It was a case of déjà vu for Quakers as once again the weekend saw both a championship race and a new club record being set.
There was a large turnout at the Thirsk 10 mile race, which started and finished at the racecourse ground, where the flat course enabled several runners to set new personal bests over the distance. First home for the club was Marc Ellis in 1:03:35 (PB) followed by Brian Martin (1:03:59, PB), Nick Mason (1:05:15), Rob Dent (1:07:55, PB), Gary Read (1:08:16, PB), David Todd (1:08:22), Katherine Hackett (1:08:45, PB), Steve Snook (1:10:53), David McLachlan (1:13:11), Billy Harris (1:14:24), Daniel Orton (1:15:58), Stephen Moore (1:18:24), Gavin Armstrong (1:19:08, PB), Louise Trainor (1:19:29), Simon Rek (1:22:04), Robert Kirby (1:27:37), Sandra Martin (1:29:42, PB), Pamela Barrass (1:29:57, PB), Colin Smith (1:30:25, PB), Ian Young (1:30:55), Wendy Noble (1:36:41, PB), Gillian Harris (1:39:08, PB), Clare Nicholson (1:47:43, PB), Alan Prest (1:53:33) and Adrian Dent (2:17:15). An honourable mention must also go to Sharon Carr, who, due to some “navigational issues” along the way, didn’t quite manage to complete the full race distance!
A few runners headed over to the Lake District for the Coniston 14 mile race, a hilly route which took in the road that circles Coniston Water itself. Paul Rossington finished the undulating distance in 2:11:27 along with Anne Bartram (2:23:59), Ian Threadkell (2:32:03), Kevin Bartram (2:35:46) and Sarah Bartram (2:37:29).
North of the border, David Ledgerwood headed up to Alloa for the half marathon there, finishing the 13.1 mile route in 2:11:58.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Brian Martin finished at South Park in 19:04 followed by Dave Jones (19:47), Phil Clarke (21:55 and setting a new club record for his age category), Gavin Armstrong (22:55), Peter Rowley (23:13), Lindsey Lester (24:41), Gary Read (24:48), Gemma Marshall (27:45), Paul Ryan (28:15), Michelle Scruby (28:17), Lisa Johnstone (28:56), Lee Morris (29:42), Kaye Boyce (30:52), Fiona Dixon (33:55) and Chrissie Moore (35:06).
Over at Albert Park, Michael Joyeux was first across the line there in 16:13, followed by Kyle Cook (17:57, PB), Mark Robinson (19:36), Chris Minto (20:57) and Stephen Moore (22:15). Gill Wallis and Richard Payne ran at Sedgefield in 36:15 and 39:17 respectively, Ty Hankinson did the run at Hackworth in 23:14, while Phil Rutter completed the Northallerton run in 22:19. Meanwhile, David Ledgerwood headed up to Glasgow, finishing the Springburn run in 25:58.