Press Report w/e 08/09/2019

Most Quakers headed up the road for one of the country’s most iconic races.

Michael Joyeux, Sandra Martin and Brian Martin at a sunny Stratford

At the Great North Run, Dave Jones completed the 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields in 1:23:42 along with Michael Parry (1:27:40), Ian Readman (1:30:33), Paul Davies (1:36:34), Brian McLaren (1:36:44), James Atkinson (1:41:52), Rob Gillham (1:42:55), Luke Minall (1:50:23), Simon Rek (1:52:05), Lloyd Ashby (1:52:56), Dawn Johnston (1:57:51), Emma Claxton (2:00:05), Juliette McLaren (2:00:05), Peter Rowley (2:02:23), Michael Oliver (2:07:20), Jo Meynell (2:08:05), Lisa Bowerbank (2:10:46), Melissa Hird (2:10:50), Gavin Armstrong (2:14:42), Ian Young (2:14:52), David Ledgerwood (2:15:50), Gillian Cowton (2:16:20), Brian Cowton (2:16:20), Chris Land (2:20:02), Gary Read (2:20:07), Michelle Scruby (2:22:35), Alison Billington (2:27:30), Steven Johnston (2:27:59), Carol Penney (2:33:50), Michael King (2:34:34), Linda Burrell (2:34:49), Rachel Maddison (2:41:08), John West (2:46:05), Lucy Bendle (2:48:11), Tina Corah (2:50:56), Kelly Smith (2:51:10), Hannah Robinson (2:53:31), Adele Brown (2:57:43), Helen Spaven (2:57:44), Wendy Thompson (3:08:34) and Gareth Kyle (3:23:39).

Also running the same distance overseas were Diane Vaughan and Richard Hughes who travelled to Budapest, Hungary, the former finishing the race in 1:42:45 (and third in her age category) and the latter in 2:22:55.

At the Great Tees 10K over at Stockton, Marc Ellis finished in seventh place overall in 36:33 along with Michael Kipling (38:43), Dave Thompson (46:44 and second in his age category), Jessica Campbell (54:55), Jeff Marriott (55:34), Polly Lerner (58:47), Lisa Reeve (59:16) and Abbie Willson (1:07:46).

Three runners headed down to Stratford for the 10K race being held there. Michael Joyeux finished in ninth place overall in 33:31 along with Brian Martin (38:23 and third in his age category) and Sandra Martin (50:16, PB).

Over in the Lake District, at the Derwentwater 15K trail race, David Aiken completed the off-road distance in 1:26:58 followed by Adrian Gooding (1:33:16), Stuart Hardcastle (1:39:51), Rebecca Howard (2:12:52) and Lisa Jenkins (2:19:31).

The start of the week had seen the shortest of all the championship races, the Quaker Mile. Over four laps of the track, Marc Ellis clocked 5:15 along with Dave Jones (5:20), Neil Gooding (5:36), Tom Chapman (5:59), Ed Griffiths (6:19), Billy Harris (6:26), Simon Rek (6:35), Phil Clarke (6:38), Lou Trainor (6:41), Stuart Hardcastle (6:42), David Whittle (6:52), Rob Gillham (7:02), Ian Hammond (7:31), Julie Whinn (7:31), Manar Saweirs (8:10) and Sally Singleton (9:34).

Also taking place midweek, at a very blustery Marske, was the Autumn Coast Road 5K. Michael Joyeux finished the two lap route in fifth place overall in 17:57 followed by Gareth Kyle (20:38), Andrew Dixon (22:43), Julie Whinn (27:05), Kelly Smith (32:11), Sally Singleton (32:14), Laura Girard (35:08) and Rachel Maddison (35:09).

The previous week had seen runners out along the coast for various distances at the Princess Challenge, taking in a circular route from Ravenscar. Anna Hardy ran the 31 mile distance in 6:43:37, in the 17.5 mile distance, Jennifer Hardy finished in 5:05:16 along with Mary Macivor (5:05:23) and Emma Joyeux, Philippa Rayner and Helen Whiting (5:05:27), while Karen Dove did the 8.5 mile distance in 2:31:36.

Also running seven days earlier was Louise Trainor who did the Hornsea 20 mile run near Hull, finishing the distance in ninth place overall in 2:39:27 and the second female finisher.

In the Saturday morning parkruns, David Matthew finished at South Park in 18:43 followed by Neil Gooding (19:10), Rob Dent (19:37), Tom Chapman (19:43), Dawn Richardson (20:15), Corey Horn (21:36), Katherine Hackett (21:36), Ed Griffiths (21:49), David Whittle (21:56), Mike Watson (23:00), Jonathan Eccles (23:53), Viv Hardwick (24:24), Stuart Masterman (24:52), Ginny Gannaway (25:10), Anna Harris (25:14), Claire Chapman (25:14), Danny Gordon (26:04), Gareth Kyle (26:04), Julie Bell (26:06), Elizabeth Kennedy (26:18), Gavin Armstrong (26:34), Helen Clarke (26:35), Tony Smith (28:13), Hannah Alderson (28:49), Jes Smith (29:12), Clare Mcgrath (29:28), John Mcgrath (29:31), Michael King (30:52), Caroline Brown (31:07), Jo Meynell (31:18), Alison Hardwick (31:35), Stephen Moore (31:47), Chris Land (31:49), Mark Trowles (33:03), Wendy Noble (34:12), Lee Morris (34:20), Rachel Grayson (34:39), Lisa Alderson (35:52), Dave Jones (35:55), Olly Marshall-Moore (35:59), Gemma Marshall-Moore (36:04), Charlotte Kyle (36:51) and Andy Walker (41:08).

At Catterick, Carl Foxton finished in 27:04 along with Janette Croft (30:32) and Naomi Dixon (37:14), Paul Dalton did the Durham run in 18:20, Linda Gossage ran at Redcar in 37:45, David Ledgerwood finished at Riverside in 26:29 while at Sedgefield, Phil Rutter and Gill Colling ran there in 22:15 and 27:30 respectively. Michael Thompson did the Roundhay run in 22:02, Anthony Corbett ran at Armley in 24:02 and David Stewart finished the Bushy run in 29:45.

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