Despite there being no championship or league races at the weekend, there were still plenty of runners in action, including one who took the Quaker colours to a new country.
Anna Hardy travelled over to Austria for the Hochkonigman, an 88K race starting in the town of Maria Alm. On a route which took in 18000 feet of climb up the Alps, she finished the course in exactly 21 hours.
Four headed over to the Lake District for the Coniston Trail Races taking place around the shores of Coniston Water. In the marathon event Hannah Bryan finished in 5:08:01, while in the half marathon, Adrian Gooding ran in 1:59:05 along with Rebecca Howard & David Aiken in 2:14:10.
Also taking place in the national park was the Grasmere Gallop, held around the village itself. Stuart Hardcastle completed the 17K distance in 1:36:11 (and third in his age category), while in the 10K event, Nigel Eddy finished in 55:58 along with Gemma Eddy in 1:03:58.
At the half marathon down in Hull, Brian Martin covered the 13.1 mile route in 1:25:10 (finishing first in his age category, and in doing so qualifying for the England Masters team for the Maidenhead half marathon later in the year), while Sandra Martin came home in 1:57:44. The previous week had also seen Brian donning the England vest at the Birmingham 10K, which incorporated the British Masters, completing the route in 39:21.
Also running the same distance, at one of the country’s hilliest half marathons, was Michael Oliver who ran the hilly route at Huddersfield in 2:13:38.
Midweek had seen the Wynyard Hall 10K trail race taking place around the grounds of the estate itself. Dawn Richardson completed the route in 40:59 (and first in her age category) along with Rob Gilham (47:16), Michael Joyeux (47:57), Nigel Eddy (52:33) and Gemma Eddy (58:19).
Also taking place at the same time was the second of the Darlington Trail Series 5K races, this time over a route around the Baydale Beck. Rob Dent finished the one-lap route in sixth place overall in 18:20 followed by Stuart Hardcastle (21:40), Julie Russell (22:56), Richard Payne (25:51), Jeff Marriott (27:56), Tracey Plaskitt (28:04), Lisa Reeve (28:38), Gill Wallis (32:34), Ruth Middleton (34:12) and Caroline Whan (34:54).
Up in Northumberland, Kathryn Plant completed the Bamburgh 10K in 58:30 along with Susan Rigg in 1:18:13.
The Run 4Louis 5K race took place at South Park on a route mirroring that of the parkrun. Phil Rutter ran the distance in 22:38 followed by Gill Colling (28:56), Tina Corah (31:03), Brian McLaren (32:10), Charlotte Kyle (33:37), Judith Russell (36:01), Philippa Rayner (36:40) and Mary Macivor (40:07).
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Marc Ellis finished at South Park in 18:12 followed by Dave Jones (18:40), Michael Kipling (18:58), Rob Dent (19:11), Neil Gooding (19:30), Corey Horn (20:02), Andrew Walsh (21:14), Thomas Gannaway (21:55), Ian Hart (22:59), Mike Watson (23:13), Stuart Masterman (24:22), Viv Hardwick (24:36), Ginny Gannaway (25:02), Julie Whinn (25:06), Danny Gordon (25:48), Elizabeth Kennedy (25:54), Robert Mcsherry (26:04), David Whittle (26:04), Kirsty Smith Yates (26:23), Jo Meynell (26:40), Ashleigh Atkinson (26:57), Lisa Bowerbank (27:15), Helen Clarke (28:00), Hannah Alderson (28:01), Paul Reid (28:04), Michael King (28:04), Lisa Alderson (28:19), Martin Mcgregor (28:21), Grainne Duffy (29:21), Anneli Mackenzie Brown (29:46), Chris Land (30:05), Julie Bell (30:41), Angela Taylor (31:21), Mark Trowles (31:49), Michelle Scruby (32:00), Mark Johnston (32:24), Charlie Johnson (32:40), Helen Booker (35:36), Helen Spaven (36:15) and Naomi Dixon (39:57).
At Sedgefield, Phil Rutter finished in 22:42 along with Dave Thompson (23:58), Gary Read (24:19), Wendy Colling (24:38), April Corbett (24:57), Richard Payne (26:23), Ian Scott (26:31), Gill Colling (27:21), Mark Colling (27:21), Sandra Cass (27:36), Rachel Maddison (36:49) and Claire Norman (41:44), while at Albert Park, Stephen Moore ran there in 25:53 followed by Dan Rowlands (28:18), Lisa Reeve (28:39), Hayley Wooding (29:22), Sue Alexander (35:22) and Caroline Whan (35:54). Jennifer Hardy did the Riverside run in 25:17 with Mary Macivor (28:41) and David Ledgerwood (30:53) while Emily Beaumont ran at Tees Barrage in 26:00 with Rebecca Dodd (27:19) and Judith Russell (35:11). Paul Dalton was first across the line at Hartlepool in 17:58, Ed Griffiths ran at Catterick in 22:57, David Stewart did the Bushy run in 32:44 and Diane Lockhart ran at Rugby in 31:27.