Press Report w/e 02/05/2021

by | May 3, 2021 | Press Reports

The past two weeks had seen Quakers scattered about at various places across the region.

The race at Pitstop has barely begun but Lee Morris is clearly having fun!

Midweek saw the nearest one down at Croft Circuit for the Pitstop 10K where Dave Jones completed the three lap route around the circuit in 37:45 followed by Dawn Richardson (39:19 and first in her age category), Paul Davies (41:58), David McLachlan (46:21), Martin McGregor (56:05) and Lee Morris (1:02:41), while in the 5K race Peter Rowley finished in 28:55

Also taking place during the week was the first race in the Tees Trail Summer 5K series, held over at the Flatts Lane Country Park. Gemma Eddy finished the undulating route in 29:39 along with Nigel Eddy (30:54), Matt Jackson (33:39) and Tracey Plaskitt (37:05).

There were plenty of races the previous weekend, most notably the Hardmoors 30 mile event, on a loop from Whitby, including Robin Hoods Bay, Ravenscar, and Cloughton. Wendy Colling completed the route in 6:52:06 with Rebecca Dodd in 7:35:00.

Also out on the hills was Dave Thompson for the Derwentwater Dawdle, a circular from Braithwaite around the lake itself. On a route taking in 4,500 feet of climb, he finished the distance in 6 hours 34 minutes.

Down at York, three took part in the Big Flat Runway 10K, taking place around the airfield at Elvington. Tracey Plaskitt completed the multi-lap route in 1:05:20 along with Alison Hardwick in 1:08:45 and Viv Hardwick in 1:08:46.

Michael Joyeux headed over to the Middlesbrough Sports Village for the Endeavour 10K, completing the circuit comprising ten 1K laps in 33:51.

At the Washington Trail 10K race taking place along the banks of the River Wear, Rob Gillham completed the off-road route in 59:16 along with Karen Dove (1:35:47), Susan Rigg (1:48:43) and Fiona Dixon (1:48:45).

Two went up to the Shildon Open taking place on the track there, with both taking part in the mile event; Dave Jones clocking 5:23 along with Mike Kipling in 5:49.

Just the three runners were out last week. Midweek had seen Fred Tennant run in the Cockfield Chase, a 3.5K trail route near Cockfield itself, completing the route in 18:39 and first in his age category.

Two headed to Wetherby for the Bramham Park trail runs, where Chris Evans finished the half marathon route in 1:59:20, while Kathryn Plant completed the 10K distance in 59:45.