Clay Bank West Fell Race - 10/11/13
Report by Clive Thornton
Guisborough Three Tops - 27/10/13
Report by Lisa Bennett
Despite clashing with the cross country at Whitby it was a great turn out from New Markse Harriers at the Guisborough Three Tops Fell Race. The weather felt a little on the warm side at the start of the race, but once on the tops, the gusts of wind and the hail near the final trig point made it a tough race.
Again Kay Neesam won comfortably (13th overall) and broke the ladies course record. As I climbed Roseberry Topping and watched Kay skip effortlessly down the steep descent I could see why she is so great at fell running. Let’s not mention my much slower descent and (hopefully no-one else noticed?), spectacular fall. Luckily no damage done and I managed to finish 4th in the ladies (1st V40) and with a great run from Helen Whitney (8th in the ladies, 2nd V40) New Markse ladies team managed 1st place.
Let’s not forget about the men! Ben Thompson came home first for New Markse Harriers men and placed 68th overall. Nick O’Grady was hot on the tail of Helen Whitney and finished 82nd overall. Following them, David Heath finished 92nd, Ronnie Sherwood 111th (1st M70), Phil Miles 126th (2nd M70) and Colin Scollay 138th.
Great running everyone, see you at the next one!
Hardmoors 55 - 23/03/13
Well done to Shelli Gordon, 1st lady in the Hardmoors 55 in a time of 9:59. On a weekend where many other races were cancelled you have admire everbody who took on this challennge which takes on half of the Cleveland Way.
Results to follow. (photo courtesy David Hetherington)
Commondale Clart Fell Race - 17/02/13
An interesting race with fantastic weather for this time of year. Despite two other local events nearly 130 runners turned up to contest the 'Clart.' The course had dried out a lot in the last few days to regain it's clart status, otherwise it would have been wading in your wellies. Kay Neesam, following her good run in the Relays the day before, took her chance to take the lead and win after the leading group took a wrong turn. Lisa Bennett has another good run in her second fell race to come third (1st v40) and along with Kay and Helen Whitney won the ladies team prize. Ben Thompson also in his second fell race cam home a creditalble 33rd as he adapts to this form of racing. Ronnie Sherwood was 1st v70, Sue Rowell 2nd female open, Phil Miles 2nd v70 and Fiona Shovlin 3rd female open. Good to see so many new runners out representing New Marske this year.
Fell Runners Wobble in the Woods - 03/02/13
It was a day that appeared very wintery with snow, ice and cold winds but most runners came in at the finish claiming to be warm and some overheated! After a gentle start the runners had a 320m climb that took them from the base of Broughton Woods to the summit close to Wain Stones. Having thought the hardest bit was over, they then had to contend with knee deep snow drifts and muddy bridleways. In the men’s race, Ewan Brown won after a battle with Jayson Cavill with Will Horlsey in third. Ben Thompson was the first male Harrier back, coming a superb 48th in his debut fell race. The ladies race was dominated by New Marske Harriers with Kay Neesam, Shelli Gordon and Kath Aspin gaining a 1, 2, 3 to claim the team prize. In the junior fell races there were wins for Sam Garratt, Thomas Aspin & Katie Thornton all of New Marske Harriers.