The past week saw the latest club championship race, first place finishes, a club record being broken, and a parkrun milestone to name but a few!
There was a large turnout over on the coast at Marske, for the Everyone Active 10K, where the flat course near perfect weather conditions meant several runners set new personal bests. Michael Parry was first home for the club in 36:01, just ahead of Paul Dalton in 36:05 (and third in his age category). They were followed in by Marc Ellis (37:17, PB), Brian Martin (37:25, PB and second in his age category), Dawn Richardson (39:05 and the second female overall), Mark Robinson (39:36), Dave Jones (39:53, PB), Rob Dent (40:27), Gary Read (41:36), Chris Minto (41:56), Paul Roberts (46:12), Andrew Dixon (50:35, PB), Julie Whinn (52:25, first in her age category as well as setting a new club record for her age group), Diane Adkins (54:07, PB), Sally Singleton (57:26 and second in her age category), Lisa Johnstone (58:39), Michelle Scruby (59:02, PB), Lee Morris (1:00:01, PB), Lisa Jenkins (1:01:41) and Sharon Carr (1:07:11).
The fourth race of this year’s Hardmoors Trail series took place at Rosedale, where runners had to deal with a fairly last minute route change due to, of all things, nesting birds! Emily Beaumont was the sole Quaker to tackle the marathon distance, completing the two-lap route in 7:32:09. In the half marathon, Michael Joyeux continued his unbeaten streak for the year, crossing the line first in 1:38:29. He was followed in by Andrew Vernon (2:19:13), Sarah Watson (2:38:09), Paul Pomfret (2:42:45), Rebecca Bowes (2:52:21) and Sandra Cass & Nicola Howe (3:12:34). In the 10K event, Claire Norman finished in 1:15:14, with Lewis and Michelle Boshier coming in together in 1:19:20.
With the past week covering 9th June, it meant several runners headed up to Newcastle for this year’s Blaydon Race. First to finish the 5.6 mile route along the Scottswood Road was Paul Dalton in 32:13, followed by Phil Rutter (38:11), Diane Vaughan (40:06), Rob Gillham (41:01), Andrew Walker (42:23), Michael Oliver (43:27), Richard Hughes (45:18), Robert Kirby (47:18), Peter Millar (49:57), Andrew Dixon (46:51), Clare Stradling (48:22), David Brown (48:36), Pamela Barrass (51:09), Andy Whitttam (52:18), Joanne Dewar (52:21), Neil Harrington (1:07:14) and Linda Harrington (1:07:24).
Over in the Lake District, Andrew Lambe took part in the Howtown fell race, a route covering 13.3 miles and taking in over 4500 feet of climb, finishing in 3:38:04.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Paul Dalton finished at South Park in 18:12 followed by Dave Jones (19:14), Daniel Orton (19:43), Steven Major (20:11), Ewan Henderson (20:18), Phil Rutter (20:42), Steven Snook (20:46), Nick Wadd (20:46), Louise Trainor (21:40), David Mclachlan (22:00), Dawn Richardson (22:10), Rob Gillham (22:21), Simon Farley-Smith (24:25), Sue Woodcock (24:28), Gavin Armstrong (24:36), Danny Gordon (24:47), Neil Harrington (24:48), Colin Smith (25:15), Lewis Boshier (25:35), Gary Read (25:36), David Ptak (26:16), Hazel Commane (26:25), Mark Blewitt (26:35), Michelle Boshier (26:44), David Ledgerwood (26:52), Anna Hardy (27:32), Lee Morris (28:23), Brian Dixon (29:07), Paul Ryan (29:23), Kim Hall (31:38), Isabelle Bell (32:09), Michael King (32:47), Michelle Dale (33:12), Chrissie Moore (33:31), Rachel Ryan (34:20), Adrian Dent (36:41), Lisa Alderson (37:11), Linda Harrington (38:11), James Simpson (41:32) and Jan Waite (46:02).
At Sedgefield, Gill Wallis and Emily Beaumont ran 33:56 and 37:51 respectively while at Albert Park, Stephen Moore finished in 23:22. Further afield, Peter Rowley did the run at Coventry, his 200th parkrun in total, in 24:24.