It was a case of the last race standing as the wintry weather put paid to nearly all the weekend’s fixtures.
The one race to survive, unsurprisingly, was the latest cross country event over at a snowy Ormesby Hall, which saw two Quakers claiming top ten finishes. In the women’s event, which covered 5.3K over two laps, Louise Trainor came home in tenth place in 22:43 followed by Lucia Minto (25:10), Julie Russell (26:46), Claire Chapman (28:05), Bev Snook (29:46), Angela Clement (30:15) and Sue New (32:56). In the men’s race, which covered 9.6K over three laps, Michael Joyeux finished in third place in 33:02 followed by Marc Ellis (36:33), James Atkinson (40:51), Rob Dent (41:04), David Todd (42:29), Luke Minall (44:06), Gareth Kyle (45:45), Tom Chapman (45:47), Graham Park (47:42), Iain Clyde (48:45) and David Ledgerwood (49:41).
Midweek had seen two runners head to the night trail race at Tees Barrage, which just managed to beat the weather. Gary Read completed the 5K distance around the riverside in 24:07 along with Matt Jackson in 29:51.
The conditions also forced the cancellation of nearly all the parkruns in the area, with only a few able to go ahead. At Stewart Park, David Ledgerwood finished in 26:20 along with Nikki Thompson in 33:36, Adrian Colbourne did the South Shields run in 24:11, while at Northallerton, Anthony Corbett and Jo Dickinson ran there in 28:13 and 32:44 respectively.