Most Quakers took a trip to the coast at the weekend, with a few in search of some vital league points.
Scarborough was the scene of the latest 10K league race, held on an out and back route through the town and along the coastline. In some windy conditions, Michael Joyeux came home in second place overall, finishing in 32:30. He was followed in by Kyle Cook (35:56), Marc Ellis (37:49), Mike Kipling (42:13), Steven Major (43:17), Brian Mclaren (43:54), Ed Griffiths (44:23), Phil Rutter (45:33), Gary Read (45:50), Paul Pomfret (45:52), Dan Rowlands (46:04), Mike Brown (46:45), Andrew Vernon (47:21), Andrew Dixon (49:19, PB), David Ledgerwood (51:57, PB), Darren Alderson (52:57), Gavin Armstrong (54:10), Sandra Martin (54:23), James Simpson (56:04), Juliette Mclaren (56:14), Gill Colling (58:02), Jo Dickinson (58:36), Chris Land (1:00:12), Caroline Moses (1:00:52), Philippa Rayner (1:02:59), Lena Rusa (1:06:32), Michael King (1:06:50), Sarah Watson (1:09:17), Lisa Alderson (1:09:18, PB) and Sharon Carr (1:10:51). The resulting places of the first three men home also saw them take third place in the team competition as well.
Up in Northumberland, Tom Chapman completed the Castles Marathon, a two lap trail route which started and finished at Bamburgh Castle in 3:54:50. Meanwhile in the half marathon, Claire Chapman covered the one lap distance in 2:01:55.
The latest Hardmoors Trail series took place at Osmotherley, where all races took on a circular route from the village. In the half marathon Michelle Boshier and Anna Hardy went round together in 3:28:40, while in the 10K event, Nicky Jordan finished in 1:24:30 along with Karen Dove and Fiona Dixon (1:40:46) and Lisa Johnstone (1:50:50).
The previous week had seen Sarah Bayles complete the Skipton Canal Challenge, a 45K route from the town out to Salterforth and back again.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 19:54 followed by Adrian Cottam (20:41), Fred Tennant (20:57), David Whittle (22:25), Rob Gillham (23:53), Peter Rowley (23:55), Anna Hardy (24:16, PB), Luke Minall (24:19), Darren Wright (24:42), Steven Major (24:42), Mark Trowles (24:43), Gary Read (24:51), Jamie Pratt (25:17), Iain Clyde (25:41), Danny Gordon (26:28), Julie Bell (27:00), Stuart Masterman (27:40), Sally Singleton (29:10), Janette Croft (29:18), Matt Jackson (30:41), Michael King (33:10), Gemma Marshall (33:20), Chris Land (36:27), Sarah Watson (39:20) and James Simpson (40:37).
At Sedgefield, Gareth Kyle finished in 21:11 along with Malcolm Hewitson (24:38), Dave Thompson (24:47), Phil Clarke (25:11), Michelle Boshier (25:59), Lewis Boshier (26:00), April Corbett (27:10), Richard Payne (28:26), Anthony Corbett (29:12), Mark Colling (29:13), Emily Beaumont (31:38), Sally Watson (33:59), Gill Wallis (35:16) and Lucy Bendle (36:30). At York, Michelle Scruby ran there in 32:34, David Ledgerwood completed the Riverside run in 24:56, Darryn Wood did the Sewerby run in 36:01 while Olly Moore did the run up at Livingston in 27:28.
Flying the flag overseas in Australia was Michelle Dale who did the Mosman run in Sydney in 31:21.