Well done to Shelli Gordon who completed the Hardmoors 110 in 5th place out of 26 starters in 27hr 05min, nearly 2 hours ahead of 6th place. Both Shelli and Sharon Gayter who came in 3rd broke the previous ladies record for the course. The Hardmoors 110 Ultra Marathon follows the dramatic Cleveland Way National Trail encircling the North Yorkshire Moors and the Cleveland Heritage coastline. Starting from Helmsley, it finishes at Filey after 110 miles and 6,000 metres of cumulated elevation gain. Shelli was running to raise money for forces charity ‘Help for Heroes’ and the ‘Free from pain’ cancer charity at James Cook University Hospital. Anybody wishing to sponsor Shelli can click here.
34th Gisborough Moors Race
The final race of the winter series was held in 'summer' conditions with many runners feeling the heat. New Marske Ladies won the team prize with Kay Neesam 2nd, Shelli Gordon 3rd and Kath Aspin 11th. Many of the juniors also ran in the race to Highcliffe and back. Well done to them.
After having clinched the NEHRA Winter Fell Race Series with races to spare, Shelli Gordon was 1stlady in the Hardmoors 55 mile race on Saturday. Finishing in a time of 9 hours 27 minutes Shelli was over an hour faster than the next lady. The event covers half of the Cleveland Way from Helmsley to Guisborough. Well done Shelli.
Provisional Results attached
Photo courtesy of Dave Gowans
Eskdale Eureka Fell Race
Mary Dryden in her first Fell Race in a New Marske shirt helped the ladies to win the Team Prize. Shelli Gordon lead home Kay Neesam for a New Marske one two with Mary finishing a creditable sixth. Also running were Mick McGurk in 85th and Phil Miles in 98th. Shelli maintained her series lead in the NEHRA winter series with Kay in 2nd and Kath Aspin in 4th.
Despite the snow being deep in places, conditions underfoot provided good running terrain. Loftus ladies put out a strong team and went out fast. Shelli Gordon was 6th lady at the top of the first climb with Kath Aspin and Kay Neesam close behind. As the race progressed around the 2 mile loop Shelli worked her way through the field to finish a creditable 3rd. Kay followed in 6th with Kath in 8th. Shelli and Kay share the Fell Race Champsionship with 595 points with Kath just behind on 593 points. Well done ladies.
In the men's championship, Ronnie Sherwood came home in 69th to consolidate his title victory,
Also running were Sarah Rogers, 10th lady, Ralph Pearse 58th, Nick O'Grady 80th and Mark Stevenson in 84th.
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