Press Report w/e 08/12/2019

While a handful of runners headed off-road, the biggest turnout of black and white vests was to be found overseas.

Hannah Alderson smiling her way into the finish at Acklam

Several Quakers headed to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands for a variety of races being held there, in some hot and hilly conditions. In the half marathon, Brian Martin finished in 1:31:09 (and second in his age category) along with David Todd (1:48:48), Louise Trainor (1:49:20), Julie Russell (1:59:39), Sandra Martin (2:10:37) and Susan Rigg (2:57:57), while in the 10K race, Mike Kipling ran 43:27 followed by Chris Minto (44:44), Steven Major (50:39), Graham Park (51:24), Wendy Noble (1:03:43), Sarah Watson (1:03:43), Laura Girard (1:19:05), Leigh Hindle (1:23:51) and Naomi Dixon (1:25:46).

The latest cross country fixture took place, for the second time this season, at a fairly muddy Acklam. In the women’s race, which included the over 65 men, Dawn Richardson completed the 5.8K distance in second place overall in 22:45 along with Viv Hardwick (27:55), Claire Chapman (31:01), Hannah Alderson (32:47), Karen Garfield (33:52), Danny Gordon (35:21), Alison Hardwick (39:25) and Rachel Grayson (41:35). In the men’s race, which covered 10K, Corey Horn finished in 46:39 followed by Michael Thompson (47:21), Tom Chapman (48:26) and Andrew Dixon (56:58).

The final Hardmoors trail series of the year was held over at Roseberry Topping. In the marathon distance, Wendy Colling finished in 6:59:18, while in the half marathon race, Michelle Boshier ran in 5:13:50 along with Sally Watson (5:13:51) and Karen Dove (5:26:14). In the 10K event Phil Rutter came home in 1:29:15 followed by Angela Clement (1:46:52) and Gill Colling (2:05:00).

Annette Clarke, Charlie Bogg and Dave Thomspon were out on the hills again for the Regular Irregular, a 23 mile route around the hills and valleys near Holmfirth and Huddersfield, completing the distance which included 4,000ft of ascent together in 5 hours 51 minutes.

Nigel Eddy was the sole Quaker at the third race in the Tees Trail Winter 5K series at Kirkleatham, finishing the off-road route in 27:37.

Midweek had seen Diane Vaughan head over to Middlesbrough Sports Village for the 5K race there, completing the closed road course in 22:28 (and second in her age category).

In the Saturday morning parkruns, Dave Jones finished at South Park in 19:08 followed by David Aiken (19:16), Dawn Richardson (20:09), Andrew Dixon (22:08), Rob Gillham (22:29), Gareth Kyle (23:20), Viv Hardwick (23:39), David Whittle (24:06), Paul Roberts (24:29), Stuart Masterman (24:48), Peter Rowley (25:03), Lisa Bowerbank (26:32), Julie Bell (26:32), Ian Hart (26:42), Helen Clarke (26:43), Danny Gordon (27:52), Bryan Dale (28:13), Jo Meynell (28:44), Mark Trowles (29:34), Anneli Mackenzie Brown (30:18), Alison Hardwick (30:57), Tracey Plaskitt (31:00), Michael King (32:06), Kathryn Gray (36:16), Dawn Raper (40:54), Wendy Thompson (41:00) and Andy Walker (44:47).

At Sedgefield, Katherine Hackett ran there in 21:46 along with Phil Rutter (22:32), Wendy Colling (25:13), Julie Whinn (26:46), Jeff Marriott (27:02), Gill Colling (28:20) and Richard Payne (28:38) while at Tees Barrage, Mike Watson finished in 23:53 along with Emily Beaumont (24:56) and Helen Spaven (31:19). Michelle Dale did the Northallerton run in 36:50, Kathryn Plant ran at Jubilee in 30:02, David Ledgerwood finished at Riverside in 33:19, Rebecca Howard ran at York in 21:25 and Michael Thompson finished at Albert Park in 21:08. Further afield, Tom Chapman ran at Keswick in 48:21 and David Stewart did the Bushy run in 29:14.

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