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ATHLETICS - Spa Striders in action at home and abroad

Leamington Editorial 22nd Sep, 2023 Updated: 22nd Sep, 2023   0

SPA Striders athletes were in action around the world with club members competing in United Arab Emirates, Canada, Australia and closer to home.

Over in Abu Dhabi, Kevin Baskerville took part in a 10km race around Reem Mall and finished in a time of 48 minutes and 32 seconds.

And over in British Columbia, Canada, Fiona Ferguson competed in the Freaky Creeky 13km trail race in the Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, Vernon.

Completing the international action, Ian Allen finished the Sydney Marathon in 2 hours 29 mins and 30 secs to come home in 47th place and qualify for the London Marathon.

Back in the United Kingdom, the Warwickshire Road Race League continued with the eighth fixture in the calendar.

Chris Wilson superbly led the team home in the Balsall Common 10k in a time of 37:35 with Samuel Davison 37:45 (PB), Mitchell Tap 38:50, Luke Bennett 39:08 (PB) and George Naylor 39:09 (PB) all coming home in under 40 minutes with Glen McIlreavy just behind in 40:26.

Moreover, Club captain Kat Robertson won the ladies race in a superb PB time of 40:26 followed by Iain Roebuck 40:59 (PB), Trevor Wilkinson 41:12, Simon Parsons 42:14, Emma Andrews 42:15 (PB), Ollie Tabor 42:41, Elaine Sherwin 42:45, Clare Hinton 43:06 and Mark Robbins 44:13.

Next to finish were Daniel Hobson 45:22, Doug Rattray 47:17, James Charnock 47:17, Daniel Williamson 47:46 (PB), Jason Hemming 47:47 and Ellie Bagshaw 49:39 (PB).

Hot on their heels were Richard Shelling 50:34, Tina Roebuck 51:31, Amy Butler 52:31, Anthony Claydon 54:05, Miriam Scullion 56:08, Gary Perkins 56:12, Lydia Honey 56:33 and Georgie Acton 59:28.

Next to finish were Kathryn Miller 1:01:33 (PB), Tim Robb 1:02:34, Louise Fielding 1:07:00 and and Gill Walker – 1:07:01.

Over in Worcester, Patrick Crummy finished the City half marathon in 1:29:23 while Darren Tosh ran the 10k in 40:31.

Additionally, Jo Flemming returned from an injury setback at the two-mile Swim Serpentine in Hyde Park, London.

Flemming completed the swim in 1:19:32 to achieve a London Classics medal after finishing the Swim Serpentine, London Marathon and also the Ride London event.

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