National Cross Country Relays - 03/11/12


Many thanks to Jon Pease for the effort he put in to pull the teams together despite some late withdrawals. The New Marske U13’s showed the seniors how to do it by entering 5 teams. The start line appeared very narrow, those with good upper body strength performing well to hold the competition back! The girls came away with 36th, 81st and 87th with all the girls, sporting their National XC Hoodies, enjoying the experience. The boy’s team’s came a good 53rd and 77th.

Patrick, Josh and Sam all had good runs to come home 53th out of 81 teams in the U15 Boys.     

In the ladies race, Sharon Bulman (11:53) ran the first leg against some of the faster runners to take New Marske through in 62nd.  Kath Aspin (12:12) moved us up to 50th before a storming run by Bobbi Philips (11:27) took the ladies to 36th out of 102 quality teams.

Andy Wiles (15:36) briefly lead the way for New Marske on the 1st leg of the senior race and had a good run to 6th place for the leg.  Alan Piggford (17:15) was pleased with knocking 1 minute off last year’s time. Russ Best (16:20) had a good run through the field and thanks to Darren Bell (20:33) for taking on the anchor leg at the last minute. The men finished in 50th place out of 157 teams.

Thanks also to those who ran in incomplete teams including Clive Thornton and Izzy Pearse.



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