Mermaid 10K - 19th April 2019
Another glorious day at the Mermaid 10k in near perfect conditions. A new clyb V50 record for Martin Murray beating Tony Livingstons record by over 30 seconds. Plenty more PB's and good runs.
First home was Michael Joyeux of Quakers with Adam Mitchell and Paul Allan of Darlington 2nd and 3rd. For the ladies, Alice Smith now running for Pontefract was 1st, Jane Halloran of Wetherby 2nd and Gemma Harcombe-Moore of Hartlepool 3rd.
Spring Coast Road 5K - 10/04/19
Another enjoyable 5k in cool, slightly breezy conditions. A small change to the finish as a result of work on the footpaths which should be completed in time for the Mermaid 10K. Paul Allen was first over the line in 16:10 with Paul Lowe picking up the 1st Age Graded Prize with 16:12, 90.27%!
For the Ladies Sophie Marr was first home in 18:37 with Sharon Bulman highest up the prizes for the ladies in 18:51, 84.04%.
For New Marske there were PB's for Thomas Aspin, Sharon Bulman, Martin Gunn with his first sub 20 and Lawrie Everitt.
East Hull 20 - 24/03/19
Harry Gamble-Thompson with his wife Yvonne
Harry one of New Marske Harriers’ longest serving members died on Saturday 16th March. He was 87.
Harry joined the club not long after it was formed. As a runner he set and still holds many club records for all distances from 5k to Marathon. At the 1982 London Marathon (whilst a member of Middlesbrough & Cleveland) he ran a time of 2:32:10 which still ranks him 10th All Time British Vet 50. He probably ran faster than that as there was no chip timing in those days!
During his 60’s he was often ranked in the top 3 in the country at the marathon.
During his 10 years as chairman, he was instrumental in helping the club raise £50,000 of the £150,000 match funding that secured the National Lottery funding for the track at Laurence Jackson School which is a legacy that benefits our current junior members.
It was due to the inspiration of Harry that I started running and his encouragement that I joined the club. He would also provide help and advice to runners of all abilities.
Until quite recently he still helped Yvonne opening up, making the tea and washing up at the church hall on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
He will be missed by everyone that knew him.
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