The Quakers were on
their annual venture into Europe last weekend, as a bus full of runners
travelled to Brabant in Holland to take part in a variety of races within a
running festival. In the marathon event,
Brian Martin was first home for the club in 3:19:06, followed by Charlie Bogg
in 3:42:24 and Stephen Padgett in 3:59:16.
Sandra Cass set a new personal best time of 4:15:49, with Leigh Marie
Padgett finishing in 5:11:12. Over the
half marathon distance, Rob Dent led the Quakers home in 1:33:10, ahead of
Graham Park in 1:40:31 and Chris Minto in 1:42:14. Daniel Crane completed the 13.1 miles in
1:58:18, followed by John McGovern (2:01:00), John Whinn (2:03:49), Gillian
Harris and Sandra Martin (both 2:06:37), Jamie Burn (2:06:39), Sue New
(2:17:07) and Kevin Simpson (2:17:10).
The 10k race was a popular option for the travelling athletes, with Dave
McLachlan finishing in 43:31, narrowly beating Louise Trainor who was third in
her age group with 43:43. Also competing
were Ty Hankinson (48:15), Jeff Marriott (48:44), Michael Baker (52:11), Jez
Smith (52:50), Chris Crathorne (54:09), Ben Bourne (56:40), Diane Adkins (64:16),
Susan Limbert (67:20) and Mike Horan (70:15).
Julie Whinn was first Quaker to finish the 5k event in 27:41, followed
by Billy Harris in 28:22, Damian Wynne in 28:54 and Caroline Ridley-Marriott in
Also across the water,
Chris Jakeman completed his first marathon in 3:15:43 in Dublin, with Ingrid
Gunning recording 3:48:59.
In the latest NYSD Cross Country event, held at
Whitby, the club had teams in the male and female races. Dean Newton was
first home for the club in 33:18 (fourth overall and second in his age group),
followed by Michael Joyeux (34:48), Peter Commane (39:51), Michael
Kay (42:35), Mark Tallon (44:10), Darren Stockdale (44:18), Simon Rek
(46:48) and Mark Colling (47:08). A total of 272 points gave the men’s
team sixth place. In the ladies race, Lucy Jefferies was first home in
24:25, followed by Wendy Colling (29:07), Hazel Commane (39:27) and Emma
Whitworth (39:28). The ladies finished in seventh place with 165 points.
Paul Dalton had a good
run at the Jedburgh Running Festival 10k, finishing in 37:31.
A good Quaker turnout at
Sedgefield park run saw Mark Robinson finish first for the club in 20:06, ahead
of Darren Stockdale in 21:04 and Lucy Jefferies, who was first lady in
21:24. Also running for the club were Dave Thompson (22:28), Mark Colling
(23:56), Anthony Corbett (25:12), Nicola Howe (26:07), April Corbett (26:30),
Gill Colling (33:12), Charlotte Jones (33:15) and Jill Wallis (34:32). At
Albert Park, Stephen Moore completed the course in 20:22 whilst at Tees Barrage,
Paul and Jeanette Appleton finished in 25:31 and 30:06 respectively. At
Darlington, John Brant (24:59), Matt Jackson (28:10) and Michael King (31:59)
completed the 3 lap course.