Last weekend saw a welcome return to racing in St Albans, with some 300 participants taking part in the St Albans 10k.

The event had been carefully planned to enable social distancing, with runners gathering in large starting pens before setting off in small waves of 10 people at a time.

The race started and finished at Highfield Park, which the Alban Way forming much of the route.

In a fast field, there were standout performances from St Albans AC runners Will Bowran and Hannah Rayden. Will finished 5th with a personal best of 33:13, while Hannah – the first female finisher – placed 8th overall, crossing the line in a superb time of 33:36.

Twenty-two Striders also took part, with personal best performances from Matthew Cooper (35:28), Tony Brady-Locke (35:56), Jordan Lister (36:20) and Adam Webster (37:26).

Kate Dixon was the first female Strider to finish – and the 7th female finisher – in a time of 44:35.



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