Press Report: 16th – 31st January 2023

by | Feb 2, 2023 | Press Reports

Bryan and Michelle Dale at the Marathon Paarlauf

Just a handful of races during the second half of January and some special mentions for members that have supported others…

21st January: parkruns – Darlington South Park & Sedgefield

At Darlington parkrun Dawn Richardson was first lady home in 20:13 and Shane Lester achieved a shiny new PB of 21:14.

Congratulations to Gill Colling who celebrated her 250th milestone in 31:29, back at Sedgefield where she completed her very first parkrun.

22nd January: Run Northumberland Kirkharle Half marathon and 10k

The Half Marathon route provides a hilly rural course and the 10k is an undulating adventure through Kirkharle’s finest elements of countryside.

Helen Clark completed the half marathon route in 2:13 (2nd in age category) and Simon Rek completed the 10k route in 54:19 (2nd in age category).

22nd January: Marathon Paarlauf (South Park)

Athletes enter as teams of two. The first runs 1 mile, then hands over to the other, and so on until the full distance is completed. The teams race each other over 26 x 1 Mile, with every runner completing thirteen legs. When the 26th mile lap is completed, the incoming runner is then joined by their teammate for a special ‘Victory’ Lap.

Gary Read and friend, Dave completed the event in 3:22, followed by Rebecca Jones and friend, Michelle (4:11) and Bryan and Michelle Dale (4:35).

28th January: parkrun – Windy Nook

At Windy Nook Phil Neal was 3rd runner home in 22:16

Special mentions…

On 21st January, at Darlington South Park parkrun, the Quakers’ spirit was well and truly on show as members Marc Ellis, Phil Neal, Rob Gillham, Dave Jones and Stephen Moore volunteered as pacers, supporting other runners to challenge themselves and work towards/meet their goals… a very rewarding way to get a run and a volunteer credit at the same time. A big thank you to you all.

On 22nd January a group of Quakers members, led by member, Karen Dove, completed an 8.5 mile social walk. The group started at Barnard Castle and headed up to Cotherstone, returning on the other side of the river. A good time was had by all, with some stunning photos taken. Watch out for the next one!