During May we have seen a fantastic number of Club Records and personal best times. Our members have taken part in some unusual events and many members have completed their first half or full marathon.
Congratulations and well done to all members who have completed organised events for the first time and a big round of applause to all that have completed their first marathon.
The longest distance covered this month was the Hardmoors 200 mile event which took in the Yorkshire Wolds and the Cleveland Way. A team of 5 (Roy MacDougall, Anthony Corbett, April Corbett, Mark Colling and Wendy Colling) completed this in 40 hours.
Jamie Norman set off on this journey as a solo runner but was unfortunately timed out at Filey. Hiowever, it should be recognised that it takes some courage to take on a distance of this size.
Michelle Boshier and Emily Beaumont completed the 110m Hardmoors event which is the entire Cleveland Way. Emily also achieved entry into the Hardmoors 1000 mile club and is the 19th member.
In an unusual event in Cambridge Mike Brown and Caroline Moses were chased by a car setting off half an hour after the runners started, once overtaken you are eliminated.
Phil Rutter achieved a new personal best time in the 26.2 miles distance at the Belfast marathon.
In the Sunderland 10k Diane Vaughan was third in her age category.
In the Sunderland half marathon Gary Read earned a new personal best time.
At the Redcar 5 miles pie and peas race Michael Joyeux finished in 1st place. Brian Martin and Louise Trainor and Julie Whinn were 1st in their age categories. Louise Trainor and Julie Whinn both set new Club Records in their age categories for the distance.
In the 7 miles Pier to Pier event Brian Martin was 1st in his age category.
At the 22 miles Trail Challenge in Malhamdale Dave Thompson was 3rd in his age category.
In the 20k trail event at Reeth Michael Joyeux finished in 2nd place
At the local 10k event at Raby Castle Michael Joyeux won the race, Kyle Cook was in 5th place and Dave Jones was in 10th place. Louise Trainor and Katherine Hackett both finished 1st in their age categories. Danny Gordon was 2nd in his age category.
In the track and field events at Middlesbrough Lindsey Lester set a new Club Record for the 100m which was also a personal best time. In the 800m Gary Read and Fred Tennant set new Club Records.Nicola Arkley set a Club record for the long jump. In the discus throwing Gary and Nicola both set new records.
In the track and field meet at Eastbourne, Darlington Paul Roberts and David Ledgerwood set new 200m Club Records. Kyle Cook and Michelle Scruby set new records for the 800m, In the 1 mile event Rob Dent and Louise Trainor set new Club Records. Paul Roberts also set a new record in the High Jump.
In the Monkton track and field event Lindsey Lester set a new Club Record for the 800m distance.
In the Liverpool marathon Ty Hankinson and Gemma Eddy set new personal best times for the distance. In the half marathon Sandra Martin and Lisa Alderson set new personal bests.
In the Edinburgh half marathon a new personal best time was ran by David Ledgerwood.
In the Melmerby 10k Lisa Jenkins ran a personal best time.
At the Northallerton 10k Marc Ellis finished in 10th place. Danny Gordon was 1st in his age category and Philipper Rayner set a new personal best time.
In the Woodland trail event at Thorpe Thewles Michael Parry finished in 6th place.
Well done to Dave Thompson who completed the LDWA 100 which was actually 102 miles in 30 hours 40 minutes.
A big round of applause to everyone on some amazing achievements.
I apologise if any events or achievements have been made that you would like including in the monthly report. If you think you have set or broken any Club Records when you have taken part in an event please email firstname.lastname@example.org