Weekend Update - 21/09/15
Vale of York HM / Hardmoors 60 / Thirsk XC Relays
Photo Courtesy John Ashton ickledotco.co.uk
A successful weekend for New Marske Athletes with members competing in events across the region. Dom Shaw won the Vale of York Half Marathon in a course record of 67.44 just outside Russ Bests New Marske Club Record. “Pretty pleased with that for a first punt at the distance, and the course record was an added bonus.” Trish Speedie was 3rd F45 knocking almost 4 minutes off her PB in 1:35:32 and Thomas Bunn finished in 1:47:47.
In the Hardmoors 60 mile race from Guisborough to Filey, Martin Murray had a close battle for the lead eventually winning by 7 minutes in a time of 10 hrs 3 minutes. Shelli Gordon was joint 2nd lady in a time of 11hrs 33 minutes with Dave Hodgson 14:36 and Kelly Brearley 18:22.
In the first Cross Country event of the season, New Marske’s A team won the Senior Men’s race, The team of Charlie Pasco, Sam Garratt, Harry Allan and Hassan Ben-Tiba all ran legs within 9 seconds of each other with Hassan quickest in 10:49. The B team of Andy Pearson, Darren Bell, Clive Thornton and Michael Lyth came a creditable 9th.
In the ladies race, the team of Kath Aspin, Lisa Bennett and Sharon Bulman came a good 4th against much younger opposition. Freya Bourke, Frances Bell and Rebecca Tilley were 2nd in the U15 girls, Sam Donnelly, Dominic Shipman and Daniel Gunn 2nd in the U15 boys and Emily Brown, Charlotte Gunn and Charlotte Bennett 3rd in the U13 girls.