NYSD Summerhill Cross Country - 03/12/17
Following the recent wet weather the mud greeted runners at the latest round of the NYSD Cross Country Series. The senior men were out in the final race of the day, the course, having been cut up by the previous races, providing a true cross country challenge. Middlesbrough & Cleveland’s Greg Jayasuiriya continued his winning streak easing to victory over Reece Dalton 2nd from Richmond & Zetland and Chris Rumsey also Middlesbrough 3rd. For New Marske, Paul Brown was 12th, 3rd V40, Clive Thornton 25th, 1st V50 , Simon Clements 32nd, Simon Welch 81st, John Spraggett 110th, 1st V65, Andy Tulloch 125th and Martin Gunn 127th.
For the ladies, Richmond & Zetland’s Jo Adams claimed a narrow victory from New Marske Harriers Eli Barnbrook 2nd & 1st U20. Darlington Harriers Natalie Curgennen was 3rd. For New Markse, Sharon Bulman was 5th 1st V40, Kath Aspin 7th 1st V50, Trish Speedie 20th, Charlotte Stonehouse 28th, Sarah Gunn 48th, Anne Houchen 53rd, Kerry Welch 62nd, Louise Worsey 63rd and Diane Hall 73rd. New Marske Ladies claimed the 2nd team place.
Matthew Downs had a great run for New Marske in the U11’s race coming 2nd just behind the winner Alex Boyer from Darlington Harriers.
This weekend sees New Marske Harriers host the 112th edition of the North Eastern Counties Cross Country Championships, to be held at Redcar Racecourse for the first time since 1962.