It was a weekend of rescheduled races, with most Quakers having to brave some very wet and muddy conditions.
The latest fixture of the cross country season took place at the hastily arranged venue of Fox Rush at Redcar. In the women’s race, which lasted 6.5K over two laps, Dawn Richardson finished in 28:20 (and fourth place overall), along with Sarah Watson (34:42), Rebecca Howard (35:37) and Wendy Noble (40:56). In the men’s event, which covered 9.7K over a three lap course, Nick Watson was first home for the club in 41:36, followed by Nick Mason (43:57), Darren Wright (45:06), Andrew Vernon (46:28), Gary Read (46:50), Paul Roberts (47:25) and David Ledgerwood (1:00:28).
Down in Ripon, the Jolly Holly Jog 10K race, initially planned for just after Christmas, but cancelled due to the bad weather at the time, finally took place. Paul Dalton completed the muddy multi-terrain route in 40:45, along with Gavin Armstrong (52:22), Michael Oliver (55:22) and Paul Ryan (1:06:58).
Possibly the only runner not to get muddy at the weekend was Louise Trainor, who ran the Ferriby 10 mile road race, near Hull, in 1:13:38, a time which also saw her finish first in her age category.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Michael Joyeux finished at South Park in 18:08 followed by Dave Jones (19:21), Phil Rutter (21:25), David Todd (21:39), Michael Oliver (22:42), James Simpson (22:50), Gavin Armstrong (23:23), Peter Rowley (23:35), Marc Ellis (24:13), Richard Coulson (24:49), Julie Whinn (25:25), Gemma Marshall (25:32), Paul Rossington (25:55), Gary Read (26:01), Sue Woodcock (26:01), Neil Scollick (26:25), Lisa Johnstone (28:01), Michelle Boshier (28:04), Lewis Boshier (28:04), Sally Singleton (28:06 in her 100th parkrun), Alec Cinamon (28:14), Lee Morris (29:02), Michelle Scruby (29:41), Diane Adkins (30:08), Michael King (31:12), Paul Ryan (31:44), Lucy Bendle (32:01), Emma Joyeux (32:35), Andrea Joyce (33:29), Nigel Walker (34:35), Sarah Bayles (34:37), Lisa Burton (37:53) and Adrian Dent (39:31).
At the Hackworth run, Michael Thompson finished in 27:24 along with Siobhan Waddell (32:55) and Louise Mccann (33:06), while over at Sedgefield, Dave Thompson and Gill Wallis ran there in 25:46 and 35:05 respectively. Stephen Moore completed Albert Park in 22:57, Alan Prest did the run at Durham in 33:45, while Lyn Hatch ran at Northallerton in 29:18.