23rd Apr, 2018

Hinton leads home the ladies for Spa Striders at Warwick Half Marathon

Craig Gibbons 14th Apr, 2018

SPA Striders were out in force last Sunday for the rescheduled Warwick Half Marathon.

Clare Hinton (1:31:49) led the ladies home with a confidence-boosting performance, showing promise for a return to her previous best.

She was followed by Melissa Venables (1:37:51), Carolyn Wilkinson (1:39:17), Ruth Tennant (1:50:49), Amanda Wiggins (1:51:04), Sandra Stokes (1:57:44), Frances Parkes (1:58:47), Emily Tudge (2:00:15, 10-minute PB), Jo Fleming (2:02:50), Kathleen Mccann (2:08:15), Hazel Mann (2:11:40), Tanya Brittain (2:22:44), Natalie Dellar (2:23:31), and Helen Pugh as an official pacer for 2:30.

The men were led home by Chris Liddle finishing in 15th place with a three minute PB (1:23:00).

He was followed by Sunny Dhesi (1:23:16), Mike Pugh in 20th place (1:24:04), Pete Teevan in a PB and debut sub-90mins performance (1:28:35).

The squad was completed by Josh Layton (1:30:29), Dexter Teale (1:32:28), Chris Wilson (1:33.34), Simon Ludford (1:34:23, PB), Rich Sykes (1:35:04), Rob Thompson (1:35:28), Steve Hession (1:35:36), Rob Mantell (1:40:17), Rob Egan (1:41:55), Simon White (1:45:16), Ian Davis (1:45:32), Ben Cohen (1:50:47), Eugene Mcnally (1:54:50, PB), Dave McNamara (1:57:52), Billy Morton (2:02:04), Matt Leydon (2:08:15) and Doug Rattray (2:11:42).

The Spring marathon season kicked off with Chris McKeown completing the Paris Marathon in 2:58:31.

After a winter of training in cold and snow, the warm conditions proved challenging.

Ten Striders completed the Greater Manchester Marathon.

They were led home in style by Ian Allen (2:58:42) and Keith Wilson (3:03:13, PB).

There were very strong performances from Andy Roach (3:35:29), Katherine Lambeth (3:45:30), Dave Lindsay (3:46:45), Mike Cox (3:49:20), Iain Mcarthur (3:57:58), Mairi Walker in (3:58:17), Dave Lithgow (4:19:37) and Gary Perkins with a new 17 minute PB (4:46:28).

Meanwhile, Gethyn Friswell (1:32:59) completed the Sheffield Half Marathon and Lloyd Harriman completed the UK Wife carrying contest in Dorking.

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