Press Report w/e 16/09/2018

With no points on offer, last weekend was a fairly quiet affair, with all Quakers heading off-road for their races.

Jeff Marriott surrenders to the hill at the South Park trail race!

The latest Hardmoors event, the 60 mile race, took place on a route which started at Guisborough and headed all the way along the coast to Filey. Tom Chapman completed the distance in 13:54:15 along with Michelle Boshier & Emily Beaumont (17:04:42) and Jamie Norman (17:10:00).

Two travelled down to Skipton for the inaugural Sharphaw Metric Marathon. Covering 16.3 miles and taking in 2600 feet of climb, Rebecca Howard completed the trail route in 3:22:49, with Dave Thompson just behind in 3:25:20 (and first in his age category).

Down at Cleethorpes, Sally Singleton did the Humber Coastal half marathon, covering the windy 13.1 mile multi terrain route in 2:17:19.

At the Sedgefield Serpentine race, which took in a 6.5 mile route around Hardwick Park and the surrounding area, Rob Dent finished the off-road route in 44:24 along with Gill Wallis in 1:18:10.

Philippa Rayner was the sole Quaker at the Meanwood Valley Trail Race, finishing the 7 mile undulating distance around Meanwood Park in 1:29:05.

Over at Barnard Castle, the Christine Brass Memorial 5K race took place, which saw Steven Major finishing the multi-terrain route in tenth place overall in 23:17 along with Paul Pomfret (23:46), Michael Kipling (24:16), John Mcgrath (25:25), Ian Hart (26:13), Kathryn Plant (28:25), Hannah Alderson (29:30), Susan Rigg (32:25), Tristen Coad (34:54), Dawn Johnston (36:18), Phill Johnston (36:19), Wendy Thompson (39:55) and Naomi Dixon (40:41).

Midweek had seen the latest Darlington Trail Series run, taking place in the fields opposite South Park. Sam Joblin covered the 5K distance in 21:36 (and in tenth place overall) with Jeff Marriott in 30:20.

Saturday morning saw the 300th edition of the South Park run, where Rob Dent finished in 19:25 followed by Neil Gooding (19:31), David Matthew (19:42), Marc Ellis (19:51), Dave Jones (20:39), Paul Dalton (20:39), Andrew Vernon (21:13), Darren Whiting (21:15), Steve Howell (21:55), Dale Chapman (22:24), Steven Major (22:34), Ian Hart (22:46), Phil Clarke (22:49), Ed Griffiths (22:53), Corey Horn (23:06), Nick Wadd (23:18), Mike Watson (23:20), Iain Clyde (23:37), Nikki Thompson (23:42), David Whittle (23:48), Stephen Moore (24:01), Malcolm Hewitson (24:39), Jamie Pratt (24:41), Shaune Eland (24:48), Adrian Cottam (24:56), Gareth Kyle (25:00), Gemma Hammond (25:10), Michael Johnston (25:14), Mark Trowles (25:15), Emma Colbourne (25:18), Michael Kipling (25:19), Stuart Masterman (25:29), Gavin Armstrong (25:42), Darren Alderson (26:18), Elizabeth Kennedy (26:27), Julie Bell (26:32), Ian Hamond (26:51), Hannah Alderson (27:07), John Mcgrath (27:18), Michelle Scruby (27:36), Diane Lockhart (28:36), Helen Spaven (28:52), Rebecca Bowes (29:05), Lee Morris (29:33), Lewis Boshier (29:35), Lisa Alderson (29:36), Bex Stirland (29:47), Rob Gillham (29:48), Christopher Parsons (30:19), Peter Cowan (31:50), Fiona Dixon (32:37), Sarah Watson (34:30), Rachel Maddison (34:41), Gary Read (34:49), Michael King (34:51), Phill Johnston (34:52), Nicola Darling (36:34), Ruth Middleton (37:39) and Wendy Thompson (58:46).

At Sedgefield, Mark Colling finished in 24:56 along with Wendy Colling (25:13), David Ledgerwood (25:42), Richard Payne (28:15), Jeff Marriott (28:47) and Gill Wallis (34:11). Ian Readman was first across the line at Hackworth in 19:25, Phil Rutter and Gill Colling did the Rising Sun run in 22:50 and 28:44 respectively, Janette Croft ran at Catterick in 26:36, Rebecca Dodd did the Durham run in 28:44, while at Stewart Park, Sharon Carr finished in 36:57 with Naomi Dixon (38:34) and Judith Russell (41:02).

Further afield, Stuart Hardcastle did the Wepre run in 24:38, Ty and Terri Hankinson ran at Erddig in 26:02 and 33:57 respectively, Wendy Noble completed the Markeaton run in 31:24, while Paul Reid finished at Andover in 27:57.

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