Race Report 19/02/19

There was a good turnout of members at the latest NYSD cross country event, (also a club championship race) hosted by Richmond and Zetland at the Old Racecourse.  Conditions underfoot were as good as they could be, even on the long uphill section, to be covered twice in the women’s race and four times for the men!  Even the young members had to cover it once, with U11s running 2k and Mia Bainbridge, in her first club appearance, taking 9.47.  In the U13 race over 2.5k, Florry Wharton took 11.19, Anja Bainbridge 12.18 and Phoebe Yates 13.17.  Congratulations to them all, and thankyou for the wonderful vocal support for the senior racers.  Jack Fisher, as an U17 and running with the women, took 22.05 over 5k.  Well done.

13 club women were among the 109 in the Ladies’ race, with Amber Southern leading the way, 12th in 21.23, Lorraine Hiles 25th in 23.24, Esther Harrison 29th in 24.08, Jill Libby 57th in 27.51, Faith Coy 63rd in 28.20, Tracey Lowther 68th in 28.49, in a sprint finish with Andrea Colls, 69th in 28.50, Alison Butcher 83rd in 30.37, Molly Mayes 86th in 30.58, Christine Burn 96th in 33.54, Margarte Wikeley 106th in 37.58, Liz Stephenson 107th in 38.15 and Marian Codling 109th in 44.22.

Men over 65 also ran with the women, Rob Burn, 1st M65, taking 22.58, Ken Evitt 28.38, Alan Wikeley 37.53 and Ian Codling 42.00.

In the Men’s race, Tom Levi came 11th in 35.21, Josh Fothergill 36th in 39.15, Ken Wood 47th in 40.34, Josh Cooper 55th in 41.11, Stephan Tomaszewski 73rd in 42.52, Mike Cropper 85th in 44.03, Andy Butcher 98th in 45.38, with Mike Lowther close behind, 99th in 45.44, Martyn Coy 106th in 47.05, David Tervit, getting in a muddle with the number of laps, 125th in 52.44, new member, Adrian Elsworth 129th in 55.14, Duncan Fothergill 130th in 57.22 and James Stephenson 131st in 59.43.

Many runners improved their times over previous year, but ALL found it hard going!  Junior girls, men and women’s teams all finished 5th.

Three members were among the 1000 or so at the Harewood Half Marathon, another tough course with 1000 feet of climb, and underfoot conditions again good.  Alan Simpson came 194th in 1.47.55, Kirsty Naylor 505th in 2.04.07 and Rosie Gatenby 829th in 2.23.48.

Another massive field of 488 took part in the Fountains Abbey Park Run, Mike Cropper coming 30th in 20.29, Paul Bradford 84th in PB 23.26, Liz Wordsworth 212th in 28.00, Paul Adams 254th in 29.13, Martin Cummins 272nd in 29.46, Chris Wordsworth 291st in 30.18, Gillian Crane 343rd in 32.02, Jane Cummins 404th in 34.21, Ian Codling 450th in 37.55 and Marian Codling 464th in 40.52.

At Northallerton, Phillip Craig came 60th out of 98 in 30.03 and Ellen Brookes 80th in 34.36.

Ken Wood at the Richmond Cross Country

Mike Cropper at the Richmond Cross Country.

Happy group before the Cross Country at Richmond.

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