Fantastic Four now moves indoors for the next few months of competitions. They will be held in November, January 2018 and March 2018 at Macmillan Academy. The next competition will take place on 26 November – more details to follow
This was the last outdoor event of the season and we would like to thank every-one for their help both on the day and throughout the season of competitions.
Thirty nine youngsters competed on 13 August on what turned out to be a lovely day to take part in and watch athletics. We hope every-one enjoyed the day and look forward to meeting up again for the next round of indoor competitions.
Final cumulative scores available here
Sunday 12th March Croft Circuit, Dalton near Darlington is the Road Relay meeting and end of season medal /trophy presentations. Relay details
The league medals are presented to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age category based on their best 5 scores and having competed at a minimum of 3 meetings.
The weekend started off with a bang with the Middlesbrough AC (Mandale) under 15 boys taking team gold at Woolaton Park in Nottingham. The team was led by Patrick Haycock in in his best race ever taking a highly creditable 12th place in the individual race. Closely behind the other three members of the team ran well together with Daniel Currie in 27th place, Archie Lowe in 32nd and Daniel Payne in 34th position. The team scored 105 points to beat the highly fancied Aldershot team who scored 187 points.
In the individual races Philippa Stone (Middlesbrough AC Mandale) featured in one of the closest medal races of the championships. Competing in the under 20 women’s age group race Philippa was in the leading group for much of the race and in the final 200 metres found herself in a tussle with Surrey champion Niamh Brown of Aldershot, Farnham and District AC prevailing to win a magnificent bronze medal by just one second.
In the under 17 men’s race Josh Cowperthwaite was again in great form at national level in the under 17 men’s race. Although this time Josh missed out on a medal Josh ran a very strong race to finish in fourth place overall.
Other results James Hughes in 60th in the u13 boys, Laura Havis 140th and Betty Bergstrand in 143 Rd in the u15 girls with 470 finishers! Ben Bergstrand 59th in the U17 boys Ben Palmer 228
All of the cross country runners will now be setting their sights on representing their counties at the English Schools Championships in two weeks’ time.
The club had 20 athletes entered u11’s 3 boys and 6 girls, the u13’s 3 boys picked up the 3rd place team points, and we had 2 u13 girls, 2 u15 girls and 1 u15 boy, 2 u17 boys, and 1 senior man.
Many thanks to Shaun Purkiss and Richmond & Zetland Harriers members for their efforts in putting another excellent meeting. The conditions were ideal for some good competition between the various age groups from under 11 to senior level. This being the last meeting for individual and team points, things look like being pretty close in some of the age categories.
The next meeting is the Road Relays which will be at Croft Circuit, Dalton, Near Darlington on Sunday 12th March. The trophies and medals will also be presented at this meeting.
Hope to see you all on the 12th.
Sid Rudd NYSD cross country secretary
Our club had 14 entrants 3 under 11 boys, 3 under 11 girls, 3 under 13 boys who took the 3rd team place, 2 u15 boys, 1 under 15 girl, 1 u17 boy and finally 1 senior man.
Many thanks to Jane Wistow and the members of Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers for another excellent days racing. The course was well marked out and marshalled with testing conditions underfoot with muddy bits and firm grassy parts throughout the course. Even the weather stayed fair with the forecasted rain staying away. A good day all round.
The next meeting will be at Richmond Old Racecourse on Sunday 19th February, details to follow later in the week. This is the last points scoring meeting for both individual and team points.
The final meeting of the season will be the Road relay and prize presentation meeting which will be held at Croft Circuit, Dalton, Darlington on Sunday 12th March.
Congratulations to the club athletes that entered
Under 15 team Gold Daniel Payne, Archie Lowe, Patrick Haycock and Daniel Currie
Under 20 Silver 5.8 K Philippa Stone
Many thanks to Mike Cotton, Andrea Ansell and the members of Middlesbrough and Cleveland Harriers for hosting the meeting. An excellent days racing on a well marked and marshalled course with good ground underfoot, even the sun managed a brief appearance.
Overall our club had 28 entrants, 10 under 11s 5 boys 5 girls, 5 under 13 Boys picking up the 1st team points with James Hughes coming in first, 4 under 13 girls picking up the 2nd team points with Katie Lowe coming in 2nd overall, 2 under 15 boys, 4 under 15 girls with them picking up 2nd place team points, in the under 17 men Benjamin Bergstrand came in 1st and 1 senior male runner.
The next meeting will be at Summerhill on Sunday 5th February.
Our club had a good showing of under 11s with 12 in total, 11 juniors and 3 senior/vet runners
My thanks the Richard Fawcett, Paul McGough and the members of North York Moors A.C. for their terrific efforts in putting on the meeting. This is the first time we have used this venue and I think everything went off very well, the course was well marked out and marshalled. The mud adding an extra element to the course (if you took any mud home the trust would like it back please).
The next meeting will be at Acklam this coming Sunday 22nd
Sid Rudd NYSD cross country secretary
Photos available here