Press Report: 1st – 15th November 2022

by | Nov 16, 2022 | Press Reports

Brian and Gilly Cowton at Alton Towers

The first half of November has offered races and distances for everyone including parkruns, trail, road, fell, night run, Remembrance runs, cross country, championship and 10k league races!

5th November: parkrun – Sedgefield

Barbra Barker celebrated her 50th parkrun at Sedgefield finishing in 32:47.

6th November: Wooler Trail Marathon

Wooler Trail Marathon is set in the heart of Northumberland National Park, this challenging event offers runners 28.5 miles, just over 6000 ft of elevation and some of the best views in the country and must be completed in 9.5 hours.

Billy Harris completed the event in 5:48 and 1st in age category followed by Wendy Colling in 7:25.

6th November: The Tommy Run  

The 10k course is along the beautiful sea front at Seaham on a mixture of paths, promenade and some trail paths. The start & finish will be at the Tommy War Memorial statue, a First World War soldier by artist Ray Lonsdale, displayed close to Seaham war memorial, on Terrace Green by the seafront in Seaham, County Durham.

David Ledgerwood completed the run in 1:02 and Margaret Enstone in 1:12.

6th November: Guy Fawkes 10 miles – Championship race

This is a hilly 10 mile run starting and finishing at Ripley Castle. Most of the course is on quiet country roads with a couple of sections on well surfaced bridleway.

Marc Ellis was first Quaker home in 1:03 and 3rd in age category, followed by Scott Beaumont (1:22), Emily Beaumont (1:29), Helen Clark (1:33) and Julie Whinn (1:42)

6th November: Derwentwater 10

Starting from the near the George Fisher outdoor shop in Keswick, the route loops for 10miles around Derwent Water in a clockwise direction. It is an undulating route that is entirely on tarmac.

Tom Chapman completed the race in 1:14, followed by Stephanie Dobbing (1:18), Claire Chapman (1:27), Barbra Barker (1:48) and Emma Bland (1:50).

12th November: parkrun – Albert parkrun (Middlesbrough)

At Albert parkrun, Dawn Richardson was 2nd lady home in 19:57.

12th November: Hardmoors Goathland 10k/Half Marathon/Marathon

Supposedly the most runnable course of the Hardmoors race series and usually very boggy and muddy but this year the circular races, that start and finish from Goathland Village Hall, were much drier.

Sally Watson completed the 10k route in 2:00 whilst Dave Jones completed the Half Marathon route (over 15 miles) in 2:54, followed by Hayley Addison in 3:00, Rebecca Jones (3:46) and Karen Dove (4:57). Wendy Colling completed the marathon in 6:18.

12th November: Hamsterley Moonrunner 10k

The Moon Runner series offers participants the opportunity to run in beautiful locations illuminated (weather permitting) by the moon and stars. The Hamsterley Forest race route was fully way marked with reflective markers and signs and marshalled along the whole course. These events are suitable for trail running and head torch novices as there are no cut off times, but are also challenging enough for more experienced runners who want to give themselves a good test.

Julie Russell and Sarah Bayles completed the course in 1:08 and 1:25 respectively.

13th November: Hamsterley Remembrance Day 5 miles (also 10 mile option)

 Runners paid their respects with 2 minutes silence before taking on this mixed terrain route in the heart of Hamsterley Forest.

 Mandy Harrison completed the 5 mile route in 1:10 (3rd in age category)

13th November: Town Moor Memorial 10k

The Heaton Harriers Memorial Road Race takes place on a traffic free course on footpaths around Newcastle’s Town Moor. This year the 10k race incorporated the 2022 North Eastern Counties Athletic Association and the North East Masters Athletics Association Men’s and Women’s 10k Road Racing Championships.

Darren Wright was first Quaker home in 39:56, followed by Scott Beaumont (42:53, PB), Phil Neal (43:56), Diane Vaughan (47:10 and 2nd in age category), Emily Beaumont (51:15, PB), Helen Clark (53:24), Lesley Neal (58:31), Caroline Litster (58:19), Pamela Barrass (59:23), Melanie Foster (1:04), Rachel Read (1:07), Richard Hughes (1:07) and Ian Young (1:09 and 5th in age category)

13th November: Alton Towers Half Marathon (also 5k and 10k)

This event was the first of its kind at the iconic Alton Towers Resort; it started and finished amongst the rides within the estate.

Brian Cowton completed the race in 2:12 and 2nd in age category, followed by Gilly in 2:14.

13th November: Fox Rush Farm Cross Country

Ladies and Vet 65 men ran 5.8km (2 laps) whilst Sen/Vet men ran (3 laps) at Fox Rush Farm Community Woodland at Redcar.

Dawn Richardson was first Quaker lady home, 2nd lady overall and 1st in age category across the finish line in 24:46 followed by Lou Trainor (27:57), Wendy Noble (36:39) and Jan Waite (55:49).

Danny Gordon finished 2nd in age category in 41:2 in the Vet men category.

Marc Ellis (34:56 and 1st in age category) followed by David Whittle (42:13) David Todd (44:48), Raymond Reed (46:27), David Ledgerwood (54:21).

13th November: Esk Valley Winter Fell Series: Saltergate Gallows

Organised by Pickering Running Club, this was the second of the Dave Parry/Let’s Run winter series that has evolved into a Yorkshire Three Peaks qualifier. It is a real challenge taking in some of the best bits of the moors around Levisham, measuring approximately 13 miles with just over 1700ft of elevation.

Abbie Hull completed the route in 2:07.