Press Report w/e 22/02/2015

by | Feb 25, 2015 | Press Reports

Quakers headed down south to the capital last weekend as the cross country season came to a close with the National Championships in London.

In the women’s race, which covered 8K, Rebecca Howard finished in 46:36 along with Sarah Watson (50:15) and Stephanie Kingdon (57:45). In the men’s race, which covered 12K, Michael Joyeux finished in 51:45 followed by Michael Kay (59:33), Darren Stockdale (1:01:45), Steve Snook (1:02:01), Mark Tallon (1:02:28), Andrew Vernon (1:03:47), Phill Hall (1:06:56), Graham Park (1:07:09) and David Aiken (1:16:55).

At the Snake Lane 10 mile race in Pocklington, Nick Mason completed the course in 1:04:32, followed by Peter Rowley (1:21:21), Neil Harrington (1:22:41) and Clare Stradling (1:26:57).

The latest in the Stockton Winter 5K series took place at Hartlepool. First home over the muddy course was David Todd in 22:32 along with Louise Trainor (22:40), Gary Read (24:38) and Emily Beaumont (33:17).

Overseas, in Wellington, New Zealand, James Simpson completed both the Waterfront 5K race in 24:49 and the “Round the Bays” half marathon in 2:03:18.

The usual trio were out on the hills, though not all in the same location for once. Down in Norfolk, Dave Thompson completed the LDWA Winter Poppyline 50 mile run, a circular route north of Norwich passing through Cromer on the coast. In beautiful sunny weather, he finished in 9 hours 28 minutes (PB). Not faring as well with the weather were Annette Clarke and Charlie Bogg who endured gales, hailstones and torrential rain in their race. Heading over to Lancashire they completed the Peelers Hike, a 23 mile route on the moors above Bury in 6 hours.

The previous week had seen the first of this year’s Hardmoors Marathon series, this one taking place at Osmotherly. In the marathon distance, Dave Thompson finished in 5:55:30 (and first in his age category), followed by Mark and Wendy Colling (both 6:51:45) and Emily Beaumont (7:12:15) while over the half marathon distance Sandra Cass and April Corbett finished together in 3:32:40. Over the 10K distance, Anthony Corbett finished in 1:07:20 along with Michelle Boshier (1:19:35), Rebecca Bowes (1:19:50) and Diane Adkins (1:32:35)

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dale Chapman finished at South Park in 19:44 followed by Richard Coulson (20:32), Phil Rutter (21:25), David Whittle (21:49), David Todd (21:54), Zoe Rothery (22:02), Rob Gillham (22:35), Gary Read (23:19), Gavin Armstrong (23:20), Peter Rowley (23:31), Rebecca Bowes (25:21), John Brant  (25:35), Wendy Noble  (27:51), Mark Trowles (27:53), Fin Fox (27:57), Joanne Dewar (28:29), Steven Johnston (29:58), Lisa Johnstone (30:03) and Lucy Bendle (33:37).

There was a sizeable female contingent at the Penrith run where Katherine Hackett finished in 21:54 along with Bev Snook (26:53), April Corbett (27:24), Wendy Colling (27:25), Sandra Cass (27:53), Julie Whinn (28:25), Nicola Howe (28:56), Sandra Martin (29:53), Emily Mann (30:01), Gillian Harris (30:15), Sally Singleton (31:40), Diane Adkins (32:35), Gill Colling (32:36), Grainne Duffy (34:06) and Jill Wallis (36:16).

Closer to home, at Sedgefield, Sarah Leach finished in 28:36 along with Anthony Corbett (29:37), Jeff Marriott (29:38) and Abbie Hull            (30:33), while Stephen Moore did the run at Albert Park in 23:06. At Tees Barrage, Paul and Jeanette Appleton completed the run there in 27:00 and 30:04 respectively, Alan Prest did the run at Durham in 31:46, while Lee Morris finished the run at Riverside in 30:58.

The other tourists this week included Sue New and Graham Park who completed the run at Gladstone Park, London in 27:04 and 27:05 respectively, Lyn Hatch who did the Worcester run in 28:49 and Glyn Caswell who ran at Reigate in 30:15.

img-3 Louise Trainor smiling despite the mud at the Hartlepool trail race.