The last week of the year saw Quakers out on Christmas Day as well as two who ran through the night in aid of charity.
Marc Ellis took part in a 24 hour challenge to run laps of the Mowden Park rugby arena, which he set up to raise funds for Luke Bell, who sadly passed away just before Christmas. Several Quakers, along with runners from other clubs in the town came along to support and run laps, which saw Marc complete 104 miles in total, while John McGrath also took up the challenge, completing 84 miles over the two days.
Midweek had seen the final fell race of the season, the Guisborough Woods run covering 5.5 miles and 1200 feet of climb. Lucia Minto finished the three-lap route in 58:02 along with Simon Rek in 1:01:16.
The last race of the season took place down near Ripon at the weekend, the Jolly Holly Jog 10K, held over an undulating multi-terrain distance. Dawn Richardson was first home for the club in 43:12 (and second in her age category), followed by Katherine Hackett (47:24), Jamie Norman (53:41), Rob Gillham (55:52), Wendy Colling (59:43), Sandra Cass (59:43), Claire Norman (1:06:26), Melissa Hird (1:06:41), Mark Blewitt (1:06:52), Lisa Jenkins (1:13:21), Paul Ryan (1:14:21), Lena Rusa (1:14:21), Emma Joyeux (1:14:21), Helen Whiting (1:14:24), Philippa Rayner (1:14:25), Clare Dixon (1:27:15), Andrew Dixon (1:27:16) and Wendy Thompson (1:29:22).
In the extra Christmas Day parkruns, South Park fell to the cold weather, which left just a handful of runners out on the big day. At Hackworth, Ian Readman finished in 20:13 along with Lisa Jenkins (30:38) and Michelle Dale (34:19) while at Sedgefield, Phil Rutter ran there in 23:49 followed by Lucia Minto (23:53), Dave Thompson (24:00), Gill Colling (30:53) and Gill Wallis (34:17).
In the last Saturday parkruns of the year, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 19:39 followed by David Matthew (19:56), Rob Dent (20:26), Adrian Cottam (23:53), Kevin Scott (24:27), Thomas Gannaway (24:54), Stuart Masterman (25:02), Viv Hardwick (25:18), Peter Rowley (25:21), Malcolm Hewitson (26:01), Paul Reid (26:40), Ashleigh Atkinson (27:00), Danny Gordon (27:07), Anne-Michelle Whitley (27:51), Helen Whiting (29:01), Brian Dixon (29:07), Elizabeth Kennedy (29:08), Anna Hardy (29:35), Chris Land (29:49), Mark Trowles (30:01), Paul Ryan (30:28), Michael King (31:35), Jes Smith (31:36), Olly Marshall-Moore (32:06), Michelle Scruby (32:09), Phill Johnston (32:25), Gary Read (32:29), Ginny Gannaway (32:44), Dawn Johnston (36:06) and Lee Morris (36:07).
At Sedgefield, Dave Thompson finished in 24:03 along with Anthony Corbett (26:07), April Corbett (26:10), Richard Payne (29:25) and Mark Blewitt (31:36). Emily Beaumont and David Stewart ran at Tees Barrage in 28:14 and 30:17 respectively, Tom and Claire Chapman did the Keswick run in 23:18 and 28:16 respectively, Rebecca Dodd finished at Disley Park at Loughborough in 26:18, Stuart Hardcastle did the Wepre run in 24:48, while Rebecca Howard ran at Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent in 23:40. North of the border, Phil Rutter and Gill Colling ran at Inverness in 23:52 and 28:26 respectively, David Ledgerwood did the Glasgow Springburn run in 26:23, while Nicola Howe completed the Girvan Prom run near Ayr in 26:18.
Flying the flag overseas was Sally Watson, who did the Clermont Waterfront run near Orlando, USA in 40:14.