Locke Park 10 Mile and 1 Mile Fun Run

Sunday 26th October


20141026231830-4ccfb2a0Happy faces running pic

Terry Saffin, Diane Hall, Tracey Arkinson and Jean Wilde enjoying racing in Redcar in the Autumn. Photos courtesy of Karen Newton, more here


Report by Paul Cleasby 

Sunday 26th October saw the inaugural Locke Park 10 mile race organised by New Marske Harriers. The unseasonably warm weather deserted the runners on the morning, with wet and blustery conditions at the start of the 10 lap race.

Race morning started with a children’s 1-mile fun run won by the impressive Daniel Gunn aged 12 in a sub 6 minute time. Matthew Chinnock and William Crame finished 2nd and 3rd. The top three girls were Libby Currie, Lucy Nicklin and Isobelle Troop.

Ninety-Six runners completed the main event with many parkrun enthusiasts stepping up their distances. There was real quality at the sharp end of the field with top performers Dom Shaw and James Bulman fighting it out neck and neck throughout the race before Dom finally surged for the tape. Tristan Learoyd completed a winning 1,2, 3 for New Marske, with Paul Darroch smashing his pb, followed in by Andrew Pearson fresh from his 2:36 marathon success in Chester.

To even things out for the more mature runners New Marske Harriers award prizes in this race (and many others) on an age-graded basis so although the above 5 were first past the post the real race winners in the age graded category were James Bulman, Shirley Gibson of Darlington Harriers, Dom Shaw, Andrew Pearson and Pam Costello of Redcar.

It would be wrong to give the impression that this race was all about the elites, far from it.  The vocal and enthusiastic supporters on the course encouraged all the middle of the pack runners and those trying the distance for the first time. The advantage of racing laps is that the supporters have the opportunity of cheering their runners at multiple points and the faster runners get to offer words of encouragement to the slower ones.  The picture below should be enough to demonstrate the joy distance running can bring. Running in the parks is sociable, fun and attainable for all age groups and abilities. Who said long distance runners need to be lonely?


Provisional Results available here

Fun Run Results here


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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


Who does what:
Cross Country
Road Running
Track & Field
Fell Running
Trail Running

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