Sunday, 1 April 2012

The 12 Stage Northern Road Relays

With 5 weeks to go until the Sunderland Marathon it was time for a sharpen up race!

   After four legs New Marske Harriers (Mark Shaw, Andrew Wiles, Lewis Moses and Elliott Jackson) were leading in the Northern 12 Stage...step forward me! 

After a long leg (two laps of Sefton Park) completed in 25.20 I managed to hold the team position in the Top 6.  Flying past me were...

Ben Riddell taking Salford into 1st place with 23.11
Steve Vernon taking Stockport into 2nd place with 22.48
Daniel Cliffe taking eventual winners Liverpool into 3rd place with 23.20
Anthony Ford taking Sale into 4th place with 21.53
Matthew Nicholson taking Morpeth into 5th place with 23.03

After a fantastic day of racing New Marske finished a very respectable 11th!   Not bad for a small club!

Today was back to the Marathon training with a 2 hour long recovery run completed at a nice steady pace.  Back to earth with a bump after the dizzy heights of Sefton Park!

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