Press Report w/e 26/04/2015

by | Apr 28, 2015 | Press Reports

London called for Quakers at the weekend, with several heading down for the marathon which saw not only some massive personal bests, but two club records being smashed in the process.

First home for the club over the 26.2 mile distance was Michael Joyeux in the amazing time of 2:39:08 (PB), followed by Brian Martin (3:02:53, PB and breaking his own club record for his age category), Katherine Hackett (3:11:56, PB), David Thompson (3:33:44), Steve Snook (3:35:19), Phil Clarke (3:38:39), Wendy Colling (3:43:46, PB and breaking the club record for her age category by more than half an hour), Stephen Moore (3:44:19), Glyn Casswell (3:59:38), April Corbett (4:01:05, PB), Stephen Ash (4:02:42), Elaine Cooper (4:10:28, PB), Jeff Marriott (4:12:37), Michael Oliver (4:16:50), David Ledgerwood (5:11:50), Julie Remmer (5:55:52) and Gemma Marshall (5:56:37).

The first of the Stockton Summer 5K series got underway at Preston Park during the week. First home for the club over the one lap course was Rob Dent in 19:16 followed by Ewan Henderson (19:57, PB), Gary Read (22:07), Andrew Lambe (22:47), Phill Hall (23:41), Rebecca Howard (23:48), Anthony Corbett (24:07), Paul Appleton (24:26), Sarah Watson (25:04), Paul Jeffries (25:10), Danny Gordon (25:35), Rebecca Bowes (26:02), Abbie Hull (26:06), Lena Rusa (26:56), Alec Cinamon (29:01) and Diane Adkins (33:47).

Midweek also featured the first of the local summer relay events. Held at Hardwick Park, Sedgefield it saw teams of four runners, each doing a 1.7 mile lap of the park. Quakers fielded nine teams in all, second only in number to Sedgefield Harriers, the home team, whose event it was. The first quartet to finish were Michael Joyeux, Michael Kay, Ewan Henderson and Rob Dent in 39:11, followed by Phil Clarke, Chris Minto, Gary Read and James Simpson (44:07), Neil Harrington, Phill Hall, Phil Rutter and Richard Payne (48:34), Stephen Moore, Ian Readman, Terri Deighton and Hannah Robinson (50:21), Sarah Watson, Rebecca Howard, Rebecca Bowes and Julie Whinn (51:20), Mark Colling, Wendy Colling, Jo Dewar and Abbie Hull (52:05), Michelle Boshier John Whinn, Sarah Wilson and Andrew Dixon (54:14), Emily Mann, Sally Singleton, Lena Rusa and Lisa Johnstone (57:28) and Lewis Boshier, Gill Colling, Linda Harrington and Graham Park (58:12). Also running in mixed teams were Nick Mason (whose team finished first in that category), Diane Vaughan and Dawn Richardson.

Out on the hills were Annette Clarke and Charlie Bogg, this time for the Yorkshire Three Peaks race which took in Pen y Ghent, Whernside and Inglebrough. Covering 23.3 miles and over 5,200 feet of climb, Annette finished in 5 hours 11 minutes, while Charlie unfortunately had to retire midway round due to an injury sustained in a fall, which in fact later turned out to be a broken leg.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Andrew Vernon finished the run at South Park in 20:04 followed by David Todd (21:24), Marc Ellis (21:41), Rob Gillham (21:46), Nick Wadd (22:00), Phill Hall (22:46), Dale Chapman (22:46), Steve Mcallister (23:06), Paul Roberts (23:21), Danny Gordon (24:16), Mark Blewitt (24:22), Sarah Watson (24:27, PB), Adrian Johnstone (25:08), Colin Smith (26:07), Julien Deckard (26:27), Lyn Hatch (26:52), Paula Roberts (27:35), Joanne Dewar (28:03), Mark Trowles (29:01), Anna Wallace (30:08), Michael King (31:58), Juelz Lee-Deckard (32:06), Gary Read (35:14) and Paul Ryan (47:55).

At Tees Barrage, Paul Dalton was first across the line there in 18:09 along with Paul Appleton (25:17), Olena Rusa (27:47) and Jeanette Appleton (28:58) while over at Sedgefield, Richard Payne completed the run there in 25:16 followed by Abbie Hull (26:37), Diane Adkins (34:30) and Jill Wallis (35:51).

At Albert Park, Nick Mason finished in 18:27, Alan Prest ran at Durham in 32:40 while down in London, Jeff Marriott completed the Harrow Lodge parkrun in 28:41.

The black and white army out in force at the Neptune Relays at Sedgefield The black and white army out in force at the Neptune Relays at Sedgefield