Press Report w/e 27/04/2014

by | Apr 29, 2014 | Press Reports

Off road action was the order of the week with various races on offer to keep Quakers occupied. The latest 10K league race took place at Fountains Abbey, just outside Ripon, on a mixed terrain course where the muddy conditions caused a few members to become parted from their footwear.

First home for the club, and fifth overall, was Paul Dalton in 38:07, followed by Brian Martin (43:13), Mark Robinson (44:05), Rob Gillham (45:35), Paul Keedy (47:01), Marta Rybarczyk (50:14), Gary Read (50:22), Steven Moore (51:04), Paul Jefferies (52:35), Stephen McAllister (52:58), Paul Hutchinson (58:43), Julie Jefferies (1:01:16), Claire Norman (1:02:56), Hannah Robinson (1:03:37), Sally Singleton (1:03:50) and Darryn Wood (1:09:56).

Over in the North Yorkshire Moors, five Quakers braved the hills to complete the Fox and Hounds Chase, a 9 mile fell race which took in a climb of 1500 metres. Despite low visibility on large parts of the course, Michael Joyeux finished seventh in 1:20:21, followed by Anthony Corbett (1:40:07), Rob Dent (1:41:24), Darren Stockdale (1:43:00) and Abbie Hull (1:43:04).

Further afield, Charlie Bogg and Dave Thompson completed the Fellsman, a 61 mile race in the Yorkshire Dales which started at Ingleton and finished at Grassington. Taking in a total climb of 11,000 feet, the pair both finished together in 20 hours 39 minutes.

Meanwhile in Northumberland, Annette Clarke survived some wet and muddy conditions to complete the Kielder 100K ultra race in 6 hours 15 minutes.

Midweek saw two smaller off-road events. On Wednesday, the Neptune Relay event was held at Hardwick Park, Sedgefield with teams of four runners each completing a 1.7 mile lap round the park. A total of 36 Quakers were there, enough to field nine teams at the event, the highest of which came 11th out of the field of 120.

On Thursday, the first of the Summer Tees Trail 5K races took place at Wynyard Park, which saw a record turnout for the event. First home for the club over the woodland course was Rob Dent in 19:50, followed by Mark Robinson (20:29), Dale Chapman (20:52), Ewan Henderson (20:55), Stephen Moore (21:19), Paul Keedy (22:30), Gary Read (23:10), Mark Colling (24:12), Darryn Wood (24:24), Matt Jackson (24:38), April Corbett (25:20), Anthony Corbett (25:23), Paul Hutchinson (26:01), Jessica Campbell (26:04), Aidan Robertson (27:40), Gillian Harris (28:23), Diane Adkins (31:05), Gill Colling (31:11) and Emma Whitworth (33:16).

In the Saturday morning Parkruns, Michael Joyeux was second overall at South Park in 16:49, followed by Paul Dalton (18:59), Dale Chapman (19:32), Nick Mason (19:53), Carl Bedford (20:14), Brian Martin (20:16), Steve Snook (20:32), Zoe Rothery (23:20), David Whittle (23:33), Danny Gordon (24:05), David Mclachlan (24:15), John Brant (24:55), David Hood (25:49), Sue Woodcock (25:57), Nigel Walker (26:32), Gary Read (26:52), Wendy Noble (28:26), Lewis Boshier (28:30), Michelle Boshier (28:30), Rob Gillham (29:56), Grainne Duffy (30:52), Michael King (31:04), Sara Kingdon (32:03), Sandra Martin (33:51), Gillian Harris (33:52), Emma Whitworth (33:53) and Lorraine Batts (36:19)

Seven made the trip to the inaugural Hartlepool Parkrun where Mark Colling finished in 22:53, along with Abbie Hull (22:56, PB), April Corbett (25:09), Wendy Colling (25:09), Nicola Howe (25:10, PB), Anthony Corbett (25:10) and Gill Colling (27:28).

Elsewhere in the region, Stephen Moore was the sole Quaker at Albert Park, finishing in 19:55, while Durham was visited by Richard Payne (25:49) and Alan Prest (31:46). At Sedgefield, Paul Roberts ran in 22:10 along with Julie Remmer (34:57) and Jill Wallis (42:31) while at Tees Barrage were Paul Appleton (25:30) and Jeanette Appleton (28:06).

img-11 Sally Singleton smiles at the news there is no more mud to run through at Fountains Abbey