In a fairly quiet week all round, midweek was witness to a black and white vest crossing the line first at a race.
That occurred at the latest Stockton Summer 5K trail race, this time at Pinchinthorpe, near Guisbrough. Though the official times are yet to come, the race resulted in a Quaker 1-2 finish, with Michael Parry winning the event, just ahead of Michael Joyeux in second.
At the 10K race in York, Paul Dalton completed the run there in 35:48, along with Nick Mason (38:08), Richard Hughes (45:00), Diane Vaughan (46:08), Robert Kirby (50:40), Lena Rusa (56:22) and Carol Penney (1:01:21).
The previous week had seen the Cock Howe and Beyond fell race, which covered just over 7 miles and took in a climb of 1,500 feet. Darren Wright completed the undulating course in 57:35 along with Simon Rek (1:00:06), Stephen McAllister (1:03:00), Richard Payne (1:05:28), Gary Read (1:06:14), Andrew Lambe (1:06:29) and Glyn Caswell (1:11:23).
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Marc Ellis finished at South Park in 18:44, followed by Dale Chapman (19:28), Mark Robinson (19:33), Andrew Vernon (20:48), David Whittle (21:58), Rebecca Howard (23:25), John Brant (25:25), Colin Smith (25:35), Simon Farley-Smith (25:56), Fin Fox (27:02), Rebecca Bowes (27:07), Sarah Watson (27:24), Jeff Marriott (27:26), Jes Smith (27:27), Paula Roberts (27:40), Lee Morris (27:52), Mark Trowles (27:56), Andrew Dixon (28:06), Wendy Noble (28:47), Juelz Lee-Deckard (30:04), Duncan O’neil (31:05), Michael King (32:32) and Linda Harrington (38:42).
At Sedgefield Andrew Lambe completed the run there in 21:56 along with Mark Blewitt (25:09), Dave Thompson (25:13), Richard Payne (25:54), Abbie Hull (26:23), Gemma Marshall (27:06), Julie Whinn (27:35), Sally Singleton (29:10), Gill Colling (31:06) and Diane Adkins (35:23).
Two headed to Northallerton for the inaugural parkrun there, where Gary Read finished in 22:46 along with Anthony Corbett in 26:05. At Albert Park, Stephen Moore did the run there in 21:48, Alan Prest completed Durham in 32:36, Emily Beaumont ran at Tees Barrage in 42:16, while Lena Rusa headed to Fountains Abbey finishing there in 43:27.
Among this week tourists, Louise Trainor and Michelle Scruby both headed to the capital, completing the Highbury Fields run in 22:02 and the Old Deer Park run in 29:38 respectively. Lyn Hatch did the run in Worcester in 27:13, while Phil Rutter headed over to the Isle of Wight finishing there in 22:14.
Rebecca Howard is her usual smiling self as she comes into the finish at South Park