ARC Race Report – Week 5 – 4th February 2020


This weekend again saw many members participating in the local Parkruns on Saturday morning and we had two members achieving Parkrun PBs. First was Paula Lambert who achieved her PB at Shildon in a time of 32.54. At Sedgefield Jayne Rudd achieved a course PB of 32.57.

Also on Saturday we had two people take part in races on the Town Moor in Newcastle. This was the winter warmer run with distances of 5k and 10k to take part in. In the 5k Hannah Richardson finished this in 33.38 and in the 10k Helen Boyd completed this in 1.09.29.


Sunday then saw the start of the road racing for the year with four members travelling to take part in the Dewsbury 10k. The course is an out and back route along Bradford Road towards Batley with the Start and Finish located on the Dewsbury Ring Road adjacent to the Railway Viaduct and it is known as a fast course.

First home for ARC was John Surtees who also achieved a PB in a time of 33.51. He was followed by Paul Dalton in 36.22, Tracey Surtees in 39.29 (also a 10k PB) and Corey Horn in 40.29


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 6.30p.m., Tuesday is endurance/speed session from 7.00 p.m., 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.