Locke Park Pie & Peas 5 miler - 09/08/18
Another great night at Locke Park with everbody appearing to enjoy the race in slightly cooler conditions than recent races. John Clifford & Josephine Stone were first across the line on the night and first prize goes to Lyne Valentine along with prizes to the top 25 age graded runners as detailed below.
Results Some Photos to follow on our Facebook Page
London Marathon 2018
‘London Marathon 2018 – hottest on record’ Not what most runners wanted to hear. Do you stick to your target or re-evaluate your goals? Looking at the splits of many North East Runners they decided to stick to their target and many of them payed the price. There are exceptions and maybe some runners are just built to cope with the extreme conditions but for many it was just a case of getting to the finish. This was my 5th London Marathon as a spectator and the first time I had seen so many Championship and Good For Age runners struggling so much early in the race and near the finish there were dozens of them walking.
There were still some great performances from New Marske, the results below show some great category results with 3 men sub 3 and 2 women sub 3:15 and whilst not a PB, Trish Speedie had some excellent splits, even speeding up over the last 7K. Well done to everyone.
Faced with an already crowded calendar, made worse by other events trying to arrange alternative dates following the weather on Sunday, we have decided to move this race to 28th October and replace the 10 Mile (only) race originally planned for that date.
Obviously those who who only want a 10 Mile race will still have one to run but it is also a chance still to race the 20 miles, perhaps as a "go for it" race rather than a prep race for a spring marathon.
Some might prefer the chance to train for such a distance during the summer rather than winter months
Snake Lane 10 - 25/02/18
Another great day at the popular Snake Lane 10 mile race. Nobody got anywhere near Ricky Stevensons long time course record but Andy Pearson had a great run to pick up the 2nd v45 prize in 58:29. A head wind in the undulating final 2 1/2 miles made it a hard finish to the race impacting on times.
New Marske dominated the ladies prizes with Sharon Bulman collecting the 1st V40 prize, Trish Speedie 1st V45 prize and Kath Aspin the 1st V50 prize. Together they also reclaimed their trophy for 1st Ladies team that they lent out last year!.
North Eastern Counties Road Relays - 17/02/18
Report by Dave Aspin
New Markse Harriers enjoyed medal success at the North Eastern Counties Road Relays at the weekend. Held at Hetton Lyons Country Park, New Marske were up against the top clubs and runners in the North East. With a mix of
young and veteran runners New Marske were bookended by the two fastest runs of the day. Dominic Shaw, fastest in 10.39 over the 2.2 mile course, lead after the first leg. Lewis Gamble-Thompson, taking over in 5th place for the final leg, stormed through the field in a time of 10:48 to move up to 3rd place and claim the bronze medal for the team. They were ably supported by Sam Garrett 11:56, Dean Newton 11:24, Andrew Pearson 12:20 and Martin Murray 12:47.
New Marskes Veteran Ladies team were edged out to 4th place with the big clubs from Gateshead and Sunderland fielding strong teams including GB International Aly Dixon who set the fastest ladies time of the day in 11:53. Considering this category is for over 35’s, New Marskes team including two over 50’s did exceptionally well to finish 4th with good runs from Sharon Bulman 13:35, Trish Speedie 14:55, Kath Aspin 14:32 and Kay Neesam 14:01.
The ladies senior team came home a creditable 6th place with Eli Barnbrook running a big course PB of 13:14 bringing the team to 3rd on the first leg. Eli was supported by Molly Shaw 13:44, Charlotte Bennett making her senior debut 14:41 and Charlotte Ellis guided by David Aspin also getting a course PB in 14:54.
Completing the teams, the New Marske Men’s B team came home a fine 38th out of 74 teams. Neil Walker 13:13, Paul Cleasby 13:26, Stephen Mussett 13:24, Tom Danby 12:54, Thomas Aspin 13:25 and John Spraggett 15:37.
Many Thanks to everybody who supported the event, a great team atmosphere.