Press Report w/e 28/08/2016

by | Aug 30, 2016 | Press Reports

While several runners went round in a circle last week, two literally went from one side of the country to the other.

Michael Oliver’s shorts steal the show at last week’s race in South Park!

Michael Oliver’s shorts steal the show at last week’s race in South Park!

Nearest to home, the inaugural South Park 10 mile race took place at the weekend, comprising ten one-mile laps of the park, over a route which almost replicated the one used on the parkrun. Alex Kiel finished the race in 56:20 and in third place overall. Next to finish were Dave Jones in 1:04:25, Peter Rowley (1:23:07 and coming first in his age category), Gary Read (1:25:26), Gavin Armstrong (1:25:27), Jamie Pratt (1:34:40), Michael Oliver (1:36:18) and Rebecca Bowes (1:42:23).

Midweek had seen the second of this year’s NYMAC relays at Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, where teams of four each completed a one mile lap around the park. 100 teams were there on the night, of which Quakers provided nine of them. The team of Michael Joyeux, Paul Dalton, Michael Parry and Alex Kiel came home in fifth place overall in 20:18, followed by Mark Robinson, Chris Minto, Rob Dent & Kyle Cook (22:33), Marc Ellis, Sue New, Ian Readman & Graham Park (25:12), Lewis Boshier, Andrew Dixon, Dave Brown & Gary Read (26:31), Ewan Henderson, Lisa Jenkins, Billy Harris & Louise Trainor (26:39), Lee Morris, Wendy Noble, Darren Alderson & Rob Gillham (30:12), Caroline Marriott,   Clare Stradling, Steven Johnston & Jeff Marriott (31:46), Michelle Boshier, Sally Singleton, Michelle Dale & Paul Roberts (32:07) and Amy Smith, Sarah Bayles, Lisa Alderson & Sharon Carr (37:21).

Also taking place midweek was the Sessay Swift race near Thirsk. Paul Dalton completed the fairly unusual 6K distance in 20:58 (and in seventh place overall), along with Diane Vaughan in 26:46.

Two Quakers spent nearly the whole week running last week as Annette Clarke and Dave Thompson tackled their latest challenge, the Coast to Coast Run. Following the traditional route from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay, the duo completed the 178 mile distance, over a five-day period, in 68 hours 30 minutes.

The previous week had seen the multi-terrain Scorton 10K near Catterick. Alex Kiel won the race (for his second win in five days), finishing in 35:06. Also running there were David Todd (43:37), Louise Trainor (45:04 and third in her age category), Katherine Hackett (45:29) and Janet Bowlby (57:52).

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 18:11, followed by Kyle Cook (18:51), Rob Dent (19:02), Ewan Henderson (20:11), David Todd (20:18), Steven Major (20:21), Ian Bond (20:33), David Whittle (22:24), Louise Trainor (22:51), Andrew Dixon (23:25), David Ptak (23:54), Iain Clyde (25:10), Lewis Boshier (25:11), Michelle Boshier (25:18), Daniel Orton (25:47), Gary Read (25:57), Rebecca Bowes (25:58), Ian Hamond (27:07), Wendy Noble (27:29), Gavin Armstrong (27:32), Sally Singleton (28:35), Lee Morris (28:38), Brian Dixon (28:40), Michelle Dale (31:47), Nichola Jordan (31:57), Michelle Scruby (31:59), Lisa Johnstone (31:59), Paul Ryan (32:41), Michael King (32:43), Tristen Coad (34:00), Kaye Boyce (35:04), Jan Waite (36:11), Rachel Ryan (37:12), Chrissie Moore (38:12), Adrian Dent (38:56), Linda Harrington (40:11) and Neil Harrington (40:15).

At Sedgefield, Wendy Colling did the run there in 25:27 along with Mark Colling (25:42), April Corbett (26:16), Anthony Corbett (26:21), Sandra Cass (26:22), Gill Wallis (33:41) and Julie Remmer (39:16). At Hartlepool, Paul Dalton and Clare Stradling ran there in 18:07 and 24:52 respectively, Steven Moore finished at Albert Park in 22:35, while Phil Clarke completed the run at Newcastle in 22:44. Five headed over to Cumbria at the weekend where Nick Wadd did the Penrith run in 21:37 along with Andrew Vernon (22:13) and Sarah Watson (25:18), while at the Fell Foot run, near Newby Bridge, Marc Ellis and Sharon Carr ran there in 18:08 and 33:25 respectively.