New Marske Spring 5K - 29/04/15
The weather forecast was for strong winds with a headwind on half the course, but luck was with the runners and they were greeted with a cross wind which did not impact times as much. It was a three way battle at the front between New Marske’s Russ Best and Dom Shaw along with Lee Van Haeften from Herne Hill Harriers. After sticking together for the first 3k, Russ decided to push on but Dom Shaw had the legs on the night and came through to claim victory in an excellent time of 14:53 just 13 seconds outside his PB. Russ came home 2nd in 15:01 with Lee 3rd in 15:14. For the ladies, Middlesbrough Mandale’s Josephine Stone led from start to finish to win a time of 18:00 with New Marske’s Sharon Bulman 19:16 2nd and Kath Aspin 19:44 3rd.
As with all New Marskes 5k’s, the prizes were award in age graded order which unusually resulted in the men’s 1,2,3 Dom, Russ & Lee picking up the first three prizes with Sue Phillips of Darlington 4th and David Watkins of North York Moors AC 5th.
There were also PB’s for New Marske runners Harry Allan 16:15, David Aspin 18:53, Ian Hague 18:55 and Stuart Hart 20:08.