On the morning British Summertime officially began, those runners who had remembered to change their clocks were up early for the trip to Hartlepool for the 5 Mile Marina Race.
A fairly dull looking morning saw Michael Joyeux coming home first for the club, and fourth overall, in 26:55 (PB), with Paul Dalton also finishing inside the top ten in 28:00 (PB). Dawn Richardson was the first female Quaker to finish, in 31:38, and was followed by Colin Wild (32:15), Rob Gillham (33:37), Dave Thompson (33:42, PB and breaking the club’s over 60’s record for the distance by more than two and a half minutes), Chris Minto (34:56, PB), Gary Read (35:36), Mark Colling (36:38, PB), Peter Rowley (36:46), Neil Harrington (37:32, PB), Jeff Marriott (38:22), Pam Barrass (41:42), Julie Whinn (41:48), Colin Smith (43:50), Ian Young (44:06), Emma Whitworth (44:17), John Whinn (45:19), Diane Adkins (47:43) and Linda Harrington (57:37).
In the Saturday morning Parkruns, Peter Commane completed the three lap course at South Park in 18:18, followed by Michael Kay (19:29), Dale Chapman (20:07), Ewan Henderson (20:54), Rob Gillham (21:08), Peter Rowley (22:21), Zoe Rothery (23:09), Steve Mcallister (23:27), Abbie Hull (23:34), Jeff Marriott (23:43), Timothy Francis (24:18), Gary Read (24:37), Lesley Miller (25:03), Jessica Campbell (25:23), Darryn Wood (26:04), Ian Hammond (26:20), Steven Johnston (27:01), Sally Singleton (28:53), Michael King (29:43), Grainne Duffy (31:07), Hazel Commane (33:06), Sara Kingdon (34:00), Julie Wright (35:27) and Paul Dalton (51:59).
At Sedgefield, Paul Roberts completed the two lap course there in 22:01, along with April Corbett (24:56), Nicola Howe (25:42), Sandra Cass (26:09), Anthony Corbett (28:07), Mark Colling (28:07), Gill Colling (29:42), Diane Adkins (30:24), Lorraine Batts (36:46) and Jill Wallis (45:59), while at Tees Barrage, John Brant finished in 25:17, followed by Paul Appleton (25:34) and Jeanette Appleton (28:29). Three Quakers had a Parkrun to themselves with Steven Moore completing Albert Park in 19:46, Alan Prest running at Durham in 31:29 and Dave Thompson doing Stewart Park in 21:41.
Hometown girl Emma Whitworth brightening up a dull Sunday morning in Hartlepool