By Donna Campbell
This week again saw our runners racing during the week with two races taking place last Wednesday.
Bev Phillippo attended the Wynyard 10k trail race around the grounds of Wynyard Hall. She completed this in 59.12.
Over in Darlington it was time for the next race in the Darlington Trail Series which is popular with the club members. This race took place at Baydale Beck,near Low Coniscliffe. First home was Richard Holland in 19.29 followed by John Burnside in 21.37, Cyd Denise in 23.41, John Heywood 23.53, Sue Milburn 24.05, Sarah Jayne Gill 25.33, Mandy Heywood 26.17, Sam Elwell 29.54 and Jane Burnside in 30.53.
Saturday is parkrun time and we had two members achieve PB’s at respective parkruns. Tracey Surtees attended the Hardwick Parkrun and achieved a PB for that course of 20.18. Further down in Yorkshire Tracey Pickering achieved a PB at Todmorden Parkrun in a time of 31.42.
On Sunday there were several races for members to take part in. Closest to home was the charity Run, Run4Louis which took place in Darlington South Park and followed the route of the parkrun. This was a 5k race and Mark Bainbridge completed this in 21.29 followed by John Joseph Richardson in 24.39.
Richard Holland was our only member that took part in the Mulgrave Castle 10k. This takes place in the private grounds of Mulgrave near Sandsend and provides views of Mulgrave Castle and Whitby Abbey. Not an easy course Richard completed this in 50.59.
Finally, down in Sutton Coldfield Husband and Wife Richard and Kathleen Tonge took part in the West Midlands Fun Run. Why it is called this is unknown given that it is 8.5 miles long and has a section called ‘cardiac hill!’. Richard completed this run in 1.26.32 and Kathleen in 1.40.36.
For anyone interested in joining the club, you can simply turn up at one of our sessions all of which start from the Oakleaf Complex in Newton Aycliffe. Monday night is beginners run at 6.30pm, Tuesday is endurance/speed session from 7pm, and Thursday is a track session and this takes place at Shildon Track.
Further details can be found on our website or Facebook pages or alternatively you can message the club via Facebook for more information.