NYSD Thirsk XC Relays - 21/09/14
What no mud? not one bit of mud could be seen and the sun was shining at The Flatts Thirsk at the first meeting of the Cross Country Season. First race up was the U11 race with good runs from five New Marske junior girls. The first relay race was the U13 boys, with Daniel Gunn, Dominic Shipman and Archie Lowe winning by a clear margin. Archie with the fastest leg of the day by one second from Daniel with all three of them setting times faster than anybody else in the race. Matthew Chinnock and Lucas Pentland also had good runs. The U13 girls race was close between Darlington Harriers and New Marske with Betty Bergstrand, Ruby Whitney and Charlottle Bennett pipped into 2nd place.
In the U15's boys race Richmond & Zetland went out strong and lead by about 200m going into the last leg. Reece Curtis with the fastest leg of the day quickly overhauled the lead to take the New Marske team also including Ben Bergstrand and Thomas Aspin to victory. For the girls Freya Bourke, Rebecca Tilley (running up as an U15) and Rebecca Aspin came a fine 3rd.
In the senior ladies race, Sharon Bulman, Helen Whitney and Kath Aspin came 5th and Tanya Dixon, Amanda Waller and Sexton came 13th. Morgan Speirs was the only New Marske man in the senior race with New Marske also having a team the previous day in the Northern Six Stage Relays at Warringon. The team of Dean Newton, Charlie Pasco, Michael Lyth, Clive Thornton, Andrew Pearson and Nasir Hussain coming 49th out of 117 teams in a high class field.