ATHLETICS - Striders in action at home and abroad - The Leamington Observer

ATHLETICS - Striders in action at home and abroad

Leamington Editorial 30th Sep, 2022   0

SPA Striders athletes were in action across the country and abroad which included a race around a theme park.

Striders runner Kev Baskerville took part in the 2022 Formula Run – a 10km indoor race around the Ferrari World theme park in Abu Dhabi – and finished in a time of 57 minutes 49 seconds.

Closer to home, Ben Howat was in action at the Tissington Trail half marathon and finished in 1 hour 59 mins 14 secs.

The Tissington Trail is the site of a former railway line from Ashbourne to Buxton, a 13-mile route from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne in Derbyshire.




And three more Striders were on the start line as Will Allman placed 16th in 1 hr 31 mins 53 secs whilst Abi Morton and Bev Stephens ran together and finished in 2 hrs 15 mins 59 secs and 2 hrs 16 mins 2 secs respectively.

Further afield, Striders athlete Bill Teasdale ran the Great Bristol Half and finished in 1 hr 33 mins 5 secs despite suffering from a leg injury.


There was a middle distance triathlon debut for Elaine Sherwin as she completed the Outlaw X event in North Nottinghamshire

She trained extremely hard for the race which comprised the longest ever bike and run distances she had ever completed with the swim reduced to 750-metres due to cold air temperatures.

Sherwin finished the event in 5 hrs 54 mins and 31 secs and beat both of her time goals for the bike and run legs respectively.

Recruitment

Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.

Buy Photos

Buy photos online from the Leamington Observer newspaper.

Advertising

Advertise with the Leamington Observer to reach your audience

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.