Thirsk was the destination of choice for many Quakers last weekend, with several taking advantage of the fairly flat course to record some sizeable PB’s, despite an unwelcome hailstorm late on in the race.
Michael Joyeux was first home for the club in 56:33 (PB), with Paul Dalton also finishing under the hour in 58:10 (PB). Next in was Peter Commane (1:01:02), followed by Colin Wild (1:05:30), Stephen Moore (1:06:22, PB), Dawn Richardson (1:07:06), David McLachlan (1:10:20), Rob Gillham (1:10:58, PB), Rob Dent (1:11:00, PB), Paul Roberts (1:12:12, PB), Steve Snook (1:12:29), Graham Park (1:13:36), Andrew Walker (1:14:34), Peter Dods (1:15:57), Peter Rowley (1:17:57), Neil Harrington (1:18:26), Michael Oliver (1:18:48), Mark Colling (1:18:51, PB), Anthony Corbett (1:21:27, PB), April Corbett (1:24:43, PB), Rebecca Howard (1:25:35), Michael Watson (1:25:35), Julie Whinn (1:29:44), Robert Kirby (1:31:20), Jamie Burn (1:33:03), Sandra Martin (1:34:43), Colin Smith (1:35:50), Claire Norman (1:39:38), Emma Whitworth (1:41:00), Kevin Simpson (1:41:01, PB) and Alan Prest (1:50:37).
Meanwhile three Quakers made the trip over to Merseyside for the Liverpool Half Marathon with Nick Mason completing the course there in 1:29:52 along with Graeme Stanton (1:45:13) and Sarah Davies (2:07:54).
The latest round of the Hardmoors event took place on Saturday, the distance on this occasion being 55 miles. On a route that saw the runners take in an ascent of over 8,000 feet in ever changing weather conditions, Annette Clarke was first home for the club in 12:56:00, followed by Charlie Bogg in 12:56:50 and Roy MacDougall in 14:52:55.
At Stockton, race 8 of the 5k Winter Trail series saw Ewan Henderson finish in 21:58, along with Gary Read (23:42), Matt Jackson (25:02), Aiden Robertson (28:55) and Gillian Harris (29:26).
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Peter Commane was first in for the club at South Park in 18:53, followed by Richard Coulson (19:48), Dale Chapman (19:54), Rob Gillham (21:17), Chris Minto (21:20), Ewan Henderson (21:36), Peter Rowley (22:07), Zoe Rothery (23:01), Jeff Marriott (23:34), Steve Mcallister (24:00), Mark Colling (24:11), Danny Gordon (24:21), Timothy Francis (24:35), Rob Marquiss (25:58), Nigel Walker (26:14), Gary Read (26:20), Gemma Marshall (26:50), Darryn Wood (27:02), Gillian Harris (27:47), Gill Colling (29:13), Michael King (29:53), Sally Singleton (29:57), Diane Adkins (30:07), Charlotte Jones (31:29, PB) and Lisa Burton (33:04).
At Albert Park, Stephen Moore finished in 19:58, along with Dave Thompson (21:28) and Anthony Corbett (25:06). Paul Roberts (22:28) and April Corbett (25:38) made the trip over to Sedgefield, John Brant completed Tees Barrage in 26:13 and Abbie Hull ran at Stewart Park in 24:09. Further afield Paul Appleton (25:56) and Jeanette Appleton (28:51) both completed the park run in Preston.
Rebecca Howard and Michael Watson putting their “YMCA” dance moves into action at Thirsk