Most Quakers were in search of more points at the weekend with both league and championship races taking place.
The biggest turnout of the week was at the latest league race, the Fountains 10K near Ripon. Over the undulating multi-terrain route, Paul Dalton finished in seventh place overall in 38:33 (and second in his age category) followed by Dave Jones (40:04), Darren Wright (40:32), Brian Martin (40:56 and first in his age category), Michael Kipling (41:07), Corey Horn (41:35), David Matthew (42:10), Rob Dent (42:17), Andrew Vernon (43:22), David Todd (46:11), Andrew Walsh (46:22), Paul Pomfret (47:59), Rob Gillham (48:57), Gary Read (52:05), Lloyd Ashby (53:36), Sandra Martin (54:57), Emma Claxton (55:32), Juliette Mclaren (56:03), Helen Clark (56:45), Rebecca Bowes (57:05), Kathryn Plant (59:25), Tracey Plaskitt (1:03:18), Lisa Jenkins (1:03:33), Mark Ladyman (1:05:28), Bex Stirland (1:06:59), Lucy Bendle (1:07:14), Helen Spaven (1:12:07), Catherine Ladyman (1:12:28), Rachel Maddison (1:13:55) and Karen Dove (1:18:24).
The latest championship race, the Pier to Pier took place up on the coast from South Shields to Sunderland. Marc Ellis completed the 7 mile route, which started and finished on the beach in 42:59 followed by Louise Trainor (50:02), Phil Rutter (52:37), Simon Rek (55:44), Wendy Colling (57:10), Julie Russell (58:56), Julie Whinn (1:00:09), David Ledgerwood (1:01:31), Mark Colling (1:02:49), Robert Kirby (1:03:40), Gill Colling (1:06:24), Grainne Duffy (1:07:01), Peter Millar (1:11:46), Michelle Dale (1:16:58) and Anna Hardy (1:17:01).
Emily Beaumont was out at the North Tyne Trail Ultra, a 150K route that covered the length of the river from source to sea, completing the distance as the first female finisher (and in tenth place overall) in 24 hours 6 minutes.
Over in the Lake District, Ginny and Thom Gannaway ran the Keswick Mountain Festival 10K, covering the trail distance in 1:06:55 and 1:07:00 respectively.
A handful of Quakers were also out midweek as well. The latest NYSD track and field meet took place over at Middlesbrough, which saw another four club records set. In the mile, Dave Jones ran 5:18 (CR) along with Louise Trainor (6:18) and Rebecca Dodd (7:46, CR). In the 200m Paul Roberts clocked 28.8s (CR) with Rebecca Dodd in 34.9s (CR), the latter also throwing 17.07m in the discus.
Two headed up to Whitley Bay for the Clive Cookson 10K. Diane Vaughan finished the flat, two-lap route in 45:44 (and second in her age category) along with Richard Hughes in 53:43.
At Sunderland, David Matthew ran in the 5K race being held at the Silksworth Sports Complex, completing the flat route in 18:53.
The previous week had seen the Fox and Hounds fell race over at Castleton. Nicola Wells was the sole Quaker there, completing the 9 mile route, with 1500 feet of climb, in 1:38:57.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Neil Gooding finished at South Park in 19:32 followed by Adrian Cottam (20:02), Adrian Colbourne (20:42), David Whittle (21:49), David Mclachlan (23:08), Peter Rowley (24:05), Stuart Masterman (24:27), Sean Limbrick (24:42), Rob Gillham (26:06), Gary Read (26:07), Darren Alderson (26:07), Ginny Gannaway (26:55), Kirsty Smith Yates (27:00), Lisa Bowerbank (27:06), Julie Bell (27:09), Danny Gordon (27:10), Elizabeth Kennedy (27:11), Lisa Alderson (28:15), Chris Land (29:23), Mark Johnston (32:10), Emma Colbourne (33:39), Julie Russell (33:40), Rachel Grayson (34:17), Lisa Johnstone (35:41), Patrick Robson (35:58), Wendy Thompson (40:35), Andy Walker (41:15), Gemma Marshall-Moore (46:10) and Olly Marshall-Moore (46:10).
At Hartlepool, Ian Hart ran there in 22:27 along with Mike Watson (23:12), David Ledgerwood (25:15), Hannah Alderson (25:49), Helen Clarke (26:42, PB) and Linda Gossage (35:19) whil at the Blyth Links run, Anthony Corbett and Mark Colling finished there in 25:09 and 25:10 respectively. At Sedgefield, Dave Thompson did the run in 23:54 along with Wendy Colling (25:41) and Claire Norman (41:31), Corey Horn did the Newcastle run in 27:56 and David Stewart ran at Bushy in 33:11.