NYSD Richmond Cross Country - 09/02/14
It was as much a battle against the wind as against the other runners at the final NYSD Cross Country fixture at the exposed Richmond Old Racecourse. The highlight of day was the battle at the front of the men’s race between the unbeaten Greg Jayasuria of Middlesbrough & Cleveland and Dean Newton of Quakers who is trained by New Marske’s Steve Shaw. Greg set the pace for the first 3 laps with Dean about 30 metres ahead before Dean closed the gap on the final climb and passed Greg to claim his first NYSD victory by 29 seconds . New Marske’s Clive Thornton had a good run to finish 2nd v45.
In the ladies race Josephine Stone of Middlesbrough Mandale had a clear victory. New Marske’s Kath Aspin was 1st v45 and 8th overall, with Izzy Pearse 19th, Patricia Speedie 29th, Louise Danby 35th, Diane Hall 66th and Terry Saffin 67th completing the New Marske Team who came 3rd overall.
New Marske’s juniors were out in force again, with Archie Lowe and George Geldart 1st and 2nd in the U11 Boys. Betty Bergstrand and Charlotte Bennett were 2nd and 3rd in the U11 girls. Frances Bell picked up 2nd place in the U13 girls. The U15 boys team picked up 1st team prize with Hassan Ben-Tiba 1st, Reece Curtis 3rd and Morgan Speirs 6th.