NYSD Cross Country Relays – Thirsk - 11/03/12
New Marske Ladies in relay good win at Thirsk
The sun certainly shone for New Marske Ladies as they grabbed a super win in the last ½ mile of the ladies event. Carolyn Summersgill set off at a blistering pace on the 1st lap clocking the fastest time of the day and building a lead of 80 seconds for Middlesbrough and Cleveland. Sharon Bulman had a good run setting the 3rd fastest time of the day and finishing the first leg in 2nd place. Kyah Hall took over the second leg and set off in pursuit of the Middlesbrough runner reducing the gap to 30 seconds by the end of the leg. Kyah handed over for the final leg to Kath Aspin in 3rd place and she quickly caught up with the Darlington runner to go 2nd. As they entered the final lap of the leg Kath was about 200m behind Andrea Ansell and set about closing the gap. With about half a lap to go, Kath passed Andrea and went on to finish 1st, setting the second fastest time of the day. The Ladies “B” team also had a good run with Louise Danby, Jill Sexton and Nicola Kydd coming home a fine 10th.
Inter-Counties XC – Crofton Park 10/03/12
Ricky 2nd in the Inter- Counties
Ahead of his trip to Kenya this week, Ricky Stevenson was happy with a superb 2nd place in the Inter-Counties championship. As they headed out Ricky was part of a group which included world triathlon champion Jonathan Brownlee. As the field began to split Ricky worked hard to move into 2nd place behind eventual winner Keith Gerrard. Phil Wicks managed to get past Ricky but a strong finish saw him pip Wicks by 5 seconds and finish only 9 seconds behind the winner. The North East Team retained their title. Wayne Parker also ran in the U17 event coming home a good 22nd out of 255 Competitors.
(Photo courtesy Bryan Mills : Ricky close behind Jonathan Brownlee)
We only had two runners at the national - and they both performed very well - Sam Garrett was will inside the top half of U15 boys race finishing 154th out of 367.
Wayne Parker had a super run fiinishing just outside the top 20 (22nd out of 336 finishers) - a performance that he can be proud of and will surely be one that he can learn from.
Whitby NYSD 19 Feb 2012
Not sure whether it was the lure of a fish and chip tea or a visit to one of his favourite cross country courses, but Andy Wiles followed on from his good run in the relays the previous day to win convincingly at Whitby. Alan Piggford also made the top 3 edging out Paul Butler from Loftus. New Marske again had their best turnout in the U11’s with 8 runners, George Geldart and Amy Carter coming out best in 4th and 5th. Eli Barnbrook was 10th in the U13’s, Patrick Wilson 5th in the U15 boys and Izzy Pearse 13th in the U15 girls. With many of the ladies having run the in the relays, Janet Todd was our sole representative in the senior race coming home in 34th.
NYSD Richmond Cross Country 5th Feb 2012
Andy wins by miles
On a day with a bitterly cold wind and testing conditions underfoot the commitment of the New Marske U11’s should mean the club has a bright future. New Marske had 6 of the 12 starters in the U11 race with Scott McKenna 1st, Georgia Stockdale 3rd, Ben McKenna 7th, Thomas Aspin 8th, Dominic Shipman 11th and Elliott Stockdale 12th. With the Inter Schools Cross Country having taken place the previous day there were only 3 other juniors, with Eli Barnbrook 7th and Rebecca Aspin 12th in the girls U13 and Wayne Parker 3rd in the U17 Boys.
Not sure what happened to the all the New Marske seniors, but Andy Wiles showed the rest of the field how he beat Kenenisa Bekele and Brimin Kirupto. Having decided not to follow a mystery runner who sped off on the first lap, he pulled away on the second lap and went on to win the race by nearly 2 minutes in preparation for his International 5K in Armagh on Thursday 9th February. In the ladies race Kath Aspin was our sole representative and came home a fine 9th after a battle with Michelle Scott from Aycliffe.
The final meeting of the series will be at Caedmon School, Whitby on Sunday 19th February.