Press report: 16th – 31st August 2022

by | Sep 4, 2022 | Press Reports

QRC members at Scorton Feast 10k (10k league race)

The 2nd half of August was busy with members taking part in a variety of races and events…

17th August: Sessay Swift 6k

This flat, fast, one lap road race starts and finishes in the village of Sessay near Thirsk.

Lou Trainer completed the run in 28:39 and Melissa Hird in 32:12.

17th August: South Park 5k

This route offers a mix of terrain from tarmac to woodland and is mainly flat and fast with a few cheeky inclines.

Ian Burgess completed the route in 20:47 followed by Gemma Eddy in 22:59.

20th August: parkruns – Stewart Park (Middlesbrough), Darlington South Park

Mark Robinson celebrated his 100th parkrun at Stewart Park whilst at Darlington South Park, Dawn Richardson was first lady home in 20:26 and Pip Rayner celebrated a PB in 28:46.

20th August: South Park 10 – Championship Race

This 10 mile flat and fast multi lap event uses predominantly the same course as parkrun, omitting ‘Squirrel Hill’.

Marc Ellis was first Quaker home in 1:01 (PB and 1st in age category) followed by Billy Harris (1:07, PB and 1st in age category), Dave Jones (1:09), Rob Gillham (1:13 and 1st in age category), Simon Farley-Smith (1:17), Simon Rek (1:22 and 3rd in age category), Viv Hardwick (1:23 and 1st in age category), Liz Kennedy (1:31 and 1st in age category), Julie Winn (1:37 and 1st in age category), Rebecca Jones (1:39) and Gemma Eddy (1:41).

21st August: Scorton Feast 10k – 10k league

This multi terrain flat course is a 10k around the setting of Scorton lakes with proceeds going to 2 charities, Target Ovarian Cancer and Herriot Hospice Homecare.

Dave Jones was first Quaker home in 41:27 and 2nd in age category followed by Rob Dent (42:23 and 3rd in age category), Darren Wright (0:43), Martin Mavin (0:48), Rob Gillham (0:49), Lou Trainer (51:40 and 2nd in age category), Brian McLaren (0:52), Darren Alderson (0:53), Rebecca Jones (0:57), Melissa Hird (0:57), Karen Mavin (0:59), Phil Clarke (0:59), Ross Edmond (1:00), Juliette McLaren (1:02) and Helen Spaven and Diane Lockhart (1:03).

21st August: Lambton Castle trail

This moderately undulating event offers 10 mile, 5 mile and Family 1 mile races on mixed terrain – the courses are moderately undulating with trails, paths, woodland tracks, fields and some brief spells on the roads in the private grounds of the Lambton Estate, Chester-le-Street.

Anthony Corbett and Sarah Bayles ran the 10 mile route in 1:42 and 2:10 respectively.

21st August: Leeds Festival Half Marathon

This chip timed route takes place around the beautiful Roundhay Park in Leeds.

Brian Martin finished in 1:34 and 1st in age category followed by Daniel Orton (2:04) Sandra Martin (2:12 and 2nd in age category) and Kylie Rushton (2:51).

21st August: Yorkshire Dales Festival (16 miles) Run 4 all

This unique course starts near the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct and takes on difficult climbs, valleys, limestone trails and river paths along the Ribble Way.

Karen Dove completed the race in 5:39.

21st August:  Durham Dalton Park 10 miler

This 10 mile route takes place on a multi terrain course, finishing next to the Dalton Park Retail Centre (in the nature reserve). Featuring a blend of trail and tarmac, this course is seen as a great warm up for Autumn half marathons.

Ian Burgess finished the race in 1:25 and Jeff Marriott in 1:28 and 1st in his age category.

27th August: Grand Tour of Skiddaw

The Grand Tour of Skiddaw is an approximately 44 mile fully waymarked ultra trail race taking in the beautiful scenery of the Northern Lake District. The route is almost entirely run on public footpaths and bridleways, taking in a climb up the mighty Skiddaw at the approximate halfway point giving a total of 7136 feet of ascent.

Tom Chapman completed the route in 10:04.

27th August: LDWA Smugglers Trod

This ‘Walk’ was the 33rd that has taken place each August Bank Holiday Saturday. Starting at Fylingthorpe Village Hall, Robin Hoods Bay, the route covers moorland & pasture footpaths, mainly coastal scenery, with modest undulations. There are two routes, the longer is 25 miles and a shorter version is 16 miles.

David Thompson completed the long route in 6:14.

28th August: Saturn – The Time Turner and GNR Training Run, Durham

This is a 7hr Time Challenge event which allows runners full control over the distance they want to run. The minimum distance is 5km, which is part of a full lap. A full lap is 4.37 miles (7km) and runners can complete as many or as few of these laps as they wish. They give out distance pins for all runners who do a half-marathon, mega half marathon, marathon, 50km or Ultra in the 7hr time limit which can be attached to the medal ribbon. Saturn events have really friendly organisers and their aid table has a great selection of snacks!

The course is along a beautiful stretch of the River Wear with views of the Cathedral. It is fully signed so no navigational experience is required.

Fiona Dixon completed 17.5 miles in 4:33.

27th August: parkruns – Hartlepool

At Hartlepool parkrun Dawn Richardson was 2nd lady home, on the out and back course, in 19:49.

28th August: Stanhope 10 miler

This run takes place in the heart of the Durham Dales with a hilly start out of Stanhope, heading towards Bollihope and moving onto Hill End before returning back to the Stanhope showfield. This year all money raised is being donated to Quinn’s retreat for those bereaved by suicide.

Robert Kirby completed the race in 1:44 and Karen Dove in 2:20.

28th August: High Cup Nick Fell Race

This is a well-marked fell race (15km/450m ascent) on the edge of the Eden Valley taking runners to the amazing High Cup Nick before returning mostly along the Pennine Way into the scenic village of Dufton.  The Race starts and finishes on the Village Green and is a crucial fund raiser for the upkeep of the village hall.

Abbie Hull completed the route in 1:46.

29th August: Reeth fell race

This 2 mile (700ft of elevation) race starts up the fields, then onto a narrow track up through bracken before crossing the road and up the rough fellside to Fremington Edge and then back down through old quarry workings before hitting the road again with a final dash through fields, back to the show field and a circuit of the ring to finish.

Rob Gillham completed the route in 29:28.

31st August: Autumn Coast Road 5k, Redcar

This race is the final of the 2022 Coast Road race series organised by New Marske Harriers.

Dave Jones completed the race in 19:39, followed by Dawn Richardson in 20:03 and Diane Vaughan in 22:54.

31st August: Trimdon 5k trail

This course is mainly flat with a lovely downhill section through the woods and one main incline as runners head to the finish.

Gemma Eddy finished in 28:44 and first in age category and Nigel Eddy in 31:15.