Press Report: 21st May 2013

by | May 27, 2013 | Press Reports

There was a wide variety of races on offer over the last fortnight, starting on 14th May with the latest Track & Field event at Middlesbrough.  The Quakers had two athletes taking part in the 800 metres where Dean Newton finished in first place with a time of 2:05.03, with Michael Joyeux recording 2:28.06.

Two days later saw runners take to the fells for the Carlton Challenge, covering around 5 miles and over 1,000 feet of ascent. Michael Joyeux was first Quaker home in 39:56, followed by Anthony Corbett in 51;38, and Lucy Jefferies in 52:17. Wendy Colling was next home for the club in 58:17, ahead of Danny Gordon in 60:23 and April Corbett in 62:38. Emma Whitworth and Sandra Cass completed the race together in 67:52.

Lindsey flying through the greenery of the Ripon 10 miler race! Lindsey flying through the greenery of the Ripon 10 miler race!

Sunday saw the popular Ripon 10 take place – an undulating, multi-terrain, 10 mile race.  Dean Newton was first home for the club in 1:01:53, just ahead of Michael Joyeux in 1:02:08.  Brian Martin returned from a recent injury to record a creditable 1:10:41, followed by Colin Wild in 1:11:30 and David Todd in 1:15:08.  Also representing the club were Steve Snook (1:19:34), Dave McLachlan (1:20:14), Paul Jefferies (1:25:37), Anthony Corbett (1:26:35), Lindsey Lester (1:27:09), Danny Gordon (1:27:15), Nigel Walker (setting a new 10 mile personal best of 1:30:11), April Corbett (also setting a personal best with 1:30:37), Julie Whinn (1:34:45), Sandra Cass (1:41:27), Sandra Martin (1:44:12), Claire Norman (1:44:17), Emma Whitworth (1:44:19) and Diane Adkins (1:46:40).

Also on Sunday, Steve and Leigh-Padgett completed the Brathay Marathon in the Lake District in 4:21:42 and 5:25:31 respectively, whilst Nick Mason took part in the Hamsterley Forest Wild Race, finishing the 16.3k route in 1:18:39.

Despite the torrential rain last Saturday morning, several Quakers still turned out to take part in local park runs. At Albert Park, Stephen Moore completed his 180th park run in 23:16, whilst at Durham, Alan Prest completed the multi-terrain course in 31:16. At Hardwick Park, Anthony Corbett and Mark Colling ran the scenic route in 24:42 and 36:37 respectively, whilst at Stewart Park, Lucy Jefferies was first lady to complete the 5k circuit in 21:53. Paul Appleton completed the Tees Barrage event in 25:30, followed by John Brant in 26:10. At Darlington’s South Park, Michael Joyeux was first Quaker home in 19:19, followed by Peter Commane in 19:27 and Chris Minto in 20:53. Also running the 3 lap course were Graham Park (20:58), Paul Roberts (21:58), Rob Gillham (22:31), Peter Rowley (23:22), Jeff Marriott (23:28), Simon Rek (23:35), Gillian Harris (27:28), Sally Singleton (28:30), Anneli Mackenzie Brown (29:34), Grainne Duffy (34:50) and Jill Wallis (34:50).

Over a slightly longer distance, but with the same weather conditions, Dave Thompson and Charlie Bogg completed the hilly, 26 mile, Settle Saunter in 6:24.