2020 Achievement Round Up

by | Feb 5, 2021 | News

Over the last few years during Jan/Feb I have published a list of achievements that we have seen from our club. The list shows the performance of the members who have chosen to take part in events and have achieved a Personal Best time (PB), set or broken a Club Record, placed in their age category or were overall in the first ten finishers, completed a marathon or Ultra Marathon.

2020 was very different for everyone and with very little opportunity to participate in events we as a Club have continued to be amazing.

Club achievements are not just about events and times, there is a far bigger picture.  Reflecting back over the year it is incredible looking at what we did

  • Raised £300 for the Mowden Pub to help provide free meals to the elderly and isolated (Bonus Ball Draw)
  • Raised £300 for County Durham & Darlington NHS foundation Trust (Bonus Ball Draw)
  • Raised £116 for Darlington First Stop (Mar-At-Home) Challenge
  • Raised £350 for Robbie’s wheelchair appeal (Bonus Ball Draw)
  • Took part in many Virtual challenges, achieving mileage goals and collecting medals
  • Shielding members ran laps of their gardens
  • Participating in Tom’s weekly challenges which has resulted in us discovering new places to run and visiting areas both in and on the outskirts of town we didn’t know were on our doorstep
  • Looked out for each other, ran with either a single running buddy or in small groups when we could
  • Lockdown quizzes
  • The Management team and club officers have continued with their roles. There is a lot of work continuing in the background that we should thank everyone for such as the dealing with membership, finances, the running of the website, the updating of the website, member spotlights, management meetings to plan according to restrictions, social committee organising the charity draws and the rearranging of the ball. The coaches who were able to lead sessions when allowed.
  • Participating in Ian Bond’s summer challenge of one legged eyes closed, plank and standing jump.

We should all be very proud of what we have achieved as a Club over 2020 and give ourselves a round of applause.

If anyone hasn’t been included in the list below I apologise. I haven’t included the many virtual events that you may have completed with it being so difficult to track what everyone has been up to and with many not producing official results.


JanEmily BeaumontHardmoors 306:10:19
JanRachel McMahonHardmoors 306:50:49
JanRebecca HowardLamberhurst 10K42:46 first in her age category
JanDave JonesBrass Monkey half marathon1:23:26 PB
JanDawn RichardsonBrass Monkey half1:26:05 third in her age category
JanDarren WrightBrass Monkey half1:26:53 PB
JanAndrew DixonBrass Monkey half1:46:39 PB
JanDavid MatthewSteel River 5 milestenth place overall in 31:18
JanDave ThompsonMarathonFunchal marathon 4:20:49 and first in his age category
FebWendy CollingMarathonSaltburn 6:22
FebRachel McMahonMarathonSaltburn 7:40
FebDiane VaughanM’boro mile6:50 first in her age category and breaking the club record
FebDawn RichardsonSnake Lane 10miles1:03:58 first in her age cat
FebBrian MartinSnake Lane 10 miles1:07:03 third in his age category
FebAndrew DixonSnake Lane 10 miles1:18:12 PB
FebJulie RussellSnake Lane 10 miles1:20:21 PB
FebDarren AldersonSnake Lane 10 miles1:28:43 PB
FebStuart HardcastleRuthin 10K49:07 third in his age category.
FebEmily BeaumontMarathonSir Titus Special 4:45:32 second lady overall
MarDave JonesLightwater Valley 10k38:43 first in his age category
MarBrian MartinLightwater Valley 10k44:20 second in his age category
MarDawn RichardsonM’boro 5k19:12 Second female
MarPhil Rutter5k West Parktenth place
JuneAnthony CorbettUltra MarathonLeeds Virtual Endure 24hr event 60 miles
JuneApril CorbettUltra MarathonLeeds Virtual Endure 24hr event
26 AugustIan Bond200m Club Record29.6 previous Colin Smith 18/07/2016 36.4
26 AugIan BondShotClub Record 8:30
02 SepMichael Joyeux3kmClub Record 10.22
02 SepDave Jones3kmClub Record 10:37
AugEmily BeaumontUltra Marathon160 miles 1st Female 50h 31m
AugBilly HarrisUltra Marathon160 miles 47h 41m
AugDave ThompsonUltra Marathon54 miles Nidderdale 14h 1m
SepIan BondShotClub Record 8:31 previous holder Ian with 8:30
SepIan Bond800mClub Record 2:53.9
10 OctIan Bond150mClub Record 22.59
10 OctIan Bond1mileClub Record 6:10.92
04 OctAnthony CorbettMarathonLondon Virtual Marathon 4:27:00
04 OctApril CorbettMarathonLondon Virtual Marathon 4:03:35
04 OctJeff MariottMarathonLondon Virtual Marathon 4:38:18
04 OctPhil RutterMarathonLondon Virtual Marathon 4:31:50
04 OctBrian MartinMarathonLondon Virtual Marathon 3:15:48
04 OctBarbra BarkerMarathonLondon Virtual Marathon 6:39:02
04 OctZoe BourneMarathonLondon Virtual Marathon 8:10:20
04 OctAngela ClementMarathonLondon Virtual Marathon 4:46:30
04 OctKatherine HackettMarathonLondon Virtual Marathon 3:22:29
04 OctDave MurphyMarathonLondon Virtual Marathon 4:14:59
04 OctDiane VaughanMarathonLondon Virtual Marathon 3:45:39
04 OctSue WoodcockMarathonLondon Virtual Marathon 4:28:03