By Steven Dawson
February saw the return of the NECCA Royal Signal Relays at Hetton Lyons Park. In the senior men’s race it saw a team of six run a leg each of 2.2 miles.
John Surtees (11:48), Richard Campbell (12:56), Floyd Jones (14:29), Gaz Hamblin (15:08), Richard Holland (14:32) and Martin Turnbull (14:16) represented the club finishing in an overall time of 1:23:09.
In the Senior Women’s race, two teams of four represented the club with the team of Tracey Surtees (13:32), Lauryn Hellewell (16:16), Steph Colvin (19:40) and Trish Kay (19:08) finishing in an overall time of 1:08:46.
The second team consisted of Natalie Sommerville (23:09), Michaela Kerr (19:13), Laura Grainger (18:39) and Eve Doe (22:18) finishing in a time of 1:23:19.
There was one team representing the club in the Men’s Over 50 race with the team of Shaun Dodd (15:59), Trevor Needham (15:42), David Stothard (17:47) and Shaun Dodds finishing in a total time of 1:08:46.
On February 26, three members took part in the aptly named The Snake Lane 10 which is a 10-mile race that includes a winding stretch that snakes its way through the countryside at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds. Those representing the club included Richard Holland (1:09:21), Kevin Tatham (1:19:32) and Kirsty Cameron (1:39:06).
On the same day one member took part in the Derwent Reservoir 10 mile trail run which is part of the Wild Deer trail series. David Stothard represented the club finishing in a time of 1:44:10.
On Saturday February 25, 24 members started their weekend with a parkrun, including the second club park tourism event which saw a number of members take in the Durham parkrun event.
This included, Floyd Jones, Kieran Hornsby, Angela Sutheran, Sarah Gill, Michaela Kerr, Cliff Pickering, Tracey Pickering and Jayne Rudd complete the course for the first time.
At the same time Craig Robinson (40:02) completed the event at Gateshead for the first time. Carly Gibson (30:33) continued with her own parkrun tourism taking part at Conyngham Hall for the first time.
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