Press Report w/e 03/04/2016

by | Apr 5, 2016 | Press Reports

There was a distinctively continental flavour to last week as the black and white vest was to be found in no less than three European countries.

A cheery looking Emma Joyeux enjoying the race at Hartlepool

A cheery looking Emma Joyeux enjoying the race at Hartlepool

In Poland, David Todd and Louise Trainor both completed the half marathon in Warsaw in 1:31:06 and 1:38:22 respectively.

Across the border in the Czech Republic, Ty Hankinson was also competing in a half marathon event, finishing the race held in Prague in 1:41:01.

Meanwhile in France, Adrian Dent took part in the Paris marathon, completing the 26.2 mile distance around the capital in 7:04.

Closer to home, the latest club championship race, the Marina 5 Mile, took place over at Hartlepool. The flat course enabled some runners to set new personal bests as well as claim prizes, due to the event also incorporating a North East Masters event. Michael Joyeux finished the race third overall in a new PB of 26:07. He was followed home by three finishing almost simultaneously, Kyle Cook in 29:51 (PB), Marc Ellis (29:52) and Brian Martin (29:54, PB, finishing both third in his age category and the Masters event, taking the bronze medal). Next to cross the line were Gary Read (32:37), David Mclachlan (34:07), Billy Harris (35:09), Rob Gillham (36:44), Peter Rowley (38:30), Neil Harrington (40:06), Danny Gordon (40:19 finishing both second in his age category and the Masters event, taking the silver medal), Sandra Martin (41:28, PB), Ian Young (41:43), Gillian Harris (42:58, PB), Julie Whinn (43:17), Pamela Barrass (43:18) and Emma Joyeux (46:07).

Further north, Alan Prest was the sole Quaker at the Blyth Valley 10K, finishing the race there in 1:06:55.

A trio of runners headed down to Reading for the half marathon race there. Paul Dalton finishing the distance in 1:20:28 along with Clare Stradling (2:04:07) and Julie Remmer (3:01:14).

Out on the hills, the Blubberhouses 25 mile race took place in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Charlie Bogg and Annette Clark completed the undulating route together in 5:24 with the pair of Michelle Boshier and Abbie Hull coming home in 6:32.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 19:24 followed by Michael Joyeux (19:43), Jill Clapp (21:05), Phil Rutter (21:12), Graham Park (21:29), Billy Harris (21:59), Rob Gillham (23:24), Peter Rowley (23:31), Lindsey Lester (24:07), Gary Read (24:25), Nick Wadd (24:47), Colin Smith (25:20), Tracey Plaskitt (25:52), David Ledgerwood (26:21), Gillian Harris (26:53), Julie Whinn (27:23), Sue New (27:24), Lee Morris (28:14), Gill Colling (28:15), Andy Whittam (29:16), Michelle Scruby (29:45), Emma Joyeux (30:49), Sarah Bayles (32:57), Rachel Ryan (33:31), Chrissie Moore (34:33) and Jan Waite (34:54).

Over at Sedgefield, Dave Thompson completed the run there in 23:37 along with Diane Adkins (30:22), Gill Wallis (35:18) and Richard Payne (38:24). At Tees Barrage, Sarah Watson finished in 24:50, followed by Clare Stradling and Paul Dalton (27:20), while Stephen Moore ran at Stewart Park in 22:45.

Flying the flag overseas were David Todd and Louise Trainor, who completed the parkrun in Warsaw in 20:35 and 22:30 respectively.