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2016 – 17 Cross Country Information

For the NYSD all runners are required to have an official race number.  Any runners that lose their numbers need to obtain a replacement number from the Team manager and will also be charged £2 by the league for each replacement number. Any runners with an unofficial number (ie handwritten) will be disqualified

It is a NYSD requirement that any league club not hosting a meeting to provide 2 people to help run meetings.

Club Race Fees are:

Seniors and Over 20 £6 for all the season’s races, £5 anyone not commencing to race till after Christmas.
Under 13, 15, 17 £5 for all the season’s races, £4 anyone not commencing to race till after Christmas.
Under 11  £3 for all series.

Sun 2nd Oct 2016  Thirsk – NYSD Cross Country Relays – results

Sun 23rd Oct 2016 , NYSD Caedmon School – Host Club – Loftus & Whitby – results

Sat 12th Nov 2016, NYSD Fox Rush – Host Club – New Marske Harriers – results

7th – 8th January County cross country championships

Sunday 15th January 2017, Ormesby Hall – Host Club – NYMAC details

2016 cumulative points scores

21st January School cross country championships

Sun 22nd Jan 2017, NYSD Acorn Centre – Host Club – Middlesbrough & Cleveland Harriers

Saturday 28th January Northern cross country championships

Sun 5th Feb 2017, NYSD Summerhill Centre – Host Club – Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers

Sun 19th Feb 2017, NYSD Old Racecourse – Host Club – Richmond & Zetland Harriers

Saturday 25th February National cross country championships

Sun 12th Mar 2017, NYSD Road Relays – Location TBC (Stewarts Park or South Park)

Saturday 18th March School cross country championships Norwich

League Rules 2016


Congratulations to Philippa Stone on finishing 5th and 2nd counter for the England Junior women’s team at the Iris Cup cross country international in Brussels.

10.12.16 North Eastern counties cross country championships Aykley Heads

Congratulations to the following club athletes on their top 3 placings, well done to all the club entrants.

U17 Male Gold Joshua Cowperthwaite,

U20 Female Gold Philippa Stone,

U15 Male Silver Archie Lowe

U17 Male team Gold Josh Cowperthwaite, Ben Bergstrand, Joshua Allen

Full results available here

06.12.16 England selection for Philippa Stone

Congratulations and the clubs best wishes go to Philippa on been selected to compete in the England Junior Women cross country team at the Iris Cross Cup in Brussels on the 18th December, selection was following Philippa’ form at the British Athletics Cross Challenge event at Sefton Park Liverpool in November.

12.11.16 NYSD Fox Rush

fox2-16There were a couple of issues with athletes using unofficial race numbers, this unfortunately has led to them being disqualified.

The numbers we use have the “Northern Runner” logo at the top and their web address across the bottom. These numbers are issued in batches to the clubs at the start of the season NO OTHER NUMBERS ARE ACCEPTABLE.

Can I also ask that team managers to tell their athletes NOT to disturb the timekeepers and recorders by asking for times and positions etc. the job is hard enough without the interruptions.

My thanks to Graham Hall and the members of New Marske Harriers for putting on the meeting, another pleasant and competitive days racing even the rain (which was forecast) stayed away. The course was well marked and marshalled, we hope that you enjoyed the meeting.

Unfortunately we have not been able to arrange a meeting to replace the cancelled Croft meeting, the next meeting will be at Ormesby Hall on Sunday 15th January. Due to this the individuals points scores will be your best 5 scores from the 6 meetings except the under 11’s which is best 5 scores from 7 meetings (Includes the Thirsk relay meeting).

Details for Ormesby Hall will posted when available.

Sid Rudd (NYSD cross country secretary)

Further photos available here 

23.10.16 Caedmon School Whitby 

whitby216Please see provisional results above for the NYSD XC yesterday, sorry for the delay getting them out but there were a couple of issues which needed to be sorted before I put them out. I apologise in advance if I have spelt any names incorrectly, I did have some problems with the hand writing.

