Quakers RC: The first meeting of the North Yorkshire and South Durham Track and Field league took place recently at Middlesbrough's Claireville Stadium. Four of the clubs under 17s took part with three of them having moved up into a new age group.

Julia Orr broke her own existing club record in the under 17 ladies 800 metres finishing in third place with a time of 2:27.7.

Alexandra-Marie Snook tackled both the 200 metre and 800 metre events crossing the line in fourth place with a time of 29.4s in the 200 metres and also finishing fourth in the 800 metres recording a time of 2:32.4.

The Carter brothers Alan and Simon went up against each other in the under 17 mens 800 metres and Javelin events, Alan beating younger brother Simon in the 800 metres finishing 7th in a time of 2:36.6 with Simon 8th in 2:37.9. In the Javelin there was a reversal of fortunes with Simon getting the better of Alan, Simon recorded a distance of 26.66 metres to finish 3rd with Alan close behind with a throw of 25.42 metres to finish in 4th place.

The next meeting of the league takes place at Shildon's Stadium 2000 on 20 May starting at 6.30pm.

Alexandra Snook having moved into a new age group performed well at the recent open meeting held at Shildon's Stadium 2000, in the under 17 girls 800 metre she finished 2nd in her heat (3rd overall) in a time of 2:31.30 and in the Long Jump she claimed a new club record with a jump of 4.14m to finish 4th in the event.

On Sunday, 27 April, the Blyth Valley 10 was held. Alasdair Tatham finished first for the club and 6th overall out of 328 competitors in a time of 53:57, followed by Ian Scott, 13th and 2nd V45 in 56:30, John Ross, 210th, 1:16:33 and Ross Chisholm, 316th, 1:33:18.

Also on Sunday, 27 April, Peter Smith and Mike Scott travelled to Leeds to compete in the Rothwell 10K road race. Peter finished 158th out of 547 competitors in 42:34, followed by Mike who was competing in his 80th 10K race, 44:58, 246th.

On Sunday, 4 May, the second Durham Dales Fell Race was held. Peter Brittleton of Howgill was first home to finish in a time of 01:21:54, followed by Paul Dunn, 2nd, of Elvet, 01:23:10, 3rd, Gary Owens, NFR, 01:23:15, 4th, Steve Lumb, Quakers, 01:24:51, 5th, Ray Maynard, Quakers, 01:25:47, 6th, John Metson, NFR, 01:30:54, 7th, Geff Davis, NFR, 01:31:22, 8th, Colin Valentine, Keswick, 01:31:37, 9th, Andy Henderson, Quakers, 01:32:18, 10th, Geff Hewitson, Crook, 01:36:36, 11th, Michael Hetherington, Rowntree Nestle, 01:38:43, 12th, Dennis Brown, Crook, 01:39:16, 13th, Doug Callard, Durham Police, 01:39:16, 14th, Gerry Hehir, Crook, 01:39:44, 15th, Brian Hume, Low Fell, 01:41:34, 16th, Fraser Livesey, Howgill, 01:42:34, 17th, Scott Archbold, Quakers, 01:43:14, 18th, John Edmundson, Quakers, 01:44:31, 19th, Peter Whewell, NE Vets, 01:44:56, 20th, Graham Bradshaw, Crook, 01:45:00, 21st, Peter Ball, U/A, 01:45:35, 22nd, Jez Smith, Quakers, 01:46:22, 23rd, Paul Hume, Durham Police, 01:47:20, 24th. Helen Witham of the Quakers was first lady home in a time of 01:47:30. Next was George Adamson, 25th, North Shields, 01:48:13, 26th, David Callard, Durham Police, 01:49:08, 27th, Geoff Hume, Low Fell, 01:49:52, 28th, Arnar Arnarson, U/A, 01:50:03, 29th, Steph, Scott, NFR, 01:50:06, 30th, Peter Morton, U/A, 01:55:29, 31st, Colin Waites, East Hull, 01:57:17, 32nd, Colin Morris, Quakers, 01:57:57, 33rd, Alan, Kitchener, U/A, 02:01:50, 34th, Jan Young, Elvet, 02:03:02, 35th, Sue Davis, NFR, 02:05:04, 36th, Pat Murray, Quakers, 02:11:40, 37th and Alan Purdham, Crook, 02:28:56.

The 3rd Quakers Durham Fell race will be Chapelfell Top on Sunday, 15 June. The partially marked course consists of 4 miles over 1322 feet. Register on the day at the Golden Lion Pub, St Johns Chapel, Weardale. GR886379. Start time 11.00am. Parking will be limited, so please share vehicles where possible. A 2 mile junior fell race for the under 16's will commence at 10.30am.

Results from The White Horse Handicap held on Thursday, 8 May will be published next week. The next race will be held on Tuesday, 27 May. Registration is at The White Horse Pub, Harrogate Hill, Darlington.

Registration closes at 6.45 pm, race commences 7.15pm. The course covers 5.5 miles over footpaths and bridleways north of Darlington. Prize to all competitors.

This year's Hamsterley Forest Run is being staged on Sunday 1st June. As usual the event will be comprised of a 10K main race and a 3K fun run. Start times are 11:00 am and 10:30 am respectively from the Visitor Centre at Hamsterley Forest. All proceeds from the races go to one of the club's adopted charities The Butterwick Hospice. Entry forms can be obtained from The Butterwick Hospice at Bishop Auckland, Macmillan House, Woodhouse Lane, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL14 6JU or from the Quakers Running Club.

* The Quakers Running Club train on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings, 6.30 pm from Hummersknott School, Darlington. All abilities welcome. For further details see www.quakersrunningclub.co.uk.