Quakers were out and about on a variety of distances and terrains over the last two weeks.

A smiling Claire Chapman heading round the trails at Coniston

The start of the fortnight began on the bank holiday at the Endeavour 10K held at Middlesbrough Sports Village, where Dave Jones completed the ten 1K lap circuit in 39:15.

Five ravelled over to the Lake District for the Coniston trail races. In the marathon distance, which took in a complete circuit of Coniston Water, Claire Chapman finished the 26.2 miles in 5:38:29. In the half marathon event, Adrian Gooding came home in 2:03:38 along with Kate Spark (2:26:58) and Paul Ryan (2:53:27), while Steve Howell completed the 10K race in 1:08:11.

Dave Thompson was down in Northamptonshire for the Farthingstone Foot Fest, completing the 26 mile route which took in 2500 feet of climb in 6 hours 22 minutes.

The previous week had started up on the track at Monkton for the second race in the North East Masters series. Paul Roberts raced in the 100m event once again, clocking 14.9s into a headwind.

Midweek was the 10K trail race taking place around the grounds of Kiplin Hall near Scorton. Dawn Richardson was the first female finisher, completing the multi-terrain two-lap route in seventh place overall in 40:19. She was followed in by Rob Dent (43:02), April Corbett (50:45 and third in her age category, Anthony Corbett (55:16), Louise Trainor (55:55), Jo Meynell (1:01:32) and Sally Singleton (1:13:40).

The latest event in the Hardmoors Trail series took place over at the White Horse. In the marathon distance, Jennifer Hardy completed the route in 8:00:18; in the half marathon Karen Dove finished in 5:03:24, while Hayley Addison was the second female finisher in the 10K race in 1:08:25.

Dave Thompson was out for the second week on the trot, this time nearer to home in the Yorkshire Dales for the Settle Saunter, completing the 23 mile route which took in 3200 feet of climb in 5 hours 14 minutes.