There were prizes galore for Quakers at the weekend, which also saw plenty of points on offer for both the league and the championship.
On Saturday the latest league and championship race took place down at Snape, which saw the black and white colours accounting for twenty percent of the entire field. First home for the club over the multi-terrain 10K route was Rob Dent who finished in fifth place overall in 40:50 while Louise Trainor was the first female finisher in 43:17. They were followed in by Luke Minall (44:10), Brian McLaren (44:18), Nicola Wells (45:00, PB and the second female finisher), Mike Brown (46:08), Ed Griffiths (47:30), Simon Rek (48:45), Phil Clarke (52:32), Anna Hardy (54:10), Juliette McLaren (55:29), Darren Alderson (56:10), Julie Whinn (56:28), Helen Whiting (58:46), Caroline Brown (59:14), Chris Parsons (1:01:24), Emily Beaumont (1:01:35), Michelle Dale (1:03:55), Lisa Jenkins (1:03:55), Lisa Alderson (1:14:27) and Fiona Dixon (1:14:28).
The next day had seen the Wynyard Hall 10K run, held over a trail route among the grounds of the hall itself. Michael Joyeux won the race, crossing the line first in 33:15, with Dawn Richardson then coming home as the first female finisher in 43:25. Next in were Tom Chapman (47:57), Jeff Marriott (55:12), Danny Gordon (56:34 and first in his age category), Claire Chapman (57:08), Emma Joyeux (1:07:04) and Nicola Arkley (1:19:31).
Carol Penney was the sole Quaker at the Sheffield 10K, finishing the distance around the city centre in 1:10:30.
Closer to home, at the Acorn Trail race at Acklam, Gareth Kyle completed the 5K distance in 26:46 along with Phill Johnston in 32:26.
Six headed over to the Lake District for this year’s ROC Mountain Marathon, a two-day event featuring various disciplines. In the B Course event, a linear route where competitors must visit a certain number of checkpoints in the correct order, and which covered 50km with 2,500m ascent, Andrew Lambe and Darren Wright completed the event in 14 hours 50 minutes. In the Long Course event, where competitors gain points for each checkpoint they visit, Annette Clarke & Charlie Bogg ran for a combined time of 11 hours 47 minutes, with Lucia Minto & Abbie Hull not far behind in 12 hours 4 minutes.
Taking on more than just running, four Quakers took part in the Teesdale Triathlon over at Barnard Castle, which comprised a 400m swim, 18 mile cycle and 3 mile off-road run. Steven Major finished in a combined time of 1:38:42 along with Paul Roberts (1:46:49), Steven Johnston (1:53:02) and Alec Cinamon (2:01:51).
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 19:17 followed by Gareth Kyle (19:54), Adrian Cottam (20:23), Gary Read (21:36), David Whittle (21:51), David Mclachlan (22:25), Dale Chapman (22:32), Rob Gillham (23:13), Graham Park (23:15), David Ptak (23:22), Stuart Masterman (25:11), Mark Trowles (27:50), Paul Pomfret (27:54), Gavin Armstrong (27:54), Diane Lockhart (27:55), Chris Land (28:36), James Atkinson (31:18), Michelle Scruby (31:36), Paul Ryan (32:49), Dawn Johnston (34:44) and Rachel Ryan (42:23).
At Sedgefield, Kyle Cook was first across the line there in 17:24 along with Tom Chapman (21:49), Malcolm Hewitson (24:20), Lewis Boshier (24:35), Michelle Boshier (25:39), Claire Chapman (27:52), Sally Watson (34:57), Gill Wallis (35:16) and Sarah Watson (41:36). At Northallerton, Christopher Parsons finished in 28:39 with Emily Beaumont (31:49) and Fiona Dixon (34:11), Stephen Moore did the run at Albert Park in 24:13, while Dan Rowlands ran at Stewart Park in 21:58. Nick Wadd completed the Durham run in 22:22 while Darryn Wood finished at Keswick in 34:40. North of the border, Grainne Duffy completed the run at Ayr in 33:23.