While some runners were out most of the day last weekend, others were busy collecting plenty of metal.
This year’s North East Masters Track and Field Championships were held up at Monkton, which saw all four runners taking part come home with medals and club records. Lindsey Lester finished on the podium in all three of her events, taking gold in the long jump (4.06m, CR) and silver in both the 100m (14.3s, PB & CR) and the 200m (31.8s). Brian Martin took gold in the 5000m (18:56, CR) and also clocking 34.8s in the 200m. Michael Joyeux took silver in the 5000m (15:45, CR), while Paul Roberts won bronze in the 200m (29.6s, PB & CR), as well as finishing the 100m in 14.4s.
The annual Cleveland Way Relay took place on Sunday, which saw sixteen runners covering the various legs along the 110 mile route. Darren Wright started proceedings in the early hours at Filey followed in turn by Paul Hutchinson, Phil Rutter, David Ledgerwood, Gill Colling, Michael Joyeux, Emma Joyeux, Emily Beaumont, Abbie Hull, Rob Dent, Nicola Wells, Anna Hardy, Ginny Gannaway, Tom Chapman, Claire Chapman and Nick Watson who took the anchor leg into Helmsley; the team finishing after a total of 16 hours and 50 minutes.
At the Durham Dales Challenge, Annette Clarke, Charlie Bogg and Dave Thompson covered the 30 mile route, which took in 4000 feet of climb, together in 6 hours 46 minutes, with Annette the second female finisher overall. Sandra Cass, Mark Colling and Wendy Colling went round together in 8 hours 26 minutes, with Sarah Bayles in 9 hours 47 minutes, while Lisa Jenkins completed the 14 mile distance in 3 hours 21 minutes.
Four headed down to Hull for the Humber Bridge half marathon, which took in an out and back route along the suspension bridge itself. Paul Dalton covered the 13.1 miles in 1:26:53 along with Dave Murphy (1:54:16), Michael Oliver (1:57:58) and Jamie Pratt (1:59:15).
Also running the same distance were the three who took part in the Hadrian’s Wall Half Marathon. Chris Parsons covered the circular route in 2:45:58 followed by Karen Dove (3:14:31) and Fiona Dixon (3:57:32).
At the Lambton 10K, held in the grounds of the estate itself, Gareth Kyle completed the undulating multi-terrain route in 45:30 along with Tracey Plaskitt in 1:02:06.
Midweek had seen the latest club championship race, the Whorlton Run, a 6.2 mile route taking in 1400 feet of climb. Paul Dalton finished the undulating multi-terrain distance in 51:26 along with Phil Rutter (58:39), Rob Gillham (1:04:41) and Gill Colling (1:12:32 and second in her age category).
Also taking place at the same time was the third race in the Tees Trail Summer 5K series over at Lordstones. Tom Chapman completed the route in 24:07 followed by Nicola Wells (24:11), Malcolm Hewitson (25:56), Claire Chapman (28:37), Matt Jackson (30:11) and Tracey Plaskitt (33:07).
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 19:03 followed by James Atkinson (19:11), Rob Dent (19:17), Peter Commane (19:58), Neil Gooding (20:20), Andrew Vernon (20:46), Ed Griffiths (22:43), Peter Rowley (24:05), Gary Read (24:43), Juliette Mclaren (24:59), Nikki Thompson (25:54), Lisa Reeve (26:38), Julie Bell (27:19), Hannah Alderson (27:24), Ginny Gannaway (27:37), Elizabeth Kennedy (27:37), Stuart Masterman (27:56), Mark Trowles (28:59), Chris Land (29:01), Ian Hamond (29:13), Sally Singleton (29:26), Rebecca Bowes (29:51), Alison Hardwick (30:16), Alec Cinamon (30:44), Gareth Kyle (30:48), Michelle Scruby (30:56), Paul Reid (31:18), Lucy Bendle (31:44), Michelle Dale (32:50), Lee Morris (32:53), Gemma Marshall (34:21) and Andy Walker (42:09).
At Catterick, Phil Clarke finished in 22:55 along with Abbie Hull (25:13) and Naomi Dixon (35:47), Gill Wallis did the Sedgefield run in 34:32, David Ledgerwood ran at Gateshead in 27:08, Helen Spaven completed the Heslington run in 27:01, while Paul Dalton did the inaugural Cotsford Fields run at Peterlee in 19:16. Further afield, Rebecca Dodd ran at Lincoln in 29:39, while Rebecca Howard did the Maidstone run in 33:28.