Weekly Round Up w/e 13th February

Up & Coming Events

  • NYSD XC Whitby – 6th March
  • Senior & Masters NECAA XC relay Championships, Thornley Hall Farm – 19th March
  • Young Athletes NECAA XC relay Championships, Thornley Hall Farm – 2nd April
  • Manchester Marathon – 3rd April
  • Kieran Maxwell T&F Event – 10th April
  • Children With Cancer 5k Fun Run – 13th April
  • Mermaid 10k – 15th April
  • VIV’s Positivity Power 5km Fun Run, South park – 6th June
  • Pitstop 2/5/10k – 13th July
  • South Park 10 – 20th August
  • South Park 20 – 17th September
  • London Marathon – 2nd October

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Race Results

Last weekend Brian Burdon was in competition after a 2 year absence at the Cross Border 10km, an event that starts in Gretna (in Scotland) to Carlisle (in England) starting from Greens of Gretna and Finishes at Kingmoor Park. Brian finished the event in 63:08 in 423rd position in a big field. Well done Brian! Full results can be found here

Last week saw the penultimate instalment of the NYSD Cross Country season at the Old racecourse in Richmond where strong winds caused disruption which ultimately led to the senior mens race being cut short by a lap. There was a number of strong performances from our U11 boys and girls on the day, James l’Anson finishing on the podium in third place for the boys edging out team mate Ollie Curran in fourth. Sasha Patterson was the highest placed girl finishing 5th but strong performances from all our U11 runners.

The top two positions in the U13 boys race was claimed by Hugo Douglas-Reeves and Rowan Steel and with a strong fifth placed finish from Jack Williamson meant that the team were the only point scorers on the day.

Lottie Greaves took the honours in the U13 girls race by quite a distance with Freya Boon also finishing high up the field in an impressive sixth place.

The finishing positions of Owen Ovens, Thomas Hill and Thomas Grayson secured second place overall for the team in the U15 boys race behind a strong Richmond team who took three of the top four places.

The trio of Zara Jones, Freya Talman and Savannah Tarn proved far too strong for the rest of the U15 girls as once again they dominated the race taking all places on the podium and the overall team result.

Trio battling to the front

The Senior ladies have impressed all season with some terrific performances throughout the season and Richmond was no exception. Mia Wetherill and Macy Kelly finished fourth and fifth with Amy Pickworth eighth and Emily Vest fifteenth. Michaela Sowerby was eighteenth but third V35 on the day. Krista Bisset Brown finished forty-fourth and Caroline Gibson seventy-seventh in a large field. Results meant the ladies took first place as a team by four points ahead of nearest rivals Richmond.

Krista moving through the field

In the senior mens race it was James Largey who led the team home in a very impressive third place ahead of the likes of Carl Jones and Rob Scott who have been putting in some incredible performances of late for Richmond. Colin Taylor finished thirteenth.

Give those glasses a quick wipe Colin!

Ian Barnes was the only V85 running on the day but still managed to finish ahead of the V80’s and one of the two V75’s competing.

Ian at 87 years young showing no signs of stopping

Full results can be found here

We have a crazy amount of talent at our club through every age group and a huge amount of praise has to go to our coaches who support each age group as well as the effort that our athletes put into their sessions. I think it only fair to let Bernadette have the final word on this as per her post on our members Facebook page. Over to you Bernie…..

A huge well done to all our young harriers who have been selected to run for the northeast at the UK intercounty x-country championships in Loughborough. Zara, Freya, Alex and Sylvan in addition to those who have qualified to run for Durham County & Cleveland in the English Schools x-country champs in Kent: Zara, Freya, Savannah, Lottie, Alex, Harry, Sylvan, Libby, Macy & Marissa. They have endured some tough conditions (including training sessions) to get there and they are an absolute credit to the club. A number of others have just missed out this year but I know will get there soon if they maintain the same determination. A special mention to Zara who won both County & intercounty schools races.

Bernadette Caygill

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