ATHLETICS - Several Spa Striders run at Massey Ferguson Tractor 10k - The Leamington Observer

ATHLETICS - Several Spa Striders run at Massey Ferguson Tractor 10k

Leamington Editorial 22nd Apr, 2022   0

SPA Striders had a very healthy attendance at the Massey Ferguson Tractor 10k to kick start the Warwickshire Road Race League after a long break.

A remarkable 39 Striders ran the routes of Stoneleigh Park, with a number of vocal supporters cheering along the way.

Ian Allen was the first Strider home in third place in 32:36 with Chris McKeown and Adam Notley next over the line.

The first lady Strider home was Mairi Walker who finished as the second female overall in a personal best (PB) time of 39:28.

And the remaining Striders to finish were Simon Ludford, Florian Le Gal, Jason Hemming, Claire Davidson, Jo Fleming, David Chantrey, Laura Peake, Mark Whitehouse, Charlotte Everard, Kenneth Gregor, Will Allman, Dan Robertson, Paul Quinney, Phil Houghton, Nev Chapman, Susan Cox, Patrick James, Richard Shelling, Paul Harris, Graeme Davidson, Naomi Cruden, Robert Egan, Doug Rattray, Kirsty Middleton, Richard Lowery, Michelle Paget, Lucy Walton, Ben Howat, Tim Robb, Claire Edwards, Lorraine Parsons, Georgie Acton, Philip Haines, Kath Miller and Kathryn Rattray.

Elsewhere, Paul Conway and Kelsey Wiberley travelled to Manchester oto take on the M2L (Manchester to Liverpool) GB ultra event.

The tough 50-mile race follows the Trans-Pennine Trail, Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey.

Both runners made valiant efforts but were unable to complete the full 50-miles on the day.

Lastly, Peter Schofield produced a superb performance in the Boston (UK) Marathon, beating the current over-60 club record by a staggering nine minutes after finishing in 3:42:25.

Gary Perkins was also up in Boston with a solid performance in the half marathon.

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