Quakers were out on a variety of distances and terrains once again over the last fortnight.

Claire & Jamie Norman in Helmsley at the end of the final leg of the Cleveland Way relay.

At the Penshaw half marathon, which started at the foot of Penshaw Hill and took in trails along both sides of the River Wear, Gary Read completed the hilly route in 2:12:41 followed by Rob Gillham (2:16:33), Andrew Dixon (2:47:50), Caroline Litster (2:48:42), Rachel Maddison (2:48:44), Gemma Eddy (2:56:40), Nigel Eddy (2:56:41), Karen Dove (3:59:03) and Susan Rigg (3:59:15).

At the same time the half marathon was taking place up at Sunderland, on a route around the city centre and the coastal road. Paul Davies completed the 13.1 miles in 1:34:19 along with Fred Tennant (1:37:32), April Corbett    (1:47:12), Anthony Corbett (2:04:23) and Helen Spaven (2:23:02).

Two travelled up to Jarrow for the North East Masters track and field event. Brian Martin clocked 19:44 in the 5000m, and taking the bronze medal for his age category, while Ian Bond broke the club record for his age category in the long jump, landing 4.52m.

That weekend had also seen the return of the Cleveland Way relay taking in the entire route from Filey to Helmsley. The Quakers taking part on the day were Emily Beaumont, Scott Beaumont, Helen Clarke, Marc Ellis, Rob Dent, Louise Trainor, Abbie Hull, Mel Newton, Stephen Ash, Dave Jones, Rebecca Jones, Malcolm Hewitson, Rebecca Devine, Gill Colling, Jamie Norman and Claire Norman.

 

Last week had seen the third race in the midweek Tees Trail Summer 5K series, this time over at Kirkleatham. Andrew Dixon completed the route in 23:27 along with Julie Whinn (26:24 and first in her age category), Gemma Eddy (27:25), Nigel Eddy (28:37), Tracey Plaskitt (30:30) and Gill Wallis (36:39).

At the Druridge Bay Beach 10K, which took in both the Druridge Bay Country Park and the beach itself, Fred Tennant finished the off-road route in 50:29 along with Chris Evans in 52:41.

Dave Thompson was over in the Lake District for the Thirlmere Trot, completing the 24 mile route which took in 6500 feet of climb and both an ascent and descent of Ullscarf, in 7 hours 17 minutes.

Over on the Lancashire coast, Michael Oliver did the Southport half marathon, finishing the 13.1 miles along the seafront in 1:57:59.