Press Report w/e 17/07/2016

by | Jul 19, 2016 | Press Reports

The past seven days saw not only more club records being set, but the Quaker colours heading all the way out to the Pacific coast.

Ewan Henderson coming into the finish at the South Park parkrun

Ewan Henderson coming into the finish at the South Park parkrun

The start of the week had seen the sixth and final event in the NYSD Track and Field series over at Middlesbrough, which saw another ten club records set on the night. In the 100m, Lindsey Lester set a new club record, clocking 14.9s, with Gary Read (15.0s), Colin Smith (15.0s, equalling his own club record), Ian Readman (15.2s), Paul Roberts (15.4s), Steven Johnson (15.4s) and Jeff Marriott (17.4s). In the 800m, Gary Read and Jeff Marriott both set new club records, finishing in 2:32 and 3:16 respectively, while Ian Readman did the same in the 5000m, crossing the line in 19:10. There were plenty more records set out on the field as well. In the long jump, Lindsey Lester led the way again, landing 4.13m (CR), with Paul Roberts (3.63m), Gary Read (3.63m), Steven Johnson (2.08m, CR) and Jeff Marriott (2.01m, CR). In the shot put, Ian Readman threw 7.14m, just ahead of Paul Roberts (7.03m), Gary Read (6.44m, CR), Steven Johnson (6.25m) and Jeff Marriott (5.82m, CR).

Midweek had also seen the 5K race up at Sunderland, where Diane Vaughan ran 22:22, along with Diane Adkins in 26:32.

The sole Quaker at the Castle Howard 10k trail race at the weekend, appropriately enough, was Rebecca Howard, who finished the off road route in 1:12:11.

Also running solo over at Burton Leonard, was Peter Rowley, who ran the 10K race there, covering the multi terrain route near Ripon in 53:57.

Three headed out to the Yorkshire Dales for the 30K race at Muker. Taking in a route which ascended almost 3,000ft from Swaledale up to the Tan Hill Inn, Michelle Boshier finished the hilly route in 4:22:39 along with April Corbett (4:38:24) and Anthony Corbett (4:38:25).

The longest distance ran last week though went to Richard Hughes, who completed the Race to the Stones, held along the oldest footpath in the country. On a route that went from the Chilterns in Oxfordshire to the North Wessex Downs, he covered the 65 mile race in 17 hours 6 minutes.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 18:18, followed by Daniel Orton (19:43), Ewan Henderson (20:44), David Mclachlan (20:56), David Whittle (22:51), Michael Oliver (22:53), Rob Gillham (23:22), Rebecca Howard (24:12), Julie Whinn (25:19), Lewis Boshier (26:17), Gary Read (26:18), Michelle Scruby (28:14), Neal Harper (28:23), Alec Cinamon (28:33), Ian Hammond (29:38), Wendy Noble (30:01), Lucy Bendle (30:37), Isabelle Bell (32:15), Nichola Jordan (32:48), Michael King (32:53), Chrissie Moore (33:26), Hazel Commane (33:33), Jan Waite (35:04), Rachel Ryan (35:41), Louise Mccann (37:32) and Lee Morris (44:11).

At Tees Barrage, Paul Dalton was first across the line there in 18:27 (in his 100th parkrun), while at Sedgefield, Marc Ellis finished in 18:19 along with Graham Park (21:56), Andrew Vernon (22:09), Darren Alderson (26:03), Gill Wallis (32:51), Sharon Carr (33:16) and Lisa Alderson (38:44). Further afield, Phil Rutter and Gill Colling did the run at Southampton in 21:40 and 28:32 respectively.     

Flying the Quaker flag overseas was Paul Ryan, who completed the parkrun all the way over in San Francisco, USA, in 27:47.