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7th Jul, 2022

ATHLETICS - Spa Striders out in force at Wright Hassall Leamington Regency 10K Run

SPA Striders had 14 runners take part in the Wright Hassall Leamington Regency 10K Run with several club members acting as marshals.

James Wiggins was the first Strider across the line in 12th place in a time of 36 minutes 13 seconds, he was closely followed by George Hunt (38.46) and Joe Wilkes (38.54).

And Joseph McCullagh was fourth across the line for Striders in 40 minutes 16 seconds with Darren Tosh (40.26), Andrew Stone (43.56), Paul Kirby (46.00), Graham Davies (51.41), Andy White (54.07), Fern Donoghue (57.19), Georgie Acton (57.54), Tim Robb (58.26), Fraser Whyte (1 hour) and Julie Grimmett (1.04.22) all completing the course.

Elsewhere, Bethan Gwynn was the second lady home in The Oner – Rab’s Ultra marathon in a time of nine hours and 43 minutes as she competed on the Jurassic coastline starting at Studland and finishing at Portland, producing a brilliant performance.

And five Striders were in action at the 2022 Brighton Marathon with 20,000 runners taking part.

Alex Quinn and Michelle Hutton both finished in 3 hrs 42 mins with Ben Cohen and Lauren Turner just behind in 3 hrs 46 minutes whilst Richard Lowery celebrated his last marathon with a personal best 4 hrs 46 mins.

Lastly, Ash Hogg adventured to the Isle of Arran where he took part in the Rat Race tour of Arran.

Over a two-day weekend, runners rack up 60 miles with serious vertical gain with Hogg completing the first day in a time of 5 hrs 52 mins 35 secs to leave him in 42nd place before ending day two in 10:24:14 to finish in an aggregate time of 16:16:49 for the whole event.

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