For the third week in a row Quakers were out setting club records, although for some the biggest battle they had was not the distances, but the weather.
At a very wet and windy Sunderland, there were two races on the card. In the half marathon race, Paul Roberts finished in 1:39:00 along with John McGovern (2:04:52), Alec Cinamon (2:14:08) and Paul Hutchinson (2:20:26). Meanwhile in the 10K event, Paul Dalton completed the run in 36:22, followed by Nick Mason (39:41), Stephen Moore (45:12), Peter Dods (48:56) and Clare Stradling (50:02, PB).
Those who headed down to Kirkbymoorside were certainly grateful for the afternoon start, by which time the weather had dried up. Graham Park finished the undulating 10K race in 44:40 along with Sue New (53:32, PB) and Lena Rusa (56:50).
Three headed over to Cumbria for the Keswick half marathon, with Robert Kirby completing the run in 2:00:26, with Emma Bland (2:07:51) and Janet Bowlby (2:08:26).
Midweek saw the latest club championship race, the Spring Coast Road 5K over at Redcar. First home for the club was Nick Mason in 18:35, followed by Chris Minto (19:59), Darren Wright (20:23), Gary Read (20:38), Phil Rutter (21:10), Ty Hankinson (22:18), James Simpson (23:29), Simon Rek (23:45), Phill Hall (23:55), Gavin Armstrong (24:24), Rebecca Bowes (24:33), Michelle Boshier (25:45), Lewis Boshier (25:45, PB), Julie Whinn (26:03), Emily Mann (26:28), Colin Smith (26:53), Sally Singleton (28:31) and Alicja Klimaszewska (29:52).
Also taking place during the week was the second event of the NYSD track season at Eastbourne, which this time featured the 100m and 800m. Over the shorter distance Michael Kay clocked 14.80 seconds (setting a new club record for his age category), with Paul Roberts (16.20), Colin Smith (17.20) and Paula Roberts (18.40 and also setting a new club record for her age category). Over the longer distance, Michael Kay clocked 2:25.5 with Paul Roberts setting the third club record of the night by finishing in 2:36.5.
Those fancying something lasting a bit longer headed to Newcastle racecourse for the Endurun 24 hour relay race, which followed a 10K route through the grounds of High Gosforth Park. Anthony and April Corbett both competed in the solo category, Mark and Wendy Colling in the mixed pairs event (winning that category) as well as the team of Jill Wallis, Gill Colling, Claire Norman and Phil Rutter.
Covering an even longer timespan still, were the four Quakers who took part in the Great Lakeland 3 Day event, a mountain marathon spread over three days. David Thompson and Annette Clarke completed the B course, covering a combined 53 miles and 17,000 feet of climb in an overall time of 21 hours 11 minutes. Andrew Lambe completed two legs of the same course in 14 hours 42 minutes, with Abbie Hull covering the 45 mile C course in 19 hours 34 minutes.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Michael Joyeux finished first at South Park in 17:15, followed by Ewan Henderson (19:59), Rob Gillham (21:07), Paul Roberts (21:40), Steve Mcallister (22:46), Glyn Casswell (23:14), Peter Rowley (23:36), Julien Deckard (24:37), Michael Oliver (24:37), Rebecca Bowes (24:40, PB), Andrew Dixon (25:34), Paul Ryan (25:48, PB), Lewis Boshier (25:52), Michelle Boshier (25:53), Emily Mann (27:00), Fin Fox (27:09), Joanne Dewar (27:41), Michelle Scruby (28:18), Caroline Litster (28:24), Sally Singleton (28:36), Juelz Lee-Deckard (29:26), Duncan O’neil (29:33), Wendy Noble (30:38), Michael King (31:26) and Gary Read (39:50).
Up in Durham, Sarah Watson and Andrew Vernon both finished the run there in 25:41 along with Alan Prest in 31:12, while over at Sedgefield, Julie Whinn and Diane Adkins did the run there in 27:24 and 34:15 respectively. In Middlesbrough, Stephen Moore did the run at Albert Park in 21:14, while Andy Whittam and Lucy Bendle ran at Stewart Park in 29:06 and 31:37 respectively. Ty Hankinson completed the run at Hartlepool in 22:03, while at Tees Barrage, Paul and Janette Appleton did the run there in 25:14 and 27:57 respectively.
Phil Rutter seemingly flying along the coast road at Redcar