The Essex Marathon was held on Sunday at RAF Debden. The fast and flat course is traffic free and designed in the shape of an aircraft. Steve Buckle finished in 5th place overall in an impressive time of just 2:35:24. Matt Harrison(2:49:34), Stephen Hosty(2:53:55), Gareth Parker(2:54:21 PB) and Adam Webster(2:54:41 PB) all finished in the top 30 places.
Sunday also saw a Half Marathon at Dorney Lake in Windsor. Not content with his 5k and 10k club records earlier in the month, John Cooper finished first V60 and broke the club V60 Half Marathon record by over ten minutes, finishing in a time of 1:26:30
Saturday saw the Hurtwood 50km Ultra Marathon in the Surrey hills over an extreme course on spectacular trails with over 1,300m of elevation. Jonathan Poole finished in a time of 6:41:07, after veering off course and running an extra 3.7Km!
Also on Saturday, several Striders completed the third and final Cross Country series at Merchant Taylors school. Jon Reilly was first home in 15th place in 32.58.
Earlier in the week, Ian Hirth achieved a Personal Best time in the Chase the Sun 10k at Olympic Park on Wednesday in a time of 37:07.