Press Report w/e 12/02/2017

by | Feb 15, 2017 | Press Reports

Another quiet winter weekend saw nearly all Quakers heading off-road once again, despite some fairly miserable weather.

Ty Hankinson coming into the finish of a fairly muddy race at Cowpen Bewley

At the Absent Friends trail race, held over at Cowpen Bewley, Paul Dalton finished the 5 mile route around the nature reserve in 31:07 (in fifth place overall and first in his age category), followed by Ty Hankinson (40:17), Iain Clyde (40:51), Mark Trowles (46:11) and Alan Prest (59:23).

Three headed down to Ripon for the Muddy Boots 10K, held over an undulating multi-terrain course through the countryside. Jamie Norman completed the race in 54:03 along with Clare Westwood (1:01:20) and Claire Norman (1:02:20).

Louise Trainor was the sole Quaker at the Newcastle 10K, the only race actually held on tarmac at the weekend. Taking place on the Town Moor, she finished the two-lap route in 41:57 to come first in her age category.

Two runners who found much more pleasant weather to run in were Diane Vaughan and Richard Hughes who once again headed to Spain for the Barcelona half marathon, finishing the 13.1 mile distance there in 1:42:33 and 1:53:32 respectively.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Mike Brown finished at South Park in 20:36, followed by Rebecca Howard (21:39), Louise Trainor (21:58), Luke Minall (22:08), Ty Hankinson (23:04), Peter Rowley (23:39), Rob Gillham (24:06), Stuart Masterman (24:35), Shaune Eland (26:02), Mark Trowles (27:09), Gemma Hammond (27:32), Helen Whiting (27:46), Barbra Barker (28:00), Lee Morris (28:16), Caroline Moses (28:43), Michelle Scruby (30:00), Grainne Duffy (30:28), Michael King (30:51) and Rachel Ryan (36:34).

There was a large turnout at Sedgefield, where Marc Ellis was first across the line in 18:39 along with Adrian Colbourne (21:48), Dan Rowlands (22:40), Paul Pomfret (23:07), Nicola Wells (23:13), Phil Rutter (23:24), Jamie Pratt (24:55), Lewis Boshier (27:08 in his 100th parkrun), Gary Read (27:09), Daniel Orton (27:10), Andrew Dixon (27:10), Kyle Cook (27:11), Paul Roberts (27:12), Lyn Hatch (27:12), Anna Hardy (27:14), Michelle Boshier (27:14), David  Ledgerwood (27:19), Elizabeth Kennedy (27:56), Nicola Howe (29:10), Abbie Hull (29:18), Gill Colling (29:27), Juliette Mclaren (30:29), Emily Beaumont (31:21), Diane Adkins (32:53), Sharon Carr (34:36), Lisa Alderson (34:37), Karen Dove (35:35), Claire Hewitt (37:31) and Sally Watson (37:32).

Elsewhere Paul Dalton and Anthony Corbett did the Riverside run in 18:12 and 26:41 respectively, while Stephen Moore ran at Albert Park in 21:53. Brian McLaren completed the run at Tees Barrage in 23:09, while Darryn Wood headed up to South Shields, finishing there in 39:00.