Snake Lane 10 - 24/02/13
By Paul Cleasby
Signs were looking ominous for Snake Lane on Sunday when we awoke to snow on the Saturday morning. Shades of the Brass Monkey cancellation were feared. Happily the snow was for the hardcore cross country runners and conditions for the 10 mile road race on the Sunday were perfect. Cool, clear and crisp, even the sun made an appearance. As ever Pocklington Runners put on a great race. Very well organised, well marshalled but what tops it off is the warm hospitality of the host club. Changing rooms, showers, tea, sandwiches and cakes available afterwards.All very civilised and not at all like wading through muddy bogs. As for the race it is fast and flat with only three mild hills in the later stages. It's a welcome bit of light relief for all those training for a spring marathon. Andy Pearson fresh from the national bog trotting/cross country running competition on the Saturday finished as the first NMH home in 58 mins exactly.
By Patricia Speedie
Snake Lane 10 2013, one of not many 10 mile road races around, weather conditions were actually great for all 737 runners who took part, whether attached or unattached, everybody did well! The race was very well organised and a great atmosphere was felt from start to finish. A warm welcome was given afterwards at the Rugby Club where refreshments were available and a great chance to meet up with colleages who had all made Snake Lane 10 2013 a memorable event. 10 members from NMH took part, all different age catagories and actually recorded some great times. 1st male from NMH was Andy Pearson and 1st lady from NMH was Joanne Goldsmith. Also Jim Conaghan and Brian Allen recorded great times for their age catagory. Well done to all Harriers. Hopefully next year we may have a few more competitors to represent such a friendly club
Signals Relays- Feb 16th 2013
New Marske Harriers' mens team finished third overall, the B team with a mixture that include juniors and vets finished a creditable 29th out of 56 finishing teams.
We also had two ladies teams - both of which were mixed finished 13th and 46th
Armagh International 5K Road Race – 14th February
Some fast runs over in Northern Ireland as runners from USA, Northern Ireland and England battled it out for the top honours.
Andy Wiles finished in 6th place in 14:17 just 6 seconds behind the winner, Ethan Shaw from the USA. Dominic Shaw was pleased with his 27th place in 14:45, his first PB in 5 years, knocking 29 seconds off his PB. No doubt they celebrated with a few lemonades after the race.
Fancy a Run at the 12 Stage Road Relays? - Saturday 23rd March
Last year Andy Pearson took over his leg in 1st place, would you like an opportunity to mix it with the best?
We have entered a men's team for the Northern 12 stage road relays which are being held at Stanley Park Blackpool on Saturday 23rd March starting at 11.30am and we need more runners!
Ribble Valley 10K - 30/12/12
Andy Wiles had a great run in poor conditions to come a great 3rd in the Ribble Valley 10K. Coming in to the final 600m it looked like Andy was going to win but David Bishop and Matthew Bowser managed to sneak past him. With Russ Best and Shaun O'Grady also braving the elements New Marske men came home 5th Team.