One of the more quieter weeks recently saw not an ounce of tarmac in sight, as everyone went off road, with a whole host of distances available.
The majority headed over to Cumbria, which saw Quakers dotted all across the county, including two who went the full 26.2 miles. In the Lake District, Rebecca Howard completed the Coniston trail marathon in 5:21:26, while over at Scafell Pike, Emma Bland took part in the marathon around England’s highest peak, finishing in 8:10:33.
Also running in the national park, was Ian Readman who completed the Borrowdale trail half marathon around Derwent Water in 2:05:57, while over at the Grasmere Gallop, Nick Mason completed the 17K trail run there in 1:19:46 along with Stephen McAllister (1:40:54).
At Kirkby Stephen, five completed the 23 mile Yomp race which took in 4,500 feet of climb. Annette Clarke and Dave Thompson both set their best times for the race finishing in 4:32:27 and 4:32:36 respectively. Anthony Corbett completed the route in 5:28:30 just ahead of April Corbett (5:28:41) and Wendy Colling (5:28:47).
Those fancying something shorter headed over to Mulgrave Castle, near Whitby, for the latest 10K league race. Andrew Vernon completed the hilly course in 45:59 followed by David Todd (47:54), Mark Robinson (49:41), Chris Minto (50:15), Sarah Watson (56:48), James Simpson (1:01:44) and Phill Hall (1:02:02).
The previous week had also seen Sarah Leach complete the Kirkby Stephen 10K race in 59:00.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Paul Dalton finished the run at South Park in 17:34 followed by Marc Ellis (19:36), Chris Minto (20:21), Phil Clarke (20:51), Paul Roberts (21:46), Phil Rutter (21:59), Michael Oliver (22:07), Adrian Gooding (22:39), David Whittle (22:40), David Brown (24:01), Danny Gordon (24:27), Peter Rowley (24:44), John Brant (25:14), Colin Smith (25:16), Sarah Watson (26:55), Wendy Noble (28:16), Paul Ryan (28:21), Mark Trowles (28:35), Lee Morris (28:41), Paula Roberts (28:51), Sally Singleton (29:00), Juelz Lee-Deckard (29:43), Ashleigh Atkinson (29:52), Duncan O’neil (31:24), Michael King (32:27), Fin Fox (33:36), Iain Clyde (33:38) and Gary Read (35:50).
At Sedgefield, Dave Thompson completed the run there in 22:57 along with April Corbett (24:32), Mark Blewitt (26:12), Richard Payne (26:13), Anthony Corbett (28:05), Diane Adkins (33:57) and Mark Colling (34:01). At Albert Park, Stephen Moore ran in 20:45 as did Diane Vaughan (22:38) and Richard Hughes (22:41), while at Tees Barrage, Paul Appleton finished in 25:34 along with Andrew Dixon (26:22) and Jeanette Appleton (28:16).
Phil Clarke sprinting towards the finish line at South Park