After last year’s deluge of rain at Acklam, it was pleasing to arrive at the first race of the season on a fine afternoon, although there were a few muddy places on the course. Up first were the U11’s who now have a race at all the events. New Marske provided 9 of the 25 runners in this race with Amy Carter 1st girl beating all but one of the boys in the process. In the U13 Boys, Adam McMillan was 5th, 2nd team. Francis Bell was 6th in the U13 girls, 2nd team. Patrick Wilson was a fine 3rd in the U15 Boys.
Pick of the day would have been Wayne Parker in the U17 Boys race, however due to a mix up with some athletes taking the wrong route the race was declared void. In the Senior Ladies/U17 race New Marske had 9 runners out with Kath Aspin 7th overall and 3rd vet 40. Kyah Hall was close behind in 8th, 3rd U17. The ladies team came 4th in a strong team competition. In the men’s race we had 12 runners who picked up 3rd team with Shaun O’Grady and Alan Piggford coming 5th and 6th.