Press Report w/e 18/10/2015

by | Oct 21, 2015 | Press Reports

Quakers needed their passports at the ready last week as this year’s annual club trip took place over in Amsterdam.

Forty runners headed to the Dutch capital, where three different races were on offer – a marathon, half marathon and an 8K. The flat and fast courses resulted in an impressive 13 PB’s and a club record being set on the day, as well as some people attempting distances for the very first time.

The marathon saw Brian Martin first home for the club in 2:58:50 (setting both a PB and a new club record for his age category). Next to finish was Mark Robinson in 3:03:15 (PB), followed by Dawn Richardson (3:13:05), Wayne Bramley (3:15:12), David Todd (3:19:52, PB), Chris Minto (3:20:52), Rob Dent (3:20:57, PB), Billy Harris (3:30:46, PB), Graham Park (3:43:31), Wendy Colling (3:49:14), David Mclachlan (3:50:54), April Corbett (3:56:55), Anthony Corbett (4:05:09, PB), David Whittle (4:09:14), Sandra Cass (4:10:18, PB), Ty Hankinson (4:13:48, PB), Jeff Marriott (4:17:31), Charlie Bogg (4:18:49), Mark Colling (4:21:19), Gillian Harris (4:32:45, PB), Sandra Martin (4:32:45, PB), Steve Padgett (4:49:04) and Sue New (4:53:11).

In the half marathon distance Katherine Hackett completed the route in 1:33:14 along with Phil Rutter (1:40:49), Louise Trainor (1:44:15), Christine Crathorne (2:04:16, PB), Wendy Noble (2:10:22, PB), David Ledgerwood (2:13:32), Gill Colling (2:18:08) and Alan Prest (2:33:57). Meanwhile in the 8K event, Andrew Vernon finished in 32:09, followed by Sarah Watson (39:55), Dawn Bramley (41:40), James Simpson (42:39), Diane Adkins (50:32), Caroline Ridley-Marriott (55:22, PB), Mike Horan (1:05:26), Jamie Burn (1:05:28) and Kevin Simpson (1:05:29).

For those runners who didn’t head overseas, the latest championship race was taking place down at Boroughbridge; the Shaun Lee Johnstone Memorial. Paul Dalton finished the 10 mile multi-terrain course in 1:03:32 (and sixth place overall) along with Rebecca Bowes (1:31:41), Julie Whinn (1:32:46) and Sally Singleton (1:36:38).

Also heading off road was Ian Readman, who completed the Ennerdale 25K trail run in the Lake District in 2:14:20.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Michael Joyeux finished the run at South Park in 19:20 followed by Dale Chapman (19:45), Dave Jones (20:08), Nick Wadd (20:41), Phil Clarke (21:50), Rob Gillham (21:56), Rebecca Howard (22:46), Paul Roberts (23:24), Peter Rowley (24:30), Gavin Armstrong (25:11), Matthew Hall (25:16), Danny Gordon (26:01), Alec Cinamon (26:24), Michelle Boshier (26:53), Lewis Boshier (26:53), Paul Ryan (27:21), Lee Morris (27:50), Mark Trowles (28:08), Lisa Johnstone (28:37), Hazel Commane (28:59), Michelle Scruby (29:55), Nichola Jordan (31:19), Gary Read (34:19), Lorrae Rose (35:46), Janet Ghundoo (36:06) and Lucy Bendle (51:37).

At Tees Barrage, Jan Waite finished in 36:01 along with Emily Beaumont (45:42) while at the Riverside run Paul Dalton and Clare Stradling finished in 17:27 and 24:55 respectively. Stephen Moore ran at Albert Park in 22:14 while Richard Payne finished at Sedgefield in 25:35.

The marathon runners looking suitably pleased with themselves after completing the 26.2 mile distance in Amsterdam. In typical club fashion, Gillian Harris has already got the alcohol flowing! The marathon runners looking suitably pleased with themselves after completing the 26.2 mile distance in Amsterdam. In typical club fashion, Gillian Harris has already got the alcohol flowing!