Press Report w/e 04/09/2016

by | Sep 6, 2016 | Press Reports

In a packed week of running, most Quakers didn’t have to travel far for races last week, apart from two who were busy flying the black and white colours overseas.

Phil Rutter looks surprised to still be upright on the way down Roseberry Topping last week!

Phil Rutter looks surprised to still be upright on the way down Roseberry Topping last week!

In Iceland, Richard Hughes took on the daunting Fire and Ice Challenge, a 250km (155 miles) multi terrain race across lava fields, sand dunes and even up the side of a volcano. Billed as the toughest race of its kind, he completed the epic distance in an impressive six days.

Meanwhile in Canada, Dawn Richardson was in Vancouver for the America Masters Games, a ten-day multi-sport event. Taking part in the half marathon race, she finished in 1:32:33, and second in her age category.

Nearer to home, there was a large turnout just down the road at Middlesbrough for the latest league race, the Tees Pride 10K. Paul Dalton was first home for the club in 36:13, followed by Marc Ellis (36:43), Dave Jones (37:24), Kyle Cook (37:58, PB), Michael Thompson (40:23), Gary Read (40:56), David Todd (41:04), Steven Major (41:56), Katherine Hackett (43:34), Diane Vaughan (45:35), Jill Clapp (46:33), Samuel Joblin (47:00), Paul Pomfret (47:02), Rob Gillham (47:23), Michael Oliver (47:59), Stephen Moore (48:47), Bridget Stewart (49:07), Lindsey Lester (49:13), Fred Tennant (49:17), Stephen Ash (49:22), Rebecca Bowes (49:30), Jeff Marriott (49:35), Andrew Dixon (50:04, PB), Melanie Newton (52:04), Clare Stradling (52:20), Ian Young (52:30), Darren Alderson (53:25), Sue Woodcock (53:42), Colin Smith (54:23), David Ledgerwood (54:26), Anna Hardy (54:27), Diane Adkins (55:08), Sally Singleton (56:47), Lee Morris (58:57, PB), Carol Penney (1:00:36, PB), Darren Wright (1:00:43), Lisa Jenkins (1:00:49), Darryn Wood (1:02:07), Lisa Johnstone (1:02:13), Sharon Carr (1:04:47), Charlie Johnson (1:06:11), Caroline Ridley-Marriott (1:06:52), Michelle Dale (1:08:52), Euan Bell (1:13:38), Isabelle Bell (1:13:58), Linda Harrington (1:18:26), Neil Harrington (1:18:28) and Jane Bell (1:24:06).

Another club championship race had taken place midweek, the Roseberry Topping race, at just 1.5 miles, the second shortest event in the championship. On a route which literally went up to the top and straight back down again, Paul Dalton finished in 16:45 along with Phil Rutter (18:42), Marc Ellis (19:11), Simon Rek (20:46), Rob Gillham (23:44), Danny Gordon (25:59) and Gill Colling (26:02).

Alan Prest was the sole Quaker to head down to the 10K race in Tholthorpe, near York, completing the run there in 1:06:25.

Two runners fancying something a bit different headed to Catterick for this year’s Paras 10, a 10 mile race where the runners taking part were both civilian and military personnel. In the tab race, Michelle Boshier completed the distance in 2:31:01 (along with 35lbs on her back!), while Lewis Boshier did the run in 2:34:42.

The previous week had seen the latest club championship race at Auckland Castle, which saw Quakers taking two of the top ten finishing positions. Paul Dalton completed the 5 mile trail route in 34:21 and in fourth place overall, with Nick Watson coming home seventh in 34:43. Next to finish were Kyle Cook (36:38), Ian Readman (38:03), Rob Dent (38:30), Phil Rutter (40:34), Rebecca Howard (45:37), Phil Clarke (45:51), Anthony Corbett (46:06), Rob Gillham (47:16), April Corbett (48:56), Andrew Dixon (49:04), Jeff Marriott (49:19), Danny Gordon (50:30), Anna Hardy (52:00), Lewis Boshier (52:25), Lyn Hatch (52:25), Michelle Boshier (52:31), Julie Whinn (52:35), Andy Whitttam (57:11), Sally Singleton (57:40), Gill Colling (57:40), Lisa Jenkins (1:00:19), Paul Ryan (1:01:00), Alan Prest (1:05:25), Sarah Bayles (1:05:40), Gill Wallis (1:07:00), Adrian Dent (1:16:04) and Emily Beaumont (1:17:13).

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Alex Kiel was first across the line at South Park in 15:54, followed by Dave Jones (18:00), Peter Commane (18:54), Ricki Hotton (19:47), Darren Wright (19:48), Billy Harris (20:19), Ewan Henderson (20:35), Phil Rutter (20:51), Nick Wadd (21:01), Katherine Hackett (21:31), Lewis Boshier (21:41), Gary Read (21:41), David Whittle (22:18), Steven Major (22:44), Phil Clarke (22:47), Rebecca Bowes (23:28), Peter Rowley (23:41), Gavin Armstrong (23:42), Iain Clyde (23:49), David Ptak (24:17), Lindsey Lester (24:39), Jeff Marriott (24:44), Ian Bond (24:53), Danny Gordon (24:57), David Ledgerwood (25:43), Lee Morris (27:22), Andy Whittam (28:03), Gill Colling (28:04), Brian Dixon (28:14), Sally Singleton (28:49), Lisa Jenkins (29:05), Paul Ryan (30:11), Grainne Duffy (31:09), Sarah Bayles (32:57), Kaye Boyce (33:49), Lisa Alderson (37:26), Adrian Dent (38:16) and Rachel Ryan (43:02).

At Sedgefield, Andrew Vernon finished in 21:54 along with Dave Thompson (25:33), Sarah Watson (26:13) and Julie Remmer (37:28), Stephen Moore ran at Albert Park in 22:49, while Ian Readman did the run at Tees Barrage in 20:10.