By Paul Dalton
We start this week’s round up with a whizz around the parkruns on Saturday morning.
Thirty-three members took on the weekly 5K run, with the club represented at the Hackworth, Hamsterley Forest, Jubilee, Sedgefield, Silksworth and the Town Moor events.
Mel Rowland had a great run at Sedgefield parkrun, bagging herself a new best time for the event (27:48), and Eve Doe also set a new PB at Hackworth parkrun (31:55).
Sunday began with the latest race in the Club Championship, the Middlesbrough 10K, and there was a healthy turnout from the club with crucial points up for grabs.
First to cross the line was Andy Talbot in a time of 39:36. Andy also placed first in his age category (MV60).
Dave Blewitt recorded his fastest 10K time of the year, finishing in 43:27, and Angela Sutheran was not too far behind, setting herself a new 10K PB of 46:20.
Trish Kay was the next Aycliffe runner home, completing her run in 50:13, which was good enough to claim second place in her age category (FV60).
David Stothard crossed the line in 56:07, and Eve Doe set her second PB of the weekend, finishing in 1:02:55.
Ian Stothard had a pleasing run, coming home in 1:07:48, with Susan Clark (1:17:03) and Jan McLuckie (1:22:41) the final pair of Aycliffe runners across the line.
Sunday morning also saw the running of the Tommy 10K, a multi-terrain race along the coastline at Seaham, starting and finishing beside the Tommy War Memorial.
First home for the club was Robert Young in a time of 43:41. Next across the line for the Club was Peter Jarps in 51:50, taking the bragging rights over wife Donna, who came home in 59:01. Our final runner home on the day was John Young, in 1:00:11.
On Sunday afternoon two runners competed in the British Masters 5K Road Championships at Barrowford in Lancashire.
The event draws a strong field, and features runners from all over the country.
In the women’s race Tracey Surtees finished her run in 19:48, and in the men’s event, Dez Fielden crossed the line in 17:40.
If you have any queries about the activities of Aycliffe Running Club, visit ayclifferunningclub.org.uk, or contact the club’s secretary, Donna, at [email protected].