January 2017 achievements

Quakers ended 2016 with a trip to Spain for the Barcelona 10K in preparation for the start of 2017 celebrations. At parkruns there was a huge turnout with Rob Gillham going for the furthest away in Auckland, New Zealand.

New Year’s day as usual for Quakers was not a day for lying around after a night of partying. We represented the club at the Morpeth 11K, Captain Cook’s fell race, the Nine Standards in Cumbria also a fell race along with the Hardmoors 30 and 15 mile trail races.

The following weekend with Fell races becoming increasingly popular we had 10 members take part in the Commondale Clart. In the trail field we had 5 representatives at Old Monks near Hartlepool.

In the longer distances were a trio competing in the hilly Scarborough Rock Challenge which had 3000 feet of climbing.

Mid way through the month was the popular Brass Monkey half marathon. Kyle Cook, Dave Jones, Chris Minto, Billy Harris, Diane Vaughan, Dan Rowlands, Diane Adkins, Barbara Barker, Gill Colling and Michelle Scruby all achieved personal best times.

In the cross country at Ormesby Hall Louise Trainor was 2nd in her age category. Marc Ellis was 2nd in his age category and Brian Martin was 1st in his age category.

In the Ferriby 10 Miles near Hull Louise Trainor finished 2nd in her age category and also set a club record for the ladies V45.

Kyle Cook finished in 6th place at the Preston Park Tees Trail 5K.

In the Acklam Cross Country event Louise Trainor was 2nd in her age category. Marc Ellis was 2nd in his age category and Brian Martin was 1st in his age category.

A good result for Quakers in the Ropner Park 10k. Alex Kiel finished in 1st place winning the race and Kyle Cook finished in 2nd place. In this event Gary Read also set a new personal best.

For a cold and wet start to the year we have some amazing results. Well done to everyone.