Most Quakers headed up the road for one of the country’s most iconic races.
At the Great North Run, Dave Jones completed the 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields in 1:23:42 along with Michael Parry (1:27:40), Ian Readman (1:30:33), Paul Davies (1:36:34), Brian McLaren (1:36:44), James Atkinson (1:41:52), Rob Gillham (1:42:55), Luke Minall (1:50:23), Simon Rek (1:52:05), Lloyd Ashby (1:52:56), Dawn Johnston (1:57:51), Emma Claxton (2:00:05), Juliette McLaren (2:00:05), Peter Rowley (2:02:23), Michael Oliver (2:07:20), Jo Meynell (2:08:05), Lisa Bowerbank (2:10:46), Melissa Hird (2:10:50), Gavin Armstrong (2:14:42), Ian Young (2:14:52), David Ledgerwood (2:15:50), Gillian Cowton (2:16:20), Brian Cowton (2:16:20), Chris Land (2:20:02), Gary Read (2:20:07), Michelle Scruby (2:22:35), Alison Billington (2:27:30), Steven Johnston (2:27:59), Carol Penney (2:33:50), Michael King (2:34:34), Linda Burrell (2:34:49), Rachel Maddison (2:41:08), John West (2:46:05), Lucy Bendle (2:48:11), Tina Corah (2:50:56), Kelly Smith (2:51:10), Hannah Robinson (2:53:31), Adele Brown (2:57:43), Helen Spaven (2:57:44), Wendy Thompson (3:08:34) and Gareth Kyle (3:23:39).
Also running the same distance overseas were Diane Vaughan and Richard Hughes who travelled to Budapest, Hungary, the former finishing the race in 1:42:45 (and third in her age category) and the latter in 2:22:55.
At the Great Tees 10K over at Stockton, Marc Ellis finished in seventh place overall in 36:33 along with Michael Kipling (38:43), Dave Thompson (46:44 and second in his age category), Jessica Campbell (54:55), Jeff Marriott (55:34), Polly Lerner (58:47), Lisa Reeve (59:16) and Abbie Willson (1:07:46).
Three runners headed down to Stratford for the 10K race being held there. Michael Joyeux finished in ninth place overall in 33:31 along with Brian Martin (38:23 and third in his age category) and Sandra Martin (50:16, PB).
Over in the Lake District, at the Derwentwater 15K trail race, David Aiken completed the off-road distance in 1:26:58 followed by Adrian Gooding (1:33:16), Stuart Hardcastle (1:39:51), Rebecca Howard (2:12:52) and Lisa Jenkins (2:19:31).
The start of the week had seen the shortest of all the championship races, the Quaker Mile. Over four laps of the track, Marc Ellis clocked 5:15 along with Dave Jones (5:20), Neil Gooding (5:36), Tom Chapman (5:59), Ed Griffiths (6:19), Billy Harris (6:26), Simon Rek (6:35), Phil Clarke (6:38), Lou Trainor (6:41), Stuart Hardcastle (6:42), David Whittle (6:52), Rob Gillham (7:02), Ian Hammond (7:31), Julie Whinn (7:31), Manar Saweirs (8:10) and Sally Singleton (9:34).
Also taking place midweek, at a very blustery Marske, was the Autumn Coast Road 5K. Michael Joyeux finished the two lap route in fifth place overall in 17:57 followed by Gareth Kyle (20:38), Andrew Dixon (22:43), Julie Whinn (27:05), Kelly Smith (32:11), Sally Singleton (32:14), Laura Girard (35:08) and Rachel Maddison (35:09).
The previous week had seen runners out along the coast for various distances at the Princess Challenge, taking in a circular route from Ravenscar. Anna Hardy ran the 31 mile distance in 6:43:37, in the 17.5 mile distance, Jennifer Hardy finished in 5:05:16 along with Mary Macivor (5:05:23) and Emma Joyeux, Philippa Rayner and Helen Whiting (5:05:27), while Karen Dove did the 8.5 mile distance in 2:31:36.
Also running seven days earlier was Louise Trainor who did the Hornsea 20 mile run near Hull, finishing the distance in ninth place overall in 2:39:27 and the second female finisher.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, David Matthew finished at South Park in 18:43 followed by Neil Gooding (19:10), Rob Dent (19:37), Tom Chapman (19:43), Dawn Richardson (20:15), Corey Horn (21:36), Katherine Hackett (21:36), Ed Griffiths (21:49), David Whittle (21:56), Mike Watson (23:00), Jonathan Eccles (23:53), Viv Hardwick (24:24), Stuart Masterman (24:52), Ginny Gannaway (25:10), Anna Harris (25:14), Claire Chapman (25:14), Danny Gordon (26:04), Gareth Kyle (26:04), Julie Bell (26:06), Elizabeth Kennedy (26:18), Gavin Armstrong (26:34), Helen Clarke (26:35), Tony Smith (28:13), Hannah Alderson (28:49), Jes Smith (29:12), Clare Mcgrath (29:28), John Mcgrath (29:31), Michael King (30:52), Caroline Brown (31:07), Jo Meynell (31:18), Alison Hardwick (31:35), Stephen Moore (31:47), Chris Land (31:49), Mark Trowles (33:03), Wendy Noble (34:12), Lee Morris (34:20), Rachel Grayson (34:39), Lisa Alderson (35:52), Dave Jones (35:55), Olly Marshall-Moore (35:59), Gemma Marshall-Moore (36:04), Charlotte Kyle (36:51) and Andy Walker (41:08).
At Catterick, Carl Foxton finished in 27:04 along with Janette Croft (30:32) and Naomi Dixon (37:14), Paul Dalton did the Durham run in 18:20, Linda Gossage ran at Redcar in 37:45, David Ledgerwood finished at Riverside in 26:29 while at Sedgefield, Phil Rutter and Gill Colling ran there in 22:15 and 27:30 respectively. Michael Thompson did the Roundhay run in 22:02, Anthony Corbett ran at Armley in 24:02 and David Stewart finished the Bushy run in 29:45.