ARC Weekly Race Report – Week 29 – 20th July 2022

On Wednesday 13 July one Member took part in the Muddy Roads Pine Forest 5k which was race number 4 in the summer trail series.  David Stothard was the sole representative for the club finishing in a time of 29:36.

On Friday 15 July saw the return of the Durham City.  Two members took part in the 5k run with Alan WILKS finishing in a time of 26:28 and second place in the male veteran over 70 category.  Kathleeen TONGE also took part, finishing in a time of 31:48.

In the 10k race, 11 Members took part with Michael JACQUES first back for the club in a time of 44:32.  He was closely followed by Gareth HAMBLIN in a time of 44:49.  Peter JARPS was next back in a time of 49:09 followed by Kevin TATHAM in a time of 51:29.  Trish KAY was next back in a time of 54:08.  She was followed by David STOTHARD in a time of 57:01.  Next back was Donna JARPS in a time of 59:38, closely followed by Carley GIBSON in a time of 59:42, and Samantha HARDING in a time of 1:00:06.  Kirsty CAMERON was next back in a time of 1:03:36 followed by Richard TONGE in a time of 1:06:51.

Durham 10k

On Saturday 16 July, two Members took part in the Ultra North 25k race, running 25km along the North East’s industrial heritage through glorious trails and wonderful woodland.  Richard TONGE finished the race in a time of 3:29:25 in a new personal best for this distance with another member completing that in a time of 2:32:03.

On Sunday 17 July, two Members too part in the Darlington Trail Series 10k run.  First back for the club and in second place was Paul Dalton in a time of 3:34.  Next back in his first trail run for the club was Daniel TATHAM finishing in a time of 48:20.


Photo courtesy by Mark Robinson.

 Saturday morning was a very busy one for Members with a total of 34 members beginning their weekend with a Parkrun.  The Club was represented at the York, Sedgefield, Darlington South Park, Hackworth, Newark and Jesmond Dene.

Several runners took part in the Sedgefield parkrun with John SURTEES coming back in first place in a time of 17:43. Tracey SURTEES also took part finishing as first female, finishing in a time of 22:20.  Floyd JONES took part at this event in his first ever Parkrun finishing in a time of 20:23.  Kevin GREENALL completed his 25th ever parkrun finishing in a time of 29:05

 At Hackworth, Stuart JOYCE continued his impressive form finishing third in a time of 20:51.  At Newark Park Matt MUIR completed this course for the first time finishing fourth in a time of 20:21 which was also a new Parkrun personal best.  Kieran WRIGHT also took part in his first ever Parkrun at this event finishing in a time of 26:37

At Jesmond Dene, two Members attended that event for the first time with Paul DALTON finishing third in a time of 18:35.  Clare STRADLING also took part finishing in a time of 26:16.

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