This years Cleveland Way Relays were completed at the weekend, with some excellent performances through from our very own Harrier contingent who finished 7/18 overall. Well done to everybody that took part
Captain Phil Teece is going to provide a separate race report very soon, but for now, here’s an interim report provided to Phil by Mark Brown
From the start it was clear that Marsh House, Scarborough and Loftus had very strong teams and the lead swapped between them a number of times on the morning legs. With Esk Valley creeping up on them throughout the course of the morning.
No teams got to Clay Bank before the Mass Start, but it wasn’t long after the afternoon legs started that the runners from the morning legs started coming in. With Loftus A being the first team in, having passed the Scarborough runner on that final morning leg.
I stayed at Clay Bank for as long as I could but I know I missed a lot of the teams coming in there. So apologies to all of those runners who got to Clay Bank after I’d left.
Thank you to everyone who provided me with their times so I could complete the results.
At Helmsley there was a good crowd and an even better atmosphere. The weather had got better over the course of the day and it was now a glorious evening. I’d caught the sun a bit as it was pointed out by quite a few people!
Marsh House were first in to Helmsley and there were a few calculations being made by their team over how much time they needed to win back the trophy. They were soon followed by Esk Valley and then Loftus just over a minute behind Esk Valley.
It was a pretty close finish and quite exciting waiting for the final team runners to come in while trying to work out the final positions of the teams. Simple maths but as I’d been awake since 2:30 I needed to check my calculations a few times to be sure.
The overall Winners were Loftus in 13:13:25.Mark Brown
The winning second team was NYMAC in 17:55:03.
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