Last Saturday saw members of the Quakers Running Club take
part in the Lyke Wake Race, a 40 mile off road route from Osmotherley to
Ravenscar. Competitors start from early
in the morning with start times allocated on the basis of their estimated time
so that the majority of runners finish at around 4pm. Throughout the day, the temperature soared,
making the going tough for the competitors.
Charlie Bogg was fastest Quaker over the route, finishing in 8:44,
followed by John Kerr in 9:01, Glyn Casswell in 9:27 and Anthony Corbett in
9:36. Roy MacDougal was forced to
withdraw from the race halfway through, having already run the 40 miles from
Ravenscar to the start at Osmotherly during Friday night.
On Sunday, seven Quakers headed north to take part in the
popular Northumberland Coastal Run, covering approximately 14 miles mainly over
sand beaches and coastal paths. Whilst a
sea fret made the first few miles comfortable running conditions, this was soon
burnt away by the sun, and made the going harder, especially over the last two
miles which were over soft sand. Colin
Wild completed the race for the first time in 1:42:23 whilst Andrew Walker
recorded 1:51:04 having completed the race several times in the past. Wendy Colling was first Quaker lady in
2:03:56, followed by Michelle Boshier in 2:15:06 who overtook Mark Colling on
the last stretch as he finished in 2:16:09.
John McGovern finished in 2:21:02, with Sandra Cass following in
Also on Sunday, Carol Penney completed the Jane Tomlinson
Leeds 10k in 1:06:04 whilst midweek saw the last of the NYSD Track and Field
events. In the men’s graded 200m event,
Darryn Wood recorded 31.90 with Aiden Robertson finishing in 33.50. In the mile event, Dean Newton finished
second overall and first in his age group with 4:56.5, whilst Michael Joyeux
set a new personal best of 5:11.4 and Darryn Wood completed the distance in
In local park runs, Colin Wild was first finisher at
Shildon, recording 19:59 and Gemma Marshall took part in the Redcar event for
the first time, finishing in 29:17.
Wendy and Mark Colling finished the Sedgefield run in 25:42 and 28:39
respectively whilst Stephen Moore ran the Albert Park route in 20:03 and John
Brant completed the Tees Barrage course in 25:33. At Darlington, Rob Dent was first Quaker home
in 19:57, followed by Chris Minto in 20:28 and Michael Joyeux in 20:33. Also representing the club were Jeff Marriott
(24:06), Danny Gordon (24:20), Julie Whinn (25:19), Aiden Robertson (25:51),
Hazel Commane (27:30), Anneli Mackenzie Brown (27:35), Gillian Harris (28:59),
Ewan Henderson (29:04), Emma Whitworth (29:34), Michael King (29:47), Adrian
Dent (35:03), Nicola Haigh (35:13), Jill Wallis (35:29) and Grainne Duffy (35:37).