EMD machine, (Electronic Measuring Device)
Thanks to Toby Jones for an informative and interative lesson on how to use the EMD machine.
Members of the Month
Well done to our members of the month over the summer period
Anybody who has not received
their Member of the Month T-Shirt please contact David Aspin
Remember, any member/parent/coach can nominate a senior or junior each month. It will allow the club to recognise achievements that are not necessarily catered for by our existing award structure. It could be for competing or volunteering. Preference will usually be to those where the event has taken place within the month and who are unlikely to win one of the club's annual awards - but this will depend the strength of each month's nominations.
Click Here to Make a nomination for September
The weekend got off to a fantastic start on Saturday morning at Gateshead in the Engish Schools Championsip when Matthew Brining consolidated his position at the top of the UK U15 Pole Vault ranking, equalling his pb and only missing out on a gold medal on countback - he cleared 3.65m - the same height as the winner.
And on Sunday..
New Marske Harriers celebrated its 30 year anniversary\birthday with a 30 lap relay and picnic in Locke Park Redcar for members and their family.
We weren't sure about how the weather would fair but we had a plan. we arranged to borrow Loftus Scout tent care of Helen Tyreman and erected by her husband Gordon and son Ben, with grandma (Helens mum Olive) supervising from her deckchair. We used the old putting green next to the boathouse to pitch the tents and place tables, blankets and chairs.The start and change over area was at the boathouse using the timing system.
We had 20 teams of up to 6 members all wearing a number, with the vast majority wearing club vests, carrying a homemade baton fashioned from plastic drainpipe, the chip inside the baton.
The relay started all running a lap of the lake, just over 720m. we had people of all abilities from toddlers to 80+, fit and not so fit, they toddled, walked, jogged and ran. It was used for training and fun. it was a good warm up for Tristan Learoyd as he went on to win the Kilburn 7 a few hours later.
It was a great event for club members and families to get to know one another, everyone seemed to make a new friend. The picnic also saw two more birthdays celebrated, Bethany O'Grady 12 and Matthew Chinnock 13, they celebrated with a chocolate cake whilst New Marske Harriers had a wonderful cake made by HelenTyremans daughter Emma.
All those that competed were given a goodie bag of snacks to enjoy with their picnic and a bespoke medal designed by Kerry Neesam. The winning team were the Wagner Striders comprising of Paul Cleasby, Allan Wilson, Michael Lythe, Mike Smith, Glen Farrell and James Allinson. No expense was spared on the winning trophies, we knew the pound shop would come in handy there.
Thank you to everyone who took part and helped out, must also mention Brian Chinnock who marked the course with chalked arrows as well as clearing it as he does on a weekly basis with his shovel.
Member of the Month - First Awards
We had some really good nominations and spent quite some time before deciding who the first winners would be:
Senior (very senior) - Phil Miles for his splendid 1st Marathon at the age of 74 at Chester on 5th October
Junior - Bethany O'Grady for reducing her parkrun pb by 2½ mins on 11th October and being an active volunteer at the age of 10
Senior - Jon Pearse - in recognition of his efforts over the years as Cross Country Team Manager, and in particular in November at Mansfield at National Cross Country Relays
Junior - Joshua Dobson. Josh has made tremendous progress month on month since joining the club both in sporting terms and socially