Press Report w/e 14/02/2016

by | Feb 16, 2016 | Press Reports

Those Quakers with their eyes on a trophy were out running at the weekend as the first of this year’s club championship races took place.

A slightly muddy Andrew Dixon is still all smiles coming into the finish at Cowpen Bewley

A slightly muddy Andrew Dixon is still all smiles coming into the finish at Cowpen Bewley

The Absent Friends 5 mile race took place around Cowpen Bewley Park, near Billingham, which saw three runners claiming prizes for their age categories. Marc Ellis was first home for the club over the trail route in 35:01 followed by Louise Trainor (37:20 and second in her age category), Phil Clarke (40:24), Ty Hankinson (41:16), Rob Gillham (42:36), Andrew Dixon (44:03), Sally Singleton (52:14 and third in her age category), Alan Prest (58.32 and second in his age category), Gill Wallis (1:03:40) and Sharon Carr (1:05:44).

The trio of Annette Clarke, Charlie Bogg and Dave Thompson were over in Lancashire for their first foray this year on the hills. On the moors above Blackburn and Bolton, they completed the Anglezarke Amble, a 25 mile route, in 6 hours 17 minutes.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Rob Dent finished at South Park in 18:58 followed by Brian Martin (19:02), Dave Jones (19:05), Daniel Orton (21:34), Andrew Dixon (23:19), Peter Rowley (23:36), Marc Ellis (24:39), Rob Gillham (24:58), Lyn Hatch (25:40), Duncan O’neil (28:01), Paul Ryan (28:02), Lee Morris (28:05), Lucy Bendle (30:40), Michael King (31:58), Jan Waite (34:49) and Adrian Dent (40:53).

There was a large female turnout at the Penrith run where Katherine Hackett finished in 22:14 along with Gillian Harris (27:53), Sandra Martin (27:53), Wendy Colling (28:50), Gill Colling (29:34), Julie Whinn (32:46), April Corbett (32:47), Sandra Cass (33:11), Diane Adkins (33:12), Nicola Howe (33:12), Emily Mann (33:14) and Linda Harrington (40:17).

Down in Northallerton, Paul Dalton was first across the line there in 18:30 followed by Darren Wright (20:52), Gary Read (22:23), Lewis Boshier (28:32) and Michelle Boshier (28:32). Over at Sedgefield Anthony Corbett   finished in 26:32 along with Sarah Wilson (28:12), Gill Wallis (35:26) and Lorraine Batts (39:40), while Phil Rutter did the run at South Shields in 23:17.