Many thanks to Tony Hare and the members of Loftus & Whitby A.C. for putting on the meeting which was well marked and marshalled. From the comments I received everybody appears to of enjoyed the day racing.

The next meeting takes place at Fox Rush Farm on SATURDAY 12th November, details to follow shortly.

There are a few clubs who are of the opinion that the male vets start at V35, it is still V40 for the Men in this league, the V35 category is only for Women.

It is a league requirement that any league club not hosting a meeting to provide 2 people to help run meetings.

Sid Rudd (NYSD XC sec)

Further photos available here

02.10.16 Thirsk – Cross Country Relays

relay2Many thanks to Duncan Fothergill, Rob Burn and the members of Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers for their efforts putting on the meeting. With the sun shining it turned out to be a good day’s racing with some close finishes in the various age groups.

Please remember to discard the numbers used by the relay teams as new numbers will be available for the rest of the season.

The next meeting is at Caemon School, Whitby on Sunday 23rd October, details to follow shortly.

Hope to see you all on the 23rd.

Sid Rudd (NYSD cross country secretary)


Further photos available here

Tom Wall Relays

The club had a good showing at the with 4 teams entered

Full results available here

3lionsgold23.03.16 Congratulations to the 3 club England team Lions, all collecting team Gold’s in the Home Countries International Cross Country in Scotland.

Joshua Cowperthwaite, Philippa Stone & Daniel Currie

“England dominated the Home Countries International Cross Country event held at Falkirk on Saturday.  Alongside this event was the SIAB schools’ match which saw the four Home Countries compete against each other in Junior and Intermediate age group events.” more>


06.03.16 Road relays South Park, Darlington

Mu15bthirskany thanks for the efforts of Ian Barnes and the members of Darlington Harriers in putting on the meeting. Although it was bitterly cold at least the rain and hailstones waited until we were finished.

Well done to all the hardy souls who braved the elements both competitors and spectators, also all medal and trophy winners who had to endure some rough conditions throughout the season.

Sid Rudd

The majority of the medals and trophies were picked up between Darlington Harriers and Richmond and Zetland Harriers, presented to our club were:

Under 13 Boys cross country Benjamin Johnson 

Under 15 Boys cross country relay team Joshua Cowperthwaite, James Somers & Daniel Currie

seniorladiesthirskBronze Vet senior cross country Adam Mitchell

Gold Senior Ladies cross country Josephine Stone 

Senior ladies cross country relay team Josie Stone, Kristina Grant & Philippa Stone.

On the day Road relay

Under 13 Boys 3rd Dylan Appleby, Curtis Johnson, Benjamin Johnson

A special presentation were given to Heather and Bill Atkinson Recorders and Sid Rudd cross country secretary for their work throughout the season. 

Road relay results

05.03.16 English schools cross country championships, Wollaton Park, Nottinghamshire

Congratulations to Daniel Currie, Philippa Stone & Joshua Cowperthwaite on been picked to run for England with their performances representing Cleveland county schools, 

Junior Boys 

Proud martin Peevour with Daniel Currie, Philippa Stone & Joshua Cowperthwaite Photo by Barbara Stone

Proud coach Martin Peevour with Daniel Currie, Philippa Stone & Joshua Cowperthwaite
Photo by Barbara Stone

6th Daniel Currie 15:29, 74th Daniel Payne 16:38, 234 Sam Tyers 17:33

Intermediate Boys

3rd Joshua Cowperthwaite 18:04, 80th Reece Curtis 19:29, 193rd Luke Pettit 20:17, 271 Ben Palmer 20:57, 276 Cameron Spence 20:59, 

Senior Boys

32nd Nathan Baker 22:12, 

Junior Girls

333rd Rebecca Ventre 16:01, 336th Ellie Waddup 16:26, 337th Laura Havis 16:56, 

Intermediate Girls

201th Isabel Wherritt 15:11, 

Senior Girls

5th Philippa Stone 16:42, 273rd Rachel Carter 21:14, 286 Rebecca Palmer 21:43, 295 Eve Russell 22:11,

27.02.16 National Cross Country Championships

Very, very well done Josh Cowperthwaite in winning the Under 15 Boys National Cross Country Championships, held on a testing course at Donington Park. A Great result for you, Your mum and dad and your coach.

