Press Report w/e 08/04/2018

Most Quakers headed for the races at the weekend in search of points, while others tackled much longer distances.

The colourful pairing of James Simpson and Phill Johnston at South Park

The first of the spring marathons took place over in Manchester, on the flattest course over the distance in the country, where Brian McLaren finished the 26.2 miles in a new personal best of 3:44:23.

The latest club championship race, the rescheduled Thirsk 10 mile took place, over a fairly flat course which started and finished at the racecourse. First home for the club was Marc Ellis in 1:01:22 (PB), followed by Dave Jones (1:05:34), Paul Dalton (1:05:57), Brian Martin (1:09:36), Fred Tennant (1:16:01), Rob Gillham (1:18:35), David Whittle (1:19:42), Michael Oliver (1:21:06), Diane Vaughan (1:21:29), Jamie Pratt (1:23:56), Julie Whinn (1:27:28 and breaking her own club record for the distance), Richard Hughes (1:27:48), Angela Clement (1:29:10), Jamie Norman (1:30:24), Darren Alderson (1:30:47), Sandra Martin (1:31:32), Anna Harris (1:32:53), Pamela Barrass (1:33:33), David Ledgerwood (1:35:34), Jo Dickinson (1:36:53), Stephen Moore (1:37:22), Kathryn Plant (1:38:37), Lena Rusa (1:39:15), Kelly Smith (1:40:51), Mark Ladyman (1:43:38), Lisa Reeve (1:44:52), Helen Whiting (1:47:48), Philippa Rayner (1:47:48), Fiona Dixon (2:01:53), Karen Dove (2:01:53) and Lisa Alderson (2:07:50).

Down at Eastbourne, track and field captains, Paul Roberts and Lindsay Lester represented the club at the Kieran Maxwell Memorial open, held in honour of the young local athlete who lost his battle with cancer last year. Paul broke both his own club records in the 200m and 400m, clocking 30.34s (PB) and 66.76s (PB) respectively, while Lindsay ran 15.59s in the 100m, 31.27s in the 200m and landed 3.50m in the long jump.

Up on the coast, Emily Beaumont and Michelle Boshier completed the Druridge Bay marathon, a four lap route around the Druridge Bay  Country Park, which included running along the beach, in 4:56:52, while Adrian Colbourne finished the two lap half marathon distance in 2:05:02.

Abbie Hull, Andrew Lambe and Malcolm Hewitson headed to the Lake District for the second race in the Kong Mini Mountain Marathon series, where runners have to visit as many control points as possible within the 4 hour time limit. Abbie finished 14th in the female category, Andrew 23rd in the M40 category, and Malcolm 31st in the M50 category.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Rob Dent finished at South Park in 19:09 followed by Neil Gooding (19:26), James Atkinson (19:49), Andrew Vernon (20:50), Steven Major (21:10), Adrian Cottam (21:29), Ed Griffiths (21:30), Nikki Thompson (22:36), Gary Read (23:12), Julie Russell (23:20), David Ledgerwood (23:54), Phil Clarke (24:06), Peter Rowley (24:32), Paul Reid (25:42), Luke Minall (26:02), Danny Gordon (26:12), Michael Watson (26:20), Mark Trowles (26:31), Elizabeth Kennedy (27:23), Julie Bell (27:42), Andy Whittam (27:47), Lisa Reeve (28:00), Helen Clarke (28:01), John Whinn (28:18), Ian Hamond (28:31), Darren Alderson (28:36), Gillian Harris (29:24), Emma Joyeux (29:25), Michelle Scruby (29:30), Rebecca Bowes (29:49), Jo Dickinson (30:01), Michael King (30:02), Chris Land (30:21), Sally Singleton (30:22), Ginny Gannaway (30:27), Sarah Bayles (30:35), Olly Moore (30:36), Clare Mcgrath (30:52), John Mcgrath (31:07), Sarah Watson (32:27), Lisa Alderson (32:29), Christopher Parsons (32:35), Fiona Dixon (32:36), Helen Gregory (33:15), Phill Johnston (33:23), James Simpson (33:24), Rachel Grayson (34:20), Lee Morris (34:51), Peter Cowan (35:54), Helen Spaven (36:02), Dawn Johnston (36:10), Wendy Thompson (39:08), Helen Cowan (39:39), Julie Mckernon (41:57) and Gemma Marshall (41:58).

At Sedgefield, Phil Rutter finished in 22:39 along with Dave Thompson (23:35), Jeff Marriott (27:04), Gill Colling (28:13), Richard Payne (28:46) and Naomi Dixon (37:25), while at Tees Barrage, Malcolm Hewitson ran there in 24:53 followed by Alec Cinamon (32:17), Emily Beaumont (33:44) and Carolyn Hewitson (36:49). Abbie Hull did the Catterick run in 25:03, Sally Watson ran at the Penrose run in Cornwall in 35:25, Janette Croft did the Eglinton run near Kilmarnock in 32:14, while down in Kent, Rebecca Howard did the Bedgebury Pinetum run in 23:04.

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