Press Report w/e 15/11/2015

by | Nov 17, 2015 | Press Reports

It was spikes at the ready for many Quakers last weekend, as the muddiest cross country event of them all came round once again.

Hartlepool played host to the latest of this season’s events at the Summerhill Country Park which saw some runners completing their first ever cross country race. In the women’s event, which also included the over 65 men, Sarah Watson was first to finish the 4.6K distance in 23:49 along with Rebecca Howard (24:47), Danny Gordon (24:56), Michelle Boshier (25:55), Wendy Noble (28:09) and Gill Colling (28:36).

In the men’s event, which covered 8.9K, Michael Thompson finished in 42:52, just ahead of Andrew Vernon (42:54) and followed by Phil Rutter (43:46), Paul Roberts (44:05), Rob Gillham (45:08), Graham Park (45:17), Lewis Boshier (56:39), Gary Read (56:39), Matt Jackson (59:47), David Ledgerwood (59:52) and Jeff Marriott (1:00:11).

Several runners headed down to Leeds for the Abbey Dash 10K, which took in an out and back route from the city centre to Kirkstall Abbey. Paul Dalton was first home for the club in 35:42, followed by Rob Dent (40:59), Richard Hughes (46:22), Stephen Moore (46:43), Iain Clyde (47:12), Diane Vaughan (47:13), Francis Connolly (47:13), Nick Mason (47:17), Neil Harrington (48:38), Gavin Armstrong (49:05), Bridget Stewart (49:50), James Simpson (50:19), Julie Whinn (55:11), Helen Brown (56:09), Joanne Dewar (56:34 and setting a new club record for her age category), Paul Rossington (58:23), Lee Morris (1:02:08), Diane Adkins (1:05:37) and Lena Rusa (1:10:09).

On the other side of the country, Steve Snook completed the Brampton to Carlisle 10 mile race, officially the oldest race over the distance in the UK, in 1:13:42.

Down in the Yorkshire Dales, two hardy souls braved the rain and wind to complete the Wensleydale Wedge, a 23 mile route starting from Askrigg. Despite having to put up with diversions en route due to flooding, Charlie Bogg finished in 5:42 with Dave Thompson coming home in 6:46.

The previous week had seen the latest of the Hardmoors trail series events, this time over at Goathland. In some very wet conditions, six completed the marathon distance; Roy Macdougall and Mark Colling coming home in 7:00:48, while the quartet of April Corbett, Anthony Corbett, Wendy Colling and Sandra Cass all finished together in 7:16:51.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Michael Joyeux was first across the line at South Park in 17:12, followed by Dave Jones (20:00), Marc Ellis (20:17), Paul Roberts (21:48), Phil Clarke (22:07), Rebecca Bowes (25:11), James Simpson (25:39), Gary Read (26:04), Lewis Boshier (26:20), Michelle Boshier (26:21), Mark Blewitt (26:41), Paul Ryan (27:07), Duncan O’neil (27:09), David Ledgerwood (27:26), Michelle Scruby (28:49), Lisa Johnstone (28:53), Laura Adams (30:05), Fiona Dixon (30:52), Michael King (34:01), Simon Farley-Smith (34:19), Jan Waite (34:54) and Adrian Dent (40:08).

Over at Sedgefield, Anthony Corbett finished in 25:20 along with Wendy Colling (26:49), April Corbett (26:50), Sandra Cass (27:11), Jeff Marriott (28:29), Sally Singleton (30:25) and Julie Remmer (38:20), while at Albert Park, Paul Dalton and Stephen Moore did the run there in 19:25 and 22:08 respectively. Further afield, Peter Rowley ran at Keswick in 25:29, while Andrew Henderson completed the Wimpole Estate run, near Cambridge in 19:42.

Sarah Watson storming her way through the mud at Hartlepool Sarah Watson storming her way through the mud at Hartlepool