Another quiet January week saw most runners heading down the road for the latest cross country race.
The latest cross country fixture took place over at a muddy Ormesby Hall. In the women’s race, which included the over 65 men, Louise Trainor completed the two-lap 6.2K distance in 29:52 along with Viv Hardwick (32:32), Claire Chapman (34:23), Danny Gordon (41:07), Alison Hardwick (43:18) and Rachel Grayson (48:07). In the men’s race, covering 9.3K over three laps, Dave Jones finished in 40:03 followed by Tom Chapman (44:31), David Todd (47:59) and David Whittle (48:47).
Helen Clark was the sole Quaker at the Gargrave half marathon, completing the 13.1 mile route around the Yorkshire Dales in 1:57:52.
Two runners headed over to Cheshire for the Four Villages half marathon, taking place around the village of Helsby. Michael Joyeux completed the hilly route in 1:14:01 along with Dawn Richardson in 1:26:40.
Just up the road, at the Gerry Kearsley Winter Handicap near Sedgefield, Stuart Hardcastle completed the 6 mile trail route around Bishop Middleham in 51:49 along with Richard Payne in 57:07.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, David Matthew finished at South Park in 19:19 followed by Dave Jones (19:27), Gareth Kyle (20:22), Michael Kipling (20:23), Andrew Vernon (20:24), Gary Read (20:59), Marc Ellis (21:39), Shane Lester (21:54), Phil Rutter (22:05), David Mclachlan (22:30), Steven Major (22:33), David Whittle (22:43), David Todd (23:26), Stuart Hardcastle (23:30), Louise Trainor (23:53), Ed Griffiths (24:13), Rob Gillham (24:55), Stuart Masterman (25:45), Lisa Bowerbank (26:06), Julie Bell (27:04), John Whitaker (27:19), Rebecca Bowes (27:34), Paul Taylor (27:35), Kathryn Gray (27:51), Carl Foxton (28:17), Gill Colling (28:18), John Cooke (28:19), Ruth Tooley (28:22), Judith Russell (28:42), Bryan Dale (29:17), Rachel Maddison (29:37), Peter Cowan (29:56), John Mcgrath (29:57), Michael King (30:02), Lee Morris (30:08), Mark Blewitt (30:17), Charlie Johnson (30:53), Alison Hardwick (30:54), Viv Hardwick (30:55), Stewart Anderson (32:04), Sarah Watson (32:09), Angela Taylor (32:25), Louise Mccann (36:04), Helen Cowan (36:58), Dawn Raper (37:46), Bex Stirland (39:21), Naomi Dixon (40:40), Andy Walker (42:43), Wendy Thompson (46:38) and Linda Gossage (56:28).
At Albert Park, Thomas Gannaway ran there in 22:19 along with Ginny Gannaway (24:18), Elizabeth Kennedy (26:12) and Stephen Moore (27:16) while at Tees Barrage, Ian Hart finished in 22:42 followed by Mike Watson (23:43), Helen Clarke (28:34) and Hayley Wooding (32:21). At Sedgefield, Jonathan Eccles and Paul Hutchinson ran there in 23:52 and 33:53 respectively, Kathryn Plant did the Blackhill run in 30:11, Helen Whiting ran at Stewart Park in 29:56, Adrian Cottam did the Hackworth run in 21:41 and David Ledgerwood ran at Prudhoe in 34:34. At Catterick, Phil Clarke finished in 25:26 along with Darren Alderson (26:35) and Lisa Alderson (32:47), Michael Thompson did the Jubilee run in 22:30 and Joanne Dewar ran at Jesmond Dene in 34:06. Further afield, David Stewart ran at Bushy in 30:21. Peter Rowley did the Penrith run in 25:47, Kirsty Smith Yates ran at Hastings in 25:10 and Barbra Barker did the Livingston run in 33:11.
Flying the flag overseas was Claire Wytcherley who did the Studley Park run in Melbourne, Australia in 30:38.