Cross Country Update - 7th/8th February 2015
The final weekend of the local cross country season saw New Marske Athletes in action at both the North East Masters Cross County Championships in Darlington and the final event of the NYSD league at the picturesque Old Richmond Race Course.
In the Masters Event for North East runners over 35, Kath Aspin (v45) dominated the women’s race to claim overall victory and beat all the competitors in the two age categories below her.
At Richmond, the final league points of the year were up for grabs and New Marske’s Clive Thornton had a storming run to beat NYMAC’s Joe Blackett and clinch the V50 league title. Reece Curtis continued his good form to win again making it five victories in five starts this year in the U15 race with Ben Bergstrand coming home 3rd and Elias Ben-Tiba 5th to clinch 1st U15 team for New Marske. Eli Barnbrook finished 2nd in the U15 girls to complete an excellent season. Sam Garratt was 3rd in the U17 race to tie for 2nd in the league.
In the Seniors Men’s Race, Middlesbrough & Cleveland’s Greg Jayasuriya completed a full set of league victories. For New Marske, Paul Brown was 14th, Clive Thornton 27th, Nigel Barnbrook 78th, and Tony Slater 111th.
In the Senior Women’s race, Richmond & Zetland runners Jo Adams and Shona Fletcher completed a One, Two. Sharon Bulman was 1st home for New Marske in 8th, Lisa Bennett 20th, Trish Speedie 29th, Diane Hall 66th and Terry Saffin 67th.
Well done to Betty & Ben Bergstrand, Eli & Nigel Barnbrook, Terry Saffin, Diane Hall and Tony Slater who win Club Team Player awards for competing in all the league events.