Press Report w/e 20/05/2018

by | May 23, 2018 | Press Reports

Quakers were scattered over the region once again, with several of them chasing points, while others were busy setting club records.

A rare sighting of Abbie Hull on a flat piece of ground!

The latest club championship race took place just done the road at Raby Castle. Over the two lap course around the estate grounds, John Whitaker completed the 10K distance in 47:42 followed by Rob Gillham (50:01), Phil Clarke (50:56 and first in his age category), Stuart Hardcsatle (51:47), Paul Hutchinson (1:00:15), Pamela Barrass (1:01:20), Tracey Plaskitt (1:01:38), Colin Smith (1:01:54), Ian Young (1:02:14 and third in his age category), Jo Dickinson (1:03:13), Kelly Smith (1:03:29), Sally Singleton (1:04:44 and second in her age category) and Michael King (1:06:55). In the 5K event, Rachel Harrington completed the course in 36:53.

Six headed up the coast for the Pier to Pier Run, which started at South Shields and finished at Sunderland. Robert Kirby completed the 7.5 mile route along the seafront in 1:04:09 followed by Kathryn Plant (1:06:57), Lyn Hatch (1:08:51), Philippa Rayner (1:17:06), Clare Dixon (1:27:56) and Andrew Dixon (1:27:57).

Also running by the seaside were those who headed eastwards for the Ravenscar Coastal races, which started and finished in the village. In the half marathon, Katherine Hackett completed the course in 1:50:25 (and second in her age category) along with Tom Chapman (2:00:13), Andrew Vernon (2:05:51) and Claire Chapman (2:27:24), while in the 10K event, Sarah Watson finished in 1:08:31.

Sue Woodcock headed over to the Lake District for the Windermere Marathon, completing the 26.2 miles, which took in a circuit of the lake itself, in 4:19:51.

Nikki Thompson was the sole Quaker at the Whitsun Woodland run taking place around the Wynyard Woodland Park, finishing the 6.5 mile trail route in 1:06:25.

The start of the week had seen the third of the NYSD track and field fixtures at Eastbourne, where seven club records were set on the night. There was a 1-2 finish in the second heat of the mile race, where Dave Jones finished in 5.24, just ahead of Rob Dent in 5:29, the pair both breaking the club records for their age categories. In the 800m, Dave Jones set another club record finishing in 2:30, while in the 200m, Lindsey Lester ran 31.3s with Rebecca Dodd clocking 36.3s to break the existing club record. Out on the field, Rebecca Dodd threw 19.18m in the discus (CR) along with Paul Roberts (14.39m) and Lindsey Lester (12.48m, CR). In the triple jump, Rebecca Dodd set her third club record of the night landing 7.24m.

Midweek had also seen Abbie Hull be the lone Quaker at the second of the Tees Trail Summer 5K races, this time at Pinchinthorpe, finishing the undulating route in 26:01.

Malcolm Hewitson was out on the latest summer orienteering/running series event, this time in the grounds of Preston Park completing the 5.6K distance in 52:23.

The previous week had seen Diane Vaughan and Richard Hughes travel down to London for the Olympic Park 5K, finishing the race held around the Queen Elizabeth Park in 21:46 and 27:22 respectively.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Michael Joyeux was first across the line at South Park in 16:04 followed by Rob Dent (18:54), Ed Griffiths (21:59), Diane Vaughan (22:10), Ian Hart (22:35), John Whitaker (22:44), David Whittle (23:34), Michael Johnston (24:19), Mark Trowles (24:47), James Simpson (24:58), Mike Watson (25:23), Ian Hamond (25:44), Danny Gordon (25:56), Peter Commane (26:39), Lisa Reeve (26:44), Julie Bell (27:53), Janette Croft (28:15), Ginny Gannaway (29:07), Elizabeth Kennedy (29:08), Chris Land (29:11), Alec Cinamon (29:35), Ally Sanderson (29:58), Jo Dickinson (31:34), Michael King (32:28), Peter Cowan (33:38), Naomi Dixon (36:47), Dawn Johnston (37:26) and Helen Cowan (39:44).

At Sedgefield, Lewis Boshier finished in 25:21 along with Michelle Boshier (25:41), Sally Watson (34:38) and Gill Wallis (35:31), Stephen Moore ran at Albert Park in 25:07, while Helen Whiting did the Stewart Park run in 28:40. In Liverpool, Paul Dalton was first across the line at Phoenix Park in 18:56 while at Birkenhead, Phil Rutter and Gill Colling ran there in 22:20 and 30:30 respectively. At Whitley Bay, Phil Clarke finished there in 23:35, Rebecca Dodd did the Gibside run in 33:30, Peter Rowley completed the Newby Bridge run in 25:56, Brian Dixon ran at Fulham Palace in 25:50, while at the Vogrie run, Gemma Marshall and Olly Moore finished in 34:24 and 34:25 respectively.