Press Report: 1st – 15th October 2022

by | Oct 18, 2022 | Press Reports

Wendy, Mark, Roy and Helen at the Nav4 Ullswater Way 20

Quakers have taken part in lots of events and races from ‘Returning to Running’ to Ultra Marathons with plenty of variety and distances in between and lots to celebrate…

1st October: parkruns – Darlington South Park

Chris Evans achieved his 25 parkrun milestone, finishing in 23:30.

1st October: Kielder 10k

The 10K starts and finishes at Leaplish Waterside Park taking runners off on the Lakeside Way, in the opposite direction to the marathon, heading up and over the Bull Crag Peninsula before rejoining the Lakeside Way and heading along the shoreline of the lake back to Leaplish.

Karen Mavin completed the run in 56:46 (1st in age category) and Wendy Thompson in 1:40.

1st October: Rowbotham’s Round Rotherham 50 mile Trail Race

With 3100ft of ascent, this race is fairly flat and virtually all runnable as its on good paths and tracks. It starts and finishes at Manvers Waterfront Boat Club near Rotherham and the route is a mixture of old industrial areas being claimed by woodland, river and canal banks and quiet farmland.

Dave Thompson completed the route in 11:55, 2nd in age category and club record.

2nd October: Dalkeith 10k Trail run

This 10k trail run takes place at Dalkeith Country Park, a privately owned 1000-acre Scottish Estate steeped in history.

Kathryn Plant completed the route in 1:03.

2nd October: London Marathon

The world-famous London Marathon is the world’s largest marathon run and the largest annual fundraising event. The route has remained largely unchanged since the inaugural race in 1981 and encompasses many of the capital’s most mesmerising landmarks, old and new.

Brian Martin finished in 3:09 (also 4th in age category and new club record) followed by Billy Harris (3:19 PB), Michael Oliver (4:40, 10th time of running it and raising £35,000 over the years for charity), Sandra Martin (4:42), Helen Whiting (4:48 – 1st marathon) and Fiona Dixon (5:44).

2nd October: Redcar Running Festival

The Redcar Running Festival offers half marathon, 10k and 5k races using a 10.5km out and back loop on the coast road between Redcar and Marske.

The Half Marathon option incorporated the North Eastern Counties Half Marathon Championship and was completed by David Aiken in 1:27 – PB by 17 mins! and 3rd in age category, Dave Jones (1:28 and 4th in age category), Gary Read in 1:52 and Daniel Orton (1:58).

The Zetland 10k route was completed by Scott Beaumont in 44:15 (PB and 5th in age category), Rob Gillham (44:53 and 5th in age category), Emily Beaumont (52:52 and 1st in age category), Rebecca Jones (54:45 and 4th in age category) and Helen Clark (55:24).

2nd October: Penshaw 10k

The Penshaw 10K is set on the trails surrounding Penshaw Monument and the River Wear. The route is described as undulating, with organisers saying, ‘some that have actually taken part in the race, go as far to say that this course is brutal for a 10k!’

Nigel Eddy completed the race in 1:15.

2nd October: Kielder Half Marathon

The Half Marathon route starts on Kielder Water’s spectacular dam providing an inspirational backdrop for those taking part. The route then heads in to the forest on the North Shore along the forestry road and winds away from the dam for approximately 3 miles to eventually turn and join the Lakeside Way then back across the dam and on to Leaplish Visitor Park and the finish line.

Martin Mavin completed the route in 1:43 (1st in age category) followed by Andy Collishaw (1:50) and Grainne Duffy (2:35).

2nd October: Kielder Marathon

The Marathon route follows an almost entirely off-road course around northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, in Northumberland.

David Whittle completed the route in 4:12 (PB).

8th October: parkruns – Hamsterley Forest

At Hamsterley Forest, Abbie Hull was first lady home and 5th runner to finish in 24:17.

8th October: Ultra London 55k

This race starts at the Woolwich Foot Tunnel and finishes in Richmond upon Thames. Runners journey through nine London Boroughs on a mix of trails, footpaths, parks, disused railway lines, woodland, completing the entire Southern section of the Capital Ring.

David Ledgerwood completed the route in 7:27.

8th October: Round Ripon Ultra

This is a 35 mile circular route which starts and finishes in the North Yorkshire village of Studley Roger. The undulating route follows the northern section of the Ripon Rowel and takes in varied terrain including the trail, woodland and moorland of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The race finishes with a downhill run through Studley Royal deer park and back into Studley Roger.

Scott Beaumont, Emily Beaumont and Rebecca Jones ran the route together in 8:05.

9th October: Beamish Hall Trail 10k

A slightly modified route this year, this race started and finished in the grounds of Beamish Hall hotel. It is a varied course on paths, trails, hills, woodland and a few technical sections in Beamish Woods then finishing on the flat in the hotel grounds. Bacon sarnie and cuppa were included!

