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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

Captain Cook's Fell Race - 01/01/14


 Report by David Aspin

“It’s a great way to start the New Year”.  Well that is what everybody has been telling me for the last five or six years when I have been taking  photos of the New Year’s Day  Captain Cook’s Fell Race.  This year I decided to take the plunge and run it myself, and so far, I have managed to stay clear of any unflattering photographs, not that I would do that to anybody!


The competitors range from seasoned fell  runners through to the once a year runners, some taking on alias such Lord Humphry B Fluff and Lord Percy Winterfell  both sporting squires attire.


The race route is simple enough, but as the graphic below shows, the first half is all uphill and the second half is mostly downhill with the exception of a short but painful incline at the 4 mile point.



By the time I reached the monument, the lower half of my legs were burning, and it took the next  half a mile to recover my composure before my favourite part of running down the muddy banks towards  Gribdale Cottages.   I managed to overtake about a dozen people during this stretch as my legs pretended that they were 20 years younger and took off!  


The final half a mile is single file down a muddy path, and a few families out for a nice easy walk on New Year’s Day had their nice white coats splattered with mud as 260 runners ran by!


James Bulman won the race staying within 25 seconds of his time from last year.  In the ladies race, sixteen year old Bronwen home came home 1st and 9th overall with Kath Aspin 3rd lady.

There were also lots of juniors running in the shorter races, the results of which are not yet available.


Poistion Name  Time
1 James Bulman 33.09
10 Clive Thornton* 35:59     *Running for Esk Valley
62 Stephen Guest 41:00
65 Chris Whiles 41:11
80 David Aspin 42:20
82 Andrew Oliver 42:23
83 Kath Aspin 42:23  3rd Lady
168 David Heath 47:59
200 Izzy Pearse 50:46
202 Ronnie Sherwood 50:48
204 Jon Pearse 50:50
209 Martin White 51:14
228 Phil Miles 53:48
237 Andrea Henderson 56:50
240 Louise Danby 58:04
242 Colin Scollay 59:11

Results   Photos 



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