While some Quakers were taking part in championship races at the weekend, others were running in a race lasting the whole day!
The annual Cleveland Way Relay took place at the weekend, on a route covering the entire 109 mile stretch from Filey to Helmsley. Despite both injuries and people getting lost en route, for once we didn’t actually bring up the rear, coming in a respectable second last this time around! Those running one or more of the sixteen legs throughout the day were Adrian Dent, Daz Wood, Emily Beaumont, Emma Bland, Gary Read, Gavin Armstrong, Graham Park, Ian Hammond, James Simpson, Jamie Norman, Jeff Marriott, Kyle Cook, Mark Colling, Mel Newton, Nick Watson, Paul Ryan, Rob Dent, Stephen Ash, Sue New, Ty Hankinson and Wendy Colling.
The latest championship race took place up at Lambton, near Durham, held on the estate grounds itself. First to finish the 10K route was Marc Ellis in 38:57 (and in seventh place overall), followed by Brian Martin (40:09 and first in his age category), Danny Gordon (53:13), Sandra Martin (55:56), Andrew Dixon (57:01), Tracey Plaskitt (59:59) and Lisa Jenkins (1:07:49).
Two headed west to complete the Hadrian’s Wall half marathon, which started and finished near Haltwhistle. Dawn Richardson covered the undulating off-road distance in 1:37:07 (and the second female overall), with Michael Oliver coming home in 2:04:33.
Down near Knaresbrough, Diane Vaughan was the sole Quaker at the Staveley Stampede, finishing the 10K distance in 46:22, as well as first in her age category.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Alex Kiel was first across the line at South Park in 16:11 just ahead of Michael Joyeux (16:13) and followed by Dave Jones (18:23), Paul Dalton (19:01), David Mclachlan (21:27), Nick Wadd (21:34), Andrew Vernon (21:40), Gary Read (21:55), Simon Farley-Smith (21:55), Steven Major (22:12), Ewan Henderson (22:22), Peter Rowley (23:03), Rebecca Bowes (25:04), Tracey Plaskitt (25:11), Gavin Armstrong (25:17), David Ledgerwood (25:27), Julie Whinn (25:30), Michelle Boshier (26:01), Lewis Boshier (26:01), Mark Blewitt (26:26), Michelle Scruby (27:38), Lee Morris (28:14 in his 100th parkrun), Sally Singleton (28:48), Wendy Noble (29:18), Emma Joyeux (30:52), Hazel Commane (31:38), Peter Commane (31:39), Isabelle Bell (32:11), Michael King (32:59), Jan Waite (33:32), Chrissie Moore (34:06), Rachel Ryan (34:07) and Adrian Dent (37:41).
At Sedgefield, Diane Adkins finished in 28:48 along with Gill Wallis (34:02) and Emily Beaumont (35:49). Daniel Orton and Phil Rutter ran at Hackworth in 20:40 and 21:38 respectively, while Stephen Moore did the run at Albert Park in 23:31.