Press Report w/e 09/09/2018

Another packed week saw three championship races on the calendar, several runners setting personal bests and the black and white vest crossing a finish line first.

Hannah Alderson coming into the finish at the Vale of York race

The biggest turnout, unsurprisingly, was just up the road at this year’s Great North Run. Over the 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields, Dave Jones finished in 1:25:49 followed by James Atkinson (1:40:44), Darren Whiting (1:46:03), Gareth Kyle (1:47:58), Adrian Cottam (1:48:38), Patrick Robson (1:48:52), Rob Gillham (1:50:56), Dave Murphy (1:53:34), Daniel Orton (1:54:11), Stephen Ash (1:54:42), Fred Tennant (1:55:12), Juliette McLaren (1:58:27, PB), Stuart Hardcastle (1:58:32), Emma Bagley (2:02:34), Jamie Pratt (2:02:58), Sue Woodcock (2:03:15), Sheryl Dolan (2:04:27), Barbra Barker (2:14:36), Michael Oliver (2:15:29), Jessica Campbell (2:18:36), Lisa Reeve (2:18:50), Melissa Hird (2:19:03), Michael Johnston (2:20:24), Kelly Smith (2:22:03), Jacob Pye (2:22:38), Michelle Scruby (2:22:42), David Ledgerwood (2:23:27), Ian Young (2:25:32), Gillian Cowton (2:25:41), Helen Whiting (2:25:46), Linda Burrell (2:27:42), Nikki Thompson (2:28:22), Lena Rusa (2:29:27), Chris Land (2:30:09), Helen Spaven (2:34:35), Terri Hankinson (2:35:45), Lisa Jenkins (2:36:51), Lucy Bendle (2:37:33), Vicky Garlick (2:37:57), Gary Read (2:39:04), Paul Ryan (2:40:35), Michael King (2:43:09), Clare Dixon (2:44:03), Andrew Dixon (2:44:05), Rachel Maddison (2:44:48), Lee Morris (2:49:46), Dawn Johnston (2:50:02), Phill Johnston (2:50:02), Simon Moore (2:50:03), Amy Norton (2:55:24), Wendy Thompson (3:00:30), Helen Jervis (3:05:14) and Carol Penney (3:05:26).

Several runners headed down the Vale of York half marathon, the third club championship race of the week, which started and finished on the airfield. Marc Ellis covered the fairly flat route in 1:21:53 along with Paul Dalton (1:26:38), Brian Martin (1:26:30 and first in his age category), Billy Harris (1:40:18), Phil Rutter (1:43:03), Graham Park (1:51:08), Sandra Martin (1:56:17, PB), Anna Hardy (2:00:56), Darren Alderson (2:03:06, PB), Gill Colling (2:06:39, PB), Gillian Harris (2:07:51), Hannah Alderson (2:10:20), Kathryn Plant (2:12:08), Emily Beaumont (2:12:35), Lisa Alderson (2:31:18, PB), Sue New (2:38:19), Karen Dove (2:44:10) and Fiona Dixon (2:44:11).

The inaugural Great Tees 10K was held on the Saturday, over a route around both sides of the river by the Tees Barrage. Michael Kipling finished in 40:00 (PB) with Steve Major (42:03), Tom Chapman (44:34), Paul Pomfret (47:36), Claire Chapman (51:48), Viv Hardwick (52:23), Gemma Hammond (53:58), Anne Bartram (1:01:45), Alison Hardwick (1:05:03) and Andy Walker (1:29:31).

Andrew Walker was the sole Quaker to head over to the North Yorkshire Moors for the Castleton Show run, completing the 6 mile route there in 51:44.

The second of the championship races took place over on the coast at Redcar, the Autumn Coast Road 5K, where the perfect conditions allowed several runners to set new personal bests. Michael Joyeux won the race, completing the two-lap route in first place in 16:02. He was followed in by Rob Dent (18:22, PB), Michael Kipling (19:11, PB), Corey Horn (19:22, PB), Steve Major (19:51, PB), Luke Minall (20:24), Simon Rek (22:01), Rob Gillham (22:32), Gary Read (22:55), Juliette McLaren (24:29, PB), Julie Whinn (25:22), Darren Alderson (25:49, PB), Lisa Alderson (29:21, PB), Sally Singleton (29:31), Rachel Maddison (32:32) and Rebecca Stirland (32:47).

The start of the week had seen the first of the week’s championship races, and the shortest one of all, the Quaker Mile. Marc Ellis covered the four laps of the track in 5:10 along with Rob Dent (5:29), Corey Horn (5:34), Neil Gooding (5:41), Simon Rek (6:19), Tom Chapman (6:24), Stephen Howell (6:26), Phil Rutter (6:34), Rob Gillham (6:57), Ian Bond (7:04), Darren Alderson (7:15, PB), Michael Kipling (7:24), Emma Colbourne (7:24), Julie Whinn (7:42) and Rebecca Dodd (8:10).

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Michael Joyeux was the first finisher at South Park in 16:46 followed by Andrew Vernon (21:41), Ed Griffiths (23:09), Ian Hart (23:27), Nick Wadd (23:31), Luke Minall (23:32), Mike Watson (23:38), Nikki Thompson (23:58), Stuart Hardcastle (24:20), Jamie Pratt (24:42), Corey Horn (25:05), David Whittle (25:11), Shaune Eland (25:14), Mark Trowles (25:25), Ashleigh Atkinson (25:37), Julie Bell (26:17), Stuart Masterman (26:21), Paul Reid (26:22), Emma Colbourne (26:41), Gary Read (26:52), Janette Croft (27:48), Helen Clarke (27:54), Zoe Rothery (28:57), Diane Lockhart (29:44), John Mcgrath (30:16), Anna Hardy (31:18), Peter Cowan (31:55), Barbra Barker (33:05), Anthony Rochester (33:52), Mark Johnston (34:24), Phill Johnston (34:26), Michael King (34:57), Rachel Grayson (34:59), Gemma Marshall-Moore (35:23), Olly Marshall-Moore (35:23), Paul Ryan (35:43), Sarah Watson (36:05), Sharon Carr (36:06), Lucy Bendle (36:11), Nicola Darling (37:42), Emma Joyeux (39:49), Louise Monger (40:08), Judith Russell (40:45), Karen Dove (43:28) and Fiona Dixon (43:29).

At Hackworth, Ian Readman and David Ledgerwood finished in 19:22 and 31:39 respectively, Anthony Corbett ran at Prudhoe in 25:23, Paul Dalton and Dave Thompson did the Sedgefield run in 20:00 and 23:10 respectively, Sarah Wilson ran at Redcar in 27:55, while at Albert Park, Malcolm Hewitson finished in 24:11, with Stephen Moore in 25:04.

Flying the flag overseas was Peter Rowley, who did the run in Malmo, Sweden in 26:25.

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