Press Report: 16th – 30th November 2022

by | Dec 2, 2022 | Press Reports

Quakers at Ravenstonedale 10k (QRC 10k league)

November Press report: 16th – 30th November

A quieter second half to the month race wise, but plenty of races and events to choose from in December!

20th November: High Terrain Tweed Valley Ultra (50k and 65k)

The rolling hills and woodland of the Tweed Valley offer unlimited scope for those looking for varied terrain. The course follows an extensive network of secluded paths and tracks through the various forests, multi-use trails along the banks of the beautiful river Tweed, winding tracks over hills & short sections on minor roads linking in the various areas.

Tom Chapman completed the 65k in 7:44 and Claire completed the 50k in 6:27 (3rd in age category).

20th November: Slaley Hall and Forest Half Marathon and 10K Trail Runs – 10k championship race

The Half Marathon route is one lap around the enchanting Slaley Forest and the 10K is one big lap of the beautiful Slaley Hall Grounds.

Simon Rek completed the 10k route in 58:54 followed by Emily Beaumont (1:01), Rob Gillham (1:02), Sue Sparrow (1:02 and 1st in age category), Helen Clark (1:04), Anthony Corbett (1:05) and Ruth Hawkins (1:11).  Scott Beaumont completed the half marathon route in 1:53.

26th November: parkrun – Darlington South Park and Hackworth, Shildon

Dawn Richardson was 2nd lady home in 20:09 and Rebecca Devine achieved a PB of 27:42, whilst over at Hackworth (Shildon) Phil Rutter finished in 3rd place in 22:49.

26th November: NEHL Cross Country at Aykley Heads

This League has a handicap system with slow, medium and fast packs. The senior men’s race is approximately 6 miles. The packs start at 2.5min intervals with the slow pack starting first. Slow or medium pack runners finishing in the top 10% are promoted to the medium or fast pack respectively.

David Ledgerwood completed the route in 1:08.

26th November: Ravenstonedale 10K Road Race – 10k league

This is an undulating 10k road race from the picturesque village of Ravenstonedale, Kirby Stephen. The route has a small loop and a larger loop which are both run anti-clockwise.

Marc Ellis was first Quaker home in 5th place and 1st in age category in 37:46, followed by Dave Jones (42:18), Rob Dent (42:32) Phil Neal (44:15), Tom Chapman (45:48), Abbie Hull (46:12 and 3rd lady home and 2nd in age category), Ed Griffiths (46:35), Michael Thompson (46:44), Scott Beaumont (47:15), Lou Trainor (48:22 and 2nd in age category), David Todd (48:35), James Atkinson (48:39), Martin Mavin (48:39), Andrew Vernon (49:46), Claire Chapman (51:39), Simon Rek (51:57), Emily Beaumont (53:33), Phil Clarke  (54:09 and 1st in age category), Helen Clark (55:50), David Thompson (57:36 and 3rd in age category), Lesley Neal (58:30), Darren Alderson (59:16), Ross Edmond (1:00), Karen Mavin (1:00), Richard Payne (1:01), Kathryn Plant (1:04), Diane Lockhart (1:05), Sarah Watson (1:05), Rachel Read (1:15), Sally Watson (1:18), Lisa Alderson (1:57) and Roy Macdougall (1:57).

Abbie, Lou and Emily were the ladies team winners and Marc, Rob and Dave were the Men’s team winners.

Special mentions:

Congratulations to Simon Mulholland who has completed his personal challenge of running 50 half marathons this year… well done!

Well done to Stephen Moore who has now completed 200 parkrun volunteer stints.