Press Report w/e 25/09/2016

by | Sep 27, 2016 | Press Reports

A busy weekend of running saw championship races, personal bests, a club record being broken, and two runners who had a (possibly) fictional monster for company!

Julie Whinn all smiles even before she's broken the club record at Redcar!

Julie Whinn all smiles even before she’s broken the club record at Redcar!

The first of the two championship races took place down at Snape on Saturday, which as well as doubling up as a league race, also saw two Quakers finishing in the top ten. First to finish the multi-terrain 10K distance was Kyle Cook in 39:30 (and in eighth place overall), followed by Rob Dent (41:08 and in tenth place overall), Gary Read (42:15), Steven Major (44:14), Brian McLaren (44:37), Rebecca Howard (46:11), Graham Park (48:05), Phil Clarke (50:22, and second in his age category), Simon Rek (51:03), Jeff Marriott (51:49), Anna Hardy (54:18), David Ledgerwood (56:06), Wendy Noble (56:36) and Sue New (56:54).

The following day saw a large turnout for the second of those races, the Redcar half marathon, held on a double out-and-back route along the trunk road and down to Marske. Michael Joyeux was first home for the club over the 13.1 mile distance in 1:17:41, and in seventh place overall. Next to finish were Paul Dalton (1:21:04 and second in his age category), Dave Jones (1:24:26, PB), Dawn Richardson (1:28:06, first in her age category and the second female finisher overall), Gary Read (1:29:13, PB), Michael Thompson (1:30:33), David Todd (1:31:56), Mark Robinson (1:31:58), Chris Minto (1:34:41), Andrew Vernon (1:36:44), Paul Pomfret (1:45:55), Rob Gillham (1:46:15), David Whittle (1:48:57), Gavin Armstrong (1:49:45), Stephen Moore (1:49:48), Sarah Watson (1:51:54), Rebecca Bowes (1:51:56), Andrew Dixon (1:56:52), Julie Whinn (1:57:14, third in her age category and also  breaking the club record for that category too), Steven Johnston (2:05:05), Jeff Marriott (2:05:58), Sally Singleton (2:06:01 and first in her age category) and Sarah Bayles (2:40:17). Also taking place that morning was the 5K event which saw Lewis Boshier and Michelle Boshier finishing in 25:46 and 25:55 respectively.

Those runners not in search of points headed further afield for some much longer distances. In Scotland, two runners travelled up to the highlands for the Loch Ness marathon. On a route which ran virtually the entire length of the loch itself, before finishing in Inverness, Michael Oliver set a new PB of 4:13:04, while Jamie Pratt completed his first race over the distance in 5:08:47.

The third and final Dales Trail event of the year, the 40K race took place over at Semer Water in Wensleydale.  On a route which ended up stretching to an actual marathon distance, Michelle Boshier completed the hilly off road route in 5:51:33, with Anthony & April Corbett not far behind, finishing together in 6:10:00.

Five Quakers headed out to Mallerstang in the Yorkshire Dales for this year’s RAB Mountain marathon. All runners took part in the long score course, where runners have a certain amount of time to gain points for each checkpoint reached, with penalties for any late arrivals. Over a combined total of 13 hours, Abbie Hull and her friend finished in 80th place, with Andrew Lambe & Darren Wright in 85th and Annette Clarke & Charlie Bogg in 93rd.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Alex Kiel was first across the line at South Park in 15:56, followed by Ricki Hotton (19:55), Ed Griffiths (21:28), Nick Wadd (22:28), Neil Harrington (25:17), Brian Dixon (26:27), Kevin Barnett (27:30), Gemma Hammond (27:46), Lee Morris (28:44), Pamela Barrass (28:52), Lisa Johnstone (29:49), Michelle Scruby (31:02), Michael King (32:38), Jan Waite (36:19), Linda Harrington (38:26) and Adrian Dent (38:54).

At Albert Park, Mike Brown finished in 20:48 along with Stephen Moore in 22:38, while over at Sedgefield, Wendy Colling completed the run there in 26:46, with Sandra Cass (26:46) and John Whinn (30:13). Among the tourists, Peter Rowley ran at Keswick in 25:27, while Darren and Lisa Alderson did the run at Princes Park, Liverpool in 27:51 and 37:31 respectively.