Fell Update April 2013
Firstly apologies for having to delay the proposed evening fell runs. I have an ongoing calf problem which doesn’t seem to want to go away. I have decided not to do the 3 Peaks so I am aiming now to start them in May as long as I come through the Stockton Duathlon relatively unscathed. I am now proposing to move them to Monday evenings starting at 6.30, rotating between Pinchinthorpe, Great Ayton and Guisborough Rugby Club. I’ll commit to doing 4 and then review after that depending on interest. They will be easy paced, with re grouping points, so targeted towards those new to fell running. I will probably struggle to keep up at that!
Fell Championship Latest
There were two counters for the club fell championship in March. Frustratingly (for me among others I suspect) the Blakey Blitz was cancelled due to the weather. The Hardmoors 55 did go ahead though and saw excellent performances from Simon Deakin who was 3rd overall and 2nd in category and from Martin Deitrich who was 4th Male 50 and 23rd overall. Frustratingly the results don’t state the club so if any other NYMAC runners did this race please could they email me to let me know so I can add your results to the fell championship.
Simon’s 2nd place in category moves him into the joint competition lead with Paul Lowe and Mark Edwards. The counting race for April is the Guisborough Moors race on Sunday.
Local Race updates
Pinchinthorpe Plod – 7th April. Brendan Anglim continued his impressive form to finish 9th and 3rd in category with Julian Barwick cementing his place in the lead of the M50 winter series with 17th overall and 2nd in category. Gary Burnip 29th and 3rd in category and Mark Edwards in 44th brought the A team home in 3rd with the B team of Paul Lyons 63rd, William Gayter 66th, Mike Shaw 81st and David Murphy 86th coming 7th. It was also good to see a strong performance from the NYMAC women with Sharon Gayter 59th, Caroline Graham 73rd, Georgie Hill 75th and Viv Murphy in 87th getting 4th in the team competition.
There are just two races left in the Esk Valley winter series, an overview of NYMAC performances will be given in the next update.
The Cleveland Survival also took place organised by the Mountain Rescue Team. Here’s a link to the results http://www.clevelandmrt.org.uk/resultslist.php?id=26 It doesn’t list club but I know that many NYMAC runners took part and put in good performances, well done all.
Just a reminder for people to send any reports about fell running to me or directly to Jeff Belt at the club and we’ll put it on the site or the next update depending on what you prefer.