Guisborough Woods Fell Race - 27/12/12
Due to felling on the traditional route the 3 lap race was replaced with a 2 lap race with the 2nd lap going out to the moors and Highcliff Nab. This route favoured the road running with more tarmac and less technical descending. Jim Bulman, after having decided to run 40 minutes before the race, was 2nd up the quarry hill on the first lap following Lee Grant from Teesside Triathlon. As the lap progressed Jim took a narrow lead over Paul Butler of Loftus with Lee in third. Jim managed to hold on this narrow lead to win the race and in doing so clinching the New Marske Harriers 2012 Fell Race Championship. In the Ladies race New Marske had 3 in the top six with Kay Neesam 2nd, Shelli Gordon 5th and Kath Aspin 6th. Despite this strong result they were beaten in to 2nd place in the team competition by Loftus who had Catherine Williamson 1st, Nicola Kent 3rd and Angharad Owen 4th. There were also some good runs from the juniors including, Archie Lowe, Thomas Aspin, Rebecca Aspin, Betty Bergstrand, Ben Bergstrand, Josh Noble and Sam Garratt. Next race is the Captain Cook’s race on New Year’s Day.