Quakers RC - The first race in the Castle Eden Walkway Handicap Series, which replaced the foot-and-mouth stricken White Horse Handicap Series, organised by the club, saw Ian Mowbray of Concordia Runners & Pedallers finish first on the night in 36:55 for the 5.5 mile course.

In second place was Mathew Bell and Ian McMaster of the host club finished third.

Other runners: 6th Steve Carter 40:13, 7th Larry Gannon 37:28, 8th Wayne Bramley 31:58 (all Quakers), 10th Sue Milburn (Aycliffe) 36:05, 12th John Ross 35:46, 13th Tina Murray 50:18, 14th Dave Giblin 36:18, 15th Keith Richardson 35:01 (all Quakers), 16th Karl Edwards (Hartlepool) 31:50, 17th Dawn Richardson (Quakers) 34:38, 19th Mick Brunskill (Hartlepool) 31:52, 20th Isabel Evans (Quakers) 45:54, 21st Shaun Bell 38:13, 22nd Pat Edwards (both Aycliffe) 42:01, 23rd Geordie Tennant 40:12, 24th Diane Vaughan 42:34, 25th Colin Buxton 37:11, 26th Andrea Tucker 38:33, 27th Jenny Haworth 42:35, 28th Mick Mullen 44:42, 29th Pat Murray 44:12, 30th Graeme Hopkirk (all Quakers) 40:19, 31st Kevin Greenall (Aycliffe) 37:48, 32nd Dave Mason 35:39, 34th Marcia Downer 51:38, 36th Julie Giblin 46:47, 37th Lynne Hatton 46:00, 38th Alan Prest (all Quakers) 47:22.

At the second meeting of the North-Eastern Athletics League, held at Gateshead International Stadium, the junior members of the club continued to show their improvement with more personal best performances being achieved and more club records being broken.

Abigail Wilson, competing in the Under-13 girls age group, ran a personal best time in the 1500 metres finishing fourth with a time of 5:26.1; breaking her own club record in the process. Simon Williams, North-Eastern indoor pentathlon Bronze medallist, had a good meeting in the Under-15 boys age group, achieving two personal best performances and breaking two club records. In the 200m, Williams crossed the line third in heat A with a time of 25.7s and then went on to win the long jump with 5.24m.

Simon Farmer, also competing in the Under-15 category, ran 29.9s for seventh place in the 200m and 5:28.0 in the 1500m. Carly Smith, the club's only representative in the junior women's age group, set a club record and personal best in the 1500m (Heat B) with a time of 5:37.0 finishing in seventh place.

David Tindale, competing in the junior men's 200m, ran 25.9s and Danny Small making a rare appearance in the sprint events also recorded a new personal best with a time of 25.8s for third place in heat B.

Twenty-eight of the junior members turned out to compete in the second of the North-Yorkshire South Durham Track and Field meetings held recently on home ground at the Eastbourne Sports Complex.

The performance of the meeting once again came from Simon Williams, competing in the Under-15 boys 100m, who finished in first place with a Grade One time of 11.8 seconds, achieving a new personal best performance and recording a new club record in the process.

Positions for sprint/middle distance events graded by times recorded during heats - Under-13 Girls: Abigail Wilson 100m 10th 16.0s, 800m 1st 2:36.8. Rachel Carter: 100m 16th 18.6s.

Under-15 Girls: Julia Orr 800m 3rd 2:26.6 (cr and pb). Natasha Smith 100m 6th 15.0s (PB). Alex Snook 100m 7th 15.0s, 800m 11th 2:46.5, High Jump 9th 1.14m. Katherine James 100m 14th 15.9s, 800m 16th 2:51.2, High Jump 5th 1.23m. Nichola James 100m 18th 17.0s, 800m 17th 2:52.2, High Jump 10th 1.08m, Sarah James 100m 19th 17.1s, 800m 20th 2:56.2.

Under-15 Boys: Neil Robinson 1500m 4th 4:46.8 (pb), Javelin 7th 20.24m. Simon Williams 100m 1st 11.8s (cr and pb), Long Jump 1st 4.81m. Andrew Sutton 100m 6th 13.1s (pb), Long Jump 3rd 4.49m (pb), Javelin 5th 21.09m. Matthew Sutton 100m 8th 13.8s (pb), Long Jump 6th 4.12m, Javelin 2nd 26.70m (cr). Lewis Moses 100m 9th 14.1s, 1500m 2nd 4:45.0 (cr & pb), Javelin 6th 20.95m. Simon Farmer 100m 12th 14.4s, 1500m 8th 5:11.1, Long Jump 2nd 4.66m (pb). Alan Carter 100m 13th 14.8s, 1500m 9th 5:11.5 (pb), Javelin 4th 22.72m (pb). Simon Carter 100m 16th 17.6s, 1500m 12th 5:54.7 (pb), Javelin 3rd 24.06m (pb). Marc Smith 100m 14th 14.9s. Daniel Moore 1500m 10th 5:21.3.

Under-17 Girls: Stephanie Bramley Javelin 2nd 22.55m.

Under-17 Boys: Rob Hodgson 1500m 3rd 4:38.5. Darren Flatman 1500m 4th 4:39.5 (pb).

Under-20 Women: Hayley Blade 100m 1st 14.0s. Kelly Smith 100m 2nd 14.2s. Carly Smith 100m 5th 14.9s, 400m 3rd 65.2s.

