Press Report w/e 27/07/2014

by | Aug 1, 2014 | Press Reports

It was a long weekend for some Quakers last week as the Thunder Run event came round once again, though unlike 12 months ago it didn’t live up to its name, as the weather this year was much more pleasant.

Held over a 10K route at Catton Park, Derbyshire, the event saw both soloists and teams running for the club. Among the mad runners attempting it solo were Brian Martin, who completed 15 laps, Billy Harris (9 laps) and Gillian Harris (5 laps).

In the mixed event, Michael Joyeux led a team consisting of Chris Minto, Mark Robinson, Dawn Richardson and Steve Padget while Emma Whitworth’s group featured Sandra Martin, Charlotte Jones, Leigh Padgett and Steph Gee. April Corbett led the group of Sandra Cass, Diane Adkins, Nicola Howe and Julie Whinn while Anthony Corbett’s crew featured Mark Colling, Wendy Colling, Roy MacDougall and John Whinn.

Midweek at the Elvet Striders event at Durham, Mark Colling completed the 5.2 mile distance in 46:05, along with Anthony Corbett (46.08), April Corbett (48.22) and Wendy Colling (48.50).

The hardcore long distance trio of Annette Clarke, Charlie Bogg and Dave Thompson completed the Lakeland 50 Miles Challenge at the weekend. In a race that involved a total climb of 10,000 feet in very hot conditions, the three finished together in 13 hours 28 minutes.

The previous week had seen the final round of the NYSD Track event at Eastbourne track. In the 800 meters, Michael Joyeux posted a time of 2:23, while in the mile event, Michael finished in 4:58, with Neil Scollick in 6:33. As a result of his performances across the series, Michael also won the NYSD 5000m gold medal in the senior male category. The event also featured the rare sight of a Quaker on the field, with Neil Scollick winning the high jump event with a height of 1.60 metres, whilst later on recording a jump of 10.88 metres in the triple jump.

The previous week had also seen Graham Park complete the Yorkshire Wolds half marathon in 1:59:50.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Nick Mason was first home at South Park in 19:08, followed by Dale Chapman (19:19), Richard Hughes (19:40), Michael Kay (19:54), Richard Coulson (20:20), Rob Gillham (20:54), Phil Rutter (21:28), Michael Oliver (22:05), Gary Read (22:33), Matthew Hall (24:20), Mark Blewitt (24:33), Sarah Watson (24:54), David Hood (25:32), Michael Robinson (25:40), Matt Jackson (25:41), Colin Smith (26:26), Sally Singleton (28:24), Wendy Noble (28:31), Duncan O’neil (30:04) and Lee Morris (31:06).

Over at Tees Barrage, Paul Appleton finished in 26:30 along with John Brant (26:44) and Jeanette Appleton (28:53), while Steven Moore ran at Albert Park in 20:54.

Among the tourists, some of those at the Thunder Run headed to the Conkers parkrun in North West Leicestershire. Mark Robinson was first home in 20:10, along with Michael Joyeux (20:13), Anthony Corbett (28:21), Mark Colling (28:22), Wendy Colling (28:43), April Corbett (28:44), Roy Macdougall (28:50), Gill Colling (30:41), Diane Adkins  (32:41), Julie Whinn (35:50), Nicola Howe (35:52), Emma Whitworth (35:54), Sandra Cass (35:55) and Jill Wallis (35:55). Meanwhile in Wales, Paul Dalton completed the Porthcawl parkrun in 18:09.

The Thunder Run ladies setting the latest fashion trend last weekend The Thunder Run ladies setting the latest fashion trend last weekend