NYSD Richmond XC - 17/02/13
It was a busy weekend with New Marske fielding 4 teams at the Signals Relays and a good turnout at the Commondale Clart Fell Race. Non the less there were some good performances from the depleted team at the Richmond Cross Country. Not content with a super run at the relays that would have put him in the 'A' Team, Sam Garratt was off like a shot in the U15 race and went on to win after leading the whole race. Kath Aspin was 1st 45, Frances Bell 3rd U13 with good runs also from George Geldart, Berry Bergstrand, Reece Curtis, Ben Bergstrand, Adam McMillan, James Geldert, Eli Barnbrook, Katie Thornton, Josh McMillan, Tom Geldart, Keir Farrier, Nigel Barnbrook and Tony Slater. Amanda Waller also did the double after running in the relays on Saturday. Good luck to all those racing at the National Cross Country Championships at Sunderland on Saturday.
Andy Wiles (Senior Men), Sam Garratt(Under 15 Boys) Eli Barnbrook and Frances Bell (Both Under 13 Girls) have been selected to represent the North Eastern Counties in the Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships at Birmingham on 9th March. Congratulations to all four!
2012 Junior Christmas Handicap Results - 30/12/12
New Marske Harriers Junior Xmas Handicap Races took place on Sunday 30th December 2012. The races were held on the trails around Guisborough Forest and Walkway. The weather was sunny but cold while conditions were a little muddy underfoot. Two Junior races took place – the first being for Harriers aged under 11, and the second for Harriers aged 11 and over. The under 11’s race completed one lap of a figure of 8 loop (1.3Km) with 2 notable climbs, whilst the 11 and over’s race did two laps i.e. 2.6Km. Handicap times were calculated automatically (i.e. no guess work!) using results from recent 5Km Park Runs and Cross Country results.
Eight Harriers competed in the under 11’s race where Ruby Whitney ran well above predicted to win by 17 seconds from Bethany O’Grady, with Dominic Shipman only 9 seconds behind in 3rd.
Fifteen Harriers competed in the 11 and over’s race where Rebecca Aspin also ran well above predicted on the 2 lap course resulting in a clear win, 32 seconds ahead of Amy Carter, with Rebecca’s brother Thomas in 3rd. All competitors ran extremely well on the tough courses.
A big well done and thank you to all the juniors who took part in the races and competed so well. Thank You also to everyone who came along to help with the event and to family and friends who came to support.
Jill Sexton & Rob Pollard
North Eastern Counties XC 2012
Another great day at the North Eastern Counties Cross Country Championships at Summerhill Park Hartlepool. Following on from Ricky Stevenson’s win last year, Andy Wiles took over the mantle and won the Senior Men’s Title. On a course that could only be described as muddy! Andy went out fast with a narrow lead at the first of four water jumps (see video!). He continued to dominate the race but never held a lead of more than about 30m from his nearest challengers. A late fall on the final descent, reduced his lead but he still had time to jog the home straight and take the applause. We also had 3 other runners in the top 10, with Dom Shaw 6th, Russ Best 8th and Shaun O’Grady 10th. New Marske men’s team came 5th with Tom Danby 36th, Andy Pearson 45th and Darren Bell 124th the other counters. (We would have been 2nd Team had Dom Shaw not been a late entry.) Team Manager Jon Pearse, safely sat in the tent, came as close to winning as he ever will with the tannoy announcer congratulating him on his 6th place!
Frances Bell, with another year yet to go in the U13 race, had a great run to finish just outside the medals in 4th place in the U13 girls race. Sam Garratt was 6th in the U15 boys and Wayne Parker 10th in the U20 men. Kath Aspin was best placed in the senior women’s race in 33rd with Jill Sexton and Amanda Waller completing the ladies team.