XC Nationals 2016

‘While the tough course meant that many were left hanging on for the line one of those to gauge his effort well was Josh Cowperthwaite (Club: MIddlesbrough, Coach: Martin Peevor). While Zak Mahamed (Club: Southampton, Coach: Peter Haynes) looked to have built up a convincing lead he was clawed back in by Cowperthwaite’s measured run and Mahamed was digging deep to hold off bronze medallist Lachlan Wellington (Club: Portsmouth, Coach: Vince Stamp).’

England athletics.

Well done also to all club athletes that competed. 

Junior Men 142 0:48:05 Matthew Bailey

Junior Women 7 0:22:31 Philippa Stone

U17 Men 23 0:20:43 Nathan Baker, 60 0:21:31 Joshua Allen, 73 0:21:48 Benjamin Bergstrand 

U17 Women 201 0:26:54 Eve Russell

U15 Boys 1 0:16:16 Josh Cowperthwaite, 17 0:17:12 Daniel Currie, 316 0:21:08 Luke Pettit 

U13  Girls 153 0:15:52 Bethany Bergstrand

pip Belgium14.02.16 Fantastic News

Philippa Stone Silver medalalist on her debut representing England in Belgium.


08.02.16 Congratulations from everyone at the club to Philippa Stone

On her selection to run for the England Junior women’s cross country team in Belgium on Sunday 14th Feb. Having won gold and silver medals at the North East and recently the Northern Cross Country Champs it’s a well deserved call up to the England team.

Martin Peevor

2016 NYSD series medal winners

Congratulations to club medal medal winners in the NYSD cross country series, which this year was badly disrupted by the crazy weather. Under 13 Boys Benjamin Johnson, Senior Woman Josephine Stone, Senior Man Adam Mitchell.

07.02.16 NYSD Richmond

Many thanks to Shaun Purkiss and Richmond & Zetland Harriers for hosting the meeting. The event was well marshalled and marked out. The wind also playing it’s part in making for some interesting races especially for the senior men’s race,  4 times up the hill into the wind can’t have been easy.

The final cumulative points will be published shortly. The final meeting for this season is the Road Relays at SOUTH PARK, Darlington (details to follow), this is also where the medal and trophy presentations will take place.

North of England Cross Country Championships – Whitton Park, Blackburn

Middlesbrough AC’s Josh Cowperthwaite was a clear winner in the under 15 boy’s race. Staying with the leading group from the start the Acklam Grange pupil took the lead in the final mile to win the race in a time of 14 minutes and 35 seconds ahead of Cheshire Champion Sam Evans from Warrington. Daniel Currie (Middlesbrough) ran well for 13th place.

Cowperthwaites training partner Philippa Stone was another to have a fine run. Stone the North East Champion took the silver medal in the under 20 women’s race on this tough, muddy course in a time of 22 minutes and 16. In the under 17 women’s race Isabelle Wheritt finished 19th with Libby Hedger 23rd  

Other club athletes that took part at the championships were: Under 13 Girls Beth Bergstrand 36th, under 17 men Ben Bergstrand 39th.with Josh Allen 63rd   

In the under 13 Boys well done to Benjamin Johnson on his first North of England championships who came 119th out of a field of 213.

23.01.16 NYSD Fox Rush Farm Community Woodland, Redcar 

Many thanks to Graham Hall and members of New Marske Harriers for organising the meeting at very short notice. The course was well laid out and marshalled, although it was flat the mud added some difficulty to the course especially for the senior men over the 3 laps.

