Press Report w/e 27/12/2015

by | Dec 29, 2015 | Press Reports

Several Quakers were up early on the big day – not for their presents, but for the Christmas Day parkruns.

At South Park, where runners turned up dressed as Santas, fairies and even turkeys, Marc Ellis finished the festive run in 19:04, followed by Michael Joyeux (19:09), Rob Dent (19:14), Dave Jones (19:38), Brian Martin (20:00), Ian Readman (20:07), Dawn Richardson (20:14), Nick Mason (20:44), Ewan Henderson (21:09), Gary Read (21:26), Nick Wadd (21:45), Paul Roberts (21:46), David Todd (21:57), Richard Hughes (22:17), Phil Rutter (22:44), Diane Vaughan (22:57), Rob Gillham (23:41), Phil Clarke (24:25), Peter Rowley (24:44), Sarah Watson (25:39), Andrew Vernon (25:45), Duncan O’neil (26:13), Iain Clyde (26:31), Sandra Martin (27:17), Michelle Boshier (27:38), Lewis Boshier (27:38), Gillian Harris (28:25), Sally Singleton (29:27), Diane Adkins (30:28), Michelle Scruby (30:43), Michael King (32:03) and Adrian Dent (36:11). Over at Sedgefield, Gill Wallis ran there in 35:12, while Stephen Moore did the run at Albert Park in 22:18.

The cancellation of the year’s final league race, the Jolly Holly Jog at Ripon, left the Guisborough Woods fell race as the only remaining fixture on the calendar. Covering 5.5 miles and taking in 1,200 feet of climb, Michael Thompson finished the fairly muddy three lap route in 50:06, followed by Darren Wright (55:12), Paul Roberts (1:00:43) and Graham Park (1:03:45).

In the Saturday morning parkruns, a flooded course caused the cancellation of the run at South Park, which left runners heading elsewhere. At Sedgefield, April Corbett finished in 26:22 along with Wendy Colling (26:35), Anthony Corbett (27:05), Diane Adkins (33:36) and Jill Wallis (34:56) while at Albert Park, Paul Dalton and Stephen Moore finished there in 18:11 and 24:39 respectively. Meanwhile, north of the border, David Ledgerwood did the Springburn parkrun in Glasgow in 29:08.

Darren Wright running his way through the mud at Guisborough Darren Wright running his way through the mud at Guisborough