Press Report w/e 07/05/2017

by | May 9, 2017 | Press Reports

Dan Rowlands sprinting into the finish at Tees Barrage

Another packed week saw some Quakers running from one day into the next, more personal bests and club records, as well as one runner joining an exclusive club.

The latest of the Hardmoors events, and the longest two of them, took place over the weekend. A one off special event, the Hardmoors 200 mile race, was held to mark the tenth anniversary of the 110 mile race. On a route which started near Hull and took in the 79 mile long Yorkshire Wolds Way before heading onto the Cleveland Way, the quintet of Roy MacDougall, Anthony Corbett, April Corbett, Mark Colling and Wendy Colling completed the event as a relay team, coming home in exactly 40 hours. A special mention also goes to Jamie Norman who made it as far as Filey before unfortunately being timed out. In the 110 mile race, which took in the entire length of the Cleveland Way from Filey to Helmsley, Michelle Boshier and Emily Beaumont completed the route together in 34 hours 57 minutes. In doing so, Emily then also became just the 19th member (and fifth Quaker overall) to join the prestigious 1000 Mile Club.

The Bank Holiday Monday had seen Phil Rutter and Gill Colling heading over to Northern Ireland for the Belfast marathon, the former breaking a fifteen year old personal best to finish in 3:41:57, and the latter completing her first race over the distance in 4:47:59.

The extra day off also saw a few slightly worse-for-wear Quakers at the Tees Barrage 10K. First home around the windy riverside course was David Matthew in 42:42 followed by Brian McLaren (44:10), Ed Griffiths (44:41), Adrian Cottam (44:59), Dan Rowlands (46:40), Jamie Pratt (51:32), Jessica Campbell (53:54), Nigel Eddy (54:16), Juliette McLaren (54:16), Mark Trowles (58:49), Alison Hardwick (1:03:19), Gary Read (1:04:01), Margaret Hunter (1:07:11),  Nicola Arkley (1:13:54) and Linda Harrington (1:20:56).

The second meeting of the NYSD took place over at Middlesbrough which saw six more club records being set on the night. In the 100m, Lindsey Lester covered the sprint distance in 14.8s (PB and breaking her club record) along with Gary Read (15.3s), Paul Roberts (15.4s), Fred Tennant (16.1s) and Nicola Arkley (20.4s). In the 800m Gary Read broke his own club record finishing in 2.26 with Fred Tennant in 2.51 (CR) and Louise Trainor (2.52). Out on the field in the long jump, Lindsey Lester landed 3.78m ahead of Gary Read (3.71m), Paul Roberts (3.68m) and Nicola Arkley (2.42m, CR), while in the discus, Paul Roberts threw 16.35m with Gary Read (14.36m, CR) and Nicola Arkley (14.18, CR)

Two races were on offer up at Sunderland. In the 10K race, Kyle Cook finished in 35:57 along with Diane Vaughan (47:07 and third in her age category), Stephen Moore (50:00), Margaret Hunter (53:31), Clare Stradling (56:24) and Paul Dalton (56:24). In the half marathon distance, Gary Read completed the distance in 1:27:03 (PB) followed by Michael Ladyman (1:37:13), Luke Minall (1:37:37), Gareth Kyle (1:40:44), Paul Pomfret (1:42:42), Tim Archer (1:43:21), Michael Oliver (1:44:37), Jamie Pratt (1:49:32), Barbra Barker (1:56:24), Gavin Armstrong (1:56:38), Abigail Willson (1:57:25), Craig Fenton (2:03:13), Gemma Eddy (2:07:51), Jo Dickinson (2:14:00) and Lindsey Smith (2:23:21).

A few other runners also headed off road at the weekend too. At the Ravenscar half marathon, which took in an out and back route from the village along the coast, Dave Thompson finished the cold and windy route in 2:06:54 along with Jayne Jeffries (2:13:19), Sandra Cass (2:25:05) and Julie Whinn (2:25:09).

Over in the Lake District, Rebecca Howard took part in the Kentmere trail race at Staveley, finishing the 17K route around the southern Lakeland Fells in 1:40:44.

Taking part in a race of a different kind were Mike Brown and Caroline Moses, who competed in the Wings for Life World Run at Cambridge, along with over 86,000 others running simultaneously around the world. In a race without a set distance, the runners were chased by a tail car which set off half an hour after the runners, increasing at varying speeds until the overtaken participants were eliminated one by one. Although both were caught, they ran 30.4K and 17.1K respectively before being eliminated.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 18:41 followed by Rob Dent (18:52), David Todd (20:01), Dan Rowlands (20:28), Adrian Cottam (20:31), Dale Chapman (20:35), David Mclachlan (20:51), Ed Griffiths (20:55), Louise Trainor (21:10), Phil Rutter (21:11), Adrian Gooding (21:37), Stuart Burkin (21:51), Ty Hankinson (21:55), Iain Clyde (22:12), Rob Gillham (22:15), Tom Chapman (22:17), David Whittle (22:44), Phil Clarke (23:02), Fred Tennant (23:06), Gary Read (23:13), Shaune Eland (24:15), Peter Rowley (24:19), David Ledgerwood (24:26, PB), Stuart Masterman (24:42), Juliette Mclaren (25:15), David Ptak (25:23), Darren Alderson (26:09), Mark Trowles (26:43), Julie Bell (27:07), Gemma Hammond (27:08), Andy Whittam (27:27), Lisa Jenkins (27:46), Andrew Dixon (27:49), Lee Morris (27:58), Sarah Watson (28:05), Sue New (28:10), Gill Colling (28:11), Charlie Johnson (29:16), Chris Land (29:27), Hannah Robinson (29:30), Alison Hardwick (29:34), John Whinn (29:40), Helen Gregory (29:41), Diane Lockhart (30:03), Dawn Johnston (30:06), Wendy Noble (30:18), Grainne Duffy (31:03), Phill Johnston (31:06), Michael King (32:07), Paul Ryan (32:23), Lisa Alderson (32:25), Lucy Bendle (32:26), Julie Whinn (32:34), Rachel Ryan (40:35) and Adrian Dent (44:58).

At Sedgefield, Marc Ellis finished in 18:04 along with Dave Thompson (23:48), Jeff Marriott (27:05), Karen Dove (33:13) and Sharon Carr (33:13), while Stephen Moore ran at Albert Park in 23:30. Alex Kiel was first across the line at Hartlepool in 16:13 along with Abbie Willson in 23:53. Adrian Colbourne did the Rising Sun parkrun in 22:19, while Darryn Wood ran at Riverside in 28:09. Further afield, Mike Brown and Caroline Moses did the run at Rotherham in 22:10 and 34:34 respectively, while north of the border, Danny Gordon completed the run at Dundee in 29:21.