Maltby 7 - 10/11/13
Report by Clive Thornton
More success for New Marske Harriers, the ladies taking the honours but due to no lack of effort from the men.
Over a not too often run distance, the Maltby 7 (miles) is a single circuit race starting at Maltby climbing out to Seamer past the wind turbines and then returning to Maltby via Thornton, a good road race over a testing course. The day started out cold and frosty, but by race start it was warmed by the sunshine.
Kath Aspin (4th lady and 63rd overall - 48:33) was first home of the New Marske Ladies, claiming the F45 1st prize, Lisa Bennett (6th lady, 68th overall - 48:48) and claimed 1st F35 prize. Patricia Speedie was home in 146th and Amanda Waller 229th.
In the men's race Clive Thornton came in 19th overall from a finishing field of 327 in a time of 43:04, (10th M40, 12 vets in the top 20!). Next up was Chris Whiles in 35th in 46:20, followed by David Paley ( 65th - 48:37) and Doug Scott 152nd in all the fives 55:55.