Guisborough 3 Tops - 02/11/14
Another great day on the fells for New Marske on a beautiful day for the Guisborough 3 Tops Race. Taking in Highcliffe, Roseberry Topping and Hanging Stone the 9 mile race is a category A fell race. Kay Neesam went out strong from the start breaking the course record to finish first in 75:05 also picking up the team prize for New Marske along with Kath Aspin 4th and Jo Goldsmith 15th.
In the men’s race Paul Brown in his debut fell race was 3rd as the leaders summited Highcliffe, but tweaked his ankle shortly after and had to retire. Paul Darroch was not far behind and went on to finish a strong 6th place. Ian Hague was 4th Vet 45 in 36th place, Nick O’Grady was 75th, David Heath 82nd and Ronnie Sherwood 1st Vet 70 in 102nd place.
Clay Bank West Fell Race - 19/10/14
The runners braved the elements of the North York Moors in the latest winter fell race. A 4.2 mile course took runners from Clay bank on a circular route returning with climbs over Cold Moor and Wainstones. New Marske ladies dominated the female race, with Kay Neesam 1st, Shelli Gordon 3rd, Kath Aspin 4th, Lisa Bennett 5th and Helen Whitney 10th. Ian Hague picked up the 2nd Vet 45 prize, Ronnie Sherwood 1st Vet 70 and Martin White celebrated his 60th birthday with a fine run and David Heath also ran.
Whorlton Run Fell Race - 18/06/14
On a fabulous night, the hottest day of the year so far, 80 runners took to the fells for the 5.7 mile Whorlton Run from Swainby. The race included 1388ft of climb, most of which was in one go in the first half of the race. After the first mile it we as evident there were only two contenders in the men’s race, James Bulman of New Marske and Lewis Rodgers of Loftus & Whitby. They were still neck and neck with one mile to go but the younger legs of Lewis prevailed as he pulled away in the last section. An equally close ladies race saw New Marske’s Kay Neesam leading for most of the race before being beaten in a sprint finish by Nicola Kent of Loftus. Also running for New Marske were, James Allinson 12th, Ian Hague 28th, Kath Aspin 7th lady & Shelli Gordon 8th lady.
Guisborough Moors Race - 13/04/14
Report by Clive Thornton Photo Courtesy Dawn Metcalfe
Well done to James Bulman taking victory in the 37th running of the 'Gisborough Moors' race. James looked very strong and full of running at Gribdale, the conditions were hard and dry underfoot ideal for fell/road runners.
James completed in a shade under 83 minutes some 4 minutes shy of Matt Speake's record.
In second nearly 5 minutes back was Jayson Cavill of Pickering and a back to form Charlie Stead of NFR in third.
Shelli Gordon was our sole female competitor with others on marathon duty, finishing inside the top 50 in 45th and 5th lady home.
Fell Report Results Catch-Up - 04/03/14
Update from Clive Thornton
Broughton Woods Wobble (02/02/14)