Press Report: 2nd December 2013

by | Dec 3, 2013 | Press Reports

The Ravenstonedale 10k road race saw Colin Wild put in a strong performance, completing the hilly route in 40:52.  Also competing in the race, organised by Howgill Harriers, were Andrew Knox (43:29), Anthony Corbett (50:30) and Sandra Cass (53:02).  April Corbett (54:09) narrowly beat Richard Payne (54:15), with Julie Whinn (56:54), Alan Prest (1:05:30) and Diane Adkins (1:05:47) completing the club turnout.

On Sunday, Croft Circuit played host to the latest event in the NYSD Cross Country series.  Ewan Henderson represented the Quakers in the Under 15 event, finishing in 18:26.  In the ladies event, covering three 2k laps, Louise Trainor was first home for the club in 30:30, followed by Nic Hollindale in 32:12, Lyndsey Lester in 33:25, Bev Snook in 35:22 and Gillian Harris 35:28.  In the men’s event, Michal Ondrej recorded 32:03 over 4 laps, ahead of Brian Martin who finished second in his age group with 34:16.  Michael Kay continued with his successful season with 35:51, with Dave McLachlan (37:49), Graham Park (38:07), Mark Tallon (38:51), Chris Minto (38:57), Mark Colling (39:39), Rob McSherry (40:07) and Daniel Crane (46:01) making up the rest of the Quaker team.

On the previous Sunday, Stephen Moore was first Quaker home at the Cowpen Bewley 6k trail race, finishing in 26:39, with Danny Gordon finishing second in his age group with 26:51.  Ty Hankinson was next home for the club with 26:53 whilst a tactical battle between Darryn Wood and Matt Jackson saw Darren time his final sprint to perfection; recording 29:55 with Matt close behind in 29:59.  Diane Adkins was the sole Quaker lady, recording 35:07 over the extremely muddy course.

In local park runs, Michael Joyeux was first finisher at Darlington with 17:22, followed by Ian Readman (20:13), Chris Minto (21:07), Ewan Henderson (21:27), Peter Rowley (22:01), Paul Roberts (22:10), Zoe Rothery (23:33), Tim Francis (24:49), Nic Hollindale (25:16), Darryn Wood (25:50), Gillian Harris (26:36), Lindsey Lester (29:02), Michael King (29:36), Sally Singleton (30:35) and Adrian Dent (35:18).  Stephen Moore broke his personal record at Albert Park, recording 19:47 whilst at Tees Barrage, John Brant finally broke the 25 minute barrier with 24:59.  Also completing the route were Paul and Jeanette Appleton with 25:07 and 28:26 respectively.  At Sedgefield’s Hardwick Park, Dave Thompson had a good run to record 22:19, ahead of Mark Colling (23:11), Nicola Howe (25:46), Gill Colling (30:38) and Lucy Jefferies (32:04).

Diane Adkins at Cowpen Bewley Diane Adkins at Cowpen Bewley