Most Quakers headed to the coast at the weekend as the search for league points entered the home straight.
The latest race in the 10K league series took place at Scarborough, on an out and back route along the coast. Marc Ellis completed the distance in 36:52 (and second in his age category), just ahead of Paul Dalton in 36:53. Next across the line were Michael Kipling (40:49), Steven Major (41:22), Rebecca Howard (42:50, PB), Andrew Vernon (43:34), Mike Brown (44:41), Andrew Dixon (47:13, PB), Dave Murphy (48:45, PB), Gary Read (48:46), Paul Pomfret (48:54), Rob Gillham (49:43), Anna Hardy (51:55), David Ledgerwood (53:36), Jamie Pratt (54:17), Michael Oliver (54:26), Darren Alderson (55:05), Caroline Litster (56:32, PB), Nikki Thompson (57:30), Andy Whittam (57:47), Jo Dickinson (58:02), Kathryn Plant (58:07), Helen Whiting (58:14), Caroline Brown (59:53), Michael King (59:59), Melissa Hird (1:00:14), Chris Land (1:01:31), Lisa Alderson (1:04:23), Rebecca Stirland (1:08:28), Clare Dixon (1:09:11, PB), Sarah Watson (1:10:11), Rachel Maddison (1:10:46), Sharon Carr (1:16:21), Naomi Dixon (1:16:27) and Leigh Hindle (1:16:31).
Two runners stayed local for the South Park 10 mile race, covering ten similar one-mile laps of the parkrun course. Dave Jones finished in fifth place overall in 1:04:25, with Rebecca Bowes in 1:31:53.
Robert Kirby was the sole Quaker at the Heart of Eden half marathon, finishing the route held around Appleby-in-Westmorland in 2:05:23.
The latest Hardmoors 26.2 event took place around the village of Osmotherley. In the marathon distance, Tom and Claire Chapman finished together in 6:50:02 with Emily Beaumont just behind in 6:51:37, while in the half marathon, Karen Dove finished in 5:20:41 with Fiona Dixon in 5:20:43.
Two headed over to Tees Barrage for the first race in the Tees Trail Winter 5K series. Alec Cinamon finished the route in 32:52 just ahead of Gill Wallis in 33:20.
The previous week had seen Rebecca Howard completing her second race of the weekend, this time finishing the Helvellyn 15K trail race, held on the shores of Ullswater, in 2:17:40.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Rob Dent finished at South Park in 19:17 followed by Neil Gooding (19:32), David Matthew (19:36), Chris Minto (20:01), Dawn Richardson (21:08), Steve Howell (22:04), David Willis (22:25), Rebecca Howard (22:26), Adrian Cottam (22:33), Ed Griffiths (22:38), David Todd (23:04), Mike Watson (23:13), Fred Tennant (23:21), Iain Clyde (23:42), Andrew Dixon (23:59), Nikki Thompson (24:05), Dale Chapman (24:14), Shaune Eland (24:21), Viv Hardwick (24:41), Stuart Masterman (24:41), David Whittle (24:44), Ashleigh Atkinson (26:23), Janette Croft (26:25), Mark Trowles (26:37), Julie Bell (27:03), Michelle Scruby (27:49), Matt Jackson (27:50), John Mcgrath (27:53), Jo Meynell (28:54), Abbie Hull (29:49), Rebecca Bowes (29:50), Sally Singleton (30:14), Ian Hamond (30:14), Michael King (30:19), Wendy Noble (30:19), Alison Hardwick (30:29), Ally Sanderson (30:33), Christopher Parsons (30:50), Paul Howell (31:22), Danny Gordon (31:30), Michelle Dale (31:46), Emily Beaumont (34:42), Rachel Maddison (34:57), Gary Read (34:57), Rachel Grayson (35:21), Naomi Dixon (35:28), Lisa Johnstone (36:21), Katrina Cockburn (36:21), Wendy Thompson (36:36), Karen Dove (43:27) and Fiona Dixon(43:32).
At Hackworth, Paul Dalton finished in 20:41 along with Phil Rutter (23:06), Sally Watson (34:58), Andy Walker (43:02) and Olly Marshall-Moore (56:43), Stephen Moore ran at Albert Park in 56:42, Dave Thompson and Gill Wallis did the Sedgefield run in 23:16 and 34:32 respectively, Anthony Corbett completed the Redcar run in 25:18, while at Windy Nook, David Ledgerwood finished in 26:36 with Helen Spaven in 35:01. Further afield, Peter Rowley ran at Penrith in 25:46, Stuart Hardcastle did the Wepre run in 24:22, Lucia Minto completed the Glasgow Ruchill run in 28:12, Paul Reid did the Portsmouth Lakeside run in 26:45, while Angela Clement finished the Plymvalley run at Plymouth in 27:36
Two Quakers flew the flag overseas; Lucy Bendle completing the Rondebosch Common run in Cape Town, South Africa in 32:51, while Paul Ryan did the Crissy Field run in San Francisco, USA, in 49:13.