Most Quakers stayed local at the weekend, with the latest league race taking place just up the road.
There was a huge turnout at Aycliffe for the 10K race, which saw Quakers fielding almost a sixth of the entire field. First home over the two-and-a-half lap route was Paul Dalton in 37:20 (and third in his age category), followed by Dave Jones (39:01), David Matthew (39:35, PB), Mike Brown (42:17), Corey Horn (43:38), Chris Minto (43:39), David Todd (43:58), Andrew Vernon (44:13), Adrian Colbourne (44:24), Brian McLaren (44:29), Andrew Walsh (44:32), Robert Gillham (46:38), Julie Russell (48:40 and first in her age category), Andrew Dixon (49:04), Mike Watson (49:45), Dave Murphy (51:09), Lloyd Ashby (51:21), Graham Park (51:23), Chris Evans (52:03), Jeff Marriott (53:48), Rebecca Bowes (54:02), Ian Scott (54:05), Emily Beaumont (55:01), Ian Young (55:03), Caroline Brown (55:26), Hannah Alderson (56:37), Jo Meynell (56:41), Lisa Bowerbank (57:52), Helen Clarke (58:11), Darren Alderson (58:12), Lisa Reeve (58:51), Viv Hardwick (59:06), Kathryn Plant (59:21), Chris Land (1:00:27), Michael King (1:01:14), Gillian Cowton (1:01:34), Bex Stirland (1:01:58), Tristen Coad (1:02:54), Lucy Bendle (1:03:43), Tracey Plaskitt (1:03:44), Hayley Wooding (1:04:32), Helen Spaven (1:05:28), Sally Singleton (1:05:31), Phil Thornberry (1:05:32), Karen Thornberry (1:08:04), Charlotte Kyle (1:09:20), Alison Hardwick (1:09:57), Adele Brown (1:10:40), Ruth Middleton (1:10:42), Rachel Maddison (1:11:08), Gary Read (1:11:08) and Dawn Johnston (1:12:36). The resulting places of our first four ladies home (Julie, Rebecca, Emily and Caroline) also saw them take the women’s team prize on the day.
Michael Joyeux represented the club at the British Masters 5K Road Championships taking place at Horwich in Lancashire. He finished the distance in eighth place overall in 16:14 to claim the silver medal for his age category.
The trio of Annette Clarke, Charlie Bogg and Dave Thompson were out on the hills again, this time for the Five Passes Ultra in the Lake District. On a 32 mile route which took in the Garburn, Gatescarth, Nan Bield, Kirkstone and Scandale passes and featured 10,000 feet of climb, they finished together in 10 hours 7 minutes.
Down in Pontefract, Diane Vaughan took part in the 10K race being held there, completing the hilly out and back route in 46:10 to finish first in her age category.
Rebecca Dodd was over on the coast for the Durham Coast half marathon, completing the route from Noses Point to Crimdon Dene in 2:52:09.
A few races had taken place during the week, including the latest NYSD meet at Middlesbrough. In the 3000m, Michael Joyeux and Dave Jones both set new club records, finshing in 9:55 and 10:37 respectively, while in the 400m, Dave set another club record by clocking 1:05 along with Rebecca Dodd in 1:28. Out on the field, Dan Rowlands landed 4.95m in the long jump, while Rebecca threw 21.08m in the hammer and 6.34m in the shot.
The third race in the Tees Trail Summer 5K series was held over at Pinchinthorpe. David Matthew completed the undulating route through the woods in 20:15 along with Abbie Hull in 27:02 and Tracey Plaskitt in 31:10.
Philippa Rayner was the sole Quaker at the Sledmere Sunset Trail 10K, completing the woodland route in the grounds of Sledmere House in 1:11:12.
In the Saturday morning parkruns, Rob Dent finished at South Park in 19:37 followed by Louise Trainor (21:28), David Whittle (22:25), Rob Gillham (22:43), David Willis (24:29), Ginny Gannaway (24:55), Dave Jones (24:59), Andrew Vernon (25:52), Julie Whinn (25:55), Ashleigh Atkinson (26:26), Elizabeth Kennedy (26:50), Danny Gordon (27:03), Steven Major (27:13), Jo Meynell (28:57), Jes Smith (30:13), Michael Storey (30:31), Mark Trowles (31:07), Michelle Scruby (31:55), Chris Land (34:08), Gary Read (34:30), Rachel Maddison (34:30), Rachel Grayson (35:17), Dawn Raper (42:45) and Wendy Thompson (42:49).
At Catterick, Ian Hart finished in 22:35 along with Mike Watson (27:15), Anneli Mackenzie Brown (28:20), Angela Taylor (29:07), Phil Clarke (29:30), Hannah Stace (29:54), Kirsty Smith Yates (29:55), Anna Hardy (32:36) and Michelle Dale (32:37) while at Tees Barrage, Carl Foxton ran there in 28:16 followed by Ian Scott (35:05), Caroline Whan (35:22), Helen Cowan (38:44), Ruth Middleton (38:53) and Naomi Dixon (38:58). At Durham, Hannah Alderson and Emily Beaumont finished in 28:52 and 32:19 respectively, Stephen Moore ran at Albert Park in 56:58, David Ledgerwood completed the Newcastle run in 25:47 and Wendy Colling ran at Hackworth in 24:41. At Sedgefield, Jeff Marriott finished in 27:13 along with Mark Blewitt (29:06), Richard Payne (30:47) and Caroline Ridley-Marriott (40:12), Diane Lockhart ran at Flatts Lane in 32:55, Sally Watson did the Doncaster run in 34:51, Olly Marshall-Moore completed The Grange run in 39:09 and Tom Chapman ran at Fountains Abbey in 20:42. Peter Rowley did the Penrith run in 25:23, John Mcgrath ran at Keswick in 32:46 and Anthony Corbett completed the Storthes Hall run in 31:21. Michael Thompson ran at Carlisle in 21:30, Linda Gossage did the Gadebridge run in 45:05 and Michael King completed the Crichton run in 28:52.
Having previously run at the country’s southernmost parkrun at Jersey, Phil Rutter and Gill Colling did the northernmost one at Bressay in the Shetland Islands, in 23:26 and 28:56 respectively.