The next meeting is at The Old Race course at Richmond, details to follow shortly.

Sid Rudd

Antrim International Cross Country

Philippa Stone who is the reigning North East Cross Country Champion, was rewarded for her good form this cross country season with selection to represent the North of England at the Antrim International Cross Country meeting on Saturday. Running well over the 3.7 kilometre course the 5 times Cleveland County, English Schools representative finished in fifth place in the race in a good time of 13 minutes 33 seconds.

12.12.15 North-Eastern Counties Athletic Association, Cross-Country Championships, Hardwick Park.

Congratulations from the club to U20 Philippa Stone and U15 Joshua Cowperthwaite respective Gold medalist and U17 Libby Hedger Silver medalist at the North Eastern Counties Cross Country Championships.

Well done to all of the other club members and spectators that endured the blustery winter picture perfect pre-festive scenes, as the athletes battled through mud worse than last month’s abandoned NYSD meeting at Croft.

Other placed club athletes:

josh pipaSenior Men Adam Mitchell 43rd.

U17 Men Josh Allen 11th, Ben Bergstrand 15th, Ben Palmer 17th, Calum MacDonald 30th.

U15 Men Daniel Currie 4th, Luke Pettit 9th, James Somers 13th.

U13 Boys Daniel Payne 4th, Joshua Bailey 21st, Benjamin Johnson 22nd, Noah Robson 33rd, Wesley Donaldson 40th.

U17 Women Isabel Wherritt 9th, Eve Russell 21st, Ellie McLernon 24th.

U15 Women Lorna Redpath 15th, Laura Havis 33rd.

U13 Girls Bethany Bergstrand 15th. 

29.11.15 Croft NYSD

croftabandonedMeeting abandoned, due to horrendous deteriorating weather conditions which affected the course.



15.11.16 NYSD Summerhill Hartlepool

Many thanks to Jane Wistow and members of Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers for putting on an excellent meeting. The course once again proving challenging and made that little bit harder due to the recent rain. At least the rain, which was forecast, stayed away on race day.

The next meeting takes place at Croft Circuit on Sunday 29th November


Milton K07.11.15 Milton Keynes Cross Challenge, Teardrop Lakes

U13 Boys Benjamin Johnson 17th 00:10:43,

U15 Boys Joshua Cowperthwaite 4th 00:15:28, Daniel Currie 19th 00:16:22, James Somers 24th 00:16:45,

U17 Men Nathan Baker 2nd 00:19:36, Josh Allen 00:22:30,

U17 Women Libby Hedger 15th 00:20:12.

U20 Women Philippa Stone 12th  00:19:31,

25.10.15 Acklam NYSD 

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NYSD receiving the North of England Athletics retiring Chairman’s award, further photos available here

Find attached the provisional results for yesterday’s cross country meeting at Acklam, there is a problem with the under 13 Boys 5th position. The number recorded has not been issued and at this stage I have been unable to find out who it is. If anyone can shed any light on this please get in touch.

Many thanks to Mike Cotton and Middlesbrough & Cleveland Harriers for providing an excellent course which was well marshaled with good conditions underfoot. Mike even managed to frighten away the rain which was forecast.

The next meeting is at Summerhill, Hartlepool on Sunday 15th November.

Regards Sid Rudd (NYSD XC sec)



Thirsk NYSD cross country relays 20.09.15

seniorladiesthirsku15bthirskCurtis Johnson and Dylan Appleby kicked off the first race of the Thirsk NYSD XC relays by racing well in the U11 one mile race.

This was followed by an U15 boys relay team who had a strong start in the first of the one mile legs by Daniel Currie who lead from start to finish. James Somers extended the lead before handing over to Josh Cowperthwaite who brought the team home in a convincing win.

The senior ladies team running two mile legs were led out by Josephine Stone coming in a clear second. Kristina Grant held the position before handing onto Philippa Stone who took the lead on the second lap for the team win.

Barbara Stone


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