October 23rd, 2016

New personal best times for Spa Strider runners at Northbrook 10km event in Coventry

Updated: 11:47 am, Jul 14, 2016

THERE were plently of new personal best times at Coventry’s Northbrook 10km event for Spa Strider runners who performed well through the country lanes in Allesley.

The event formed part of the Warwickshire Road Race League, which continues to draw local runners in droves and it was Paul Edwards who once again led the way for the team after crossed the finish line in 36.55.

Ste Taylor was next home for the Striders in a new personal best time of 36.57, which was two minutes and 30 second quicker than his previous entry.

Chris McKeown (37.46) was next home for the team and he was followed by Pete Soley, who took almost three minutes off last year’s time to cross the finish line in 38.26.

Fellow Striders Adam Notley (38.57) and Dan Fleming (39.29, PB) also managed to break through the 40-minute barrier for the first time.

The Spa Striders’ ladies continued their fine form by winning the team prize with Carolyn Wilkinson (41.29), Melissa Venables (41.32), Susie Stannard (42.03) and Caroline Whitehouse (43.33) making up the team.

Further afield, Andy Roach (1:47.16) finished 55th at the Wyre Forest trail Half marathon, while Vicki Smith (1:55.24) came third in her age category.

A gruelling off-road course at the Wycombe Half Marathon challenged Andrew Pope to the limit but he finished in 1:54.01 while team mate Pete Schofield was not far behind in 2:01.37.

Andrew Bonjour and Amanda Wiggins took on their debut Olympic distance triathlons down at the Jersey Triathlon.

The event consisted of a 1.5km sea swim, which was followed by a 40km bike ride and finished with a 10km seafront run.

Bonjour finished 29th overall in a time of 2:18.51 while Wiggins was 151 overall in 2:59.30.