Mission Statement

The object of New Marske Harriers is the promotion of community participation in healthy recreation for the benefit of the inhabitants of Redcar and Cleveland and it's neighbouring Boroughs by the provision of facilities for athletics. Registered Charity Number 1168578

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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.

Session Days & Times

 

  • Tuesday at the Guisborough Sports Centre, Laurence Jackson School pan> Google Map
    • 6pm to 7.30pm  11yrs to seniors) Technical & Fitness
    • 6pm to 8pm  Seniors  road & off road
  • Wednesday at St. Thomas Church Hall, New Marske Google Map
    • 6pm to 7.30pm  Seniors  road & off road
  • Thursday 6-8pm Guisborough Sports Centre, Laurence Jackson School
    • 6pm to 7pm - Minnows (8 to 11yrs)
    • 5pm to 6pm  11yrs to Seniors  Weights & other Technical Sessions
    • 6pm to 8pm  Seniors  road & off road  (There is currently a waiting list for Seniors wanting coaching on a Thursday Evening)
  • Saturday at St. Thomas Church Hall, New Marske
    • 9am to 11.30am  Seniors - road & off road
  • Plus other session arranged by individual coaches
  • Peter Connor - I currently hold coaching sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays for middle/distance running, cross country and fell.  Tuesdays at Nunthorpe, meeting at The Avenue Shops, and Thursdays on track at Sports Village, Middlesbrough. Starting at 6.30 each night. More info at the 'Peter Connor's coaching' facebook group.

 

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