The week before Christmas saw a handful of Quakers running as the 10K league series drew to a close.
Although all the winners had already been decided, three still headed up to Saltwell Park in Gateshead for the 10K race there, the country’s oldest surviving road race over the distance. Ed Griffiths finished the undulating route around the park in 49:39 along with Lisa Jenkins in 1:05:07 and Tracey Plaskitt in 1:07:04.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Michael Joyeux was first across the line at South Park in 16:18 followed by Dave Jones (19:25), Katherine Hackett (20:55), Steven Snook (21:19), Gareth Kyle (22:00), Paul Roberts (22:41), Michael Oliver (22:52), Tom Chapman (23:01), Malcolm Hewitson (24:27), Josephine Wardle (24:31), Phil Rutter (25:11), Christopher Bennett (25:40), Ian Hart (26:30), Danny Gordon (26:32), Claire Chapman (26:49), Darren Alderson (27:00), Stuart Masterman (27:06), Mark Trowles (28:15), Jo Dickinson (29:42), Chris Land (29:50), Michael King (31:42), Lee Morris (32:24), Gill Colling (32:58), Paul Ryan (34:42), Sarah Bayles (34:48), Michelle Dale (34:49), Gemma Marshall (35:02), Rachel Grayson (35:47), Andy Walker (38:38), Helen Cowan (41:43), Judith Russell (41:44), Phill Johnston (41:47) and Philippa Rayner (46:08).
At Sedgefield, Adrian Colbourne finished in 20:49 along with Dave Thompson (22:59), Anthony Corbett (26:44), Lewis Boshier (26:58), Michelle Boshier (26:58), Julie Whinn (27:32), John Whinn (30:02), Paul Dalton (30:39) and Sally Watson (35:10). At Tees Barrage, Emily Beaumont ran there in 32:51, Stephen Moore did the Albert Park run in 23:40, Phil Clarke finished at Catterick in 24:50, Darryn Wood completed the Newbiggin-By-The-Sea run in 43:32, while down in Bishop’s Stortford, Andrew Vernon and Sarah Watson did the run there in 22:41 and 28:32 respectively.
Overseas, Lucy Bendle ran in South Africa once again, this time in Port Elizabeth, finishing in 33:35.