Press report: 1st – 15th September 2022

by | Sep 19, 2022 | Press Reports

Ian Hart and Rob Gillham captured by the Gazette at Ali Brownlee 5k, Middlesborough

A very varied start to September with members running distances from 1 mile on the track to 40k on the hills…

2nd September: Ali Brownlee 5k
This 5K event celebrates the ‘Voice of the Boro’, Ali Brownlee, the much-loved radio broadcaster remembered for his passionate commentary of Middlesbrough F.C. from 1982 to 2016, as well as his community fundraising work.
David Whittle finished the race in 22:33 and 1st in age category followed by Ian Hart (23:20 and 3rd in age category) Rob Gillham (21:42) and Nigel Eddy (25:35).

3rd September: Debbie’s Dollies Charity Run
This just short of 5k fundraising event took place at HMP Kirklevington to raise money for the Trinity Holistic Centre.
Ian Burgess completed the run in 18:05.

3rd September: Derwentwater Trail Race 10k
Starting and finishing at Fitz Park in Keswick, the circuit is along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Derwentwater, the surrounding peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra as well as the northern fells.
Phil and Lesley Neal completed the race in 54:35 and 1:07 respectively.

3rd September: Dales Runner 40k Trail Marathon
The DR40 is the final and longest race of the Dales Runner series. With over 3,000ft of ascent and featuring hard packed trail, the course requires strategy, consistency and stamina.
Tom Chapman and Claire Chapman completed the run together in 6:09.

3rd September: parkruns – Darlington & Keswick
At Darlington South Park Dawn Richardson was first lady home in 19:29 whilst Pip Rayner shaved 16 seconds off for another PB of 28:30. Meanwhile, Phil and Lesley Neal celebrated their 100th parkruns on the out and back course at Keswick.

3rd September: Mount Snowdon Man vs Mountain
This legendary mountain adventure (22ish miles and 5055 ft of elevation) run starts at sea level in the stung Caernarfon Castle and weaves its way to the summit of Snowdon and down the other side into Dinorwic Quarry where there’s an array of punishing obstacles, including the infamous Vertical Kilometre before competitors can cross the finish line victorious.
Chris Evans completed the race in 6:31.

3rd September: Skipton Trail Half Marathon
The race starts with a climb over Sharphaw before dropping down to the picturesque village of Hetton. Runners pass rivers, reservoirs, moorland and fields on this stunning route from Skipton. On their return they climb Sharphaw once more, just to really test the stamina, then a 1 mile downhill run to the finish line.
Helen Clark completed the race in 3:00.

4th September: Wetherby 10k
Described as a ‘cracking little Yorkshire run’, this is a flat, fast and scenic 10k.
Ed Griffiths completed the race in 46:11.

4th September: Middlesbrough 10k
This popular event returned after a 3 year hiatus with a brand new route. This fairly flat course took in local landmarks including the Transporter Bridge, Albert Park, Teesside University, MIMA and the Riverside Stadium.
There was a great turnout of Quakers with Fred Tennant finishing in 44:38 followed by Stephen Ash (45:57), David Whittle (47:00), Lou Trainor (48:19), Ian Burgess (48:20 PB), Ian Hart (49:42), Gemma Eddy (55:47 and PB), Helen Clarke (55:49), Brian Cowton (57:28 and PB) Gilly Cowton (57:29 and PB), Peter Rowley (58:24), Jo Meynell (59:13), Mel Newton (59:19), Mark Blewitt (1:02), Ian Young (1:03), Adele Brown (1:03), Phil Thornberry (1:03), Karen Thornberry (1:04), Pamela Barras (1:07), Fiona Dixon (1:07 and PB), Stephen Moore (1:06), Carol Penney (1:19) and Robert Bateman in 1:22 (PB).

4th September: Tholthorpe – 10k league race
The attractive course passes through local countryside and finishes on the Village Green by the duck pond.
Darren Wright was first Quaker over the finish line in 40:08, followed by Rob Dent (41:21), Billy Harris (41:41 and 3rd in age category), Paul Davies (43:44), Phil Neale (43:53), Rob Gillham (45:14), Scott Beaumont (45:44), Abbie Hull (46:12 and PB), Simon Farley-Smith (46:09 and PB), Diane Vaughan (47:37), Darren Alderson (52:25), Emily Beaumont (53:50), Lesley Neale (57:43), Helen Clark (59:26), Mel Foster (1:07 PB) and Richard Hughes in 1:08.

