Press Report w/e 28/07/2019

Another fairly quiet week saw runners either in search of championship points or heading just up the road.

A smiling Simon Rek coming into the finish at Castle Bolton

The latest championship race took place near Castle Bolton, the James Herriot Country Trail Run, covering a 14K distance around the estate. Marc Ellis completed the undulating route in fourth place overall in 59:58 (and first in his age category) followed by Michael Parry (1:06:17), Billy Harris (1:09:37), Michael Thompson (1:13:49), Louise Trainor (1:15:13), Rob Gilham (1:17:28), Brian McLaren (1:18:37), Simon Rek (1:20:56), Graham Park (1:23:19), Fred Tennant (1:25:36), Karen Garfield (1:28:32), Julie Whinn (1:30:33), Ian Scott (1:38:56) and Hannah Robinson (2:00:06).

The longest distance covered at the weekend was done by Wendy Colling who took part in the Lakeland 50, a fifty mile route from the outskirts of Penrith to the shores of Coniston water, finishing the distance in 16 hours 35 minutes.

Midweek had seen the Durham 10K, taking place on a fairly hot route around the city centre. Gareth Kyle completed the distance in 45:13 followed by Tom Chapman (46:14), Diane Vaughan (49:44 and first in her age category), Steve Howell (50:11), Thomas Gannaway (51:40), Julie Russell (53:49), Ginny Gannaway (55:40), Claire Chapman (57:00), Anthony Corbett (59:05), Richard Hughes (1:01:23), Paul Taylor (1:02:14), Kirsty Smith Yates (1:02:12), Stuart Masterman (1:02:08), Julie Bell (1:05:53), Lisa Reeve (1:06:17), Kathryn Plant (1:07:15), John Cooke (1:12:46), Angela Taylor (1:12:46), Rebecca Dodd (1:13:17), Philippa Rayner (1:16:34), Helen Whiting (1:16:35), Carol Penney (1:16:40), Charlotte Kyle (1:25:15), Dawn Raper (1:33:45), Wendy Thompson (1:33:46). A 5K option was also on offer which saw Naomi Dixon finish in 45:49 along with Linda Harrington in 46:36.

Taking place at the same time was the fourth race in Darlington 5K Trail series, this one being held around South Park. Stuart Hardcastle finished in 24:22 along with Tracey Plaskitt in 33:06 and Chris Land in 33:22.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, David Matthew finished at South Park in 19:34 followed by Neil Gooding (21:21), Louise Trainor (21:52), Gary Read (23:52), Andrew Dixon (24:00), Ashleigh Atkinson (26:04), Danny Gordon (28:07), Bryan Dale (28:40), Martin Mcgregor (29:16), Chris Land (30:28), Rachel Maddison (35:01), Emma Joyeux (35:02), Paul Ryan (35:29) and Michael King (40:59).

At Tees Barrage, Dave Jones finished in 18:27 along with David Aiken (21:15), Anthony Corbett (25:37), Rebecca Bowes (26:34), Emily Beaumont (28:32) and Lisa Reeve (28:41), while at Hackworth, Phil Rutter and Gill Colling ran there in 22:49 and 28:34. Stephen Moore did the Albert Park run in 26:09, David Ledgerwood ran at Newcastle in 27:27, Rebecca Dodd finished at Durham in 31:08, while at Sedgefield, Dave Thompson and Richard Payne ran there in 24:13 and 31:21 respectively. Further afield, Stuart Hardcastle did the Wepre run in 24:33 while David Stewart did the Bushy run in 32:24.

Flying the flag overseas was Grainne Duffy who did the run in Copenhagen, Denmark in 27:45.

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