ANDY Wiles of New Marske was an easy Senior Men’s winner at the penultimate North Yorkshire South Durham League even at Richmond Racecourse.
Over the four laps of a course covered in a light covering of frozen snow, Wiles came home nearly two minutes ahead of Greg Jayasuriya of Middlesbrough & Cleveland.
Veteran Tracey Waller of Hartlepool won the Senior Women’s race, while Northern champion Bronwen Owen of Scarborough outclassed the opposition in the Under 15 Girls’ event.
Meanwhile, despite the persistent snow, youngsters from across the region braved the conditions at the Inter County Schools Cross Country match at Kirkby Stephen on Saturday.
Durham’s Barry Maskell – after a disappointing run in last week’s Northern Championships – returned to form on the hilly frostbound course to win the Senior Boys’ race.
Zoe Hewitson also won the Senior Girls’ race for Durham. Lydia Turner of Durham gained a surprise victory in the Intermediate Girls’ race coming home ahead of Cumbria’s Abbie Hetherington, who was third in last year’s National event.
Durham gained another surprise win in the Intermediate Boys’ race with Isaac Dunn proving too quick for the opposition.
Cleveland won both the Junior races, with Henry Johnson and Philippa Stoine gaining victory.
Josh Allen of North Yorkshire and Lucy Hunter of Durham won the two Minor (Year 7) races.
:: DWAIN Chambers had to settle for second place in the 60 metres at yesterday’s Russian Winter meeting in Moscow.
Chambers clocked 6.68 seconds in the heats and 6.64secs in the final, but was beaten by just 0.01s by American Josh Norman.
Fellow Briton Simeon Williamson ran a time of 6.65 in the heats but was disqualified from the final for a false start.
Shara Proctor finished third in the women’s long jump with a season’s best of 6.60m. Russia’s Darya Klishina won with 6.86m.