Anthony Corbett completed the route in 1:03 followed by Kathryn Plant (1:10) and Lisa Jenkins (1:18).

9th October: Richmond 10k

This race starts and finishes in the Batts Riverside park area and is all on roads apart from a very short section on grass in the Batts. Runners pass the River Swale waterfalls before crossing the river at Green Bridge and climbing Sleegill. Runners follow a shoer circuit round Catterick Garrison then return into Richmond and circling Richmond Castle on Castle Walk before enjoying a fast downhill finish.

Michael Kipling was 1st Quaker home in 41:37 followed by Rebecca Howard (41:45 and 2nd lady and 1st in age category), Phil Neal (45:35), Martin Mavin (47:51 and 3rd in age category), Scott Beaumont (48:00), James Atkinson (48:20), Ed Griffiths (48:28), Phil Rutter (49:28), Gary Read (49:37), Stephen Ash (51:16), Paul Scholfield (52:25), Susan Sparrow (52:51 and 3rd in age category), Sandra Cass (54:36) Raymond Reed (55:27), Wendy Colling (55:35), Emily Beaumont (56:00), Phil Clarke (56:43), Lesley Neal (57:00), Helen Clark (57:57), Janey Bowlby (58:38), Helen Spaven (59:03), Julie Whinn (1:00), Mel Newton (1:00), Karen Mavin (1:01), Gill Colling (1:04) and Andrew Walker (1:04).

9th October: Run Yorkshire Roundhay Half Marathon

Roundhay Park in Leeds, is one of the biggest city parks in Europe with more than 700 acres of parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens. This run is 1 lap of the park including the lake and a climb up to the Mansion House.

Katherine Hackett completed the race in 1:48 and 1st in her age category.

9th October: NYSD Cross Country, Acorn Centre, Acklam Grange, Middlesbrough

The first of the cross country races started and finished at the Acorn Centre at Acklam Grange School, Middlesbrough.

U17, U20, Senior/Vet ladies, under 17 men and Vet men over 65 completed a 3.9 mile long route.  Carmel Colebrooke was first Quaker home in 24:03, followed by Lou Trainor (28:15), Rebecca Jones (34:33), Wendy Noble (36:17), Danny Gordon (39:31 and 2nd in age category) Janet Waite (50:06) and Lin Gossage (52:20).

U20, Senior/Vet men completed a 6.2 mile route. Dave Jones was first Quaker home in 43:13, followed by Dave Whittle (48:43), David Todd (49:50), Fred Tennant (51:48), David McLachlan (55:52) and Ian Burgess (58:11).

9th October: Conny Canicross Trail Series Event – Chopwell 5 & 10k

Canicross is the sport of cross country running with your dog using specially designed equipment allowing the dog and owner to run together as a team. Consett Canicross Trail Series events are open to K9 and human teams of all abilities, whether you want to challenge yourself on one of their stunning technical trails or want to experience race day for the first time.

Alex Mathers took part in the 10k event, finishing in 38:04 in 1st place!

15th October: parkruns – Hackworth (Shildon)

At Hackworth (Shildon) Lou Trainor was 2nd lady home in 24:10.

15th October: Nav4 Ullswater Way 20

This event starts from Pooley Bridge and the route goes clockwise around the Lake taking in Cockpit, Howtown and Hallin Fell first.  After Glenridding, runners completing the 20 miler stay low around the lakeshore towards Aira Force and around Gowbarrow Fell. The route uses a variety of paths varying from wide tracks to narrow rocky paths with some small amounts of tarmac lane. This is a tough and technical course, however Quakers had mostly nice weather, fantastic views and lots of rainbows.

Helen Clark and Wendy Colling finished the route in 5:24/5:25 and Mark Colling and Roy MacDougall in 6:05.

15th October: Lakeland Trails – Helvellyn 15k and 10k

These races offer spectacular autumn trails that skirt the foothills of the Helvellyn range. The courses follow ancient pack horse and mining trails around Glenridding Valley, visiting Lanty’s Tarn, before a loop in the Grisedale Valley.

Richard Payne completed the 15k route in 2:12 whilst Lesley Neale and Nigel Eddy completed the 10k route in 1:05.

15th October: English Masters Cross Country, Derby

This selection event is incorporated within the North Midlands cross country league fixture and only open to members of the British Masters Athletic Federation.

Brian Martin completed the 6k route in 26:30, finishing 5th in his age category.

Special Mentions:

Return to Running

The Return to Running group, led by Coach Lee, have been meeting on a Tuesday night with the aim of running for an hour without stopping. With a focus on time on their feet, runners have been able to work at their own pace, staying together as a group by looping back, when needed. The group is now able to run for 35 minutes – well done to everyone involved and good luck for the coming weeks.