While most Quakers headed to the wet and windy coast at the weekend, two runners got the chance to represent the country.
At the England Masters Cross Country Inter Area Challenge held down at Bury St Edmunds, Michael Joyeux completed the 8K distance in 28:28 (in sixth place overall and second in his age category), while Brian Martin ran 32:53 to finish third in his age category).
The biggest turnout was over at a rainy Scarborough for the latest 10K league race. Marc Ellis completed the flat out and back route in 36:28 (and third in his age category), followed by Paul Dalton (36:33), David Matthew (38:34), Corey Horn (41:30), Michael Kipling (41:36), Andrew Vernon (43:43), Paul Pomfret (45:29), Graham Park (46:09), Rob Gillham (46:34), Chris Evans (51:33), Ian Hart (52:22), Emily Beaumont (53:06), Helen Clark (53:16), Darren Alderson (56:39), Kathryn Plant (57:59), Kelly Smith (1:01:56), Phillip Thornberry (1:02:17), Bex Stirland (1:02:39), Michael King (1:03:17), Michelle Scruby (1:03:22), Judith Russell (1:04:05), Karen Thornberry (1:05:41), Ruth Middleton (1:05:48), Wendy Noble (1:06:56), Sue New (1:06:58), Rachel Maddison (1:07:28), Caroline Litster (1:07:36), Susan Rigg (1:08:35), Gary Read (1:10:21), Fiona Dixon (1:15:58), Karen Dove (1:15:58), Caroline Whan (1:23:26), Naomi Dixon (1:25:53) and Lisa Alderson (1:31:17).
Further up the coast was the latest championship race, the Redcar half marathon. In equally wet conditions, Dave Jones finished in 1:23:28 along with Michael Thompson (1:35:53), Paul Davies (1:37:05), Brian Mclaren (1:39:20), Julie Whinn (1:53:34 and breaking the club record for her age category), Lloyd Ashby (1:54:32), Gavin Armstrong (2:03:06), Jeff Marriott (2:05:49) and Anna Hardy (2:46:28). Also taking place was the 10K race in which Rebecca Bowes ran 54:19, and the 5K distance where Michelle Boshier finished in 32:13 along with Claire Hewitt (39:09) and Sally Watson (39:13).
North of the border, David Ledgerwood took part in the Great Scottish half marathon in Glasgow, completing the 13.1 miles around the city in 2:06:29.
Dave Thompson was out on his own in the Lake District for the Four Passes event, completing the 18 mile route, which took in 8,500 feet of climb across the Sty Head, Black Sail, Scarth Gap and Honister passes in 5 hours 15 minutes.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Rob Dent finished at South Park in 19:44 followed by Neil Gooding (20:27), Katherine Hackett (20:59), David Whittle (22:03), Jonathan Eccles (23:57), Anna Harris (24:28), Rob Gillham (24:28), Stuart Masterman (24:55), John West (26:29), Dave Jones (26:49), Gary Read (26:50), Julie Bell (27:27), Lisa Bowerbank (28:04), Mark Trowles (28:06), Adrian Cottam (28:09), Martin Mcgregor (29:20), Chris Land (29:44), Rebecca Bowes (30:08), Michael King (30:33), Judith Russell (31:30), Clare Mcgrath (32:13), Rachel Maddison (32:38), Fiona Dixon (35:55), Paul Ryan (37:20), Dawn Raper (37:24), Wendy Thompson (38:44) and Naomi Dixon (39:47).
At Catterick, John Cooke finished in 28:36 along with Paul Taylor (28:50), Kirsty Smith Yates (28:50), Bryan Dale (28:55), Angela Taylor (29:35), Deborah Miller (32:18), Hannah Stace (32:18) and Michelle Dale (36:11), while at Albert Park, Gareth Kyle ran there in 19:24 followed by Emily Beaumont (26:24) and Stephen Moore (26:29). At Sedgefield, Jeff Marriott and Mark Blewitt finished in 28:06 and 29:19 respectively, Anneli Mackenzie Brown ran at Northallerton in 30:04, Adrian Colbourne did the Durham run in 23:20, Rebecca Howard ran at Harrogate in 24:46 and Ian Hart did the Sewerby run in 25:15. Further afield, Peter Rowley did the Newby Bridge run in 26:27, Anthony Corbett ran at Castle Howard in 24:49, Stuart Hardcastle did the Wepre run in 25:08 while Rebecca Dodd ran at Finsbury Park in 51:01.