ATHLETICS - Striders out in force on road and trails - The Leamington Observer

ATHLETICS - Striders out in force on road and trails

SPA Striders took to the road and trails this past weekend as several of the club’s athletes were put through their paces.

First up for Striders was Ash Hogg who took on the Arc of Attrition race, which covers 100 miles of Cornish coastline, as the hills took their toll on Hogg’s quads who made it as far as Zennor in just over 24 hours.

Closer to home, several Striders were involved in the Midland Cross Country Championships at Newbold Comyn as Anne Hurrell placed 84th in the ladies race in a time of 32 minutes 38 seconds.

She was followed by Sara Northover in 91st in 33 mins 9 secs, Helene Parpworth in 116th in 35 mins 21 secs, Kate Evans in 143rd in 38 mins 33 secs and Ves Hill in 167th in 45 mins 27 secs.




In the men’s race, captain Chris McKeown came home in 67th in 37 mins 11 secs followed by John-Paul Hunt in 154th in 41 mins 39 secs, Andrew Owen in 196th in 44 mins 2 secs, Simon Ludford in 197th in 44 mins 17 secs and Jason Hemming in 221st in 45 mins 39 secs.

Elsewhere, Striders also took part ion the final Not the Roman IX race, embracing the undulating roads outside Stratford.


Luke Bennett was first home for Striders in 47 mins 34 secs followed by Kat Robertson 50 mins 52 secs, Iain Roebuck 51 mins 51 secs, Clare Hinton 53 mins 1 sec, Paul Quinney 54 mins 41 secs, Paul Kirby 56 mins 15 secs, James Bryant 56 mins 19 secs and Patrick James 58 mins 09 secs.

Finishing just outside the one-hour mark were Ruth Tennant 1:01:36, Lynn Ward 1:04:31, Sandra Stokes 1:06:01, Catherine Barham 1:07:24, Anthony Claydon 1:08:14, Georgie Acton 1:08:16, Tim Robb 1:08:17 (who took more than eight minutes off his personal best) and Gary Perkins 1:09:34.

Lastly, Lucy Tugwell took on the Canix Wyre Forest CaniCross race with her dog Reuben and finished as the third masters lady.

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