NYMAC Relays – 30th April 2024

by Brad Wight

This was our fourth visit to the NYMAC Relays and our third consecutive victory in the Mixed category. Anthony Sayers made his Crook relay debut in fine form, blitzing round the one mile course in 5:01. He handed the baton to Kate Storey who ran the seventh fastest female leg of the day in 5:38 then Alex Mitton delivered with a 5:03 leg. Sam Etherington brought the team home with a 5:05 mile to finish 70 seconds ahead of the runners up Richmond and Zetland Harriers. Great stuff, £60 prize money has been sent over the club account for you to share!

The Men’s Veteran category works on a combined age of the team rather than individual ages. The total must add up to 200 or more. With Peter Clough approaching V60 status this meant we could sneak a young’un in to the team. Cloughy, Al Hart, Peter Coser and the ‘youth’ Chris Henderson, put in a great performance to finish 3rd overall, only five seconds behind Leeds City AC but a full minute behind the winners from Richmond and Zetland Harriers.

We had four other teams competing (full Crook results below) and I was personally very proud to see some of our Juniors joining in the fun. There were no junior categories so our kids were racing alongside the seniors and veterans and putting in some very good times too! We had athletes ranging from 10 years old to 73 years old which just goes to show how inclusive we are as a club and how inclusive, in general, athletics in the region is.

The NYMAC relays are held again at the end of August. Keep your eyes peeled for the rally call!

Time Name Team
05:01 Anthony Sayers Mixed A
05:03 Alex Mitton Mixed A
05:05 Sam Etherington Mixed A
05:08 Chris Henderson V200 A
05:32 Peter Clough V200 A
05:32 Brad Wight Mixed B
05:38 Kate Storey Mixed A
05:38 Dan Staples Mixed B
05:39 Alistair Hart V200 A
05:46 Matty Richardson Mixed B
05:57 William Hart Mixed C
05:58 Joanne Raine Mixed B
05:59 Simon Pickering V200 B
06:06 Peter Coser V200 A
06:12 Matty Brimm V200 B
06:21 Simon Brimm V200 B
07:07 Jess Montgomery Mixed C
07:07 Danny Oakley Mixed D
07:09 Mark Standbridge Mixed C
07:09 Gemma Thompson Mixed D
07:32 Richard Jones V200 B
07:41 Douglas Hart Mixed D
08:20 Gayle Askwith Mixed D
09:26 Frank Best Mixed C