NYSD Whitby Cross Country 04/10/15
Report by Dave Aspin
Unusually good Cross Country weather greeted the runners for the first event in the North Yorkshire and South Durham Cross Country League at Caedmon School in Whitby. The senior ladies race was won by Josephine Stone of Middlesbrough Mandale with Jo Adams of Richmond & Zetland 2nd and Becky Briggs of Beverley 3rd. For New Marske Ellie Barnbrook was 13th, Kath Aspin 15th (2nd V45), Trish Speedie 25th, Rebecca Aspin 43rd, Helen Whitney 47th, Emma Beaumont 74th, Amanda Waller 75th and Helen Tyreman 80th.
A strong field of 139 competed in the men’s race against a super backdrop of Whitby Abbey. Middlesbrough & Cleveland’s Greg Jayasuriya continued where he left off from last season overcoming a strong challenge from Loftus & Whitby’s Lewis Rogers and Jay Ferns who completed the top three. For New Marske Paul Brown was first home in 7th, Andrew Pearson 12th (1st V40), Paul Darroch 13th, Sam Garratt 35th, Paul Cleasby 65th, Dave Aspin 70th, Neil Youngston 78th and returning Team Manager Jon Pearse 115th.
New Marske Juniors were out in force with wins for Archie Lowe U13 Boys, Charlotte Bennett U13 Girls & Harry Allen U17 Boys. There were also 2nd places for Daniel Gunn U15 Boys, Rebecca Tilley U15 Girls and Hassan Ben-Tiba U17 Boys. Well done to the rest of juniors who ran as it not just about winning, the taking part and supporting the team is just as important.