Club news release 14/04/2019

Marathon madness!

On Sunday there were Striders at Brighton and Paris taking part in the marathons.

At Brighton, Jenny Ingram-Tedd ran a well paced race finishing in a pb of 3:57:21, a full 31 minutes quicker than last year! Michael Spicer finished in 6:23:06 in his first marathon. .

Danik Bates took the trip across the channel to take part in the 43rd Paris marathon finishing in 3:52:06. The day before, he also ran the de Montsouris ParkRun in a time of 24:24.

On Saturday, Dave Stafford and Clare Moore ran their 6th marathon of 2019 together in the Top Run marathon at Walton on the Thames.

I do like to be beside the seaside!

Sue Loughran travelled to the seaside on Sunday for the Frinton and Walton half marathon. Sue completed the run in a time of 2 hours 33 minutes.

Easter egg hunt

Twenty Striders took part in the annual club Easter egg hunt on Sunday. The eggs were hidden in a route around Weston, Halls Green and Damask Green and runners had to spot them as they completed the route. 100% success with lots of chocolate eaten by all on the run!

Park runs

The Saturday parkruns are well supported by Stevenage Striders, including a number of the club volunteering to ensure the runs can take place.

Stevenage – sixteen of the club took part in the run with three achieving pbs. Tony Castro was running his 50th parkrun.

Tom Sclanders 20:54
Karl Sparks 22:00
Stuart Cuzner 22:12
Alan Watt 23:15
Liezel Bezuidenhout 25:15
Russ Andrews 26:37
Brendon Kelly 27:42
Richard Bates 28:26
Ian McClements 28:39 PB
Tony Castro 29:49
Leanne Mahoney 30:24 PB
Esperanza Castro 36:17
Jennifer Graham 36:21
Penny Fanthorpe 37:27 PB
Paras Shah 39:59
Rachel Hall 44:44

Ellenbrook fields – Tracy Norris 43:53

Westmill – Greg Bradbury 22:56. 2nd in age group.

Bedford Park – Darren March 21:40 and Louise March 34:31