NEMAA Masters Cross Country event

10 February, 2015 No Comments Uncategorized

Contrary to the previous claggy and clarty XC at Jarrow, the course at Haughton Academy School grounds, Darlington was generally mud free and (allegedly) flat.  Race 1 was approximately 6km (women over 35 and men aged 65+) while Race 2 ( men between 35 and 64 ) was about 8km. There was general agreement that both the school grounds and the facilities offered were very good.

So, first off were the Poly women who returned with medals of various hues.  Alison Cummings won gold and Carla Maley won silver in their age groups. Also the women’s team of Alison, Carla and Karen Gunn won gold for the fastest team.

NEMAA 2015 Championships at Darlington (Photo shows l to r Karen Gunn, Alison Cummings, Carla Maley)

Next up, in Race 2, Sean Maley cheered on by Carla and the boys won bronze in his age group, and Tommy Brannon just missed out on a bronze medal in the 45 to 40 category.  Well done to all who turned out and made it a team effort- as well as those already mentioned Karen Foster and Julie Guy also took part.

About the Author

Noreen Rees

Grants and Publicity Noreen has been a member of North Shields Poly since 1994, and has represented the club in road running, cross country and on the track. Occasionally she has won medals! She previously edited the Poly magazine in the 1990s (yes in those far off days before websites!) and has contributed to articles in the local press, as well as reviewing the occasional play. Noreen is hoping that Poly members will send her stories of their heroic efforts of running against the odds, training tips, opinions on the latest running technological advances, and race reports.

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