Nymac spring relay
The rains disappeared right on cue to herald another great night at Stewart Park for the nymac spring relays. The club was out in force both running and volunteering demonstrating that the ‘top club in town’ was there. As expected the main events, male and female open, where contested by Middlesbrough AC, Richmond & Zetland and Middlesbrough & Cleveland Harriers. In the men’s event Middlesbrough & Cleveland’s Greg Jayasuriya got off to a flying start but by the half mile marker he only had a lead of 1 meter in front of Middlesbrough AC’s Kieran Walker in spite of getting to the half mile in 2 minutes and 8 seconds. In third place at the half mile marker was Darlington’s Adam Mitchell, 5 meters behind Kieran but the first to appear from the trees at the changeover line was Greg, setting the evenings fastest leg time of 4 minutes and 29 seconds. First nymac runner to appear and fastest nymac leg runner was Jack Hustwitt in 5 minutes dead. Jack then sent off Harry Potter, who passed the baton to Josh Abrook and then finally to Jonathan Skidmore, the team recorded nymacs fastest ever relay run finishing in 20 minutes and 21 seconds, a very creditable 5th place. Not to be outdone were the nymac ladies they also finished in a creditable 5th place with great runs and pb’s. Jenny Wilkie, 6 min 41 sec, Kimberley Skibba a brilliant 6 min 01, Kirsty Struthers a pb of 6 min 16 and first timer Kirsty Green running a great anchor leg in 6 min 37. In the M200 category nymac proved the Kings are alive and well winning the M200 category for the 10th time in a row, just missing out on their own record by 8 seconds. Other notable performances from the ladies teams were from newish member Paige Mcloud, Annemarie Wilson and Asma Shaffi. In the men’s races Paul Lowe, Phil Jarvis and Doug Howarth had great runs. It was not only the runners that made a great showing, a big pat on the back for the timekeepers, marshals, results team and the unsung heroes that tidied after the event was over. Roll on August the 29th.
Male open team prize winners:
Middlesbrough AC – Kieran Walker, Ben Palmer, Benjamin Bergstrand and Archie Lowe in 18:37
2nd Richmond & Zetland
3rd Darlington Harriers
Female open team prize:
Middlesbrough AC – Katie Lowe, Poppie Addison, Laura Havis and Philippa Stone in 22:41
2nd Richmond & Zetland
3rd Middlesbrough & Cleveland
Male veteran 200 year team prize:
North York Moors AC. Phil Jarvis, Doug Howarth, Andrew Pearson and Paul Lowe in 21:14
Female veteran 160 year team prize:
Darlington Harriers: Bernadette Cargill, Sue Phillips, Linda Noble and Tori Buckley in 24:47
Mixed gender category:
Swift-tees: Patricia Speedie, Paul Levett, Adam Hudson and Dave Smith in 25:38
Fastest male leg:
Greg Jayasuriya (Middlesbrough & Cleveland) in 4:29
Fastest female leg:
Philippa Stone (Middlesbrough AC) in 5:04
Special Race Directors prize:
Darlington Harriers team 146
Just a little write up on the Nymac relays that took place on the 6th June 2019.
Well done to everyone who took part in the relays, the club had a brilliant turnout of 14 teams and 97 teams in all.
The weather thank god cleared from that awful rain we had at 6pm, thought you were all going to get a wee bit wet.
1st place went to Mandale A in the men. In the Ladies it was Mandale B
Only one record broken last night which was Philippa Stone in a time of 05:04. Well done
We took 1st place in the men’s M200 category missing out on the record by not much so well done lads, we also got 3rd place in the mixed team that had been changed so many times it’s a wonder we knew who was actually running in it on the night 🤣 so well done to the 4 of you who stepped up when I needed you.
All the teams did great and you all should be proud of yourselves, it’s a killer running that mile.
A big thank you to all the people that took part in making the night possible from the process of organising beforehand, marshalling on the night, setting up and clearing away, and then the results which was handled by Josie and Dave who had never done the results before and after a few issues got it all sorted with a bit of help from Mark.
Hopefully you will all want to run in the August relays which is set for the 29th.
Thanks Kerry Jarvis
For the full results – *** There are issues viewing the results from certain platforms, they are best viewed from a PC. We are working to resolve this.
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