Press Report w/e 14/10/2018

Another busy weekend saw more Quakers tackling marathons, while others went in search of either points or some mud!

Tracey Plaskitt still smiling despite the rain at Acklam

The latest autumn marathon took place just down the road in York, where the flat route enabled quite a few runners to set new personal bests. Billy Harris completed the 26.2 miles in 3:27:54 followed by Mike Brown (3:53:15), Juliette McLaren (3:58:58, PB), Gillian Harris (4:25:55, PB), Janet Bowlby (4:26:06), Angela Clement (4:38:30), Jo Meynell (4:42:08, PB), Paul Ryan (5:08:12), Barbra Barker (5:09:56), Helen Spaven (5:37:27), Phill Johnston (5:47:27) and Dawn Johnston (5:47:27).

Also taking place at the same time was the 10 mile race which saw Gareth Kyle finish in 1:11:31 along with Viv Hardwick (1:27:18), Jessica Campbell (1:35:00), Gillian Cowton (1:36:51), Kelly Smith (1:37:50), Sally Singleton (1:41:14), Lena Rusa (1:44:43), Alison Hardwick (1:51:04) and Susan Rigg (1:56:59).

The first main race in this year’s cross country season took place at a muddy Acklam, which saw a large turnout in both events. In the women’s race, which also included the over 65 men, and which covered 5.8K over two laps, Julie Russell finished in 27:13 along with Claire Chapman (28:41), Emma Colbourne (29:16), Sandra Martin (29:42), Hannah Alderson (30:25), Danny Gordon (30:53), Kathryn Plant (31:05), Bev Snook (31:10), Helen Clarke (32:43), Claire Norman (32:49), Emma Joyeux (32:52), Tracy Plaskitt (33:09), Lisa Jenkins (33:37), Rachel Grayson (38:28), Michelle Dale (38:29), Sharon Carr (42:45) and Sue New (42:45).

In the men’s race, covering 10K over four laps, Marc Ellis finished in 38:13 followed by Paul Dalton (39:28), Dave Jones (39:49), Rob Dent (40:54), Brian Martin (41:34 and first in his agec category), Corey Horn (41:35), Darren Wright (42:19), Neil Gooding (42:42), Adrian Cottam (45:15), Adrian Colbourne (45:58), David Todd (46:28), Steve Snook (47:46), Luke Minall (48:07), Graham Park (49:26), Tom Chapman (49:57), Jamie Norman (52:34), Iain Clyde (53:05), Dave Murphy (53:28), Lloyd Ashby (53:29) and David Ledgerwood (54:42).

There was also a big turnout at the Richmond 10K, which doubled up as both a league and championship race. First home over the very undulating route was Michael Kipling in 41:33 followed by David Matthew (42:51), Steve Major (44:04), Andrew Vernon (44:11), Paul Davies (47:22), Phil Rutter (47:49), Simon Rek (49:30), Andrew Walker (51:13), Andrew Dixon (51:53), Phil Clarke (52:39), Shaune Eland (54:43), Rob Gillham (55:08), Anna Harris (55:02), Janette Croft (57:57), Julie Whinn (58:03), Helen Clark (58:48), Gill Colling (58:54), Darren Alderson (59:19), Ian Young (59:25), Emily Beaumont (1:00:06), Pamela Barrass (1:00:57), Andy Whittam (1:01:06), Nikki Thompson (1:01:34), Helen Whiting (1:02:57), Diane Lockhart (1:03:20), Melissa Hird (1:03:21), Chris Land (1:04:17), Caroline Litster (1:06:27), Michelle Scruby (1:06:29), Wendy Noble (1:09:05), Sarah Watson (1:09:28), Karen Dove (1:18:09), Fiona Dixon (1:18:11) and Sue Alexander (1:19:50).

Two headed over to a very wet Lake District for the Ullswater trail races. Rebecca Howard completed the 14K distance in 2:15:24, while Adrian Gooding finished the 10K race in 1:04:31.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 19:00 followed by Adrian Cottam (22:11), Nikki Thompson (24:10), Peter Rowley (24:29), Stuart Masterman (25:41), Gareth Kyle (26:56), Gary Read (26:56), Julie Bell (27:08), Emma Colbourne (27:47), Adrian Colbourne (27:47), Corey Horn (27:48), Rebecca Bowes (29:20), Mark Trowles (31:02), Naomi Dixon (35:51), Dawn Johnston (36:47), Rachel Maddison (36:48), Gary Birchall (37:26), Phill Johnston (38:05), Nicola Darling (38:34), Wendy Thompson (38:57), Gemma Marshall-Moore (39:29), Olly Marshall-Moore (39:29) and Lisa Johnstone (43:23).

At Sedgefield, Paul Dalton finished in 21:07 along with Andrew Vernon (22:40), Dave Thompson (23:42), Richard Payne (28:43), Mark Blewitt (29:10), Gill Wallis (34:43) and Sally Watson (36:53). Stephen Moore ran at Albert Park in 24:44 with Michelle Dale (33:50) and Lisa Jenkins (33:50), Rebecca Dodd finished at Long Eaton in 31:28, David Ledgerwood did the Riverside run in 24:33, Anthony Corbett completed the Newbiggin-by-the-Sea run in 26:41, while Tom Chapman ran over at Keswick in 25:43.

Lucy Bendle flew the flag overseas, completing the Port Elizabeth run in South Africa in 32:15.

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