North Eastern Counties Road Relay Championships - 15/02/14
New Marske Harriers were out in force at the North Eastern Counties Road Relay Championships at a wet and miserable Hetton Lyons Country Park. Fielding three men’s and three ladies teams each leg was over 2.2 miles, twice around the country park. The ladies went first and the New Marske ‘A Team’ of Lisa Bennett, Shelli Gordon, Kath Aspin and Kay Neesam all had great runs to clinch 2nd place and a silver medal in the Veteran Ladies Category.
In an exciting men’s race, New Marske ‘A Team’ were 13th after the first leg by the youngest team member Sam Garrett, Dom Shaw then had a cracking run to lift the team to 3rd overall. Andy Wiles then set one of the fastest legs of the day (10:48) to lift the team to 1st place. The final two team members, Shaun O’Grady and Russ Best then had a good battle with Gateshead Harriers and were pipped to the win by Gateshead. Another excellent 2nd and silver medal.
For a small club like New Marske this is an excellent result and all the ‘B’ and ‘C’ team runners had an enjoyable, whilst damp day out.
Not content with picking up a Silver Medal on Saturday, the New Marske Ladies braved the elements to take part in the Commondale Clart Fell Race the following day, with Kay Neesam, Lisa Bennett and Helen Whitney all having excellent runs.