Mermaid 10K - 25/03/16
New Marske Harriers hosted another sell out race with Good Friday’s Mermaid 10K in Marske. In sunny conditions New Marske’s Tristan Learoyd was hoping to continue his recent winning streak but Quakers Michael Joyeux knocked nearly a minute off his PB to claim victory in 32.47 with Tristan 2nd in 33:13 and Evenwoods John Clifford Clifford 3rd in 32:49.
In the Ladies race Darlington Harriers Alison Matthews was 1st in a PB of 38:19 with New Marske’s Sharon Bulman 2nd just ahead of Quakers Dawn Richardson.
Other New Marske Prize winners included Andy Pearson, Martin Murray, Neil Walker, Bob Graham, Phil Miles, Lisa Bennett, Kath Aspin and Trish Speedie. There were 10K PB’s for Allan Wilson 41:03, Trish Speedie 42:51 and Julian Wilkinson 53:47.
World Half Marathon Championships Cardiff - 26/03/16
New Club Record for Russ Best
Well done to Russ Best in setting a new Half Marathon PB and Club Record of 67:05 during horrific conditions in Cardiff. Russ was also a great 9th overall in the non IAAF Championship race.
Signals Relays - 20/02/16
Well done to our runners in the Signals Relays, a fine 4th place for the men with Sam Garratt, Dom Shaw, Hassan Ben-Tiba, Darren Thom, Shaun O'Grady and Tristan Learoyd. Trish Speedie, Shelli Gordon, Sharon Bulman and Eli Barnbrook ran for the ladies to come a great 6th in the open category.
Brass Monkey Half Marathon - 17/01/16
Photos courtesy www.benmcneilage.com
With York still recovering from the recent floods it was great to see over 1500 runners descend on the Racecourse where signs of the devastation were still apparent on the fields. It was another cold day for the Brass Monkey Half Marathon with the hire of a gritter ensuring the race went ahead without the icy conditions that prevailed last year.
The course headed off into the countryside to the south of the racecourse, a relatively flat course, with the only hills being a couple of inclines over bridges. Following a loop around the village of Appleton Roebuck the route returned back towards the racecourse.
11 New Marske Runners took part, and for many of them, it was the first race in their spring marathon preparations.
Martin Murray was first Harrier home in 46th 1:17:34, just 1 second outside his PB but with the consolation of picking up the 1st V45 prize.
Sharon Bulman was 8th lady in 1:24:54 picking up the 1st V40 prize and Kath Aspin 13th lady in a PB of 1:28:33 picking up the 1st V45 prize.
There were also PB’s for James Allinson 1:19:49, Glen Farrell 1:21:34, Allan Wilson 1:30:54 and David Aspin 1:37:19.
Also running were Paul Cleasby 1:24:20, Stewart Hart 1:43:34, Diane Hall & Michelle O’Grady 2:21:29.
Sold out within a couple of hours this year, it is definitely a great race to do.