Coast Road 5K - 26/04/17

         Please note that after 20 years of having entries on the night future Coast Road 5k races will online entry only.

This is because the races have become increasingly popular and people who turn up after the race is full are understandably upset. We don't wish to have a situation where volunteers become embroiled in heated exchanges. 

Enties are now available and will continue to be until 3pm on race  day or the race is full, whichever is soonest. www.nmhraces.net

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Another sell out 5k means all future 5K's will be pre entry only as detailed above. Mark Shaw showed his talent with an easy victory in an impressive 14:51 in slightly windy conidtions. Not quite enough to win the 1st Prize based on age graded % which was won by NYMAC's Paul Lowe with 88.9% for his 16:13 and 5th place overall. The first 25 age graded will recieve prizes and these can be seen by sorting the table on the link below.

Thanks go to Kevin Speedie and his team of volunteers for supporting the event.

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The provisional result for 26th April are here

 

Karen's Photos  Mark's Photos

London Marathon - 23/04/2017

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Report by Dave Aspin

Another great weekend at the London Marathon which appears to get bigger and better every year.  Not sure if it was the better weather, but everything appeared to be busier this year.  The expo was busier, the start area was busier, the number of runners appeared bigger and the volume of spectators was significantly higher than last year.

Kay Neesam celebrated being the youngest 50 year old on the start line (it was her birthday!) by claiming the New Marske Harriers Vet 50 marathon record.   A number of PB’s from the men including a negative split for Martin Murray and not so far off from Michael Lyth who joined the sub 3hr club.  Well done everybody!

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Mermaid 10K - 14th April 2017

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A great win for Dean Newton with Tristan Learoyd in 3rd both with PB's and Martin Murray in 5th. Michael Joyeux 2nd also with a PB and Paul Lowe 4th.

Dean was back on form and took the lead of the breakaway pack of Michael, Tristan and Paul Lowe. The first mile was covered in about 5 minutes ! Michael and Tristan kept in touch with Dean as Paul dropped off the pace.

In the Ladies Race 1st  Louise Talman, 2nd Rosie Adams both with PB's, 3rd Sharon Bulman, 4th Kath Aspin and 5th Jade Hutchinson. 

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Results  Karen's Photos   Mark Robinson's Photos   Results with Prize Winners

 

Locke Park 20/10 - 19th March 2017

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The weather managed to stay fine for the runners in the Locke Park 20/10 miler.  For the first time we offered the option of finishing at 10 or 20 miles but not inbetween.  Some decided to race 10 and run a further few laps to make up their training miles.  The results and prize winners are detailed below, but well done to our overall Age Graded winners Shirley Gibson in the 10 miler and Kay Neesam in the 20 miler. 

 

Results    Photos  Prize Winners 

 

 

Hull 20 - 19/03/17

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Report by Tristan Learoyd

 

After a build up and advice from Steve Shaw I tackled the East Hull 20. The objective was to run under 1:50:00. I'd had a couple of goes at running inside 1:53:30 in training, running 40 laps of the half mile block outside my house. In good conditions I knew going into the race, I had already ran 1:52, and 1:50 was on if I ran even paced. It would mean a PB through 13.1. My half marathon PB was ran on a windy day in Redcar and I was confident it would go irrespective of the conditions in Hull.
Unfortunately, every single target race I've ran since May bank holiday 2016 has been in horrific conditions. So I knew Hull conditions would be accordingly bad. The prognostic was for 40mph head winds. So I made a paper Voodoo doll during the week in an attempt to reverse my fortunes. I sat it in the window in a trophy from the previous weekend's race, facing Hull.
After two years of wearing no watch, today I ran in a Garmin. The pace early in was too slow as it slipped over 5:40, so I had to run from the front and encourage others to run slightly under 5:30. Somebody in the pack remarked "what good conditions". Almost immediately the wind got up and blew the pack of 10 down to 3 and the chatter stopped. I knew to keep the pace going I'd have to encourage the two remaining runners to share out the running. One of the runners was Spanish so I spoke to him in his native language to encourage him to share the lead. "Deberiamos compartir el trabajo."
Despite the wind, all was going well and at 5 miles we had brought the pace back to bang on 5:30. Then Daniel Kestrel of Barnsley put in a surge. From my training I know I can run 5:30s all day but anything sub 5:23 is a problem. So I had to let the two runners go. They ran close to 5:00 for mile 6. I hadn't backed off enough and ran 5:15. So now I had lactate in my system and I knew if the wind got up in the second half things were going to get brutal. I went through 10 in 54:30. This was my target for 10 miles. In perfect conditions I was confident I'd close out in sub 1:50.
Then I turned, about 200m back from the front pair, for the final 10 miles. The hedges along the roadside disappeared. The wind became savage. The 11th mile was 6:00. The 12th mile as ugly. At 12 Dad appeared with a Lucozade. I provided evidence of my amateur status by chocking on the drink and shouting "it's like running in a f*cking wind tunnel".
The final 10 miles were brutal. Alone, exposed, and being blown like a rag doll. I then thought about the Voodoo doll. Bet he's laughing now. Apparently you're supposed to drown successful weather charm in alcohol and give them a dignified burial. "Stuff you you're going down the loo" I shouted aloud as I battled the wall of wind alone along the railway.
I could see one of the front pair had dropped off the pace and mile 15 turned out of the wind and I popped off a 5:30. But then mile 16 hit the wind again. The final four miles were savage. I struggled to maintain 6:00 pace in the wind I cursed at the sky "every f*cking race". By mile 19 I could hardly breathe spent from an epic fight with the elements. I finished 3rd in a provisional 1:52:55, a club record but yet another poor reflection of my form to go in the catalog of times destroyed by the elements.
The Voodoo doll met a miserable end.

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