2012 Junior Christmas Handicap Results - 30/12/12
New Marske Harriers Junior Xmas Handicap Races took place on Sunday 30th December 2012. The races were held on the trails around Guisborough Forest and Walkway. The weather was sunny but cold while conditions were a little muddy underfoot. Two Junior races took place – the first being for Harriers aged under 11, and the second for Harriers aged 11 and over. The under 11’s race completed one lap of a figure of 8 loop (1.3Km) with 2 notable climbs, whilst the 11 and over’s race did two laps i.e. 2.6Km. Handicap times were calculated automatically (i.e. no guess work!) using results from recent 5Km Park Runs and Cross Country results.
Eight Harriers competed in the under 11’s race where Ruby Whitney ran well above predicted to win by 17 seconds from Bethany O’Grady, with Dominic Shipman only 9 seconds behind in 3rd.
Fifteen Harriers competed in the 11 and over’s race where Rebecca Aspin also ran well above predicted on the 2 lap course resulting in a clear win, 32 seconds ahead of Amy Carter, with Rebecca’s brother Thomas in 3rd. All competitors ran extremely well on the tough courses.
A big well done and thank you to all the juniors who took part in the races and competed so well. Thank You also to everyone who came along to help with the event and to family and friends who came to support.
Jill Sexton & Rob Pollard