While a few runners headed off in search of league and championship points, most headed to the coast to brave the elements.
The weather was not on the competitors’ side at the latest cross country event at Whitby where runners had to endure rain, wind and even hail during the course of the day. In the women’s race, which also included the over 65 men, and covered 5.4K over two laps, Louise Trainor finished in 25:06 along with Rebecca Howard (26:47), Lucia Minto (28:20), Julie Russell (29:13), Anna Hardy (29:59), Claire Chapman (31:25), Bev Snook (32:41), Angela Clement (34:19), Sue New (34:56), Tracey Plaskitt (36:07) and Lisa Reeve (36:09), while in the under 15 girls race, Amy Plaskitt covered the 4.2K distance in 22:38. The men’s race covered 9.3K over three laps and saw Michael Joyeux coming home in third place in 33:51. He was followed in by Marc Ellis (38:02), Brian Martin (40:47 and first in his age category), Adrian Colbourne (41:54), Adrian Cottam (43:21), Peter Commane (44:17), Gareth Kyle (44:26), Steve Snook (44:56), Luke Minall (45:54), Paul Pomfret (46:03), Rob Dent (46:59), Tom Chapman (48:17), Andrew Dixon (50:11), David Whittle (50:25), Iain Clyde (50:37) and Mark Trowles (53:37).
The latest 10K league race took place up at Heaton on the Town Moor. Alex Kiel came home in seventh place overall, finishing the two lap course in 32:54. Next home were Steve Major (44:19), Brian Mclaren (44:33), Ed Griffiths (45:45), Diane Vaughan (47:05), Sue Woodcock (51:12), Richard Hughes (52:41), Jamie Pratt (52:46), Darren Alderson (52:49), James Simpson (53:36), Pamela Barrass (53:49), Steven Johnston (53:52), Juliette Mclaren (54:00), Ian Young (55:13), Caroline Litster (57:46), Lisa Jenkins (59:51), Chris Land (1:00:28), Michelle Scruby (1:00:53) and Lisa Alderson (1:08:21, PB).
Three travelled to Pickering for the latest championship race, the Dalby Dash 10K. Over an undulating mixed terrain route, Rob Gillham finished in 47:41 along with Simon Rek (48:35) and Bridget Stewart (51:41).
The next race in the Hardmoors Trail series was held around Goathland in the North Yorkshire Moors. In the marathon distance, Dave Thompson finished in 6:06:17 with Emily Beaumont in 6:34:55, while Anna Hardy completed the half marathon event in 2:36:33. In the 10K race, Anthony Corbett finished in tenth place in 1:28:42 along with Fiona Dixon & Karen Dove who went round together in 2:56:00.
At Hamsterley Forest, Emma Joyeux and Julie Whinn took part in the Cancer Research Tough 10 race, taking advantage of the two free places offered to the club as a thank you for helping with the annual organisation of the Race for Life. On an undulating route around the woodland paths, the pair finished together in 1:17:34.
The previous week had seen the Kilburn Kanter, covering a 24 mile route in the North Yorkshire Moors. On a fairly muddy course, Annette Clarke and Charlie Bogg went round in 5:06, with Dave Thompson just behind in 5:07. Jamie Norman finished in 5:38 while Malcolm Hewitson, Claire Norman and Abbie Hull all went round together in 6:33.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 19:16 followed by Peter Commane (20:31), Tom Chapman (22:02), Stephen Moore (24:09), Danny Gordon (25:57), Michael Johnston (26:06), Claire Chapman (26:36), Brian Dixon (26:37), Claire Wytcherley (27:10), Julie Bell (27:20), Lisa Reeve (27:45), Alison Hardwick (28:47), Mark Trowles (28:48), Elizabeth Kennedy (29:30), Michael King (31:09), Rob Gillham (34:59), Dawn Johnston (39:09), Phill Johnston (39:09) and Andy Walker (39:53).
There was a large turnout at Hartlepool where Gareth Kyle finished in 20:50 along with Luke Minall (21:03), Gary Read (21:05), Paul Pomfret (21:47), Phil Rutter (21:58), Caroline Horton (22:26), Dan Rowlands (22:29), David Ledgerwood (24:36), Jo Dickinson (27:35), Gill Colling (27:50), Sally Singleton (28:16) and Sally Watson (32:28). At Sedgefield, Adrian Colbourne ran in 21:19 followed by Mark Blewitt (29:31), Gill Wallis (35:02) and Sarah Watson (40:45). Rebecca Howard did the York run in 32:10 and Phil Clarke completed the Catterick run in 25:18. At Redcar, Sarah Wilson ran there in 25:21, Patrick Robson did the Rising Sun run in 30:55 while Darryn Wood did the Bramley run in 33:35.