Press Report w/e 17/04/2016

by | Apr 19, 2016 | Press Reports

It was slim pickings for Quakers last week, made even more so due to the recent bad weather.

Peter Rowley at “the parkrun that never was!” on Saturday

Peter Rowley at “the parkrun that never was!” on Saturday

Of those who did pull on the vest last week, a trio headed over to Cumbria for the Great Langdale 10K in the Lake District, which saw all three ladies taking prizes there. Dawn Richardson was the first female finisher overall in 39:44, with Katherine Hackett the second in 42:11. Louise Trainor finished in 45:45, to also take first place in her age category.

At the Vale of York 10 mile race near Rufforth, runners had the unusual experience of starting and finishing the race on an actual runway, due to the race taking place from the gliding centre there. Paul Dalton completed the fairly flat route in 1:02:21 along with Paul Rossington (1:31:44) and Rebecca Howard (1:44:07).

Annette Clarke and Dave Thompson were out on the hills once again for another long distance event, on this occasion The Fellsman, a 61 mile route in the Yorkshire Dales which took in over 11,000 feet of climb. In some very boggy conditions the pair finished together in 22 hours 27 minutes.

The cancellation of the parkrun at South Park due to a very waterlogged course meant there were only three Quakers who actually completed a run on Saturday morning. Sarah Watson did the run at Hackworth in 25:13, Gill Wallis finished at Sedgefield in 35:29, while Emily Beaumont ran at Tees Barrage in 41:46.