By Donna Campbell
Racing for ARC again began midweek with the Preston Park Trail Race on September 11 (pictured below).
It was an all-male turnout for this event with Richard Holland first home for the club in 20.58 followed by Peter Milburn in 22.09, Peter Smith in 22.49, David Stothard in 26.43 and Ray Todd in 40.30.
On Saturday ARC made the journey to the North Yorkshire Moors where numerous members participated in the Castleton Show Run (pictured above).
This was also a social event with a bus hired to get members there early enough to look round Castleton Show before the race and then having a social get together afterwards.
This race was a first for many members with most describing this as the hardest 6 mile race they have done. The race starts on the showground before climbing out of the village onto country roads.
Thereafter there are more climbs, cattle grids, a ford and stream crossing to contend with.
Paul Dalton was first home in 39.22 (2nd in his age), followed by Richard Campbell in 43.20, Andy Talbot in 44.15, Lee Wren 46.30, Martyn Knox 48.40, Susan Cranswick 48.55 (1st in age), Mark Bainbridge 50.06, Heather Morgan 52.33, Trish Kay 54.30 ( 2ndin age), John Richardson 59.45, Michelle Dixon 60.51, Sarah Dixon 60.51, Bev Phillippo 65.09, Ian Baronowski 67.01, Jane Burnside 67.51 (2nd in age), Tracey Pickering 70.08, Sam Baronowski 88.34, Jan McLuckie 88.34.
On Sunday a few of our members took part in the Sedgefield Serprentine 10k on Sunday. This is a 10k trail race around the Hardwick and Bishop Middleham areas.
First home for ARC was Mark Wade in 40.32 followed by Richard Holland, 44.57, Dave Blewitt 51.24, David Stothard 58.43, John Heywood 60.36, Mandy Heywood 60.37, Kathleen Tonge 65.17, Richard Tonge 66.44.
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.