Press Report: 16th – 28th February 2023

by | Mar 4, 2023 | Press Reports

QRC members at High Cup Nick fell race  

Another busy fortnight for QRC members with events taking part in parks and woods, on road, fells, moors and a runway as well as along a canal!

18th February: parkrun – Darlington South Park

At Darlington South Park, Dawn Richardson was first lady home in 20:17 and Lou Trainor was 4th lady home in 23:44 whilst Chris Evans knocked over a minute off his previous PB achieved in 2018, finishing in 22:00.

19th February: Bingley Bo**ocks

Starting and finishing on the canal next to the Fisherman’s Inn on the canal, the races venture out towards Skipton. The route is mainly flat with the small challenge of the 3 and 5 rise locks. There are seven distances available and feed stations at every 3 miles.

Michelle Dale and Paul Ryan completed the 10 mile route in 2:27.

19th February: Chopwell Canicross 5k/10k

This was the 2nd of Consett Canicross’ Trail Series race of the 2022/23 season on new routes at Chopwell Wood.

Emily Beaumont completed the 10k route in 53:39.

25th February: parkrun – Darlington South Park and Hamsterley

At Darlington South Park, Angela Reed achieved a new PB of 34:37, knocking over 3 minutes off her  first parkrun time from November 2019, whilst at Hamsterley, Martin Mavin completed his 50th parkrun milestone in 26:54.

25th February: Inov-8 High Cup Nick Fell Race
This well-marked 15km fell race (1509 ft of elevation) on the edge of the Eden Valley, takes runners to the dramatic High Cup Nick landmark, before returning mostly along the Pennine Way into the scenic village of Dufton.

Billy Harris was first Quaker home (and 4th in age category) in 1:28, followed by Tom Chapman (1:38), Abbie Hull (1:39), Scott Beaumont (1:41), Emily Beaumont (1:54), Simon Rek (1:57), Wendy Colling (2:03) and Helen Clark (2:08).

25th February: RAF Shawbury 10k

This 10k road race is organised annually by RAF Shawbury to raise money for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) and takes place around the RAF Shawbury airfield in Shrewsbury.

Ed Griffiths completed the race in 42:00 (PB and 2nd in age category).

25th February:  English National Cross Country Championships, Bolesworth Castle, Chester

The 6000-acre site treated thousands of runners across the 10 races to a hard and fast course with a few undulations.

Michael Thompson completed the Senior Men’s 12k, 2 lap course, in 58:38.

26th February: Lilla’s Revenge

This is a ten mile trail running event on the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors, over part of the iconic Lyke Wake long-distance path. Along the way, runners visit Lilla Howe which is home to a cross of the same name which is believed to be the oldest one on the moors and are treated to views stretching out to the coast at Whitby onto Ravenscar, Scarborough Castle, and the Wolds all the way round towards Blakey Ridge right to the coast of East Cleveland.

Karen Dove and Lisa Jenkins completed the route in 2:47.

26th February: Derwent Reservoir 10 miles/5 miles

One of Wild Deer Events’ most popular events. Run either 5 or 10 miles (separate courses not laps) around this magnificent water on trails, woodland and some tarmac. Starting on top of the Dam Wall with some beautiful scenery, runners will all finish down beside the Waterside Park.

In the 10 mile race, Brian Martin was 1st Quaker home in 1:19 (3rd in age category) followed by Phil Neal (1:26), Simon Mulholland (1:26), Ian Burgess (1:29) and Sandra Martin (1:46) whilst Sue New completed the 5 mile race in 1:00.

26th February: Snake Lane 10 miles

This popular and well-established road race is a fairly flat and fast 10 miler which as the name suggests, has a winding stretch that snakes its way through the countryside at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Hayley Addison was 1st Quaker home in 1:19, followed by Brian McLaren (1:20), Diane Sparrow (1:26 PB), Juliette McLaren (1:37) and Emily Baker (1:43 PB).

26th February: Ormesby10

This 10k event takes place monthly on the last Sunday of the month in the grounds of Ormesby Hall. (No need to book – simply show up on the day) The run briefing is held at 8:55am in front of the mansion with the run starting at 9am.

Lou Trainor was 1st Quaker AND 1st lady home in 50:19, followed by Dan Rowlands (51:58), Sandra Cass and April Corbett (57:51) and Diane Lockhart (1:01).

Special mentions:

28th February: QRC Run and Talk Social Steady

Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. Happening every year, it’s a day for friends, families, communities, and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives.

Organised by our Mental Health Champions Diane Lockhart and Brian McLaren and assisted by Juliette McLaren, this year’s QRC’s Run and Talk was a fun steady with a difference, designed to highlight the benefits of running and talking.

Groups, supported by QRC coaches and run leaders, set off from the Tapas Bar, and followed clues on a map to find information before returning back to the Tapas bar for some refreshments. Results were very close with just one point between the 1st and 2nd teams.

Well done to ‘Old Spice’ (Lee, John, Paul, Ruth and Lisa) who were closest to the correct answer and received a bespoke souvenir wooden medal. Well done to everyone involved and thank you to The Tapas Bar for hosting us. A good time was had by all!

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