Press Report: 16th – 31st July 2022

by | Aug 13, 2022 | Press Reports

Kathryn Plant ~ Afoot in 2 Dales


It has been a busy second half of July…

16th July: parkrun – Darlington

Michael Joyeux was 2nd finisher in 16:40 and Peter Rowley celebrated his 400th parkrun, 224 of which have been at Darlington!

16th: Dalesrunner 16km

This event started from the meadows North of the village of Muker and the course followed the valley of Hartlakes to Kisdon Force near the village of Keld. Runners crossed by Crackpot Hall before climbing Swinner Gill. The track then went down Gunnerside Gill to the village of Ivelet. Here, the course joined the Pennine Way, along the banks of the River Swale and through the meadows.

Lisa Jenkins completed the course in 3:07.

16th July: LWDA Afoot in 2 Dales (The Yorkshire 50)

Starting and finishing at Harmby Village Hall in Leyburn, this event is a 50-mile/5,500ft circuit of two of the finest Yorkshire Dales for experienced walkers and runners. With 24 hours to complete, it uses footpaths, bridleways and quiet roads through the attractive dales of Wensleydale and Swaledale including an ascent of Great Shunner Fell.

Kathryn Plant completed the event in 18:52, raising funds and awareness for St Teresa’s and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association (a charity supporting families and researching the neurological condition caused by the premature loss of nerve cells in certain parts of the brain).

17th July: Darlington Trail series 10k

This 10k trail run is set in the picturesque South Park in Darlington. Ian Burgess finished in 55:08 and Robert Bateman in 1:29.

18th July: Esk Valley Fell Club Viking Chase Four Peaks

This 8 mile is an Annual fund-raiser for Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team. It has 1500ft of elevation and starts at Lordstones café, taking in the climbs of Carlton Moor, Cringle Moor, Cold Moor and Wainstones.

Abbey Hull completed the race in 1:42 and was 2nd in her age category.

20th July: Summer Coast Road 5k – QRC Championship Race

This race is a fast ‘out and back’ 2 lap route along the coast of Redcar.

Michael Kipling was first Quaker to finish in 18:57, followed by Rob Gillham (21:44), Diane Vaughan (21:53, 3rd in age category and breaking club record for 5k in age category), Viv Hardwick (23:42), Simon Rek (24:23), Emily Beaumont (25:51), Helen Clark (26:29), Julie Winn (27:27, 3rd in age category and breaking club record for 5k in age category) and Richard Hughes (33:40).

22nd July: LGBT 5k festival of running

This 5K on the Town Moor, Newcastle is part of the LGBT Festival of Running. Diane Vaughan finished first in her age category in 23:33 and Richard Hughes finished in 32:51.

23rd July: parkruns – Albert, Hamsterley Forest and Tunbridge Wells   

Over at the fast and flat Albert parkrun Michael Joyeux was 2nd runner home in 16:25 whilst Rebecca Howard was 1st lady in 20:24.

Meanwhile Abbie Hull was 1st lady to finish, completing hilly Hamsterley Forest in 25 mins and at Tunbridge Wells, Dave Jones was 3rd runner home in 19:48.

24th July: Northumberland Coastal Run (Approximately 14m)

This run goes through an area of outstanding natural beauty along the Northumberland coastal path from Beadnell Harbour to Alnmouth Estuary, keeping as close to the coast as possible. The multi-terrain route starts on sand, then moves onto road, then more sand, some trail, more road and finally finishes on sand at Alnmouth.

David Whittle finished in 2:18, Wendy Colling in 2:46 and Mark Colling in 3:00.

27th July: Darlington Trails Riverside 5k  

Ian Burgess completed the race along the River Skerne at Haughton in 24:33.

30th July: parkruns: Prudhoe (Riverside) Sedgefield, Darlington South Park, Stewart (Middlesbrough) and Blickling (Norwich)

At Prudhoe parkrun Dawn Richardson was first lady home in 20:36 (4th place overall). Meanwhile, Helen Clark (26:53) and Diane Lockhart (27:21) achieved PBs at Sedgefield and Darlington South Park, respectively. Lou Trainor was 4th lady home at Stewart parkrun in 25:01 and Ed Griffith was 5th male/runner home at Blickling in 20:18.

30th July: Montane Lakeland 50

With 9728 ft of climb, the Lakeland 50 is described by Montane as ‘One of the greatest ultra trail challenges in Europe, perhaps the world’. The route starts from the Northern end of Ullswater within the grand Dalemain Estate before following the Eastern shore line as far as Howtown. A quick climb and descent followed by a trek along the banks of Haweswater sees runners at Mardale Head. The route from here visits Long Sleddale, Kentmere, Ambleside, Langdale and Tilberthwaite before the final climb and descent to the finish at Coniston.

Tom Chapman completed the event in 11:07 and Scott Beaumont in 14:12.

31st July: James Herriot 14K – QRC Championship Race

This trail race takes place over moorland tracks and paths near Castle Bolton in Wensleydale by kind permission of Lord Bolton.

Marc Ellis was first Quaker home in 4th place in 61:08 (1st in age category), followed by Alexander Mathers (67:83) Michael Thompson (75:22), Phil Neal (76:75), Rob Gillham (78:53), Abbie Hull (79:97), Gary Read (80:83), Simon Rek (81:78), Steven Major (82:35), Malcom Hewitson (91:77), Helen Clark (94:18) and Julie Winn (98:32).

Special mentions:

17th July: Well done to Ed Griffiths who supported 2 stretches of Richard Adam’s 100 mile challenge ending in South Park to raise funds for #TeamLuke. Ed joined Richard for miles 38 – 52 and miles 93-100.

If you are looking for inspiration, look no further! Our very own Andy Walker featured recently on the parkrun Facebook page for the incredible journey he has gone through, resulting in an amazing transformation. Well done Andy, keep up the good work.