October 26th, 2016

Paul Edwards leads the way at Leamington Park Run

Updated: 2:07 pm, Feb 11, 2016

PAUL Edwards recorded a new course personal best to finish fourth at the Leamington Park Run on Saturday morning.

Spa Striders took 28 runners to Newbold Comyn for the event, which formed part of the team’s Winter Race Series and there were points at stake.

The cold and windy conditions failed to deter Edwards who led the team throughout and was pushed all the way by fell Strider Will Johnson.

Edwards crossed the finish line in 18 minutes and 21 second to take fourth spot, while Johnson finished one place behind just four seconds later.

Chris McKeown continued his recovery from a broken toe with a steady 19.24 to finish sixth, while Steven Taylor was fourth home for the club in 20.23 and Adam Notely (20.53) got in a bit of speedwork for his half-marathon training.

Susie Stannard continued her impressive recent form by finishing as the fastest female overall by recording a new course personal best time of 20.35.

The women’s team had 11 in the first 20 finishers, with Carolyn Wilkinson (21.47) finishing 28th overall and Clare Hinton crossed the finish line in 22.12 to claim 36th.

Neil Sheward led the way for Kenilworth Runners by finishing 14th overall at the Centurion five-mile Trail Race at what was a reasonably dry and sunny course in Chelmsley Wood on Sunday.

A total of five Kenilworth runners took part and Sheward led the contingent home in a time of 31.22, which was enough to claim second in the V50 category.

He was followed home by Louise Andrews who was 33rd overall in a time of 35.19, while Sam Moffatt recorded a new personal best time of 41.35 to finish 94th out of 132 runners.

Elsewhere, at the British Universities and Colleges (BUCS) Sports XC Championships in Gloucester, Paddy Roddy was part of the Cambridge team that finished sixth overall.

Roddy finished 54th in the ‘A’ race on Saturday at a muddy Oxstalls Sports Park.

And at the Coventry Parkrun on Saturday, Kenilworth Runners’ Kev Hope produced an impressive performance to finish second out of 303 runners in a time of 17.24.

Team mate Stewart Hopkins (17.31) was next home in third position and Clive Pearce completed his 199th parkrun in 20.22.

Louse Andrews was the first Kenilworth lady home to finish as the fourth qucikest female in 22.23.