October has been a busy racing month, we have seen Quaker runners competing in around 35 events covering Cross Country, Road, Fell, Trail, and mountain orienteering. The events have ranged from 5K to Ultra Marathons and include the Quaker Club trip where members competed in various distance in Eindhoven, Holland.
In Chester marathon Brian Martin achieved a new personal best time for the distance and broke the Club Record for his age Category. By finishing first in the V60 category Brian qualified to represent England in the Masters Group in the marathon event next year.
Alex Kiel at the Grewelthorpe 13K race not only finished first but broke the course record by over 3 minutes.
Nicola Howe set a new marathon PB at the undulating Kielder Marathon.
Dave Thompson in the 36 miles Round Ripon event finished first in his age category.
In Holland taking part in the Eindhoven events the Quakers did extremely well. Roy Macdougall and Billy Harris set new personal best times in the marathon distance. Wendy Colling, Sandra and April were the first 3 UK ladies marathon finishers. Anthony Corbett after completing this has now completed 50 marathons.
In the half marathon Marc Ellis set a new personal best and was the 1st UK runner to cross the line. Dawn Richardson was the 1st UK female to cross the line. Brian Martin broke the Club Record for his age category. Wendy Noble, David Ledgerwood, Sue New, Gill Colling and Sharon Carr all obtained new personal best times.
In the Eindhoven 10K Louise Trainor was the 1at lady to finish the race.
At the Hellhole 10K Michael Joyeux was 1st across the line.
In the hilly Richmond 10K Alex Kiel was 1st to finish the race with Paul Dalton taking 10th place and was 2nd in his age category.
In the York marathon Gavin Armstrong set himself a new marathon personal best time.
At the York 10 mile race new personal bests were achieved by Daniel Orton and Diane Adkins.
Julie Whinn set a new parkrun 5K Club record in Darlington.
At the Whitby Cross Country Dawn Richard was 6th in the ladies race.
At the Locke Park 10 miler which is a lapped race Michael Joyeux was 2nd in his age category, Paul Dalton was 6th place and both Paul and Danny Gordon were 1st in their age categories.
Dave Thompson set a new marathon Club Record in his V65 category.
At the Temple Park event Alex Kiel was 6th overall.
In the Scarborough 10K Paul Dalton was 7th and set a new Club Record at the same time setting a new personal best. Marc Ellis was 10th.
At the Town Moor Brian Martin broke the Club Record that he had set earlier in the month for the half marathon, was 5th overall, 1st in his age category and set a new personal best. Sandra Martin also set a new personal best.
A massive well done to all who competed in any event throughout October.
A compilation of achievements across the year will be coming soon…….