Press Report w/e 06/03/2016

by | Mar 8, 2016 | Press Reports

Quakers were scattered all over the region at the weekend, though the majority of runners didn’t even leave the town.

A cheery looking Jeff Marriott at the end of Saturday’s parkrun!

A cheery looking Jeff Marriott at the end of Saturday’s parkrun!

The final event of this year’s cross country season, the road relays, took place at South Park, on exactly the same route as the one used on the parkrun. Each runner covered a 2 mile section, with the women’s team comprising three runners, and the men’s four. The female trio of Lindsey Lester, Rebecca Howard and Dawn Richardson finished in an overall time of 42:10, with Gill Colling, Sue New and Michelle Scruby coming home in 54:30. In the men’s event, the quartet of Michael Thompson, Kyle Cook, Mark Robinson and Dave Jones finished in 52:32, just ahead of Nick Watson, David Todd, Stephen Moore and Gary Read in 52:43. Next to finish were Rob Gillham, Gavin Armstrong, David Ledgerwood and Graham Park (59:45), Paul Roberts, Ian Clyde, Phil Rutter and James Simpson (1:01:07) and Simon Farley-Smith, Roy Macdougall, Lee Morris and Marc Ellis (1:02:46). With an odd amount of runners on the day, team captain Darren Wright ran a solo leg in 13:33.

Over in a very snowy Lake District at the Haweswater half marathon, which took an out and back course from Bampton village, Phil Clarke was first home for the club in 1:44:31, followed by April Corbett (1:50:29), Anthony Corbett (1:52:55), Sandra Cass (1:58:43) and Robert Kirby (1:59:15).

Nearer to home, Alan Prest was the sole Quaker at the Lightwater Valley 10K, finishing the multi terrain route around the theme park in exactly 70 minutes.

The trio of Annette Clarke, Charlie Bogg and Dave Thompson were out on the hills once more, this time for the Golden Fleece Circuit, a 27 mile route to the west of Hull. On a course with more tarmac then they would have liked, they finished together in 5 hours 57 minutes.

The previous week had also seen our runners out on the hills for two different races, though results are still not available for either. The High Cup Nick fell race, a 9.3 mile route which covered 1500 feet of climb took place over at Dufton Village in Cumbria, while at Scarborough, the Broxa Breaker saw runners covering either a 10K, half marathon or full marathon, run over a similar style to the Hardmoors series of trail races.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dawn Richardson finished at South Park in 19:27, followed by Dale Chapman (19:43), Dave Jones (20:06), Darren Wright (20:08, PB), Mark Robinson (20:12), Richard Coulson (20:17), Gary Read (20:42), Steve Snook (20:49), Ewan Henderson (21:20), Nick Wadd (21:31), Paul Roberts (21:41), Billy Harris (22:37), Phil Rutter (22:38), David Mclachlan (22:49), Gavin Armstrong (22:54), Rebecca Howard (22:58), David Todd (23:00), Rob Gillham (23:17), Ty Hankinson (23:32), Peter Rowley (23:40), David Ledgerwood (26:37), Jeff Marriott (27:32), Lee Morris (27:39), Iain Clyde (28:16), Michelle Scruby (28:58), Paul Ryan (29:32), Diane Adkins (30:44), Lucy Bendle (32:13), Michael King (32:17) and Jan Waite (35:44).

There was a family affair at Hartlepool where Michael Joyeux (or possibly Oliver in the buggy!) was first across the line there in 18:36, with Emma Joyeux finishing in 30:18. Further down the coast, Andrew Vernon and Sarah Watson both did the run at Redcar in 21:07 and 24:28 respectively. At Albert Park, Nick Mason finished in 19:06 along with Stephen Moore in 21:54, while at Sedgefield, Mark Blewitt did the run there in 26:35, as did Sarah Wilson (28:00) and Gill Wallis (35:33).