Press Report w/e 05/06/2016

by | Jun 7, 2016 | Press Reports

Although there were plenty of races to choose from last week, the biggest club turnout involved members who weren’t even running!

A very pink Dawn Richardson on her way to finishing first at last week's Race for Life

A very pink Dawn Richardson on her way to finishing first at last week’s Race for Life

This year’s Race for Life took place in South Park with several members of the club giving up their time to volunteer on the day, by covering all the marshal posts as well as providing the lead cyclist and tail runner. A few members were also taking part in the event including Sandra Martin, Tracey Plaiskitt and Dawn Richardson, who also had the distinction of being the first person to cross the finish line.

Almost simultaneously, the Riverside 5K race was taking place just down the road at Middlesbrough, where the fairly fast course enabled runners to set new personal bests. Paul Dalton completed the run in 17:16 along with Kyle Cook (18:15), Brian Martin (18:23, PB and third in his age category), Daniel Orton (19:40, PB), Louise Trainor (21:14 and second in her age category), Diane Vaughan (21:51), Stephen Moore (22:19), Peter Rowley (23:16), Stephen Ash (23:27), Mel Newton (24:14), Sue Woodcock (24:32), Colin Smith (24:54), Michelle Boshier (25:39), Lewis Boshier (25:39), Diane Adkins (26:31, PB), Michelle Scruby (27:13), Lisa Johnstone (28:14), Charlie Johnson (29:19), Nichola Jordan (31:05), Jane Bell (39:25) and Andrew Dixon (41:13).

The latest 10K league race took place at Mulgrave Castle, near Whitby, on a fairly hilly course around the estate grounds. Gary Read completed the run in 47:53 along with Steven Major (50:12), Lindsey Lester (55:02), David Ledgerwood (1:03:49), Darryn Wood (1:10:18) and Lucy Bendle (1:11:14).

Two runners made the most of the extra day off last Monday by running on the bank holiday. At the Eaglescliffe 5K, Paul Dalton was first to cross the line there in 16:59, while down in West Yorkshire, Rebecca Howard completed the 6.9 mile trail race at Ilkley in 1:10.16.

Also running off road last weekend was Graham Park, who ran the Wharfedale trail half marathon, near Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales, in 2:26:48.

Over in the Lake District, Rebecca Howard and Sarah Bayles took part in the Coniston Water half marathon event. On a route which ran round part of the lake itself, they finished in 2:29:31 and 3:09:14 respectively.

Three headed out onto the hills for The Yomp, a race in recognition of the distance British service personnel did during the Falklands War. Held near Kirby Stephen, Charlie Bogg covered the full 23 mile route in 4.58.20, while in the 11.5 mile half event, Annette Clarke and Dave Thompson finished in 2:32:48 and 2:47:52 respectively.

Flying the Quaker flag overseas was Anna Hardy, who ran the Leudal-Limburg trail race in the Netherlands, covering the 20K distance in 2:10:55.

The previous week had seen a number of runners heading north of the border to Edinburgh, with some attempting distances for the first time. In the marathon event, Ty Hankinson finished the 26.2 mile run in 3:36:37 (PB) along with Oliver Moore (4:26:43), Anthony Corbett (4:41:59), April Corbett (4:47:53), Jamie Burn (4:55:41), David Ledgerwood (5:07:02, PB), Paul Ryan (5:11:28), Kevin Simpson (5:21:59) and James Simpson (5:32:29). In the half marathon event, Diane Vaughan covered the 13.1 mile run in 1:39:52 (and third in her age category), with Richard Hughes (1:47:05), Clare Westwood (1:59:03), Joanne Dewar (2:05:27), Michelle Scruby (2:19:24, PB), and Michelle Dale (2:24:21).

Also taking place a week earlier was another of this year’s championship races, the Roseberry Romp, a 5.1 mile trail route which took in a climb of Roseberry Topping itself. First to finish the very hilly distance was Billy Harris in 43:28 followed by Marc Ellis (46:26), Dawn Richardson (46:53), Simon Rek (50:36), Paul Pomfret (52:55), Gary Read (53:01), Rob Gillham (56:56), Rebecca Bowes (1:01:33), Darren Alderson (1:01:50), Gavin Armstrong (1:03:13), Michelle Boshier (1:09:55), Lewis Boshier (1:09:57), Amy Smith (1:16:03), Nicola Herraghty (1:16:03), Sarah Bayles (1:21:04) and Lisa Alderson (1:35:23).

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Michael Parry finished at South Park in 17:19 followed by Paul Dalton (18:34), Marc Ellis (18:37), Dave Jones (19:13), Dawn Richardson (19:30), Billy Harris (20:32), Katherine Hackett (20:40), Ewan Henderson (20:56), Phil Rutter (21:01), Peter Commane (21:17), Nick Wadd (21:23), David Mclachlan (21:55), David Whittle (22:20), Louise Trainor (23:11), Lindsey Lester (23:25), Peter Rowley (23:32), Lewis Boshier (23:36), Gary Read (23:37), Iain Clyde (24:07), Neil Harrington (24:15), Sue Woodcock (24:24), Jeff Marriott (25:06), Danny Gordon (25:20), Simon Farley-Smith (25:37), Tracey Plaskitt (25:48), Michelle Boshier (25:56), Rebecca Bowes (25:56), Julie Whinn (26:01), David Ledgerwood (26:46), Gemma Marshall (28:11), Gill Colling (28:18), Sally Singleton (28:49), Lisa Johnstone (29:00), Andy Whittam (29:04), Lee Morris (29:15), Paul Ryan (29:55), Lisa Jenkins (31:11), Brian Dixon (31:26), Nichola Jordan (32:10), Michael King (32:24), Sharon Carr (34:19), Jan Waite (34:37), Rachel Ryan (34:49) and Chrissie Moore (36:44).

At Sedgefield, Dave Thompson completed the run there in 24:26 along with Richard Payne (35:24) and Mark Colling (35:25), while over at Hartlepool, Mark Robinson finished in 19:41 along with Michael Joyeux (19:45) and Emma Joyeux (26:21, PB). Stephen Moore ran at Albert Park in 22:47, while Anthony Corbett did the run at Gateshead in 25:08. Further afield, Andrew Vernon and Sarah Watson ran at Oakwell Hall, near Batley in 22:25 and 26:26 respectively.