A fairly quiet week saw most Quakers heading off-road, though it did see the black and white colours making an appearance on the Pacific coast.
Four headed to Masham, for the Black Sheep Challenge, where runners had the option to run as far as they liked within a six hour period. On a course that was run on a continuous 3.4 mile loop, Dave Thompson won the prize for the furthest distance covered on the day, clocking 36.2 miles in 6 hours 25 minutes. Michelle Boshier and Emily Beaumont both covered 20 miles in 4:41:58, while Karen Dove completed a half marathon distance in 3:19:52.
At the Dales Trail 30 mile race held at Muker, which took in a climb of almost 3000 feet from Swaledale up to the Tan Hill Inn (the country’s highest pub), Rebecca Howard finished the undulating trail distance in 4:20:35, with Anthony Corbett just behind in 4:23:31.
In Dalby Forest, April Corbett and Sandra Cass completed the half marathon race being held there, finishing the 13.1 mile distance through the trees together in 2:31:37.
At the Burton Leonard 10K, held near Ripon, Alan Prest covered the multi-terrain, single lap course there in 1:15:43.
Meanwhile at Castle Howard, Andy Whittam ran in the 10K trail race that was held in the estate grounds, finishing in 1:11:19.
The sixth and final event in this year’s NYSD Track and field series took place at Middlesbrough, which saw another eight club records being set. In the 100m, Dan Rowlands clocked 13.7s along with Lindsey Lester (15.1s), Fred Tennant (15.1s to break the existing club record), Steven Johnson (15.3s), David Ledgerwood (16.8s) and Nicola Arkley (20.1s). In the 800m, Fred Tennant ran 2:48 to break his own club record, with David Ledgerwood in 3:18. In the 5000 metres, Michael Joyeux ran 15:53 to break his own club record, with Christian Brown in 16:22 and Paul Roberts in 22:03 (setting a new club record). Out on the field, in the long jump, Dan Rowlands landed 5.12m with Lindsey Lester (3.23m), Steven Johnson (2.72m to break his own club record) and Nicola Arkley (2.39m). In the hammer, Nicola Arkley threw 12.32m, with Steven Johnson throwing 9.51m to set a new club record. In the shot put, the pair then both broke their own club records, Nicola landing 6.42m and Steven 6.02m.
Midweek had also seen two 5K races taking place. At Sunderland, Kyle Cook completed the two-lap race held there in 17:06. Meanwhile at Doncaster, over a three-lap course, David Matthew finished in 19:44.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 18:31 followed by James Atkinson (19:06), Marc Ellis (19:15), Michael Ladyman (21:11), Tom Chapman (22:31), David Whittle (23:05), Rob Gillham (23:33), Julie Russell (24:19), Mark Trowles (24:24), Stuart Masterman (24:38), Julie Whinn (25:29), Ian Bond (25:33), Rebecca Bowes (25:51), Danny Gordon (26:54), Julie Bell (26:55), John Whinn (28:04), Lee Morris (29:11), Alison Hardwick (29:19), Brian Dixon (29:21), Janette Croft (29:23), Gillian Harris (30:33), Lisa Johnstone (31:27), Emma Joyeux (32:40), Michael King (35:58) and Abigail Willson (45:46).
There was a large turnout at Fountains Abbey, which saw Christian Brown cross the line first in 17:14 followed by Andrew Vernon (20:46), Paul Pomfret (21:41), Phil Rutter (21:50), Fred Tennant (22:20), Darren Whiting (22:29), Steven Major (22:41), Jamie Pratt (24:13), Gavin Armstrong (24:16), David Ledgerwood (25:00), Lewis Boshier (25:59), Michelle Boshier (25:59), Sarah Watson (26:43), Gill Colling (27:45), Christopher Parsons (27:53), Jo Dickinson (29:43), Angela Clement (29:45), Emily Beaumont (30:40), Fiona Dixon (31:09), Gary Read (32:12), Lisa Jenkins (32:37), Michelle Dale (32:39), Karen Dove (33:58), Lisa Alderson (34:33) and Sally Watson (34:51).
At Albert Park, Stephen Moore and Michelle Scruby finished in 23:28 and 27:47 respectively, Luke Minall ran at Hackworth in 21:12, Darryn Wood did the Gibside run in 32:27 while Caroline Moses completed the run at Heaton in 27:40. At Catterick, Abbie Hull and Phil Clarke finished in 28:52 and 32:30 respectively, at Sedgefield, Dave Thompson and Mark Blewitt finished in 23:32 and 28:08 respectively, while at Penrith, Graham Park and Sue New finished in 22:25 and 28:39 respectively. Kristian Malcolm did the run at Tees Barrage in 25:51, while Peter Rowley completed the run in Coventry in 24:31.
Flying the flag overseas in the USA was Paul Ryan who did the run at Crissy Field, San Francisco in 29:08.