Press Report w/e 01/05/2016

by | May 3, 2016 | Press Reports

While most runners’ races lasted a few hours at most last week, one Quaker spent literally the entire weekend on their feet.

Superwoman – Wendy Colling (centre) alongside the four members of the relay team at the end of the Hardmoors 160 event

Superwoman – Wendy Colling (centre) alongside the four members of the relay team at the end of the Hardmoors 160 event

The latest of this year’s Hardmoors events was the biggest one of them all; the 160 mile event which took in the entire Cleveland Way, as well as linking up with the Tabular Hills Route, to skirt virtually the entirety of the North Yorkshire Moors itself. Wendy Colling completed the gruelling distance in an epic solo effort, crossing the line after 48 hours and 7 minutes. She was supported all the way round by Anthony Corbett, April Corbett, Mark Colling and Roy MacDougall, who entered the event as a relay team and finished alongside her (the quartet covering 14 miles, 46 miles, 44 miles and 56 miles respectively). As a result of the distance covered at the weekend, Mark Colling also became just the 11th person to join the Hardmoors 1000 Mile club.

Also running a long distance event, though this time north of the border, was Emma Bland, who took part in the Highland Fling 53 mile trail race. On a route which followed the West Highland Way, through Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, she completed the undulating distance in 13:45:41.

Quite a few runners travelled over to the Lake District for the Keswick half marathon. Brian Martin was first home for the club in 1:27:11 (in tenth place overall and first in his age category), followed by Billy Harris (1:39:25), Robert Kirby (2:04:42), Rebecca Howard (2:05:44), Clare Westwood (2:07:11), Sandra Martin (2:07:30), Sarah Bartram (2:09:34), Sarah Kane (2:14:33), Gillian Harris (2:22:07), Kevin Bartram (2:25:58) and Sarah Bayles (2:43:05, PB).

There were two races on offer at Sunderland, for those runners who headed up there. In the half marathon distance, Paul Roberts finished in 1:45:48, followed by Wendy Noble (2:08:12), Catherine Ptak (2:12:28) and Alec Cinamon (2:17:32), while in the 10K event, Kyle Cook came home in 38:39 along with Stephen Moore (47:43), Diane Adkins (56:05) and Caroline Ridley-Marriott & Jeff Marriott (1:13:06).

Down in Kirkbymoorside, at the 10K race there, Ty Hankinson completed the run in 45:45 (PB), with Rob Gillham (46:28), Lindsey Lester (48:34), Graham Park (49:13) and Sue New (56:11).

Midweek had seen the Spring Coast Road 5K race over at Redcar, where the favourable conditions enabled several runners to set new PB’s. Michael Joyeux completed the run in 15:59 (PB and in eighth place overall), followed by Brian Martin (18:29, PB), Dawn Richardson (18:39 and first in her age category), Dave Jones (18:47), Dale Chapman (18:58, PB), Mark Robinson (19:38), Chris Minto (20:03), Rob Gillham (21:59), Sarah Watson (23:16, PB), Simon Rek (23:18), Sandra Martin (25:03, PB), Julie Whinn (25:49), Michelle Scruby (27:04, PB), Lisa Johnstone (28:14) and Lisa Jenkins (29:45).

The previous week had seen the first of this year’s Stockton 5K Summer trail series, held at Preston Park. Michael Parry completed the two lap route in 18:05, followed by Kyle Cook (19:22), Rob Dent (19:48), Dawn Richardson (19:59 and the second female overall), Phil Rutter (21:20), Jill Clapp (21:43), Billy Harris (22:16), Gary Read (23:03), Dale Chapman (23:23), Andrew Dixon (24:44), Tracey Plaskitt (26:55), Michelle Boshier (27:02), Lewis Boshier (27:24), Martin Rowell (27:53), Gillian Harris (28:02), Hannah Robinson (28:23) and Gill Wallis (33:41).

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Michael Parry finished at South Park in 17:38, followed by Dawn Richardson (18:57), Dave Jones (19:06), Dale Chapman (19:32), Gary Read (20:04), Katherine Hackett (20:40), Phil Rutter (21:02), Steven Major (21:13), David Mclachlan (21:21), Phil Clarke (21:36), David Todd (21:57), Rob Gillham (22:28), Peter Rowley (23:03), Iain Clyde (23:31), Neil Harrington (24:58), Marc Ellis (24:58), Darren Alderson (25:20), David Ptak (25:21), Ian Bond (25:26), Lewis Boshier (25:44), Michelle Boshier (25:46), Tracey Plaskitt (25:49), David Ledgerwood (26:15), Jeff Marriott (26:25), Tristen Coad (27:57), Lee Morris (28:14), Gill Colling (28:37), Emma Joyeux (30:26), Isabelle Bell (32:12), Jan Waite (34:07), Paul Ryan (35:51), Rachel Ryan (35:51) and Lisa Alderson (36:00).

At Sedgefield, Andrew Vernon finished in 21:45, along with Sarah Watson (24:34) and Gill Wallis (34:37), while in Albert Park, Paul Dalton and Stephen Moore ran there in 18:50 and 22:26 respectively. At Hackworth, Rob Dent finished in 19:48, with Adrian Dent in 39:25. Anna Hardy ran at Durham in 26:47, while Ty Hankinson completed the Blackhill run in 22:45.