4th September: Sheffield 20 miler
This 20 mile race is on pavement and good quality, well compacted trails, with little elevation. The course begins with 2.5 laps of the main lakes in Rother Valley Country Park, after this it follows the Trans Pennine Trail to Stavely, returning along the same route and finishing with another half lap of Rother Valley.

Brian Martin completed the run in 2:23, 2nd in age category and now placed 2nd in the England rankings as well as breaking the club record whilst Sandra Martin finished in 3:30.

5th September: Quaker mile – Championship race

This timed event is run by Quakers Running Club with runners completed 4 laps of Eastbourne track. Well done to those that were competing – Dave Jones (5:41), Simon Farley-Smith (6:15), David Whittle (6:24), Rob Gillham (6:31), Abbie Hull (6:35), Lou Trainer (6:43 and club record), Simon Rek (6:44), Steven Howell (6:52), Viv Hardwick (6:54), Helen Clark (7:53) and Julie Winn (8:03 and club record) as well as the other Quakers who used the opportunity to test out their racing legs!

10th September: parkruns – Albert Park, Sedgefield and South Park
At Albert Park David Aiken achieved a new PB finishing in 18:36 whilst Helen Clark celebrated her 50th Parkrun at Sedgefield and at South Park, Abbie Hull was not only 2nd lady home, but also bagged herself another PB of 22:00.
Congratulations also to Rob Gillham who completed his 50th parkrun volunteer stint and well done to our Beginner Graduates who ran at South Park.

11th September: Great North Run

Following an iconic city-to-coast route, the Great North Run starts in Newcastle City Centre, before heading over the Tyne Bridge just before the 2-mile mark. Entering Gateshead, runners pass the Gateshead International Stadium, before continuing on towards the coast, making a final turn at the 12-mile point and running along the seafront for the final stretch. The traditional race finish in South Shields, the free in-run pint, music en-route, post-race fish and chips, ‘that’ view as runners reach the final mile and fantastic local support were back! Well done to everyone that took part, whether it was for a fast time, first time or raising lots money for charity.

Dave Jones was first Quaker home in an incredible 851st place in 1:27 followed by Rob Gillham (1:39), Chris Minto (1:40), James Atkinson (1:42), Ronan Gough (1:43 PB), Fred Tennant (1:45), Brian McLaren (1:48), Shane Lester (1:48), Dale Chapman (1:50), Susan Sparrow (1:54), Shaune Eland (1:54), Simon Mulholland (1:56 and PB), Jeff Marriott (1:56), Ian Burgess (1:57), Emma Good (2:00), Michael Oliver (2:05), Daniel Orton (2:08), Gilly Cowton (2:08 and PB), Brian Cowton (2:09 and PB), Helen Clarke (2:10), Heather McLean (2:10 PB), Paul Taylor (2:11), Juliette McLaren (2:13), Louise Priestman (2:13) Diane Lockhart (2:17), Ross Edmond (2:18), Ali Mathieson (2:27), David Porterfield (2:29 PB),  Adele Brown (2:34), Fiona Dixon (2:34), Hannah Alderson (2:36), Samantha Morrison (2:36 PB), David Ledgerwood (2:42), Phil Thornberry (2:44), Karen Thornberry (2:46), Kathryn Gray (2:46), Ian Young (2:51), Lisa Jenkins (2:53), Michelle Dale (2:55), Lucy Bendle (2:55), Lisa Quinney (2:55 PB), Angela Taylor (2:56), Mandy Harrison (2:57 PB) Paul Ryan (2:59), Nicole Westmarland (3:04 PB), Hayley Wooding (3:08), Michael King (3:09), Simon Corner (3:10 PB), Linda Burrell (3:10), Rachel Hird (3:13 PB), Sue Alexander (3:25) and Sally Watson (3:26).

11th September: York half marathon

This race is described as ‘for the novice runner, a perfect introduction to a longer distance and for the more seasoned racer, it remains a genuine PB opportunity.

Michael Kipling was in the latter category achieving a PB of 1:24.

14th September: Darlington Trail Series – Baydale Beck 5k
This was event 5 of 6 of the Darlington Trail Winter Series.
Ian Burgess completed the race in 24:07, followed by Gemma Eddy in 27:07 and Nigel Eddy in 28:14.