Press Report w/e 10/03/2019

Quakers certainly put in the miles at the weekend, with several travelling far and wide for races.

Quakers at the start of the Dentdale Run

The biggest turnout was over at a fairly blustery and partially waterlogged Dentdale Run in Cumbria, which started and ended in the village of Dent. Over the 14.2 mile distance, Marc Ellis finished the undulating route in 1:35:29 followed by Billy Harris (1:46:11), Rob Dent (1:46:53), James Atkinson (1:50:53), Simon Rek (1:59:01), Andrew Walsh (2:00:21), Rob Gillham (2:04:52), Dave Murphy (2:11:28), Andrew Dixon (2:16:14), Julie Whinn (2:17:16), Gillian Harris (2:17:33), Jamie Pratt (2:19:31), Sandra Cass (2:20:56), Fiona Dixon (3:17:19) and Karen Dove (3:17:20). In the 7.9 mile route, which covered the first half of the longer distance, Michael Thompson  came home in 55:06 along with Julie Russell (1:02:22), John Mcgrath (1:08:30), Rebecca Howard (1:20:24), Laura Girard (1:28:00), Clare Mcgrath (1:41:43) and Sharon Carr (1:41:45).

Also running in Cumbria was Janet Bowlby, who was the sole Quaker at the High Lorton 10K near Cockermouth, finishing the undulating route there in 55:42.

Brian and Sandra Martin headed to Chester for the 10K race being held there, the former finishing in 38:04 (coming second in his age category and in doing so qualifying to represent England in the Birmingham 10K) and the latter finishing in 51:12 to equal her PB.

At the Spen 20 mile race in West Yorkshire, where runners had to contend with four seasons in one day, Louise Trainor completed the hilly two lap route around Cleckheaton in 2:38:49 to also finsish first in her age category. 20

Three headed down to the capital for the Vitality Big Half, held around the streets of London. Diane Vaughan covered the 13.1 mile route in 1:45:04 along with Richard Hughes in 1:59:13 and David Ledgerwood in 2:00:54.

Four travelled up to Hamsterley Forest for a 10K race of a different kind; Lisa Jenkins, Andrew Dixon, Nicola Arkley and Nigel Eddy all completing the muddy obstacle race over the distance, including climbing up ravines, going through tunnels and over log piles.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 19:10 followed by Andrew Vernon (20:32), Steve Howell (22:05), Phil Clarke (24:13), Stuart Masterman (24:44), Malcolm Hewitson (26:44), Ashleigh Atkinson (27:26), Paul Reid (27:33), Martin Mcgregor (27:35), Chris Land (27:37), Lisa Bowerbank (27:42), Michael King (28:40), Ian Hart (30:48), Mike Watson (30:48), Hannah Alderson (30:48), Helen Clarke (30:58), Lee Morris (32:15), Clare Dixon (34:25), Lisa Jenkins (34:26), Helen Ridley (36:52), Wendy Thompson (39:16) and Judith Russell (39:17).

At Hackworth, Phil Rutter finished in 23:50 along with Mark Blewitt (30:02), Mark Colling (30:12), Wendy Colling (30:13), April Corbett (30:13), Gill Colling (30:14), Sally Watson (41:06), Gemma Marshall-Moore (52:52) and Olly Marshall-Moore (52:56). At Sedgefield, Neil Gooding ran there in 20:45 along with Dave Thompson (24:13) and Claire Norman (44:51), Stephen Moore did the Albert Park run in 25:16, Susan Rigg finished the Druridge Bay run in 35:58, Peter Rowley ran at Fell Foot in 27:13, while Jo Meynell did the Keswick run in 29:50.

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