Striders Still Going Strong

Jen Conway set the female course record at Dunstable Downs parkrun by just dipping under the 21 minute mark by one second. Clair Drage set a new Half Marathon PB in Statford-upon-Avon with 1:50:51.

There were 10K PBs for Richard Evans in Newport with 37:39, and Ben Thomas with 47:48 in Bristol.

In Milton Keynes, Peter Clarke completed the full marathon distance race in 3:30:30, Scott Morton ran 3:33:17, Steve Kennedy 3:51:35 (PB) and Laura Lane 3:53:31 (PB). Paul Mostyn also finished with a new PB of 4:48:33, and Kate Tettmar 4:51:22. Chris Wrighton was fourth in the MK Half Marathon with 1:17:13, while Jamie Ingles got his first sub-100 half with 1:37:19. Also in Milton Keynes, Mike Dando got a new PB in the MK Rocket 5K with a time of 20:39.

Deb Steer made her marathon comeback by running 3:34:10 in Southampton and winning her age category.

At the Watford 10K, Tom Neill came sixth in 38:54, and Wendy Walsh was third female with 42:59, and first in her age category. Fleur Harvey-Keenan came in at 46:18, and third in her age category too, while Rachel Aldridge finished in 53:51.

At the Kimpton May Festival 9km off-road Fun Run, Graham Smith ran 38:18, Colin Braybrook 41:46 and Dave Oh 53:56 according to the published results.

In Vancouver Ian Hirth ran the marathon in 3:36:45, while Errol Maginley and Jenny Maddocks completed the half marathon in 1:31:06 and 1:31:12 respectively.

Not to be outdone, a week after running the London Marathon Andrew Mckillop got another PB, this time for 100 miles, along the Thames Path at the weekend by going from London to Oxford in 18 hours, 35 minutes, and 45 seconds.

Finally, the annual Pednor 5-mile race took place on Bank Holiday Monday in Chesham, incorporating both the Herts and Bucks Seniors 5-mile Championships. Jen Conway emerged as individual female county champion with 32:21, and St Albans Striders took the 2nd women’s team prize with Mandy Attree and Clair Drage as the other scorers. On the men’s side Steve Buckle was 3rd overall and runner up in the Bucks county championships with 27:29. Steve Hosty was third individual in the Herts county champs with 28:57, and the club won third team men’s prize in the county champs, with Hosty, Jim King, Richard Evans (another PB of 30:41), and Nigel Aston as the other scorers.


Report by Howard Bull

Photo of Andrew Mckillop at the London Marathon last week taken by Alex Johnston.

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