Quakers went far and wide in search of 10K races last week, on a weekend which was perhaps more suited for sunbathing than running.
Five runners packed their buckets and spades as they headed off to Blackpool to complete the 10K there. Stephen Moore was first to finish for the club in 43:25, followed by Gary Read (44:22), Stephen Johnston (53:55), Darryn Wood (54:17) and James Simpson (64:13, PB).
Down at the 10K race in Leeds, Paul Dalton finished in 36:28, along with Rob Dent (42:33), Bridget Stewart (50:41, PB), Carol Penney (1:10:34) and Adrian Dent (1:24:52).
Three made the trip to Harrogate where Andrew Vernon completed the course in 45:34, with Michael Oliver in 48:41 and Sarah Watson in 55:22.
Over on the coast at the Victorian 10K in Marske, Peter Rowley finished in 48:28 along with Alan Prest in 1:04:34.
For those wanting something a bit longer, further up the coast was the Northumberland Coastal Run, covering 14 miles. First home for the club was Colin Wild in 1:38:44, followed by Andrew Walker (1:54:46), Peter Dods (1:58:36) and Damian Wynne (2:17:19)
Midweek saw round 5 of the Stockton Summer Trail 5K series, this time at Ropner Park. Dale Chapman finished in 19:50 along with Rob Dent (19:55), Ewan Henderson (20:48), Stephen Moore (21:32), Gary Read (21:49), Louise Trainor (22:00), Darryn Wood (23:53), Danny Gordon (24:29), Matt Jackson (24:44), Julie Jefferies (25:10) and Sarah Watson (25:39).
Meanwhile up in Sunderland, Nick Mason completed the 5K race there in 18:43.
The previous weekend had seen the 50th running of the Lyke Wake Race covering the 42 miles from Scarth Wood Moor, Osmotherley, across the North Yorkshire Moors, and ending on the coast at Ravenscar. Dave Thompson was the first Quaker to finish the gruelling distance in 8 hours 21 minutes, followed by Katherine Hackett (9:06), Charlie Bogg (9:17), Annette Clarke (9:34), Anthony Corbett (9:41), Wendy Colling (9:49), Abbie Hull (9:55), Mark Colling (9:57), Mark Tallon & Darren Stockdale (both in 10:14), Emma Bland (10:43), Sandra Cass & Gillian Harris (both in 11:24), Stephen Ash & Michelle Boshier (both in 11:32) and Paul Dunn (12:20). Honourable mentions must go to Wayne Bramley, Glyn Casswell & Diane Gardner who had to retire along the way on what was a particularly hot day for such an event.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Paul Roberts was first home at South Park in 21:02, followed by Phil Rutter (21:24), Steve Mcallister (21:32), Nick Wadd (21:36), Gary Read (24:44), Dale Chapman (24:46), David Hood (24:49), Alec Cinamon (26:01), Sarah Watson (26:37), Hannah Robinson (27:51), Lewis Boshier (28:11), Michelle Boshier (28:11), Sally Singleton (29:13), Rob Gillham (30:16), Siobhan Waddell (30:22), Michael King (30:22), Grainne Duffy (30:35), Lee Morris (30:57) and Wendy Noble (37:23).
Over at Sedgefield, Anthony Corbett finished in 23:55, along with April Corbett (24:30), Sandra Cass (27:28), Julie Whinn (27:41), Nicola Howe (28:12), Diane Adkins (33:19) and Jill Wallis (43:50), while at Tees Barrage, Mark Colling completed the course there in 24:32, followed by Paul Appleton (25:44), Jeanette Appleton (28:13), Wendy Colling (28:48), Gill Colling (28:49) and Lucy Bendle (34:55).
At Hackworth, Dave Thompson finished in 22:13, Stephen Moore ran at Albert Park in 20:59 while Andrew Henderson completed Durham in 18:37.
Anthony Corbett and Dave Thompson still smiling even after 42 miles of running