National XC Relay Championships - 01/11/14
The National Cross Country Relay Championships give local runners one of the few opportunities to compete against the best in the country including Emelia Gorecka the Junior European Cross Country Champion. New Marske were the only local team to send down a senior team with Sharon Bulman, Lisa Bennett and Kath Aspin pitting themselves against much younger opposition to come a commendable 54th out of 98 teams. Performance of the day went to U15 Reece Curtis, running first in the U15 race Reece was up in the lead pack for the whole of the race and came a superb 5th on the first leg just 2.5 seconds behind the leader. This was also the 5th best time of the day from over 250 runners. Along with Ben Bergstrand and Scott Mann, the boys came a great 46th place.
Reece pictured in 2nd place
In the U13 girl’s race, Rebecca Tilley, Betty Bergstrand and Charlotte Bennett came a super 37th. For the U13 boys Archie Lowe, Jacob Winspear and Frankie Grimes came 50th and for the U15 girls Freya Bourke, Phoebe Jennings and Issy Brining came 71st. A number other runners ran incomplete teams to enjoy the experience of competing.