A jam packed week of running saw Quakers running across all distances and terrains, with several club records being set in the process.
Several runners were in for the long haul at the Endure 24 event being held at Leeds, on a lap measuring five miles, with five members setting club records for a 24 hour run. Billy Harris covered twenty laps for a total of 100 miles (CR) along with Phil Rutter (17 laps, 85 miles, CR), Wendy Colling (15 laps, 75 miles, CR), Anna Hardy (13 laps, 65 miles, CR), Mark Colling (12 laps, 60 miles), Anthony Corbett (11 laps, 55 miles), Gill Colling (11 laps, 55 miles, CR), Gillian Harris (10 laps, 50 miles) and April Corbett (10 laps, 50 miles).
At the Lakeside Trails event at Ambleside in the Lake District, which saw three races on offer, David Aiken completed the 55K distance in 11:14:43. In the 23K, Dawn Richardson finished in 2:26:51 coming first in her age category, while in the 14K, Claire Chapman and Lisa Jenkins came home in 1:42:37 and 2:25:02.
In the Yorkshire Dales, Annette Clarke, Charlie Bogg and Dave Thompson took part in the Wharfedale Three Peak Challenge, a major fundraiser for the Wharfedale Mountain Rescue team. On a 22 mile circular route from Kettlewell which took in 4,000 feet of climb, the trio finished together in 6 hours 10 minutes.
Emily Beaumont and Helen Clark were up on the Northumberland coast for the St Cuthbert’s Way Ultra, a 100K route from Holy Island to Melrose; the pair both finishing together in 19 hours 8 minutes.
Those fancying a run of a much shorter distance headed just down the road for the latest championship race, the Ali Brownlee 5K. Brian Martin finished in 18:52 (and first in his age category) followed by Michael Kipling (19:30), Gareth Kyle (19:45), Diane Vaughan (21:57 and first in her age category), Rob Gillham (22:21), Stephen Ash (23:32), Nigel Eddy (24:15), Ian Scott (24:51), Julie Whinn (24:46), Caroline Litster (26:01), Darren Alderson (26:13), Stephen Moore (26:28), Mel Newton (27:28), Michelle Scruby (28:30), Lisa Alderson (28:31), Tristen Coad (30:28), Angela Taylor (30:52), Paul Taylor (30:51), Kirsty Smith (30:51), Lee Morris (31:28), Carol Penney (32:58), Charlotte Kyle (32:28), Sally Watson (33:26), Claire Hewitt (33:26), Susan Rigg (32:57), Kelly Smith (32:56), Karen Thornberry (33:34), Tammy Firth (33:51), Mandy Summers (33:51), Dawn Raper (35:33), Adele Brown (36:18) and Naomi Dixon (38:00).
Up at the Lambton 10K, held on an undulating multi-terrain route around the castle grounds, Peter Rowley completed the route in 55:03 along with Karen Garfield in 57:24.
Lucy Bendle was the sole Quaker at the Eccup 10 mile race near Leeds, finishing the rural route around the Eccup reservoir in 1:49:30.
Louise Trainor travelled down to Hull for the Humber Bridge half marathon, which included an out and back section along it, completing the 13.1 miles in 1:37:58 and also coming first in her age category.
There was plenty of midweek action too, which started with Michael Joyeux setting two club records at the NEMAA Track and Field Championships at Monkton. He clocked 1:07 in the 400m (CR) to also take the gold medal, set another club record in the 1500m in 4:41 and finished the 5000m in 16:19.
The third race in the Darlington Trail Series 5K runs took place over at West Park. Michael Kipling completed the four lap route in 21:04 along with Stuart Hardcastle (23:38), Julie Russell (24:53), Richard Payne (26:58) and Ashleigh Atkinson (29:28).
Paul Dalton was the sole Quaker at the Angel View Run, an undulating 5.5 mile run around the Angel of the North in 37:51 (and third in his age category).
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Marc Ellis finished at South Park in 17:55 followed by Dave Jones (19:21), Michael Joyeux (19:31), Gareth Kyle (21:16), Steven Major (22:02), Stuart Hardcastle (22:23), Rob Gillham (22:47), Peter Rowley (24:34), Graham Park (24:34), Ashleigh Atkinson (26:08), Stuart Masterman (26:40), Lisa Bowerbank (26:50), Elizabeth Kennedy (26:51), Julie Bell (27:18), Danny Gordon (27:45), Lisa Alderson (28:34), Michael King (28:34), Chris Land (28:46), Julie Bourne (29:12), Jo Meynell (30:25), Paul Ryan (32:37), Ruth Middleton (32:39), Mark Trowles (33:04), Carol Penney (33:13) and Rachel Grayson (34:47).
At Albert Park, Fred Tennant finished in 23:22 along with Stephen Moore (32:16) and Naomi Dixon (38:08), while at Catterick, Abbie Hull and Helen Spaven ran there in 29:18 and 29:41 respectively. At Tees Barrage, Ian Hart did the run in 23:45 along with Mike Watson (26:11) and Anneli Mackenzie Brown (30:49), Rebecca Dodd and Helen Whiting ran at Stewart Park in 28:18 and 29:49 while at Sedgefield, Paul Dalton and Phil Clarke finished in 18:57 and 24:31 respectively. At Flatts Lane, Nicola Wells and Ginny Gannaway did the run there in 25:06 and 28:09, Tom Chapman ran at Keswick in 21:19 and Wendy Thompson did the Hastings run in 40:07.