By Steven Dawson
One Aycliffe runner took part in the Lightwater Valley 10k with the race on Sunday, set on quiet country roads amid picturesque scenery at Lightwater Valley near Ripon.
Floyd Jones finished in ninth place and first in the Over 60 category in a time of 41:14
At the same time one member was taking part in the Runs ‘N’ Roses race in Durham. This is a special race with a time limit of seven hours where you can choose your distance.
Richard managed to run a total of four loops of the course and managing over 17.5 miles in the process, an amazing achievement.
Sunday, March 5, also saw the final race of the North Yorkshire South Durham Harrier Cross Country League.
This took place at Caedmon School in Whitby. In the Senior Women’s race, Holly Shoulder (32:27), Tamara Kirk (32:52) and Melanie Rowland (36:06) all represented the club.
In the Senior Men’s race, Richard Campbell (38:29), Gary O’Conner (41:27), Ste Dunn (43:35), Shaun Dodd (44:54), Dan Shoulder (45:14), Kieran Hornsby (45:36) David Stothard all represented the club.
In the Men’s Over 65 race, Trevor Needham, finished first in a time of 29:36 continuing his excellent form and guaranteeing him first place in the overall series.
Although not running on Sunday, Kevin Greenall also won the overall series in the Men’s Over 70 event, another excellent achievement.
On Saturday, 24 members started their weekend with a parkrun taking in the Albert Park, Sedgefield, Darlington South Park, Hackworth, Keswick and Myrtle events.
At Albert Park Angela Surtheran completed the course for the first time, finishing in a time of 23:03. Rob Nicholson also completed this course for the first time continuing his return to running in a time of 40:23.
You may recall a few weeks ago that we mentioned about Eve Doe setting a new personal best for the Hackworth parkrun. Well, not content with that achievement, Eve has managed to do it again and improved her personal best for the course by 32 seconds finishing in a time of 31:22. Eve also remembered to ring the bell this time to recognise a brilliant achievement.
Over at Keswick, Sarah Gill completed this course for the first time finishing in a time of 24:32.
This was only one second off equalling her personal best for any parkrun.
Over at Myrtle, Keith Hatton completed the event for the first time in a time of 27:53. This was also Keith’s 200th ever parkrun which is an amazing achievement.
If you are interested in joining the club, more information is at www.ayclifferunningclub.org.uk or by email [email protected].