Press Report w/e 20/01/2019

With little on the calendar at the weekend, most runners headed just down the road for the latest cross country race.

Tom Chapman heading round a fairly dry Ormesby Hall

The fifth race of the season took place in the flat and fairly mud-free grounds, of Ormesby Hall at Middlesbrough. In the women’s race, which included the over 65 men, and covered 5.3K over two laps, Louise Trainor finished in 23:24 along with Claire Chapman (27:26), Sandra Martin (28:19), Bev Snook (28:33), Hannah Alderson (28:39), Danny Gordon (29:25), Janette Croft (30:06), Lisa Reeve (32:05), Lisa Jenkins (32:06), Tracey Plaskitt (32:18), Alison Hardwick (35:34), Rachel Grayson (35:39), Leigh Hindle (41:44) and Sharon Carr (41:45). In the men’s event, which covered 9.6K over three laps, Dave Jones came home in 37:41 followed by Brian Martin (38:11 and first in his age category), Mike Kipling (38:23), Rob Dent (38:28), Billy Harris (41:01), Tom Chapman (46:17), Graham Park (46:21), David Whittle (47:33), Iain Clyde (48:50) and Viv Hardwick (48:58).

Over in Cumbria, Diane Lockhart was the sole Quaker out at the Carlisle 10K, completing the fairly flat countryside route from the racecourse and back, in 1:03:35.

One runner in much warmer climes was Dave Thompson who headed to Madeira for the marathon event being held there. On a multi-lap route around the Portuguese island, he completed the 26.2 miles in 3:47:28 and second in his age category.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Mike Kipling finished at South Park in 18:53 followed by David Matthew (20:03), Paul Dalton (20:37), Rebecca Howard (21:22), Andrew Dixon (21:41), Phil Rutter (22:11), Ed Griffiths (22:19), Stuart Hardcastle (22:25), David Whittle (22:48), Rob Gillham (24:31), Dave Jones (24:53), Gary Read (25:12), Julie Russell (26:51), Steve Howell (26:51), Elizabeth Kennedy (27:28), Nikki Thompson (27:33), Brian Dixon (27:47), Gill Colling (27:58), Gavin Armstrong (28:10), Ian Hart (28:58), Mark Blewitt (29:00), David Ledgerwood (29:22), Mark Trowles (29:24), Chris Land (29:32), Kathryn Plant (30:30), Ginny Gannaway (31:12), Charlie Johnson (33:01), Phill Johnston (33:22), Mark Johnston (33:24), Dawn Johnston (36:52), Rachel Maddison (38:10), Linda Gossage (44:38) and Wendy Thompson (52:37).

At Sedgefield, Corey Horn finished in 20:45 along with Emma Colbourne (27:16), Adrian Colbourne (27:16), Hannah Alderson (27:20), Jamie Pratt (28:09), April Corbett (28:31), Anthony Corbett (28:31), Gill Wallis (34:54), Sally Watson (43:43) and Andy Walker (44:18). At Albert Park, Jacqueline Garbutt and Judith Russell ran there in 34:37 and 42:24 respectively, Adrian Cottam did the Catterick run in 19:26, Rebecca Dodd finished at Tees Barrage in 29:32, Michael Thompson did the Hackworth run in 27:15, while at Northallerton, Stuart Masterman and Julie Bell finished there in 26:26 and 30:03 respectively. Further afield, Peter Rowley ran at Penrith in 25:25, Lucia Minto completed the Glasgow Pollok run in 30:58, while in London, Michelle Scruby did the Clapham Common run in 29:59, while David Stewart ran at Bushy Park in 35:12.

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