 7.30pm  Seniors  road & off road
  • Thursday 6-8pm Guisborough Sports Centre, Laurence Jackson School
    • 6pm to 7pm - Minnows (8 to 11yrs)
    • 5pm to 6pm  11yrs to Seniors  Weights & other Technical Sessions
    • 6pm to 8pm  Seniors  road & off road  (There is currently a waiting list for Seniors wanting coaching on a Thursday Evening)
  • Saturday at St. Thomas Church Hall, New Marske
    • 9am to 11.30am  Seniors - road & off road
  • Plus other session arranged by individual coaches

 

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