A large group of Quakers headed down the road to Lightwater Valley last weekend. Sadly, they were not there for a ride on the rollercoasters, but for the 10km race. Held on a mixed terrain course, Michael Joyeux was first home for the club, and the second finisher overall, in 35:00, closely followed by Paul Dalton in 35:52. Also running for the club were Rob Gillham (44:33), Ty Hankinson (new PB of 47:01), Michael Oliver (new PB of 47:14), Gary Read (47:32), Mark Colling (47:42), Peter Rowley (47:50), Danny Gordon (48.18), Paul Jefferies (48:20), Anthony Corbett (49:02), Jeff Marriott (49.34), April Corbett (new PB of 51:13), Sandra Martin (56:37) and Emma Whitworth (59:11).
In Lancashire, four made the trip over the Pennines for the Trimpell 20 mile race. On a fairly cold and windy day, Nick Mason completed the virtually flat course in 2:17:44, with Mark Robinson not far behind in 2:27:56. Dave Thompson broke the club’s over 60’s record for the distance, recording 2:30:06 while Daz Wood finished in 3:20:19. The previous week had also seen Richard Hughes complete the Locke Park 20 mile race in 3:09:08.
In the Saturday morning park runs, Steven Moore was the sole Quaker at Albert Park where he set a new 5K PB of 19:35. Tees Barrage was visited by Dave Thompson (22:41), Paul Appleton (25:35) and Jeanette Appleton (28:32), while at Sedgefield, Colin Wild completed the two lap course there in 20:06, followed by Paul Roberts (21:53), Abbie Hull (24:37), April Corbett (25:41), Katie Barker (26:50), Mark Colling (28:39), Wendy Colling (28:39), Anthony Corbett (28:49), Gill Colling (30:23), Diane Adkins (30:56), Richard Payne (40:51) and Jill Wallis (46:08).
In the home run at South Park, Michael Kay completed the course in 19:36, closely followed by Dawn Richardson in 19:46. Also running were Dale Chapman (20:28), David Mclachlan (20:42), Peter Rowley (21:55), Rob Gillham (22:08), Neil Harrington (22:44), Zoe Rothery (23:08), Matt Jackson (23:10), David Whittle (23:33), Jeff Marriott (23:57), Gary Read, (24:00), Steve Mcallister (24:17), John Brant (24:34), Rob Marquiss (26:01), Nigel Walker (26:31), Alec Cinamon (27:11), Gillian Harris (28:17), Michael King (29:58), Grainne Duffy (31:30), Emma Whitworth (31:31), Charlotte Jones (32:15), Gemma Marshall (32:43), Sara Kingdon (34:42), Lisa Burton (36:28) and Daz Wood (47:00).