ATHLETICS - Spa Striders achieve personal best times in variety of races - The Leamington Observer

ATHLETICS - Spa Striders achieve personal best times in variety of races

Leamington Editorial 21st Jul, 2023 Updated: 21st Jul, 2023   0

SPA Striders enjoyed a quieter week of racing as several members took on a variety of different events across the county.

Firslty, Gethyn Friswell took part in the Milton Keynes 10k, part of the East Midlands Grand Prix Series, and finished in a personal best (PB) time of 40 minutes 47 seconds in his first 10k race in five years.

Elsewhere, Striders hosted Kenilworth Runners for a social four-mile ‘Pace Race’ at the New Inn which took in the Leamington parkrun route around Newbold Comyn.

Runners had to predict their finishing times and then run without watches as Florencia Brea won the race being only two seconds away from her predicted time.

Lastly, in the Compton Verney 10k, Mark Robbins was the first Strider home in 45 mins 56 secs while Paul Carrott 48 mins 19 secs, Simon Reiter 51 mins 4 secs, Ellie Bagshaw 52 mins 11 secs and Kathleen Moscrop 1 hour 4 mins 29 secs all completed the distance.

In the half marathon Chris Wilson set a PB time of 1 hr 21 mins 27 secs to secure an impressive third place finish while Paul Harris 1 hr 48 mins 20 secs, Kimberley Jenkins 1 hr 55 mins 32 secs, Michelle Hutton and Kevin Baskerville both 2 hrs 3 mins 5 secs were all able to finish the race.

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