NYSD XC Relays - Thirsk - 10/03/13
The NYSD Relays being the final event of the NYSD Cross Country Season were held at a windswept Thirsk, with the icy wind making it difficult to keep warm. New Marske Ladies went into the race as defending champions so the pressure was on to keep their title. Carolyn Ollis went out strong to take Middlesbrough & Cleveland to a first leg lead followed by Sharon Bulman for New Marske and Emily Alderson for Darlington Tri Club. A storming run by Richmond’s Shona Fletcher took them in to the lead on the second leg with Erin Pearson overtaking Middlesbrough and Cleveland to hold on to 2nd place. In the final leg Kath Aspin for New Marske had 67 seconds make up on the leaders but had a great run recording the 4th fastest leg of the day to bring home New Marske as champions with Darlington Tri in 2nd just 17 seconds behind with Hartlepool Burn Road in 3rd.
New Marske U15 Boys were also crowned champions leading from start to finish with great runs from Patrick Wilson, Josh McMillan and Sam Garratt who also recorded the fastest leg. Darlington Harriers were 2nd with Billingham Marsh House 3rd. U13 Boy’s Ben Bergstrand, James Geldart and Adam McMillan were 2nd for New Marske, and the U12 Girls Eli Barnbrook, Hannah Johnson and Frances Bell were 3rd with Frances getting fastest leg of the day.
New Marske did not field a team for the senior men’s race, with Loftus & Whitby coming 1st followed by Richmond & Zetland 2nd and Middlesbrough & Cleveland 3rd.