Quakers were scattered across the country once again, with some even running through the night.
The biggest turnout was over at Kielder for the Dark Skies event, starting at teatime and where runners had a choice of either 14 or 26.5 miles. Over the longer distance, Tom Chapman finished in 4:53:14 followed by Claire Chapman (4:53:25), Helen Clark (5:06:34), Gillian Harris (5:37:22), Billy Harris (5:37:24), Angela Clement (5:41:24) and Jo Meynell (5:41:33). In the shorter distance, Adrian Colbourne finished in 2:15:23 followed by Lisa Jenkins (3:02:40), Andrew Dixon (3:02:43) and Susan Rigg (3:23:11).
At the East Hull 20 mile race, Dawn Richardson completed the fairly flat countryside route in 2:24:46 (and third in her age category) along with Louise Trainor in 2:33:26.
Three headed down to Dishforth for the 10K race being held in the grounds of the aerodrome. Paul Dalton completed the flat route in tenth place overall in 37:10 (and second in his age category), with Diane Vaughan in 46:12 (and third in her age category) and Richard Hughes (53:02).
At the sixth and final race in the Tees Trail Winter 5K series held at Ropner Park, Alec Cinamon finished the three lap route in 33:56, just ahead of Gill Wallis in 34:16.
Down in the capital, Brian and Gillian Cowton did the London Landmarks half marathon, completing the 13.1 mile route together in 2:11:52.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Mike Kipling finished at South Park in 18:33 followed by Dave Jones (18:53), Rob Dent (19:20), Michael Joyeux (20:06), David Matthew (20:16), Steve Howell (21:25), Adrian Cottam (21:26), David Whittle (22:32), Thomas Gannaway (22:49), Julie Whinn (24:45), Rob Gillham (26:27), Danny Gordon (26:28), Elizabeth Kennedy (26:42), Ginny Gannaway (26:42), Martin Mcgregor (26:58), Chris Land (28:07), Mark Trowles (29:14), Ashleigh Atkinson (30:10), Paul Ryan (32:26), Emma Joyeux (32:27), Peter Cowan (35:50), Helen Cowan (36:42) and Naomi Dixon (39:16).
At Hackworth, Phil Rutter finished in 22:36 along with Dan Rowlands (23:49), Fred Tennant (23:57), Gary Read (24:07), Emily Beaumont (26:25), Gavin Armstrong (28:13), Kathryn Plant (28:26), Hannah Alderson (28:27), John Mcgrath (28:48) and Mark Blewitt (28:56) while at Sedgefield, Andrew Vernon ran there in 20:11 along with Stuart Hardcastle (22:50), Richard Payne (26:43), Jeff Marriott (28:46) and Gill Wallis (34:45). At Albert Park, Mike Watson finished in 23:03 with Ian Hart (25:54) and Helen Clarke (26:58), Lisa Bowerbank did the Catterick run in 27:23 and Rebecca Howard did the Flatts Lane run in 34:20. Further afield, Helen Whiting did the Newark run in 32:59, Peter Rowley ran at Penrith in 25:31, Rebecca Dodd completed the Macclesfield run in 26:59 while David Stewart did the Bushy Park run in 33:12. Flying the flag overseas was Corey Horn who did the run in Copenhagen, Denmark in 19:38.