Press Report w/e 20/09/2015

by | Sep 22, 2015 | Press Reports

There was just about something for everyone last weekend as a variety of terrains and distances kept several Quakers busy, with some even running twice in one day.

A large contingent headed down to Snape for the 10K race there on Saturday, no doubt swayed by the large amount of cakes on offer after the run! Quakers runners comprised a sixth of the entire field with Andrew Vernon completing the multi-terrain route in 42:23 followed by Darren Wright (43:59), Rob Gillham (46:46), Phil Clarke (48:12), Michael Oliver (48:51), Ty Hankinson (49:31), Simon Rek (50:45), Iain Clyde (52:03), Richard Payne (55:47), Julie Whinn (56:28), Sally Singleton (59:24), Kevin Bartram (1:02:13), Janet Scott (1:02:32), Anne Bartram (1:04:44), Louise Trainor (1:05:14) and Alan Prest (1:11:03).

Further down the road, four runners took part in the Vale of York half marathon at Sherburn-in-Elmet. Richard Hughes completed the 13.1 mile distance in 1:39:51 along with Peter Dods (1:43:11), Diane Vaughan (1:46:00) and Wendy Noble (2:18:47).

Heading across the Pennines in search of a half marathon was Mark Robinson who finished the Lancaster Gate run in ninth place overall in 1:26:55.

The NYSD cross country series officially began last weekend with the relays at Thirsk, with each team member completing a 2 mile lap. In the women’s event the team of Katherine Hackett, Lindsey Lester and Dawn Richardson finished in 43:25, with Rebecca Bowes, Sarah Watson and Claire Norman in 52:09. In the men’s event, Andrew Vernon, Michael Thompson, Paul Dalton and Nick Watson finished in 49:52 along with Stephen Moore, Rob Gillham, Jamie Norman and Paul Roberts in 1:01:39.

Also off-road at the weekend was the Sedgefield Serpentine race where Stephen Moore finished the 6.5 mile trail route in 49:58 followed by Rob Gillham (50:20), Simon Farley-Smith (50:40), Danny Gordon (55:09), Julie Whinn (59:49), Sally Singleton (1:02:42), Gary Read (1:13:30) and Alan Prest (1:14:02).

The final Hardmoors event of the year, the 60 mile race, took place at the weekend, all the way along the coast from Guisborough to Filey. David Thompson and Annette Clarke finished together in 14 hours 27 minutes (with David also finishing first in his age category). They were followed by the quartet of Anthony Corbett, Mark Colling, Roy Macdougall and Michelle Boshier who all came in together in 18 hours 25 minutes.

For one Quaker, a run alone was not enough, as Paul Roberts took part in the Teesdale Triathlon at Barnard Castle. Comprising a 400m swim, 18 mile bike ride and 5K run, he finished in an overall time of 1:45:36.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Nick Mason finished at South Park in 20:05 followed by Katherine Hackett (20:24), Richard Coulson (20:34), Scott Green (24:08), Andrew Dixon (24:15), David Brown (24:28), Rebecca Bowes (24:37, PB), Mark Robinson (24:39), Fin Fox (25:12), Mark Blewitt (25:17), Jeff Marriott (27:20), Lisa Johnstone (27:41), Andy Whittam (27:46), Paul Rossington (28:49), Joanne Dewar (28:58), Duncan O’neil (30:48), Paula Roberts (31:02), Mark Trowles (31:04), Simon Farley-Smith (31:09), Paul Ryan (31:29), Michelle Scruby (31:35), Michael King (33:23), Fiona Dixon (34:29), Ian Readman (36:29) and Linda Harrington (38:48).

At Albert Park, Stephen Moore finished in 22:01, while Gemma Marshall did the run at Tees Barrage in 26:50. Phil Rutter completed the run at Redcar in 21:34, while Rebecca Howard headed to Fountains Abbey finishing there in 23:12.

Mark Robinson coming in for a top ten finish at the Lancaster gate half marathon

Mark Robinson coming in for a top ten finish at the Lancaster gate half marathon