In a busy last seven days, which saw both league and championship events, Quakers were battling the temperatures as well as the distances.
The latest 10K league race took place just down the road, midweek, at a very warm Croft Circuit. Dave Jones finished the three laps of the track in 39:24 followed by Paul Dalton (39:50), Corey Horn (42:14), Peter Commane (42:55), Mike Brown (44:27), Adrian Cottam (44:47), Adrian Colbourne (45:06), Luke Minall (46:17), Tom Chapman (46:52), Ty Hankinson (47:42), Lucia Minto (48:27), Rob Gillham (48:33), Claire Chapman (53:58), Darren Alderson (55:05), Juliette Mclaren (56:16), Ian Young (56:54), Helen Clark (57:42), Michelle Scruby (59:01), Jo Dickinson (59:22), Julie Bell (59:20), Kelly Smith (59:45), Pamela Barrass (59:47), David Ledgerwood (1:00:01), Grainne Duffy (1:00:10), Helen Whiting (1:02:49), Andy Whittam (1:03:02), Lucy Bendle (1:03:52), Phill Johnston (1:04:08), Lisa Alderson (1:04:18), Philippa Rayner (1:04:32), Chris Land (1:06:59), Sarah Watson (1:07:59), Bex Stirland (1:07:59), Terri Hankinson (1:11:15) and Dawn Johnston (1:12:40). In the new 5K event, which covered the second half of the longer race, Rob Dent finished in fourth place overall in 18:57, along with Rebecca Howard (21:46 and the second female finisher), Wendy Noble (31:31) and Naomi Dixon (36:30).
Also taking place at the start of the week was the Bridges of the Tyne 5 mile race, held on an out and back course along the River Tyne. Paul Dalton completed the route in 31:04 along with Adrian Colbourne (35:34), Diane Vaughan (37:21) and Richard Hughes (45:17).
The latest championship race, the Kilburn Feast run took place near Thirsk, along an undulating route overlooked by the White Horse. Marc Ellis completed the 7 mile distance in 46:22 followed by Rob Gillham (58:32), Stuart Hardcastle (1:01:51), Julie Whinn (1:10:54), Darren Alderson (1:12:09) and Helen Whiting (1:21:11).
The Great North 10K saw the second time in the last week where Quakers rang along parts of the Tyne; with this race finishing inside the Gateshead Stadium. Dave Jones completed the route in 40:08 along with James Atkinson (42:04), David Ledgerwood (56:01), Rebecca Bowes (57:18), Mike Watson (59:59), Lisa Reeve (1:00:08), Gillian Cowton (1:00:13), Hannah Alderson (1:00:15), Helen Clarke (1:00:16), Kathryn Plant (1:00:19), Phill Johnston (1:15:22) and Dawn Johnston (1:15:38).
Annette Clarke, Charlie Bogg and Dave Thompson were competing in A Foot in 2 Dales, a 50 mile route along rough track which started near Leyburn, headed out to Swaledale and finshed at Wensleydale. In some extremely hot conditions, the trio finished together in 12 hours 42 minutes, enough for a top ten finish overall.
Also running double figures at the weekend were the five runners who took part in the Burn Valley Half Marathon held around Masham. Paul Dalton completed the 13.1 miles in 1:38:14 along with Diane Vaughan (1:51:31 and third in her age category), Anna Hardy (2:24:25), Michelle Boshier (2:24:25) and Richard Hughes (2:26:49).
Three Quakers were the sole runners at their respective runs. Alec Cinamon did the Castle Howard 10K trail race, held around the castle grounds, in 1:23:10; Carol Penney completed the Run for All Leeds 10K in 1:18:02; while at Tatton Park in Cheshire, Peter Rowley ran in the 10K race there, finishing in 53:19 (and third in his age category).
The start of the week had seen the latest North East Masters track and field event up at Monkton, where another six club records were set. Lindsey Lester claimed three of them, clocking 30.5s in the 200m, 53.0s in the 300m and landing 4.30m in the long jump. Michael Joyeux ran 4.57.1 in the mile (CR), 2:22 in the 800m (CR) and 32.1s in the 200m, while Paul Roberts ran 29.1s (CR) in the 200m.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Rob Dent finished at South Park in 19:41 followed by Andrew Vernon (20:00), Neil Gooding (21:32), Ed Griffiths (22:03), Patrick Robson (22:28), Phil Clarke (23:17), David Todd (23:26), Julie Russell (23:52), Malcolm Hewitson (24:43), Danny Gordon (25:16), Ian Bond (25:17), Sue Woodcock (26:04), Mark Robinson (26:46), Nikki Thompson (26:49), Mark Blewitt (27:45), Mark Trowles (27:49), Julie Bell (27:59), Stuart Masterman (28:31), Gill Colling (29:03), Andy Whittam (29:14), Chris Land (29:26), Sarah Watson (29:37), Clare Mcgrath (29:50), John Mcgrath (29:50), Lisa Alderson (30:15, PB), Lucy Bendle (31:38), Michaela Bourke (32:04), Diane Lockhart (32:04), Sarah Bayles (32:55), David Ledgerwood (33:25), Hayley Wooding (33:25), Gary Birchall (33:48), Clare Dixon (34:11), Lisa Jenkins (34:11), Andrew Dixon (34:12), Ally Sanderson (34:43), Peter Cowan (34:51), Phill Johnston (35:34), Miranda Kirby (36:56), Angela Beilby (36:57), Anthony Rochester (39:08), John Forsyth (39:08), Lee Morris (44:48) and Michelle Scruby (45:30).
At Sedgefield, Corey Horn finished in 20:45 along with Adrian Colbourne (21:36), Stuart Hardcastle (23:24), Jamie Pratt (25:23), Anthony Corbett (25:30), Wendy Colling (26:00), Lewis Boshier (27:12), Michelle Boshier (27:16), Jeff Marriott (28:31) and Richard Payne (32:12). At Stewart Park, Tom Chapman finished in 22:00 followed by Claire Chapman (30:08) and Helen Whiting (35:28), while at Albert Park, Stephen Moore and Gemma Marshall ran there in 25:55 and 34:53 respectively. Paul Dalton did the Tees Barrage run in 20:17, Sarah Wilson ran at Redcar in 27:19, Abbie Hull did the Catterick run in 24:37, while at Keswick, Ty and Terri Hankinson finished there in 22:22 and 34:14 respectively. Further afield, Peter Rowley ran at Coventry in 25:30, Olly Moore did the Leamington run in 33:00, Rebecca Dodd finished at Middleton Woods in 34:12, while over in Belfast, Grainne Duffy completed the Queen’s Park run in 28:19.