The latest race in the New Marske series took place on Wednesday with the Summer Coast Road 5K at Redcar. On a warm but still evening the race attracted a super turnout with 211 runners finishing. Frist across the line was Jay Ferns of Loftus in 15:25, with James Askew of Durham 2nd 15:28, Jonathan Bains of Sedgfield 3rd 15:31 and Dean Newton of New Marske 4th 15:37. For the Ladies, Sharon Barlow Of Darlington Harriers sneaked under 17 minutes to win in a new PB of 16:59 with Alison Matthews also of Darlington 2nd in 18:58 and Kay Neesam and Kath Aspin of New Marske 3rd and 4th in 19:09 and 19:31. The first three prizes went in order of Age Graded % went to Phil Teece, Sharon Barlow and Paul Lowe
Everyone Active 10K - 12/06/16
Another great turnout with 220 runners competing the race. After sticking with a group of runners for the first few K, Durham City's James Askew pulled away to claim a clear victory from Matthew Jones of Sunderland in 2nd and New Marske's Lewis Gamble-Thompson in 3rd. For the ladies, Amelia Pettitt of Vale Royal won by nearly 4 minutes from Quaker's Dawn Richardson in 2nd and Darlingtons Ali Matthews in 3rd. 23 New Marske Harriers ran with some some good category positions including Martin Murray 2nd V45, Paul Cleasby with a massive PB 4th V40, Neil Walker 3rd V55, Sharon Bulman 2nd V40, Kath Aspin 1st V45, Lisa Bennett 3rd V40, Kerry Neesam 4th Open Lady, Trish Speedie 2nd V45, Robert Graham 1st V70, Charlotte Stonehouse 4th V35, Brian Allen 2nd V70 and Doug Scott 3rd V65.
We done to all our other runners and to all the marshalls and officials who made the race possible.
Another sell out race for New Marske’s Locke Park Pie and Peas 5mile race. Evenwood’s John Clifford and NYMAC’s Paul Lowe went out fast looking to burn off enough room for the Pie and Peas that greeted them at the finish. Paul had the edge in the final couple of miles and came home in 27:03, 10 seconds ahead of John with Noel Hitchcock of Sunderland Harriers 3rd in 28:20.
For the Ladies, New Marske’s Kay Neesam was 1st in 31:34, Quakers Dawn Richardson 2nd in 31:49 and New Marske’s Kath Aspin 3rd in 32:58.
The prizes were awarded in order of Age Graded % with 69 year old Darlington Harriers Athlete Shirley Gibson coming out on top with 86.2%, Paul Lowe 2nd 86.1% and Kay Neesam 3rd with 85.4%. Other New Marske prize winners included Kath Aspin 9th, Ronnie Sherwood 18th, Paul Cleasby 20th, Brian Allen 22nd, Lorraine Allamby 24th and Trish Speedie 25th.
It was a great night for personal bests with the 1st three across the line all getting PB’s along with New Marske’s Paul Cleasby 29:49, Cheryl Poulter 41:15 and Caroline Chinnock 45:21.
Results can be found here
London Marathon - 24/04/16
For the first time in Club’s history New Marske Harriers had a ladies team in the English Marathon Championships at the London Marathon. Kay Neesam, Sharon Bulman and Kath Aspin along with Shaun O’Grady had all got the qualifying standard to start with the Elite men on the Championship Start. The three ladies all had great runs with Kay finishing in 3:03:08, Sharon PB 3:04:15 and Kath PB 3:13:18. The overall team results have not yet been announced but they did well against much younger opposition.
Also running amongst the 39,000 runners were Martin Murray who clinched a Championship Start qualifying time with a PB of 2:44:01, James Allinson PB of 2:55:25, Shaun O’Grady 3:04:14, David Hodgson 3:34:22, Charlotte Ellis PB 3:52:07, Kelly Brearley 4:57:54 and Helen Tyerman 5:15:43.
For visually impaired Charlotte Ellis it was a challenging race “pleased with over a 4 minute PB especially in such a visually demanding race, all credit to the guides.” Ably assisted by her guides Carla Stansfield and Paul Cleasby, Charlotte had to dodge not only the other runners but thousands of discarded water bottles around the course. For Paul it was a new experience “I wasn't sure who was guiding who at times. There can't be many more visually challenging road marathons than that. What Charlotte is prepared to go through for the sake of running is beyond amazing.”
Also running in London at the Virgin Marathon Mini Marathon were Hassan Ben-Tiba who was 48th in his age category and Rebecca Tilley 39th.
Apologies for the limited number of Photos, but in 39,000 runners it is difficult!
Mandy Lynch - pb 35:26
The weather forecast wasn't good, so those took the chance were rewarded by better than expected conditions and some really good runs. 40+ PBs on the night!
First to finish was Teesside based Gateshead Harrier Matty Hines in a time of 14:54 - 40s ahead of 2nd placed Marc Fenwick from Tyne Bridge. Leading New Marske Harriers were Darren Thom 4th (15:43), Harry Allan 5th (15:46) and returning after long lay off Dean Newton 9th (16:08). In 21st place was leading lady Sharon Barlow of Darlington Harriers in (17:34)
Prizes were awarded on Age Related basis, and Paul Lowe of North York Moors pipped Matty for 1st prize with 87.6% againt 87.1%. 81 years old Ian Barns was 3rd with 85.9%
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