Press Report w/e 19/02/2017

by | Feb 21, 2017 | Press Reports

While most Quakers headed down the road for the final cross country event of the season, one runner was busy setting a club record over on the other side of the country.

Lindsey Lester enjoying a fairly mud free cross country at Richmond

The last of the cross country fixtures for the year was held at a predictably windy Richmond, on the old racecourse ground overlooking the town. The women’s race, which covered 5K over two laps saw Louise Trainer finish in 22:52 (and third in her age category) along with Rebecca Howard (23:08), Lindsey Lester (25:14), Michelle Boshier (27:02), Bev Snook (28:26), Anna Hardy (28:45), Nicola Arkley (36:39) and Lisa Alderson (37:32). In the men’s race, which covered 9.5K over four laps, Marc Ellis finished in 36:25 (and second in his age category), followed by Nick Watson (38:40), Brian Martin (39:26 and first in his age category), Darren Wright (41:26), Rob Dent (41:40), Michael Thompson (42:13), David Todd (43:51), Billy Harris (44:18), Phil Rutter (44:38), Andrew Vernon (44:52), David McLachlan (45:45), Graham Park (47:25), Iain Clyde (48:56), Ed Griffiths (49:24), Gary Read (51:55), Nigel Eddy (53:01), Darren Alderson (53:01), Mark Trowles (56:13) and Jamie Pratt (57:23).

Two Quakers headed over to Lancashire for the Great North West half marathon which took place in Blackpool. Dave Thompson completed the 13.1 mile distance in 1:41:37 to set a new club record for his age category, with Bridget Stewart not far behind in 1:51:00.

The previous week had seen the first of this year’s Hardmoors trail series over at Saltburn. In the marathon event, Rebecca Bowes finished in 6:43:55, with Michelle Boshier and Emily Beaumont coming in together in 7:38:45. In the half marathon distance, Phil Rutter came home in 2:28:10 (and third in his age category) followed by Anna Hardy (3:11:31), Anthony Corbett (3:18:10), Gill Colling (3:32:51) and Abbie Willson (3:38:28).

In the Saturday morning parkruns, there was a Quaker 1-2-3 at South Park, where Alex Kiel finished first in 15:55, ahead of Michael Joyeux (16:34) and Kyle Cook (17:31). They were followed by David Todd (20:24), Dan Rowlands (20:51), Fred Tennant (21:46), Nicola Wells (21:59), Ty Hankinson (22:42), Peter Rowley (23:18), Jamie Pratt (23:34), Paul Pomfret (23:49), Gavin Armstrong (23:54), Rob Gillham (23:59), Stuart Masterman (24:01), Lewis Boshier (24:44), Olly Moore (24:45), Michelle Boshier (24:48), Gary Read (24:54), Shaune Eland (25:17), Elizabeth Kennedy (25:27), Andrew Dixon (26:01), Neil Harrington (26:31), Michelle Scruby (27:22), Mark Trowles (27:57), Philippa Rayner (29:29), Michael King (31:19), Fiona Dixon (31:26), Rachel Ryan (35:28) and Fin Fox (46:18).

At Albert Park, Stephen Moore finished in 22:51 along with Adrian Colbourne (23:23) and Lena Rusa (32:34), while at Stewart Park, Helen Whiting ran there in 27:55. At Sedgefield, Dave Thompson completed the run there in 23:54 followed by Darryn Wood (33:11) and Emily Beaumont (33:49). Paul Dalton and Clare Stradling did the run at Riverside in 18:13 and 27:04 respectively, while Rebecca Howard ran at Fountains Abbey in 22:45.

There was plenty of tourism taking place at the weekend, which saw a large turnout over at Penrith. Katherine Hackett finished in 21:44 along with Louise Trainor (23:11), April Corbett (25:43), Sandra Cass (25:57), Wendy Colling (26:51), Julie Whinn (27:14), Abbie Hull (28:15), Gillian Harris (28:32), Gill Colling (28:33), Diane Adkins (28:42), Nicola Howe (29:11), Claire Norman (29:45), Grainne Duffy (32:02) and Linda Harrington (40:54). In Leeds, Anthony Corbett ran at Temple Newsam Park in 27:15, Phil Rutter did the Humber Bridge run at Hull in 22:43, while Sally Watson completed the run in Yeovil in 40:33. North of the border, Mike Brown and Caroline Moses did the run at Stonehaven in 22:04 and 32:02 respectively, while Richard Payne ran at Glasgow Victoria Park in 25:29.