Press Report w/e 23/07/2017

Most of last week’s action was to be found midweek, which saw three races taking place simultaneously, including the latest championship race.

Nicola Wells at a picturesque run at Durham last week

That particular race took place over at Marske for the two-lap Summer Coast Road 5K. Michael Joyeux came home in second place overall in 15:39 (PB) followed by Rob Dent (18:43), Chris Minto (19:38), Dawn Richardson (20:05 and first in her age category), Gareth Kyle (20:26), Fred Tennant (20:44, PB), Brian Mclaren (21:00), Diane Vaughan (22:42), Rob Gillham (23:39), Bridget Stewart (24:41), Clare Stradling (25:05), Juliette Mclaren (25:34),  Michelle Scruby (27:13) and Lee Morris (27:18).

Also taking place that night was the Durham City 10K, which saw Nicola Wells complete the undulating route in 45:35 (finishing second in her age category), along with David Matthew (45:03), Michael Ladyman (46:22), Michael Oliver (48:44), Steve Howell (48:49), David Thompson (49:27), Jamie Pratt (50:51), Julie Russell (51:43), Anthony Corbett (53:29), Stuart Masterman (59:00), Julie Bell (59:47), Jo Dickinson (1:05:03) and Helen Clarke (1:22:00).

The third race held that evening was the fourth race in the Summer 5K Trail Series, this time held at Acklam Grange. Gary Read finished the off-road route in 21:38 ahead of Michael Kipling (21:50), Steven Major (22:01), Dan Rowlands (22:41), Tom Chapman (24:00), Danny Gordon (30:20), Jeff Marriott (30:29), Nichola Jordan (35:40), Lisa Johnstone (35:48), Caroline Litster (35:49), Claire Hewitt (37:03) and Sally Watson (37:04).

The following night had seen six runners head over to Sedgefield for the Gerry Kearsley Summer Handicap race, covering a 6.5 miles route on the trails. Michael Kipling finished in an aggregate time of 1:02:02 followed by Steven Major (1:02:16), Paul Ryan (1:07:17), Gary Read (1:07:43), Paul Pomfret (1:07:43) and Alan Prest (1:15:38).

The only sight of Quakers running at the weekend was further north for the Northumberland Coastal run, a 14 mile route along the coast from Beadnell to Alnmouth. Michael Joyeux came home in third place overall in 1:15:41, with Katherine Hackett in 1:40:06 (and first in her age category), Andrew Walker in 1:54:17 and Michael Oliver in 1:58:46.

The previous week had seen Grainne Duffy take part in the Hexham half marathon, completing the fairly undulating route there in 2:40:35.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, there was a 1-2 at South Park which saw Christian Brown finish in 17:19, just ahead of Kyle Cook in 17:26. They were followed by Dave Jones (18:33 in his 100th parkrun), Dawn Richardson (19:55), Adrian Cottam (19:58), Ian Readman (20:04), Peter Commane (21:03), David Mclachlan (21:14), Ian Bond (21:31), Phil Rutter (21:32), Tom Chapman (21:53), Ed Griffiths (22:30), Fred Tennant (22:43), Paul Roberts (22:55), David Whittle (23:07), Gavin Armstrong (24:09), Lewis Boshier (25:27), Danny Gordon (25:31), Rebecca Bowes (25:52), Michelle Boshier (25:53), Stuart Masterman (25:55), Christopher Parsons (26:46), Mark Trowles (27:21), Julie Bell (27:31), Brian Dixon (27:34), Tracey Plaskitt (27:39), Claire Chapman (28:16), Alison Hardwick (29:12), Jes Smith (30:12), Fiona Dixon (31:01), Sally Singleton (31:31), Michael King (33:38 in his 200th parkrun), Paul Ryan (33:40), Helen Gregory (33:45), Gary Read (34:40), Lisa Johnstone (38:13), Rachel Ryan (40:49) and Kelly Smith (45:59).

At Catterick, Diane Vaughan finished in 22:35 along with Phil Clarke (23:56), Julie Whinn (25:31), Darren Alderson (27:17), Jo Dickinson (28:27), Janette Croft (31:09) and Lisa Alderson (34:29), while at Sedgefield, Olly Moore ran there in 26:40 with Wendy Colling (27:01) and Jeff Marriott (27:31). At the Rising Sun run, Mike Brown and Caroline Moses ran there in 21:25 and 27:42 respectively, Stephen Moore did the run at Albert Park in 24:08 and Emily Beaumont ran at Tees Barrage in 31:29. At Redcar, Sarah Wilson did the run there in 26:16, Darryn Wood ran at Druridge Bay in 31:01, while Peter Rowley completed the Fell Foot run at Newby Bridge in 24:58. Further afield, Rebecca Howard finished at Oxford in 22:25, while in Belfast, Iain Clyde did the Victoria Park run in 24:41.

Flying the flag overseas was Stuart Burkin, who completed the Frédéric Back run in Montreal, Canada, in 24:34.

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