Last weekend saw the Great North Run take place in Newcastle
– one of the best known half marathons in the racing calendar. Whilst places were difficult to obtain, the
Quakers were still able to field 34 runners.
First home for the club was Paul Dalton with a personal best time of
1:17:58, followed by Peter Commane in 1:24:18 and first Quaker lady Katherine
Hackett who set a new personal best of 1:30:46.
Also representing the club were Stephen Moore (1:36:32), Paul Jefferies
(1:42:42), John Edgar (1:42:54), Mark Tallon (1:43:06), Neil Harrington
(1:46:50), Stephen Ash (1:47:36 pb), Rob Gillham (1:49:42), Paul Roberts
(1:51:38), Stephen McAllister (1:52:16), Michael Watson (1:56:44 pb), Paul
Appleton (1:58:29), Ian Young (2:01:39), Bridget Stewart (2:04:13 pb), Gemma
Marshall (2:05:55), Paul Beadle (2:07:41), Kristy Burkin (2:10:08), Darren
Stockdale (2:16:09), Janet Scott (2:16:33), Lynsey Hannah (2:16:36), Emily Mann
(2:18:37), Carol Penney (2:24:25), Charlotte Jones (2:25:54), Mark Robinson
(2:25:55), Michael King (2:26:52 pb), Jeanette Appleton (2:28:40), Anne Bartram
(2:30:31), Julie Remmer (2:44:55), Ali Reah (2:53:00), Darryn Wood (3:12:20),
and Duncan O’Neill (3:12:42. Special
mention has to go to Andy Murray who completed the 13.1 mile course in 2:55:33
as part of the Teesdale and Weardale Search and Rescue Team, carrying a fully
laden stretcher. The previous day, Linda
Harrington completed the GNR 5k event in 33:34.
Wednesday 11th September, Nic Hollindale and Michal Ondrej
represented Great Britain in the ITU World Aquathlon Championships held in
London. The event took place at Hyde Park and consisted of a 1 kilometre lake
swim in the Serpentine followed by a 5km run around Hyde Park. Nic completed the
distances in 37:30 (14:23/21:47) to finish 14th in the 25-29 Age
Group and 6th Brit. Michal completed both disciplines in a time of
33:58 (13:59/18:54) to finish 20th in the 25-29 Age Group and 7th
Dave Thompson, Annette
Clark and Charlie Bogg completed the Lakeland 100 last Saturday, covering 100km
and 11,000 feet of ascent in 19:25:10.
Anthony Corbett took part in the 50km event, climbing over 6,500 feet to
finish in 8:25:09.
In recent fell races,
Nick Wadd completed the “Inclined to Madness” in 50:33 ahead of
Richard Payne in 65:49 and Danny Gordon in 68:04 whilst Dean Newton and Emma
Whitworth completed the race to the top of Roseberry Topping and back in 18:42
and 34:19 respectively.
There was a good turnout of club members at local
park runs. At Tees Barrage, John Brant and Paul Dunn completed the 5k
course in 25:45 and 27:00 whilst at Albert Park, Stephen Moore finished in
20:18. At Sedgefield, Mark Colling, Alan Prest and Gill Colling were in
attendance, finishing in 24:09, 31:14 and 33:14 respectively. At
Darlington, Michael Joyeux set a new 5k personal best time of 16:40 followed by
Nick Mason (18:50), Ewan Henderson (22:22), Peter Rowley (23:06), Simon Rek
(23:33), Danny Gordon (24:00), Iain Clyde (24:05), Jeff Marriott (24:43), Nick
Wadd (25:45), Hazel Commane (27:14), Glyn Casswell (29:13), Ian Hammond (30:11)
and Michael King (37:21).
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.