20th Feb, 2019

Good times for Spa Striders athletes at Blenheim

IAN ALLEN was the first Spa Strider home at the picturesque Blenheim Palace Half Marathon on Sunday.

Allen finished third place overall, clocking a time of one hour, 20 minutes and 54 seconds.

He was followed by Ben Parkinson (1:35:24) and Katherine Lambeth (1:40:16) who also recorded a two minute PB.

Also at Blenheim Palace was Alison Gibbons who clocked 1:10:07 in the 10km race.

At the Maverick X Snowdon Challenge, a 23km mountain course, James Hartwright (2:48:47) finished 15th overall while Anne Hurrell (3:26:15) was placed as tenth female.

Tess Robinson returned to the Cheltenham Half Marathon, claiming a 27 minute PB on her way to a time of 1:50:02.

In the Forest of Dean, Vicki Smith finished the half marathon in 1:50:02 to take sixth place in the V50 category.

Meanwhile, Andrew Bonjour, Helen Wright, Clare Bryan and Lucy Tugwell were at the Oulton Park Duathlon.

Bonjour finished the sprint distance in 1:07:34 and Tugwell in 1:23:15.

Wright (2:12:17) came first in her category in the standard distance while Bryan clocked 2:29:13.

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