Lotfus Poultry Run 2015
Picture courtesy Katie Lunn
Another cracker of a race in the 32nd running of the Loftus Poultry Run.
New Marske Harriers lead the way again in the men’s race with Dom Shaw coming out on top with Russ Best 2nd and Middlesbrough & Cleveland’s Grey Jayasuriya 3rd. New Marske packed the top 11, with Hassan Ben-Tiba 6th, Harry Allan 7th, Shaun O’Grady (1st vet) 8th, Aidan Rigby 10th and Martin Murray (2nd Vet) 11th.
In the ladies race there was a great battle between American based Kirsty Legg and Great Britain Orienteer and World Number 5 Cat Taylor. More used to running on her own through forests with a map and compass, Cat made a rare road outing and was tested by Kirsty’s race craft. Having dropped behind with a couple of miles to go, Kirsty used her strength to pull back in the last mile into a strong headwind to pip Cat for the win. Alison Matthews of Darlington Harriers was 3rd with New Marske’s Sharon Bulman 4th.
In the team race, New Marske picked up both the Men’s and Ladies prizes and there were Turkey’s all round for, Dom Shaw, Russ Best, Hassan Ben-Tiba, Harry Allan, Sharon Bulman, Alice Rigby & Kath Aspin.
43 New Marske Harriers took part out of the 453 runners and there were plenty of Category Prizes won including Shelli Gordon 3rd vet35, Kath Aspin 3rd vet45, Lorraine Allamby 2nd vet65 and Darren Bell vet40. New Marske also dominated the vet70 category with Ronnie Sherwood 1st, Brian Allen 2nd, Phil Miles 3rd and Jim Conaghan 4th.