Under-20 Men: David Tindale 100m 4th 12.4s. Danny Small 100m 5th 13.1s, 400m 3rd 57.2s (pb). Allan Tindall 1500m 14th 4:53.4. Paul McLelland Javelin 1st 36.56m (cr and pb).

The Hydro Polymers 10k road race at Newton Aycliffe saw the club provide nearly 10 per cent of the 370 entrants with several of the senior members recording personal best times for the distance.

In the 3km fun run, Quakers took first and third team prizes. Luke Kelton won the event in a time of 11:58 with Neil Robinson finishing fourth with 12:33 and Julia Orr taking second female place with 13:15 in tenth position overall.

Other Quakers: Simon Farmer (11th) 13:21, Alan Carter (14th) 13:29, Marc Smith (19th) 13:42, Abigail Wilson (20th) 13:58, Alex Snook (21st) 14:05, Matthew Phillips (33rd) 15:21, Simon Carter (35th) 15:26, Neil Chalmers (43rd) 16:01, Joshua Phillips (44th) 16:06, Helen Scott (45th) 16:12, Gemma Phillips (47th) 16:25, Andrew Robinson (49th) 16:43, James Snook (60th) 17:40.

In the main race, the women's team of Dawn Richardson, Julia Atkinson and Jenny Haworth took the first prize with the men's team finishing in second place behind Sunderland Harriers.

Quakers: Barry Stephenson (5th) 31:41 (pb and cr), Alasdair Tatham (9th) 33:35, Ian Scott (17th) 35:07, Wayne Bramley (25th) 36:19 (PB). Dawn Richardson (58th & 3rd Lady) 39:05 (pb and cr), Julia Atkinson (65th and 4th Lady) 39:20 (PB), Dave Mason (87th) 40:34, Dave Giblin (96th) 40:49, Steve Milne (101st) 41:02, Harry Manuel (103rd) 41:15, Rob McSherry (104th) 41:18, Keith Richardson (105th) 41:20 Dave McLachlan (118th) 41:59, Keith Shevels (131st) 42:24, Larry Gannon (133rd) 42:46 (PB), Craig Watson (169th) 45:12, Mick Mullen (175th) 45:16, Paul Younghusband (178th) 45:17, Nev Wilson (181st) 45:21, Dave Smith (182nd) 45:21, Jenny Haworth (187th) 45:46 (PB), Steve Carter (195th) 45:56, Steve Snook (203rd) 46:32, Peter Smith (216th) 46:55, Helen Hancock (234th) 48:22, David Bayne (256th) 49:39, Julie Giblin (272nd) 50:59, Annette Smith (295th) 53:00, Emma Taylor (319th) 57:04, Bill Frankland (321st) 57:13, Sue Boyle (324th) 57:53, Eddie Heslop (352nd) 60:15, Lynne Heslop (361st) 61:54.

Tuesday, August 7 sees the last of the six race Castle Eden Walkway Handicap Series near Thorpe Thewles. These races are to replace the White Horse Handicaps, which have had to be postponed until further notice, and will be run along the same lines.

Each race is approximately 5.5 miles, with runners being allocated a Handicap Time based on current performances. The slower runners going off first, the faster runners setting off last, thereby making the first past the post on the evening, the winner, with series points being awarded each race and the best four results from the six races going towards the series prizes.

The race starts at 7.15pm with registration at the Castle Eden Walkway Visitors Centre, near Thorpe Thewles, off the A177.

l Entry forms and results for all Quaker events and more information about the club can be obtained from the club's web-site: http://quakers.place.cc or from Simpsons Sports, Post House Wynd, Darlington or from The Race Organiser, 18 Arkle Crescent. Darlington. DL1 5AW.

Future Quaker events: Tuesday, August 7: Castle Eden Walkway Handicaps, Race 6 - 5.5 miles - Castle Eden Walkway - 7:15pm.

l If you run, jog, jump or throw or if you intend to take part in any local events this year, regardless of the distance or the pace, why not come along and try the clubs evening training sessions and take advantage of the club's specialist coaches.

If your target is this years Great North Run, the Darlington 10km road race or if your ambitions are even more modest, advice will be given by the club's 17 strong coaching staff with no obligation to join the club.

Group training sessions are held at Hummersknott School, Edinburgh Drive, Darlington, every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 6:30pm, free of charge.

Newcomers of all abilities from eight years of age and older, are welcome to attend and take part with no obligation to join.

Butterwick Fun Run

The Butterwick Hospice are holding a fun run in Shildon later this month.

Over a distance of 2.8 miles, it starts at the Stadium 2000, Shildon and finishes at the Jubilee Fields site in the town on Sunday, August 26.

The first boy and girl will receive a mountain bike and the first male and female nine will be awarded carat gold wristwatches. Each competitor will receive a commemorative medal and scroll.

Runners wishing to compete the run for sponsorship will receive a free running vest.

Entry forms are available from Butterwick Hospice Fund Raiser, Beryl Anderson on (01388) 603003 or at Sunnydale Leisure Centre, Shildon Library and most local shops in Shildon.

l For anyone interested in becoming a member, the club are displaying an information desk at the Shildon Town Council Chairmans Awareness Day at the Civic Hall tomorrow between 10am and 2pm.

If you want more details about Shildon R and AC, which trains at the Stadium 2000 track, contact secretary, N Stockley on (01388) 776083.