While most runners stayed local in search of points, others ventured further afield in search of more miles.
The latest Hardmoors event took place, this time the 110 mile race which took in the entirety of the Cleveland Way from Filey to Helmsley. Emily Beaumont completed the three-figure distance in 35 hours 16 minutes, with Jamie Norman not far behind in 36 hours 26 minutes.
Down in Kent, Dave Thompson took part in the Cinque Ports Hundred, which started in Hastings and finished in Dover. In a race which also included a four hour thunderstorm, he completed the 101 miles in 30 hours 40 minutes.
Over in Cumbria, Michelle Dale and Lisa Jenkins took part in the St Bega’s Ultra, a 37 mile route from Dodd Wood near Keswick to St Bees on the coast, finishing together in 11 hours 50 minutes.
Several headed north of the border to Edinburgh for the various races taking place in the Scottish capital. In the marathon, Michael Oliver covered the 26.2 miles in 4:18:14 along with Grainne Duffy in 5:12:09. Over the half marathon route, Adrian Cottam finished in 1:35:56 (PB) followed by James Simpson (1:52:35), Jo Dickinson (2:07:04), Lisa Reeve (2:09:06), Mark Ladyman (2:12:16), Barbra Barker (2:21:08), Phill Johnston (2:30:53) and Dawn Johnston (2:30:54).
The latest championship race took place down at Northallerton, where Michael Joyeux finished the 10K route in second place overall in 33:19. He was followed in by Katherine Hackett (43:20 and first in her age category), Peter Commane (44:02), Phil Rutter (46:47), Peter Rowley (53:59), Viv Hardwick (54:32 and first in his age category), Julie Whinn (55:15 and third in her age category), Kathryn Plant (58:18), Melissa Hird (59:59), Tracey Plaskitt (1:01:12), Gill Colling (1:02:35), Kelly Smith (1:03:02), Helen Whiting (1:03:32), Nikki Thompson (1:03:34), Sally Singleton (1:04:33 and second in her age category), Caroline Litster (1:04:31), Ronald Murray (1:04:40), Helen Spaven (1:05:33), Michelle Scruby (1:05:57), Philippa Rayner (1:06:23), Alison Hardwick (1:08:03 and third in her age category), Alec Cinamon (1:08:37), Michael King (1:12:09), Wendy Thompson (1:17:18), Helen Jervis (1:24:59) and Emma Bagley (1:25:42).
Taking place at the same time was the latest 10K league race at the village of Melmerby near Ripon. Brian Martin completed the distance in 40:37 (and first in his age category) followed by Rob Dent (42:38), David Matthew (42:50), Paul Dalton (43:25), Chris Minto (44:11), Andrew Vernon (45:20), Diane Vaughan (46:31 and first in her age category), Rebecca Howard (46:49 and third in her age category), Ed Griffiths (47:00), Ty Hankinson (47:30), Rob Gillham (49:02), Phil Clarke (49:14 and third in his age category), Mark Robinson (53:20), Sandra Martin (55:57), Juliette Mclaren (56:13), Richard Hughes (57:39), David Ledgerwood (57:47), Darren Alderson (59:35), Chris Land (1:05:09), Andy Whittam (1:05:27), Sarah Watson (1:06:19), Bex Stirland (1:08:23), Lisa Alderson (1:08:23), Terri Hankinson (1:13:08), Sharon Carr (1:20:50) and Anna Hardy (1:20:51).
Up on the coast, Susan Rigg completed the Druridge Bay 10K, held in the Druridge Bay Country Park in 1:07:31.
There was plenty of action taking place midweek as well. At the Clive Cookson 10K race up at Whitley Bay, Diane Vaughan completed the two lap route in 45:12 along with Richard Hughes in 55:03.
Helen Whiting was the sole Quaker at the Roseberry Romp, completing the 5.1 mile route which took in a climb of Roseberry Topping itself in 1:12:43.
Track captains Lindsey Lester and Paul Roberts headed up to Monkton for the first of this year’s North East Masters series. Paul clocked 14.5s in the 100m and 1:06.6 in the 400m (CR), while Lindsey ran 14.8s in the 100m and 1:14.0 in the 400m.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 18:30 followed by Marc Ellis (20:06), Adrian Colbourne (21:39), John Whitaker (21:47), Steve Howell (22:27), Tom Chapman (22:35), Nikki Thompson (22:50), Stuart Hardcastle (23:27), Gary Read (23:29), Michael Joyeux (23:35), Kyle Cook (23:37), Malcolm Hewitson (24:58), Claire Chapman (25:06), Andrew Vernon (25:55), Mark Robinson (25:56), Abbie Hull (25:58), Peter Commane (26:10), Brian Dixon (26:17), Danny Gordon (26:52), Nick Wadd (26:56), Darren Alderson (27:41), John Mcgrath (27:47), Julie Bell (27:53), Mark Trowles (27:55), Janette Croft (28:04), Paul Ryan (28:11), Ian Hamond (28:42), John Whinn (28:46), Jo Dickinson (30:37), Ally Sanderson (31:11), Michael King (32:03), Lisa Alderson (32:30), Michelle Scruby (32:33), Helen Spaven (32:34), Gemma Marshall (34:12), Olly Moore (34:13), Peter Cowan (34:40), Lee Morris (34:40), Rachel Grayson (35:36), Rachel Maddison (35:41), Wendy Thompson (38:08), Suzanne Jenkinson (41:05), Diane Lockhart (52:52).
At the Riverside run, Michael Kipling finished in 19:25 along with Dan Rowlands (21:43), David Ledgerwood (24:40), Jamie Pratt (25:51), Mark Blewitt (27:28) and Stacey Holmes (42:22) while Paul Dalton finished at Catterick in 19:37 followed by Phil Clarke (23:04) and Naomi Dixon (35:35). Helen Whiting did the Stewart Park run in 29:55, Gill Wallis ran at Sedgefield in 34:55, while Ian Hart did the Dalby Forest run in 23:58.