The sun was shining with a big turnout of 106 for the 2nd race of the series. With Kath running the in Kielder Marathon and Shelli and Kay also unavailable Jo Goldsmith carried the flag for the ladies coming home in 76th one place behind Ronnie Sherwood. Bob Currie was first man home in 58th. Also running for NMH were Phil Miles in 86th and Colin Scolay in 103rd. Loftus and Whitby won both the team competitions. Next race is the Guisborough Three Tops on Sunday 7th November at 10.30am.
Shelli stormed to victory in the Viking Chase holding off Loftus’ Caitlin Webb-Ellis by 23 seconds after a gruelling race in damp and cold conditions. Next home for NMH was Kay Neesam 4th Lady and Kath Aspin 5th Lady. The New Marske Ladies also won the team competition, beating the New Marske Men’s Team as well. Also running for New Marske, Bob Currie 65th, Ronnie Sherwood 71st, Jo Goldsmith 75th, Mick McGurk 78th, Mark Stevenson 83rd, Nick O’Grady 85th, Phil Miles 87th and Colin Scollay 108th. Next race Saltergate Gallows on the 17th October.
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"A road race for fell runners - a fell race for road runners!" A good turn out of New Marske runners for this picturesque 10K over to Westerdale and back taking in Dibble Bridge & Hob Hole with 228m of ascent and decent. A heavy shower just before the race cooled the runners down, but it was still warm and the strong wind punished the runners in the first 3k. The sun returned to make it a hard final 3k back to Castleton. Tom Danby finished a good 2nd (35:42) with David Aspin 37th (45:20) next home just pipping his wife Kath 38th, 5th lady, (45:38) by 8 seconds. The next four NMH came in after each other, Bob Currie 43rd (46:14), John Pearse 44th (46:47), Roger Moore 45th (47:08) and Shelli Gordon 46th, 6th lady (47:20). Nick O'Grady came home in 56th (49:29) and Amanda Waller 75th, 19th Lady (66.45). New Marske Harriers Ladies won the Team Prize again. This was the final counter for the Summer Fell Race Series (final positions to follow) with the first of the winter series being the Viking Chase on Sunday 26th September.
The highlight of the race was the performance of the Juniors with 13 year old Jack Willis winning the race in 11:59 and beating all the seniors.
Izzy Pearse helped the New Marske Ladies to yet another team prize and Sam Garratt came 13th in a staggering 14:24. Also running were Rob Ray, 35th 16:43, Shelli Gordon 36th 16:44, Kay Neesam 40th 16:54, Ronnie Sherwood 60th 20:02, Izzy Pearse 67th 21:33 and Natasha Thornton 76th 22:54.
Nearly 100 runners turned out at Gribdale Gate on a warm summers night. The New Marske Ladies team again set off bunched together passing Captain Cooks in the same photo frame. Kath Aspin slotted in behind Shelli Gordon and Kay Neesam. Kath's increased mileage for her marathon training is paying dividends as she picked off Kay and Shelli as they moved to Percy Rigg and Hanging Stone. Kath came home in 48th (3rd Lady) in 63:25 (PB) knocking 4 1/2 minutes off last years time. Shelli was next home in 56th (4th Lady) 64:40 also a PB for the route. Kay followed in 59th (6th Lady) 65:19 and Jo Goldsmith in 75th (8th Lady) also in a new PB of 69:07. The ladies clinched the team prize for the 3rd successive race. Ronnie Sherwood was 1st in the M65 category in 78th 69:56 and Nick O'Grady also got a PB in 86th 71:48. Thomas Aspin won the junior race to Captain Cooks Monument and back in 11:25. Next Race, Guisborough Grunt, Tuesday 17th August at 7:00pm at the Rugby Club.