Here’s a round-up of Aycliffe Running Club’s recent action…
Judith Porter participated in the Round Ripon on the 1 October. It’s 35m trail run that runners have to navigate. Judith completed the course in 8hr 57min. It is a great event for anyone fancying trying an ultra marathon. They give out snacks and fabulous cake at four check points.
On the 2 October three Aycliffe runners turned out for Kielder Marathon. John Heywood completed the course in 4:48:58. Next came Julie Nisbet with a course PB of 4:50:38. She was followed by Craig Robinson in 5:34:05. They’re all pictured at Kielder above.
Club runners also turned out for the first Tees Trail Winter 5k, which took place on Sunday 9 October at Preston Park. After a heavy shower the sun got out and it remained dry for the race itself.
John Surtees was first home for the club in 2nd position in 18:16. Tracy Surtees was next to finish and was also 1st senior female and 30th overall in 22:22. Next to finish was John Burnside, 31st in 22:30 and 1st in his category of male over 60, followed by newcomer Roger Haslett in his first ever Tees trail race, 33rd in 22:51. Michelle Zamir was next to cross the line, 34th in 22:53 and 1st in her category of female over 40, followed by Cyd Upton, 34th in 23:22 and Peter Smith, 49th in 24:12. The next finisher was Sam Elwell, 102nd in 27:51, followed by Kelly Smith, 116th in 28:48 and Ray Todd, 147th in 33:54.