NYSD Acklam XC - 14/10/12
The Cross Country season returned with the usual weather for Acklam, rain! The senior ladies race managed to catch the worst of the downpour which provided interesting conditions for the men’s race that followed.
The New Marske men had an excellent run to finish 1st team. Alan Piggford was beaten in to 3rd place in a sprint finish by veteran Paul Lowe from NYMAC with Wayne Parker (1st u20) not far behind in 7th. Tom Danby 10th, Paul Brown 16th, Andy Pearson 37th and Andy Sugden 42nd completed the team. Well done to Julian Wilkinson who completed his first Cross Country Race.
Archie Lowe, son of Paul, was first Harrier and a good 6th in a competitive U11 boy’s race and Georgia Stockdale 4th in the girl’s race. Sam Garratt and Charlie Pasco won the U15 and U17 boys races.
In the Senior Ladies race Kath Aspin was 9th (1st v45) and Izzy Pearse a fine 22nd on her debut in the longer race. New Marske ladies came 7th team in a competitive race.
To aid runners and spectators the Veteran runners sported rear facing category numbers for the first time. You now know when you get overtaken by an older runner!
Altogether there were 43 Harriers representing the club, it would be good to see if we can increase this at the next event at Whitby on Saturday 27th October for what is always an enjoyable event.