NYSD - Croft XC - 30/11/14
(Photo Karen Newton)
There were fine displays by local juniors at the British Athletics Cross Challenge event at Liverpool with New Marske’s Reece Curtis claiming a great 2nd in the U15 boys race just two seconds behind the winner Matthew Willis from Wrexham AC with Middlesbrough Mandale’s Joshua Cowperthwaite another 2 seconds behind in 3rd. Reece continued his great form with a win the following day at the NYSD XC event at Croft Racing Circuit.
Recent rainfall provided the first muddy course of the season with the correct footwear essential for the sharp ascents and descents of the spectator banks overlooking the racing circuit. In the Senior Men’s race, Greg Jayasuriya Middlesbrough and Cleveland was 1st, Lewis Rogers Loftus 2nd and Drew Inglis Darlington 3rd. Alan Piggford was first home for New Marske in 6th followed by Paul Darroch 15th and Charlie Pasco 16th and 2nd U20. Clive Thornton managed a super 21st and 1st V50.
In the Senior Ladies race Richmond & Zetland dominated with Jo Adams 1st and Michelle Nolan 2nd with Hollie Elliott of Middlesbrough and Cleveland 3rd. For New Marske Kath Aspin was 9th and 1st V45, Lisa Bennett 23rd and Trish Speedie 29th.
New Marske also had a 1,2 in the U13 Boys with Daniel Gunn and Dominic Shipman. New Marske claimed the team win in the U15 boys with Reece Curtis 1st, Ben Bergstrand 5th and Elias Ben-Tiba 8th.
Elsewhere for New Marske, Jame Bulman won the Ravenstonedale 10K in what could be his final race for while Sharon Bulman was 2nd Lady. Tristan Learoyd won the Leeds Christmas 10k and Kay Neesam was 1st Lady in the Levisham Limping Fell Race.