It was a fairly quiet last seven days, though it did see Quakers breaking a few club records, one of which had stood since the last millennium.
Up at South Shields at the Monthly Mile race, Michael Joyeux finished in third place in 4:50, breaking one of the longest standing club records, having been set way back in 1996. Diane Vaughan also set a new club record on the night too as she finished in 6:58.
More club records were also set at the final meeting of the North East Masters Track and Field event at Monkton Stadium. In the 800m, Dawn Richardson finished in 2:53, with Lindsey Lester clocking 3:06 to break her existing record. In the 200m, Lindsey ran 31.6s, while Dawn ran 41.8s to set a new club record.
At the York 10K race, which started and finished at the racecourse and took in the city centre en route, Adrian Colbourne finished in 42:33 along with Jamie Pratt (51:15), Alison Hardwick (1:01:22), Rebecca Howard (1:04:08), Caroline Moses (1:05:11) and James Simpson (1:28:13).
Down in Dewsbury, David Matthew was the sole Quaker at the Flat Cap 5, completing the multi-terrain 5 mile race in 33:44.
Midweek had seen the Arthritis Research UK 5K Run held at South Park, which took in a route identical to that of the parkrun. Simon Moore finished in 24:19 followed by Shaune Eland (25:28), Lewis Boshier (26:10), Michelle Boshier (26:10), Chris Parsons (26:59), Kelly Smith (29:06), Fiona Dixon (31:53), Kyle Cook (32:21) and Karen Dove (35:51).
There was a large turnout at this year’s Hanging Stone Leap, where runners had the choice of two distances on a route which took in parts of the Cleveland Way including Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook’s Monument. In the 24 mile distance, Andrew Vernon finished in 4:21 followed by Rebecca Bowes (4:48), Jamie Norman & Claire Norman (5:34), Mark Robinson, Malcolm Hewitson and Sarah Watson (5:40), Abbie Hull (6:30) and Janet Bowlby, Anthony Corbett, April Corbett, Sandra Cass, Gill Colling, Roy Macdougall, Wendy Colling and Nicola Howe who all went round together in 8:16. In the 13 mile distance, Andrew Lambe covered the route in 2:21 with Karen Dove, Emily Beaumont and Sarah Bayles all finishing in 4:25.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Kyle Cook finished at South Park in 16:54 followed by Dave Jones (17:58), James Atkinson (18:53), Rob Dent (19:11), Adrian Cottam (19:46), David Todd (19:58), Ian Bond (20:04), Ed Griffiths (20:40), Luke Minall (20:41), Fred Tennant (20:46), Steven Major (21:25), Rebecca Howard (22:28), Ty Hankinson (23:09), Peter Rowley (23:35), Gavin Armstrong (23:58), Stuart Masterman (24:17), Phil Clarke (24:30), Sandra Martin (26:36), Julie Bell (26:44), Andy Whittam (27:25), Stuart Burkin (27:58), Sally Singleton (30:15), Grainne Duffy (31:46), Lisa Alderson (34:40), Michael King (34:44), Sue New (35:41), Terri Hankinson (35:54), Gary Read (36:07), Lucy Bendle (36:40), Linda Harrington (40:07) and Barbra Barker (40:08).
At Sedgefield, Gareth Kyle finished in 20:50 along with Adrian Colbourne (20:57) and Richard Payne (25:22), while at Tees Barrage, Gemma Marshall and Olly Moore ran there in 34:10 and 34:11 respectively. At Hartlepool, Kristian Malcolm finished in 23:21, Stephen Moore did the run at Albert Park in 23:21, while Mark Trowles and Jamie Pratt completed the Catterick run in 25:04 and 26:25 respectively.
Further afield, Tom and Claire Chapman ran at Blackpool in 22:17 and 27:49 respectively, Darryn Wood did the run at Doncaster in 33:48, Abigail Willson ran at Keswick in 25:46, while in Leeds, Philippa Rayner did the Woodhouse Moor run in 29:40. In the Midlands, Michelle Dale did the Cannock Chase run in 39:57, Dave Thompson ran his 100th parkrun at Brockwell Park, London in 24:11, while north of the border, David Ledgerwood did the Glasgow Pollok run in 25:40.