The Snape 10k near
Bedale took place last Saturday, and saw Dean Newton win his first race in an
impressive 35:10 over the multi-terrain course.
Anthony Corbett was next home for the club in 49:42, ahead of Mark
Colling in 50:56 and Sandra Cass in 52:26.
John Whinn had a good run to finish in 53:10 and was followed by April
Corbett in 54:30, Julie Whinn in 55:36 and Alan Prest in 62:03. Last year’s runner up Michael Joyeux paced
Emma Whitworth around the course with Emma recording 63:21 and Michael
63:23. Diane Adkins completed the race
in 64:59, despite struggling with an injury.
On Saturday, a
number of Quakers took part in the Redcar half marathon where, despite a strong
headwind, some were able to set personal best times over the distance. Michael Joyeux put in a strong performance to
finish in a personal best time of 1:17:41, followed by Chris Jakeman also
setting a personal best of 1:25:03 and Mark Robinson in 1:28:14. Brian Martin set a new personal best with
1:28:14, also taking first place in his age group. Also running the race were Rob Dent (1:32:51
pb), Stephen Moore (1:34:17), Darren Stockdale (1:36:18), Corinne Murray
(1:36:20 pb), Dave Thompson (1:38:54), Chris Minto (1:40:24), Andrew Walker
(1:41:24), Paul Keedy (1:43:57 pb), Peter Dods (1:44:25), Danny Gordon
(1:44:40), Jeff Marriott (1:44:41), Paul Jefferies (1:44:55), Marta Rybarczyk
(1:46:56), Paul Roberts (1:47:01, Stephen McAllister (1:50:20), Peter Rowley
(1:51:31), Stephen Ash (1:54:57), Julie Whinn (1:59:21), Matt Jackson (2:04:15
pb), Aiden Robertson (2:05:30), Daniel Crane (2:12:17), Sandra Martin
(2:14:06), Gillian Harris (2:14:50), Jamie Burn (2:15:31), Emily Mann (2:15:51),
Sarah Pimm (2:18:29) and Sue New (2:27:32).
In other races, Peter
Rowley completed the Kirkstall Abbey 7 mile trail run in 54:39 whilst Abbie
Hull finished the Viking Chase 4 Peaks fell race in 1:49:27.
In park runs, Stephen Moore was the sole Quaker
in attendance at Albert Park, finishing in 20:39, whilst At Tees Barrage, John
Brant was first home for the club in 25:05, followed by Paul Dunn in 27:09,
Paul Hutchinson in 28:52 and Jeanette Appleton in 30:32. At Darlington,
Graham Park was first Quaker home in 20:24, followed by Dave McLachlan (20:31),
Dave Whittle (21:37), Peter Rowley (22:28), Jeff Marriott (23:07), Neil
Harrington (23:08), Karen Ives (25:18), Martin Rowell (29:01), Michael King
(29:04), Charlotte Jones (31:44), Adrian Dent (33:48) and Linda Harrington
(34:09). Dawn Richardson completed the
Harrogate route in 19:41 and was first lady to finish the 5k route.
Training sessions are held at and around the club’s base at
Queen Elizabeth 6th Form College Playing Fields, Abbey Road, Darlington (DL3
8LR) on the west side of Darlington. The sessions are held every Tuesday and
Thursday evening from 6:30pm until 8:00pm and are open to all.
Dean receiving trophy for 1st place