There was very little to choose from racing wise last week, on what appeared to be one of the quietest weekends of the year.
The sole 10K race was at York, which took in most of the city centre and also saw three Quakers deliberately starting last of all. Rob Dent was first home for the club in 42:18, followed by Bridget Stewart (51:30), Robert Kirby (51:55), James Simpson (1:02:50, PB), Aidan Robertson (1:03:54), Carol Penney (1:05:34) and Adrian Dent (1:15:30).
For the more hardcore amongst the club, ten headed off to the Lake District to compete in the Total Warrior Event, a 10 mile event taking in various obstacles and climbs, and plenty of mud. First to survive the course was Mark Tallon in 3:16:56, then Ingrid Gunning (3:17:01), Chris Jakeman (3:17:02), Darren Stockdale (3:17:02), Michael Kay (3:17:48), Dawn Richardson (3:17:49), Patrick Robson (3:35:53), Michelle Boshier (3:35:59), Suzanne Matthews (3:36:00) and Sara Kingdon (3:36:01).
The previous week had also seen the Clive Golledge relays at Crook which featured a mixed team relay of three 2.2 mile laps. The trio of Dawn Richardson, Michael Parry and Michael Joyeux were the first team overall, finishing in 41:19. They were followed by Rebecca Howard, Paul Dalton and Ian Readman in 47:09, Neil Scollick, Lesley Miller and Dale Chapman in 52:46, Matthew Hall, Elaine Cooper and Gary Read in 54:20 and Joanne Todd, Chris Minto and Paul Roberts in 54:22.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Paul Dalton was first home at South Park in 19:04, followed by Peter Commane (19:17), Richard Hughes (19:32), Charles Herrington (20:58), Gary Read (21:01), Dale Chapman (21:02), Rob Gillham (21:06), Dave Thompson (21:21), Danny Gordon (23:42), Matthew Hall (24:12), John Brant (24:50), Mark Blewitt (25:01), Colin Smith (26:11), Wendy Noble (28:01), Sally Singleton (28:28), Hannah Robinson (28:36), Duncan O’neil (30:07), Michael King (30:21) and Lisa Burton (33:57).
At Sedgefield, Paul Roberts finished in 23:06, along with Richard Payne (26:02), Sandra Cass (27:30), Diane Adkins (33:59), Lucy Bendle (34:40) and Jill Wallis (36:01) while Sarah Watson ran at Hackworth in 26:32.
In Durham, Mark Colling completed the course there in 23:17, followed by Wendy Colling (23:55), April Corbett (24:10), Anthony Corbett (24:16) and Gill Colling (29:22), while Stephen Moore ran at Albert Park in 20:48.
Some of the Total Warrior runners – clearly taken before they dived into the mud!