Knowsley played host to the Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships last Saturday with six Quakers braving the extremely muddy conditions following a torrential rain shower. In the ladies race, Nic Hollindale was the sole Quaker in attendance, finishing in 45:39, whilst in the men’s race, Brian Martin was first home for the club in 54:03, ahead of Mark Tallon in 1:03:11, Graham Park in 1:05:27, Rob McSherry in 1:08:05 and Daniel Crane in 1:20:09.
In local park runs, Alan Prest completed the Durham route in 32:59 with Stephen Moore running the Albert Park course in 20:09. At Sedgefield, April Corbett recorded 25:52 around the Hardwick Park grounds, followed by Abbie Hull in 26:23 and Diane Adkins in 31:00. At Tees Barrage, Paul Dunn was first Quaker home in 25:14, ahead of John Brant in 25:43, Paul Appleton in 26:08 and Jeanette Appleton in 28:43. Michael Joyeux was first finisher at Darlington in 17:01, followed by Paul Dalton (17:09), Ewan Henderson (20:02), Stephen Deighton (20:30), Michael Oliver (22:01), Peter Rowley (22:31), Paul Roberts (23:13), Rob Gillham (23:16), Zoe Rothery (23:28), Lindsey Lester (23:54), Steve McAllister (24:45), Tim Francis (25:12), Gillian Harris (26:05), Ingrid Gunning (26:07), Sarah Deighton (26:37), Wendy Noble (27:54), Matt Jackson (28:05), Michael King (28:58), Sally Singleton (29:32), Gary Read (31:11), Darryn Wood (36:42) and Jeff Marriott (43:17). Further afield, Ty Hankinson completed the Newark event in 24:24 and Hazel Commane ran the Brighton and Hove route in 34:42.