ARC Race Report – Week 41 – 14th Oct 2020

Last weekend saw Members return to the track, as this year’s delayed track season continued.

On Saturday, 10th October 2020, several Members attended the ‘Back to Track III’ meeting, which was once again hosted by the Darlington Harriers and Athletics Club at Eastbourne Sports Complex. The meeting offered the opportunity to participate in graded 150m and Mile races, and the Long Jump.

The Mile races proved popular and Alan WILKS was first on track for the Club, participating in Race 5, and finishing in a time of 6:38.77. This race was particularly notable as Ian Barnes, of the Darlington Harriers and Athletics Club, set a new UK Vet 85 Mile record in the race.

Andy TALBOT competed in Race 7, and came home in 5:36.16, setting himself a new Personal Best (PB) for the distance, and set a new Club Record in his Age Category.

John SURTEES once again had a strong run, finishing in a time of 4:39.37 in Race 9, and in doing so broke his own Club Record for the distance in the M20-35 Age Category, and set himself a new PB.

ALan - Andy - John S - Mile

On Sunday, 11th October 2020, David STOTHARD represented the Club at the Run Durham Dalton Park Oktoberfest 10K, and completed the undulating course at Murton in a time of 54:53.

Second Claim Member, John FIRBY, was also in action on Sunday, taking part in the Beamish Hall Social Distance Trail 10K, albeit representing his First Claim Club. John was sixth fastest on the day, in a time of 42:42.

If you have any queries about the activities of Aycliffe Running Club, please visit our website, or contact the Club’s Secretary, Donna, at

Photographs provided courtesy of Karen HARLAND