7th Apr, 2020

Striders keep race fit in final events

Ben Tyler 19th Mar, 2020

SPA Striders made the most of a bad situation by turning out at a host of events up and down the land.

While a plethora of races were waved off, the Striders still managed to get their running fix.

Dawn Clark took on the 15-mile course at the Ancient Trails Challenge in Cambridgeshire and finished as the fastest women, returning home in two hours 13 minutes 59 seconds.

It was a feat matched by Jo Fleming, who was first female competed in the Wolverhampton Trail Half Marathon in a time of 1:44:22.

Ian Allen continued his fine season by running the Warwick Racecourse parkrun in 15 minutes 31 seconds – a feat that made him the seventh-fastest parkrunner in the UK on Saturday.

The club were most active on Sunday, heading as far afield as Carlisle to keep in racing shape.

Pete Soley was the third-fastest runner, and fastest veteran, at the Goring 10k in Reading, completing his run in 37:18.

James and Lucy Hartwright impressed at the Dronfield 10k, finishing in 43:25 and 50:37 respectively in the Derbyshire event, while Gary Perkins ran the Milton Keynes 10k in a time of 55:04.

Striders were involved in handful of half marathons, with Steven Taylor in Liverpool (1:28:21), Jude Baum in Carlisle (1:51:55) – where she finished as the fastest veterans woman – and Emma Bish in Bath. Bish set a new PB in 1:48:01.

A new senior women’s club record was set by Mairi Walker, who completed the Gloucester 20-mile race in two hours 19 minutes 48 seconds, to chart as the second-fastest female at the event.

She was joined by Striders teammates Michael Cox (2:47:25), Pete Schofield (2:49:32) – breaking the V60 club record at the event – and Mark Hone (2:52:51).

Alice Bourne clocked 2:35:06 in the Milton Keynes 20.

In multi-events, Chris McKeown (2:12:45), Graeme Davidson (2:33:44) and Paul Kirby (2:56:33) were in the thick of the action at the Tempo Spring Duathlon in Moreton Morrell.

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