Press Report w/e 11/08/2019

The annual hometown race meant that Darlington was once again awash with black and white vests at the weekend.

The 147 Quakers and one marshmallow man at the Darlington 10K!

148 Quakers completed the 10K distance, with the resulting places of our first three women home also seeing them take the women’s team prize on the day. Marc Ellis led the contingent home in 36:28 and followed by Dave Jones (37:22), David Matthew (38:40, PB), Brian Martin (38:41 and first in his age category), Mike Kipling (39:44), Dawn Richardson (39:48 and first in her age category), Darren Wright (40:22), David Aiken (40:45, PB), Neil Gooding (41:17), Mike Brown (41:24, PB), Chris Minto (41:54), James Atkinson (42:09), Gareth Kyle (42:22), Billy Harris (42:35), Louise Trainor (42:40 and second in her age category), Rebecca Howard (42:47, PB), Katherine Hackett (43:31 and first in her age category), Paul Pomfret (43:52), Brian Mclaren (44:10), Steve Howell (44:29), Phil Rutter (44:46), Steven Snook (45:03), Adrian Colbourne (45:10), Thomas Gannaway (45:10), Adrian  Gooding (45:22), Corey Horn (45:36), Steven Major (45:37), Diane Vaughan (45:44 and third in her age category), Daniel Orton (45:48), Andrew Dixon (45:52, PB), Rob Gillham (45:54), David Whittle (46:35), Simon Rek (46:38, PB), David Mclachlan (46:48), Dave Murphy (47:02, PB), Graham Park (47:13), David Ptak (47:15), Stephen Ash (47:36), Patrick Robson (47:40), Julie Russell (47:55), Dan Rowlands (47:59), Ian Hart (48:24), Edward Griffiths (48:29), Lloyd Ashby (48:41), Mike Watson (48:42), Samuel Joblin (49:01), Francis Connolly (49:12), Wendy Colling (49:33), Ginny Gannaway (49:36), Phil Clarke (49:52), Andrew Walker (50:02), Jonathan Eccles (50:28), Jamie Norman (51:07), Sandra Martin (51:11), Nigel Eddy (51:12), Anna Harris (51:40), Julie Whinn (51:43), Stuart Masterman (51:58), Emma Claxton (52:21), Karen Garfield (52:25), John Mcgrath (52:35), Michael Oliver (52:46), David Willis (52:46), Emily Beaumont (53:07, PB), Ian Scott (53:28), Danny Gordon (53:37 and first in his age category), Shane Lester (53:46), Julie Bell (54:00),  David Ledgerwood (54:30), Louise Priestman (54:31), Juliette Mclaren (54:33), Ian Young (54:48), Shaune Eland (54:54), Helen Clark (55:11), Helen Clarke (55:28), Caroline Litster (55:42), Liz Kennedy (55:43), Caroline Brown (55:57), Carl Foxton (56:00), Stephen Moore (56:14), Jo Meynell (56:18), Richard Hughes (56:28), Gillian Harris (56:37), Ross Edmond (56:39), Jessica Campbell (56:45), Mark Blewitt (56:47), Emma Joyeux (56:58), Gill Colling (57:27, PB), Lisa Bowerbank (57:42), Gemma Eddy (58:11), Mel Newton (58:35), Linda Burrell (58:39), Tracey Plaskitt (58:43), Lisa Reeve (58:43), Martin Mcgregor (58:57), Phil Thornberry (59:10), Gary Read (59:11), Mark Trowles (59:40), Steven Johnston (59:42), Michelle Scruby (59:46), Claire Norman (59:48), Bex Stirland (59:59, PB), Jacob Pye (1:00:01), Colin Smith (1:00:51), Michael King (1:00:55), Hayley Wooding (1:01:20), Ian Hammond (1:02:01), Sally Singleton (1:02:20), Bryan Dale (1:02:24), Sue New (1:03:39), Paul Ryan (1:03:57), Alison Billington (1:04:09), Lucy Bendle (1:04:24), Caroline Maychell (1:04:28), David Stewart (1:04:31), Tristen Coad (1:05:10), Charlotte Kyle (1:05:32), Lena Rusa (1:05:36), Viv Hardwick (1:06:00), Alison Hardwick (1:06:00), Carol Penney (1:06:34), Judith Russell (1:06:54), Helen Spaven (1:07:04), Diane Lockhart (1:07:07), Ruth Middleton (1:07:09), Lavinia Miskimmin (1:07:30), Abigail Willson (1:08:08), Tammy Firth (1:08:24), Karen Thornberry (1:09:24), Lisa Johnstone (1:09:44), Rachel Grayson (1:10:05), Lee Morris (1:10:10), Rachel Maddison (1:10:51), Tina Corah (1:11:09), Adele Brown (1:11:16), Alec Cinamon (1:11:28), Laura Girard (1:12:10), Mark Ladyman (1:12:36), Dawn Johnston (1:14:03), Sue Alexander (1:14:30), Fiona Dixon (1:16:39), Helen Cowan (1:17:02), Naomi Dixon (1:17:56), Caroline Whan (1:19:36), Jacqui Garbutt (1:20:15), Peter Cowan (1:21:23), Dawn Raper (1:21:50) and Wendy Thompson (1:23:42).

The hometown race meant there was very little activity elsewhere. There were two distances on offer as part of the Try on the Tyne event held along the Newcastle quayside. In the 10K. Kirsty Smith Yates finished in 53:52 while in the 5K, Diane Vaughan ran 21:59 (finishing as the third female overall and first in her age category) along with Richard Hughes in 27:34.

Mary Macivor was the sole Quaker at the Gateshead Trail 10K, completing the route around the Derwent Walk Country Park in 1:07:03.

Annette Clarke, Charlie Bogg and Dave Thompson were out on the hills for the Hanging Stone Leap, completing the 24 mile route from Guisborough along the North Yorkshire Moors in 4 hours 55 minutes.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Rob Dent finished at South Park in 21:35 followed by David Willis (25:47), Julie Bell (27:14), Robert Mcsherry (27:20), Paul Reid (27:47), Danny Gordon (29:05), David Stewart (29:52), Michael King (32:21), Jo Meynell (32:38), Christopher Parsons (32:38), Fiona Dixon (34:49), Rachel Maddison (35:30) and Gary Read (35:32). At Stewart Park, Rebecca Bowes ran there in 27:49 along with Dave Jones (27:50), Sharon Carr (38:32), Naomi Dixon (38:34) and Judith Russell (38:38), while Stephen Moore did the Albert Park run in 27:23. Wendy Colling ran at Sedgefield in 26:12, David Ledgerwood did the Blackhill run in 31:05, Emily Beaumont ran at Tees Barrage in 25:56 and Anthony Corbett completed the Pastures run in 26:57.

Further afield, Stuart Hardcastle did the Southampton run in 23:20, Richard Payne ran the Glasgow Victoria run in 26:29, Peter Rowley finished at Lancaster in 28:47 and Kathryn Plant did the Cannon Hill run at Birmingham in 28:04. Two Quakers flew the flag overseas, Peter Earl doing the Churchill Parkway run in Winnipeg, Canada in 26:24, and Hannah Alderson doing the Crissy Field run in San Francisco, USA, in 27:29.

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