Press Report w/e 28/06/2015

by | Jun 30, 2015 | Press Reports

Once again tarmac was hardly anywhere to be seen as the majority of runners headed off to the North Yorkshire Moors to compete in the Cleveland Way Relay.

Quakers were the only club to field three teams in the event, which covered the entire 109 mile route from Filey to Helmsley. Once again it provided several memorable moments, notably all three runners on the first leg getting lost, and two people who managed to go up Roseberry Topping not once, but twice. Those running during the day (and twice on some occasions) were Abbie Hull, Adrian Dent, Andrew Vernon, Anthony Corbett, April Corbett, Billy Harris, Chris Minto, Clare Norman, Emily Beaumont, Ewan Henderson, Gary Read, Gavin Armstrong, Gill Colling, Gillian Harris, Graham Park, Ian Hammond, Jackie Nicholls, James Simpson, Katherine Hackett, Lee Morris, Leigh Padgett, Lucy Bendle, Mark Colling, Mel Newton, Michael King, Nick Watson, Paul Dunn, Paul Roberts, Phill Hall, Phil Rutter, Rebecca Bowes, Rebecca Howard, Rob Dent, Sarah Watson, Sarah Watson, Stephen Ash, Steve Padgett, Sue New, Wendy Colling and Wendy Noble.

Three runners headed in different directions in search of half marathons. In Northumberland Andrew Walker and Michael Oliver completed the Hadrian’s Wall half marathon, in fairly dismal conditions, in 1:58:52 and 1:58:59 respectively. Down near Hull, Lena Rusa ran the Humber Bridge half marathon, which included an outward and return leg across the bridge in question, in 2:08:05.

At the Staveley Stampede 10K near Knaresborough, Richard Hughes completed the off road route in 46:03, just ahead of Diane Vaughan in 46:42.

Out on the hills, Dave Thompson completed the Ultimate Trails 110K, a circular route around the Lake District from Ambleside which took in 14,000 feet of ascent, in 16 hours 48 minutes (and also finished as first in his age category).

At this year’s Durham Dales Challenge, Claire Norman completed the 16 mile route in 4 hours 3 minutes along with Alan Prest in 4 hours 20 minutes, while in the 30 mile route, Sandra Cass, Mark Colling and Wendy Colling all finished together in 7 hours 26 minutes.

The previous week had also seen the Newton Aycliffe 10K, where once again, Quakers filled two of the top ten places. Michael Joyeux finished third overall in 34:22 with Paul Dalton seventh in 35:43. They were followed in by Mark Robinson (42:26), Chris Minto (42:53), Darren Wright (44:37), Rob Gillham (44:41), Stephen Moore (44:58), Paul Roberts (45:27), Patrick Robson (45:58), Michael Oliver (47:17), Francis Connolly (47:36), Stephen McAllister (47:39), Paul Appleton (49:31), Danny Gordon (49:58), Mark Blewitt (50:06), Sarah Watson (51:09), Andrew Vernon (51:15), James Simpson (53:10), Colin Smith (53:46), John Brant (55:12), Jeanette Appleton (55:58), Sue Woodcock (1:03:17) and Alan Prest (1:04:36).

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Marc Ellis finished at South Park in 19:07 followed by Charles Herrington (20:24), Richard Coulson (20:55), Nick Wadd (21:14), Dale Chapman (23:38), Ewan Henderson (23:39), Glyn Casswell (23:43), Danny Gordon (23:48), Ian Bond (24:09), David Brown (24:24), Julien Deckard (25:11), Ty Hankinson (25:20), James Simpson (25:27), Phill Hall (25:38), Gillian Harris (26:20), Gavin Armstrong (26:43), Mark Trowles (26:56), Andy Whittam (27:43), Andrew Dixon (27:45), Lewis Boshier (27:54), Michelle Boshier (27:54), Lisa Johnstone (28:12), Matt Jackson (28:21), Jeff Marriott (28:53), Sally Singleton (29:05), Juelz Lee-Deckard (29:14), Steven Johnston (29:34), Michelle Scruby (30:42), Duncan O’neil (31:10), Wendy Noble (31:14), Nichola Jordan (31:21), Nigel Walker (33:55), Julie Whinn (35:06), Lucy Bendle (36:05), Paul Ryan (36:53), Linda Harrington (40:31) and Neil Harrington (40:32).

At Albert Park, Michael Joyeux and Michael Parry led a 1-2 finish there in 16:27 and 17:19 respectively, while at Stewart Park, Andrew Vernon did the run there in 20:28. At Sedgefield, April Corbett and Anthony Corbett finished in 24:23 and 24:39 respectively, Paul Dalton did the run at Riverside in 21:56, while Jeanette Appleton completed the Tees Barrage run in 27:53.

Further afield, Kevin Scott did the run at Harrogate in 26:44 while Peter Rowley completed the run at Coventry in 26:05.

Quakers all smiles at the finish at Helmsley (in no part due to the amount of cakes which were brought along!) Quakers all smiles at the finish at Helmsley (in no part due to the amount of cakes which were brought along!)