Andy Wiles set a new club record when winning the Coast Road 5k race in 14m 33s - knocking 8 seconds off Ricky Stevenson's time set in 2008 on the same course.·Mark Shaw was 2nd in 15:00. The first woman was ·Melissa Turner of Morpeth, who like Andy moves into 11th in the current UK rankings.·All the more remarkable given the windy conditions!
Ideal running conditions greeted the runners at Thirsk for the delayed running of the 2010 event. As the marshals lead the runners across the racecourse to the narrow start, people were ‘jockeying’ for a good position. With the exception of fumes from moped riders on part of the course everybody seemed to enjoy the race. There were best ever race performance values for Rob, Paul, Kath, Jo & Nick and also PB’s for many of them. In the wheelchair race Jade Jones was 2nd and Ian Thompson 4th both representing New Marske Harriers.
Latest: New Marske Ladies took the 3rd team prize out of 25 teams. Well Done!
Ricky Stevenson, Russ Best (pb) & Elliott Jackson(pb) were first three home in the Hartlepool Marina 5 mile race. Andy Chadfield from Marsh House spoiled the party by finishing fourth ahead of Alan Piggford(pb). Next New Marske finishers were Sarah Rogers(pb) 61st and Katie Coulson(pb)76th - John Rymer in his umpteenth comeback race was next in 95th. Completing the set of pb's were Michelle O'Grady, Diane Hall and Julian Wilkinson.
As part of her build up for the London Marathon, Sarah Rogers went to Humberside to compete in the East Hull 20 mile race. Her target time was 2hrs 30mins, and she actually ran 2:30:14 and in doing so broke the W35 Club record for 20miles. Roll on London!
At Trafford 10k Road Race Ricky Stevenson suffered a rare defeat to Jonny Taylor, but had the consolation of setting a new club record - taking it below 30minutes.
Taylor had great battle with African Edwin Kipkorir, losing out by just one second. The winning time was 29:12, Ricky was a further 14 seconds back in third, clocking 29:27.
Russ Best had another solid performance in 23rd position in a time of 31:38.