NYSD - Whitby XC - 18/11/14
The lure of Whitby fish & chips after a hard Cross Country Race ensured a strong turnout at the third event of the NYSD season at Caedmon School in Whitby. Former New Marske Harrier Andy Wiles, now running for Morpeth, had a strong run to win the senior men’s race from Greg Jayasuriya of Middlesbrough and Cleveland with Lewis Rogers Loftus 3rd and Shaun O’Grady New Marske 4th. New Marske claimed the team event with further help from Tristan Learoyd 7th, Dean Newton 8th, Alan Piggford 9th, Clive Thornton 21st and Simon Clements 26th. Also running were Darren Bell 38th, Dave Aspin 57th, Iain Povey 61st, Nigel Barnbrook 90th and Tony Slater 109th.
In the ladies race, U17 Hollie Elliott from Middlesbrough & Cleveland was 1st, Angharad Owen Loftus 2nd and Carolyn Ollis also of Middlesbrough & Cleveland 3rd. New Marske runners included Kath Aspin 10th and 1st vet45, Lisa Bennett 18th, Michelle O’Grady 34th, Jill Sexton 45th, Diane Hall 56th and Terry Saffin 58th.
New Marske’s juniors were also out in force with the pick of the results being Lucy Nicklin, 1st U11 girl, Archie Lowe 1st and Daniel Gunn 2nd in the U13 boys, Rebecca Tilley 3rd U13 girl, Reece Curtis 1st U15 boy, Eli Barnbrook 3rd U15 girl and Sam Garratt 1st U17 boy.
Elsewhere Jame and Sharon Bulman both came 3rd and 1st vet 40 in the Brompton to Carlisle 10 mile race. New Marske ladies Shelli Gordon, Joanne Goldsmith and Lisa Bennett were team winners at the Commondale Beacon Fell Race. At the popular Leeds Abbey Dash, Russ Best was first Harrier Home in 45th. Veterans Lynn Woods 1st Vet65, Lorraine Allamby 2nd Vet65, Ronnie Sherwood 2nd vet75 and Jim Conaghan 3rd vet75 had the best category results from the 14 Harriers running.