NYSD Summerhill Cross Country - 12/01/14
Cold and muddy conditions greeted the runners at Summerhill Country Park Hartlepool for the 5th Fixture of NYSD Cross Country series. The juniors were out first churning up the mud and having fun deciding whether to jump or run through the water jump. New Marske’s George Geldart led home the U11 boys with Charlotte Bennett and Bethany Bergstrand 2nd and 3rd in the girls. Frances Bell was a fine 3rd in the U13 Girls helping the New Marske team to 2nd along with Oriana Larkin and Freya Bourke. The U15’s boys team came home 1st with Hassan Ben-Tiba 2nd, Reece Curtis 3rd and Morgan Speirs 6th. Sam Garratt was 2nd in the U17 boys.
In the senior ladies race, Middlesbrough & Cleveland’s Carolyn Ollis took an early lead over Angharad Owen of Loftus. Angharad managed to hang on and overtook Carolyn to take a 16 second victory with Hartlepool’s Tracey Waller coming home in 3rd on her return from injury.
New Marske’s Kath Aspin was 1st v45, Lisa Bennett 3rd v40 and Izzy Pearse 4th U17 and along with Gemma Parkin New Marske’s ladies team finished 4th out of 9 teams.
In the seniors men’s race, Middlesbrough & Cleveland’s Greg Jayasuriya and New Marske’s Dom Shaw took an early lead and stayed together for the first half of the race. Greg’s superior fitness came through as the race progressed and he pulled away to win with Dom only in first race back after injury claiming a find 2nd. Dean Newton from Quakers came home a great 3rd. New Marske’s Clive Thornton had a great run just to be edged out to 2nd V45 by Paul Butler of Loftus. Adam Walker making his season debut came home a fine 9th.