The Striders were spoiled for choice with half marathon events at the weekend. 21 athletes opted for the Cambridge Half with a route passing a number of historic landmarks and the grounds of two colleges. First male Strider home was Stefano Federici in a PB of 1:10:30 which was 36th overall from a vast field size of over 11,000. He was closely followed by Matthew Holman (1:12:09), Jonathan Pennell (1.12.57), Barnaby Walker (1.15.27) and Adam Yorwerth (1:15:35). Megan Zoe Walker was the first female Strider home in 1:18:04 which was 12th female overall out of almost 5,000.

A staggering 66 athletes competed in the Berkhamsted Half which was a significant proportion of the 830 field size. Steve Buckle led the Striders home in 4th place in a time of 1:13:29 followed by Paul Adams who also achieved the top 10 in 1:14:33. Penny Habbick was the first female home in 1:28:28 which was 5th overall and 2nd in her age category. Jim King was 1st in his age category in 1:19:57. Others achieving sub 1:20 were Jon Hall (1:16:33), Jonathan Scott (1:18:13) and Alex Smith (1:19:39).

In contrast, flying the flag solo for the Striders, Rose McGinness completed the Lincolnshire Half in Scunthorpe in a time of 1:48:44.

Three Striders travelled much further afield to Japan to complete the Tokyo marathon; Andrew Mckillop (2 hours 56min), Judy Willits (3:55) and Richard Hayes (4:13). Judy earned her 6th star meaning that she has completed what is considered all 6 of the major marathons across the world.

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