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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

Guisborough 3 Tops - 02/11/14

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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.

 

Results   Photos  

Clay Bank West Fell Race - 19/10/14

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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.  

 

Results    Pictures   Lisa Bennett

Whorlton Run Fell Race - 18/06/14

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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.

 

Results   Photos

Guisborough Moors Race  - 13/04/14

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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. 

James Allinson came home in 24th, nearly under the magic 100 mins, Steve Guest was 50th, Mick McGurk earned second in his age category and 87th overall, evergreen Ronnie Sherwood won his MV70 category in 95th overall, Martin White and Colin Scollay completed in a field of 126. 

Shelli Gordon was our sole female competitor with others on marathon duty, finishing inside the top 50 in 45th and 5th lady home.

 

Results

 

Fell Report Results Catch-Up - 04/03/14

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Update from Clive Thornton

Broughton Woods Wobble (02/02/14)

 
The Wobble in the name is how competitors feel after there have gotten to the top of Cold Moor, a near 1000' climb, which comes after a manic mile dash from the start to the bottom of the climb. 
On the day there was not much dry ground underfoot following 6 weeks of storms, but it didn't put off the 123 finishers.
 
Kay Neesam had to settle for 2nd female on the day, first in category, with Bronwen Owen, junior international runner from Scarborough following up a top 10 at Captain Cooks with a 3rd place in the Wobble, a cracking result and female course record.
 
Supporting Kay to team female victory were Shelli Gordon in 29th and Helen Whitney in 66th (2nd in category).
 
In the men's race, James Allinson led home in 27th overall, with Nic O'Grady easing back to racing in 67th, Mick McGurk was first in his M60 category and 72nd overall and Ronnie claimed the M70 category win and 89th overall.
 
Commondale Clart (16/02/14)
 
The race usually lives up to its name, but having recce'd a few days before the race, the Commondale puddle was more apt. This race is also becoming a bit of a navigational nightmare for the leading runners, with the leaders coming round for a second lap a one stage, with last year the top 10 going well off course. 
 
Mike Smith took New Marske honours this time with a cracking 6th place overall and 2nd M40, track work paying off. Kay Neesam had to settle for 2nd female again, 1st in category, but only just by 20 seconds to Scarborough junior Bronwen Owen. Lisa Bennett claimed 48th overall and 4th in category and with the help of Helen Whitney, New Marske ladies placed 3rd team.
 
Helping New Marske men to 5th team were, Nic O'grady 57th overall, David Heath 68th and Mick McGurk 75th. Ronnie Sherwood in 92nd from 115 finishers picked up the M70 category prize.
 
Glaisdale Rigg (02/03/14)
 
The Rigg is a tour of the Glaisdale Valley, the first 3.5 miles of the race are effectively climbing, a steep descent then takes runners back to the bottom of the valley, only to then steeply climb back out of the valley, taking in a Narnia like forest path. The last mile of the race starts as road descent that becomes a technical descent down a rutted track.
 
Kay Neesam was back to winning ways claiming a tremendous 13th overall and of course category win. Not to be outdone, Steve Guest raced to 18th overall, Lisa Bennett 6th lady was 3rd in category and Helen Witney as 9th lady helped the team to 3rd overall.
 
Nic O'Grady continued his good fell form in 58th and exactly mid-field, David Heath was not far behind in 64th, Ronnie Sherwood again claimed the M70 class win in 74th and Martin White was 93rd from a field of 115. The men earned a 5th place in the team competition, great running all.
 
In the categories overall, Kay Neesam is the ladies Winter Fell Series Champion overall and claims her F45 age class, Ronnie Sherwood is champion in the M70 class. And with races still to complete, Nic O'Grady is currently 4th in the M40's, likewise Mick McGurk in the M60's and Lisa Bennett in the F40's.
 
Well Done.

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