Brass Monkey Half Marathon - 19/01/14
Just over 1400 runners descended on York Racecourse for this year’s Brass Monkey Half Marathon. The organisers had kept their fingers crossed as last year’s race was cancelled due to snow. The race started in cool conditions with light rain and whilst the course was around local villages there were still a few water jumps to contend with!
Sixteen New Marske runners made the trip down. Shaun O’Grady was first Harrier home in an excellent 7th place in 71:53. John Clifford was next up in 17th place, 75:05, picking up the 1st v40 prize. Martin Murray again in the prizes being 3rd V45 in 79:32. Kath Aspin picked up the 1st Vet45 prize in 90:13. Completing the prizes was Ronnie Sherwood collecting the 1st Veteran 70+ prize in a fabulous 1hr 48 minutes with over 500 runners behind him!
There were also PB’s for Paul Cleasby 85:45, the ever improving Dave Hodgson 89:07, Gemma Parkin 98:36, Trish Speedie 1:40:52, Brenda Wilkin 1:45:40 and Tanya Dixon 2:14:10. There were also good runs from Erin Corbyn, Joanne Goldsmith, Mick McGurk, Doug Scott and Phil Miles.
Other local runners in the prizes included Redcar’s Pam Costello, 1st vet60, Hartlepool’s Sarah Black, 3rd Vet40 and Darlington’s Shirley Gibson 1st vet65+.