Most runners headed to the coast as the latest cross country fixture took place.
The second race in the NYSD series was held over at a reasonably mud-free Whitby. In the women’s race, which also included the over 65 men, Rebecca Howard completed the two-lap 5.4K distance in 25:00 along with Louise Trainer (25:36), Julie Russell (27:53), Wendy Colling (27:56), Viv Hardwick (28:18), Sue Woodcock (29:16), Anna Harris (29:40), Claire Chapman (30:24), Hannah Alderson (31:39), Helen Clarke (32:09), Gillian Cowton (32:41), Gillian Harris (33:39), Danny Gordon (34:13), Lisa Reeve (34:59), Kathryn Plant (35:19), Lisa Jenkins (37:32), Sue New (38:42), Alison Hardwick (38:54), Rachel Grayson (39:18) and Ashleigh Atkinson (42:01). In the men’s event, which covered 9K over three laps, Dave Jones finished in 38:19 followed by Rob Dent (39:50), Tom Chapman (42:40), Corey Horn (43:08), Billy Harris (43:25), Graham Park (44:57), Edward Griffiths (45:04), David Todd (45:58), David McLachlan (46:12), Adrian Colbourne (46:26), Andrew Walker (47:17), Andrew Dixon (48:06), Darren Alderson (53:55) and Brian Cowton (55:47).
The penultimate 10K league race took place up on the Town moor at Heaton. Paul Dalton completed the flat two lap route in 36:41 followed by David Matthew (38:49), Brian Martin (39:04, finishing second in his age category and taking the silver medal in the North East Masters 10K championship), Brian Mclaren (44:03), Andrew Walsh (44:57), Diane Vaughan (46:12), Helen Clark (52:04), Ian Young (52:00 and first in his age category), Sandra Martin (53:02), Stuart Masterman (53:31), Juliette Mclaren (55:05), Julie Bell (55:51), Wendy Noble (58:32), Steven Johnston (59:29), Pamela Barrass (59:46), Bex Stirland (1:08:08) and Rachel Maddison (1:08:09).
Taking place at the same time was the latest championship race, the Dalby Dash 10K, where Rob Gillham finished in 46:38 along with Simon Rek in 48:21.
The latest Hardmoors trail series was held over at Goathland. In the marathon distance, Emily Beaumont finished in 9:00:43, while Luke Minall completed the half marathon route in 3:45:7. In the 10K race, Phil Rutter and Gill Colling came home in 1:13:25 and 1:40:35 respectively.
There were two races on offer at Hamsterley Forest. In the 10 mile route, Angela Clement finished the off-road distance in 1:34:39, while in the 5 mile race, Dawn Raper and Wendy Thompson came in together in 1:16:55.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 18:38 followed by Dale Chapman (19:45), Dawn Richardson (20:09), Gareth Kyle (20:16), Rebecca Howard (21:11), Daniel Orton (22:58), Shane Lester (23:19), David Todd (24:07), Andrew Walsh (24:09), Louise Trainor (24:18), Rob Gillham (24:41), Peter Rowley (24:49), John West (25:09), Andrew Vernon (25:18), Paul Reid (26:17), Stuart Masterman (26:31), Lisa Bowerbank (26:32), Karen Garfield (26:38), Kathryn Gray (26:44), Julie Bell (27:18), John Cooke (27:36), Paul Taylor (27:37), Bryan Dale (27:55), Chris Evans (28:21), Phil Thornberry (28:29), Hannah Alderson (28:31), Martin Mcgregor (28:49), Chris Land (29:15), Jo Meynell (29:23), Michael King (29:54), Angela Taylor (30:01), Helen Spaven (30:05), Lisa Jenkins (31:40), Sarah Watson (31:50), Angela Clement (31:53), Anneli Mackenzie Brown (31:56), Karen Thornberry (32:13), Peter Cowan (35:01), Adele Brown (35:26), Dawn Raper (37:04), Paul Ryan (37:10), Michelle Dale (37:15), Angela Reed (38:20), Anne-Michelle Whitley (38:21) and Linda Gossage (54:11).
At Tees Barrage, Fred Tennant finished in 24:12 along with Ian Hart (24:26), Anthony Corbett (24:45), Mike Watson (25:44) and Andy Walker (44:49), while at Hackworth, Corey Horn ran there in 21:21 along with April Corbett (28:44) and Sandra Cass (28:46). Michael Joyeux was first across the line at Albert Park in 16:42, David Ledgerwood did the Gibside run in 29:29, Michael Thompson finished the Marshall Drive run in 22:54, Julie Whinn ran at Conyngham Hall in 28:38, while David Stewart did the Bushy run in 28:33.