A busy week saw Quakers running anything from a few miles to racing across the entire length of a national park!
This year’s Lyke Wake Challenge, organised by the club, took place on Saturday in the North Yorkshire Moors. The 42 mile route started in Osmotherley, initially following the Cleveland Way, before heading out onto the moorland, and ultimately finishing on the coast at Ravenscar. Of the six Quakers who took part in the event, Billy Harris was first home, storming round the course in 7 hours 37 minutes. Jamie Norman finished in 10 hours 6 minutes, Darren Wright & Rob Dent came in together in 10 hours 20 minutes and Emily Beaumont & Michelle Boshier also crossed the line together in 11 hours 21 minutes.
The biggest turnout of the week was just down the road at Croft Circuit for the latest 10K league race, the Pitstop. Alex Kiel finished the three lap route around the circuit in 34:15 (and in eighth place overall), followed by Dave Jones (37:38, PB), Paul Dalton (38:03), Mark Robinson (39:06), Kyle Cook (39:12), Dawn Richardson (39:24), Ian Readman (39:57), Michael Thompson (40:39), Gary Read (41:44), Steven Major (43:22), Phil Rutter (43:42), Paul Roberts (46:52), Rob Gillham (49:12), Lindsey Lester (49:31), Sue Woodcock (49:35), Sam Joblin (51:15), Jeff Marriott (52:04), Danny Gordon (52:51), Lewis Boshier (53:28), Anna Hardy (53:33), Michelle Boshier (53:35), David Ledgerwood (53:36), Tracey Plaskitt (54:29), Pam Barrass (55:59), Gill Colling (57:47), Lee Morris (59:46, PB), Lisa Jenkins (1:00:32), Darryn Wood (1:02:06) and Jan Waite (1:11:59, PB).
The latest championship race, took place at Kilburn, in the shadow of the famous white horse. Michael Parry was first home for the club over the hilly 7 mile distance in 44:05 (and in tenth place overall), along with Marc Ellis (46:16), Dawn Richardson (48:45 and the first female to finish), Diane Vaughan (57:00), Graham Park (59:05), Rob Gillham (59:33), Stephen Moore (59:47), Michael Oliver (1:00:07), Richard Hughes (1:01:47), Lyn Hatch (1:08:00), Sue New (1:13:55), Andy Whittam (1:17:01), Hannah Robinson (1:18:01), Alan Prest (1:23:08) and Sharon Carr (1:29:14).
Further afield, a trio headed to Leeds for the 10K race there. Neil Harrington finished in 51:22 along with Carol Penney (1:02:12) and Linda Harrington (1:17:53).
The start of the week had seen the Bridges of the Tyne 5 mile race, held along the quayside at Newcastle. Paul Dalton completed the run around the riverside course in 29:29 followed by Gary Read (32:23), Diane Vaughan (36:40 and second in her age category), Richard Hughes (38:07), Michael Oliver (38:14), Neil Harrington (39:50), Clare Stradling (41:50) and James Simpson (44:55).
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 18:05, followed by Dawn Richardson (20:23), Rebecca Howard (21:54), Peter Rowley (23:33), Sue Woodcock (24:27), Gary Read (24:53), David Ledgerwood (25:21), Darren Alderson (25:28), Tracey Plaskitt (25:46), David Ptak (26:36), Lee Morris (27:58), Lisa Johnstone (28:18), Alec Cinamon (28:26), Gemma Marshall (28:32), Hazel Commane (31:59), Isabelle Bell (33:38), Michael King (33:52), Jan Waite (35:20) and Andy Whittam (42:31).
Paul Dalton was first across the line at the Hartlepool parkrun in 17:59, Stephen Moore ran at Albert Park in 23:07, while Gill Wallis did the run at Sedgefield in 32:52. Down on Humberside, Ty Hankinson did the imaginatively titled Peter Pan parkrun in Hull in 23:17.