News w/e 5/1/20

St Albans Striders Senior Men’s team took the top spot in the County Cross Country Championship, held on Sunday 5 Jan at Fairlands Valey, Stevenage. First across the line for Striders was Paul Adams in 6th, followed by Jonathan Scott, Phillip Evans, Thomas Halling, Ollie Knight, and Ed Anders all scoring in the team victory. The recent wet weather meant competitors were faced with an extremely muddy and challenging course. Team Captain Rich Evans said: “The Herts XC County Senior Men’s Trophy is back where it belongs!”

Striders Senior Women’s team only narrowly missed out, finishing second with strong performances from Lucy Waterlow, Lucy Jones, Megan Steer & Kathryn Penfold contributing to the team result.

Club members also took part in Parkruns on 4 January, with several first-place finishes in the 5Km events: Tom Halling (16:23) at Ellenbrook Fields; Rich Evans (17:56) at Cassiobury; Steve Buckle (18:13) at Houghton Hall; Will Bowran (18:29) & Fleur Harvey-Keenan (24:11) at Jersey Farm; Jenny Maginley (22:06) at Tring; Magda Meier (24:50) at Westmill; and Julianne Nightingale (25:40) at South Oxhey.

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