National Cross Country Relays - 03/11/12
Many thanks to Jon Pease for the effort he put in to pull the teams together despite some late withdrawals. The New Marske U13’s showed the seniors how to do it by entering 5 teams. The start line appeared very narrow, those with good upper body strength performing well to hold the competition back! The girls came away with 36th, 81st and 87th with all the girls, sporting their National XC Hoodies, enjoying the experience. The boy’s team’s came a good 53rd and 77th.
Patrick, Josh and Sam all had good runs to come home 53th out of 81 teams in the U15 Boys.
In the ladies race, Sharon Bulman (11:53) ran the first leg against some of the faster runners to take New Marske through in 62nd. Kath Aspin (12:12) moved us up to 50th before a storming run by Bobbi Philips (11:27) took the ladies to 36th out of 102 quality teams.
Andy Wiles (15:36) briefly lead the way for New Marske on the 1st leg of the senior race and had a good run to 6th place for the leg. Alan Piggford (17:15) was pleased with knocking 1 minute off last year’s time. Russ Best (16:20) had a good run through the field and thanks to Darren Bell (20:33) for taking on the anchor leg at the last minute. The men finished in 50th place out of 157 teams.
Thanks also to those who ran in incomplete teams including Clive Thornton and Izzy Pearse.
NYSD Whitby XC - 27/10/12
Ricky shows his class
New Marske's Ricky Stevenson returned to cross country action at Caedmon School Whitby on Saturday. After sitting in the pack for the first couple of laps Ricky turned up a gear and stretched away to win in 30:56 by over a minute from Greg Jayasuriya from Middlesbrough & Cleveland with Paul White from Middlesbrough Mandale in 3rd. In the ladies / U17 men's race, U17 Guest Annabel Mason from Wakefield lead the way, managing to pip U17 man Charlie Pasco from New Marske who beat her in the first race at Acklam. Hartlepool's Tracey Waller came home 2nd lady with Charlotte Sanderson 3rd. Kath Aspin was 1st V45 in 9th place and Izzy Pearse 3rd U17. Again there were lots of juniors out with the U15 boys of Sam Garratt, Patrick Wilson and Josh McMillan winning the team competition.
NYSD Acklam XC - 14/10/12
The Cross Country season returned with the usual weather for Acklam, rain! The senior ladies race managed to catch the worst of the downpour which provided interesting conditions for the men’s race that followed.
The New Marske men had an excellent run to finish 1st team. Alan Piggford was beaten in to 3rd place in a sprint finish by veteran Paul Lowe from NYMAC with Wayne Parker (1st u20) not far behind in 7th. Tom Danby 10th, Paul Brown 16th, Andy Pearson 37th and Andy Sugden 42nd completed the team. Well done to Julian Wilkinson who completed his first Cross Country Race.
Archie Lowe, son of Paul, was first Harrier and a good 6th in a competitive U11 boy’s race and Georgia Stockdale 4th in the girl’s race. Sam Garratt and Charlie Pasco won the U15 and U17 boys races.
In the Senior Ladies race Kath Aspin was 9th (1st v45) and Izzy Pearse a fine 22nd on her debut in the longer race. New Marske ladies came 7th team in a competitive race.
To aid runners and spectators the Veteran runners sported rear facing category numbers for the first time. You now know when you get overtaken by an older runner!
Altogether there were 43 Harriers representing the club, it would be good to see if we can increase this at the next event at Whitby on Saturday 27th October for what is always an enjoyable event.
Home Counties International - Rouken Glen 18/03/12
After a below par run in the Trafford 10K last week, Andy Wiles bounced back with a Bronze medal in the Home Counties International at the weekend. As well as winning the bronze medal Andy had the satisfaction of beating all of the competitors representing the English Team. Well done!