Press Report w/e 28/02/2016

by | Mar 1, 2016 | Press Reports

Quakers headed to the Midlands at the weekend for the biggest event of this year’s cross country season.

Rebecca Howard smiling as ever on her way round the course at Donington Park

Rebecca Howard smiling as ever on her way round the course at Donington Park

Over 2,500 runners from across the UK took part in the National Cross Country Championships at Donington Park, right under the flight path of planes landing at the nearby East Midlands Airport, just a few hundred metres away. In the men’s event which covered 12K, Michael Joyeux finished the three lap route in 51:25 followed by Michael Thompson (1:01:52), Darren Wright (1:02:58), Mark Robinson (1:03:14), Steven Snook (1:04:20), Paul Roberts (1:10:41), Graham Park (1:12:17), James Simpson (1:22:27) and David Ledgerwood (1:25:12). The women’s event lasted 8K over a two lap course and saw Dawn Richardson come home in 36:04 along with Louise Trainor (40:56) and Rebecca Howard (44:18).

Closer to home, the fifth race in the Stockton Winter 5K trail series took place over at Cowpen Bewley. First home for the club over the two lap route around the nature reserve was Gary Read in 23:26, followed by Stephen Moore (24:32), Danny Gordon (28:31), Matt Jackson (30:07), Alan Prest (34:58), Lisa Jenkins (35:31) and Gill Wallis (36:15).

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 18:46 (PB), followed by Nick Mason (18:57), Gary Read (19:51, PB), Jill Clapp (20:28), David Todd (20:56), Adrian Gooding (21:55), Phil Clarke (22:11), Rob Gillham (22:21), Peter Rowley (23:04), Ty Hankinson (23:23), Sue Woodcock (24:31), Julie Whinn (26:21), Jeff Marriott (27:09), Lisa Johnstone (28:03), Lee Morris (28:06), Gill Colling (28:14), Anna Hardy (29:30), Paul Ryan (31:58), Nigel Walker (33:02), Michael King (33:22), Jan Waite (34:05) and Sarah Bayles (34:06, PB).

At Sedgefield, Dave Thompson finished in 24:05 along with April Corbett (24:15), Diane Adkins (32:13) and Gill Wallis (34:49). Daniel Orton did the Hackworth run in 22:17, while Stephen Moore ran at Albert Park in 21:21.