Kelly Herts Rag Run
Three Striders took part in the 10km (6.2 mile) charity event in Hatfield on Saturday. Leanne Mahoney (40th place) in 01-05-32, Ally Brown (48th place) in 01-18-42 and Chrissie Thomas (49th place) in 01-18-43. Both runners took on the event after doing the 5km parkrun course at nearby Ellenbrook Fields. There were 53 runners in the event.
The 5km (3.1 mile) free-event for all took place on Saturday morning and there were some Striders out in force, some at Stevenage, some away, some in foreign climbs.
Away days in the UK
Soham Village College (Soham, Cambridgeshire): Danik Bates took on the new three-lap course inside the grounds of the college at Soham. Despite the boggy grassy fields and slipply tarmac conditions, Danikfinished 15th out of 138 runners, coming in at 23:26
Bedford (Beds): Head coach Chris Leigh got an all-time Parkrun personal best of 23:47 in the fast three-lap course at Bedford County Park, finishing in 57th out of 294 runners. Chris in the process gained 3rd place in his age category VM55-59.
The Leas (Minster, Kent): The March’s marched on back in Kent at the weekend and took on the course at the Leas on the Isle of Sheppey. 94 runners took part and Darren March got a 12th place finish, coming in at 23-58. Louise March finished in 36-18 (72nd).
Rushmere (Bedfordshire): Gary Sherin took on the two-lap hilly off-road course in Rushmere Park near Leighton Buzzard, finishing in 26-52 (37th out of 105 runners).
The Old Showfield (Frome, Somerset): Two Striders took on the four-lap course down in deepest Somerset where 214 runners took part. Garry Wallace 28-00 (106th) and Louise Chancellor 29-56 (132nd).
Ellenbrook Fields (Hatfield, Herts): Two Striders took on the one and a half lap course at the former airstrip on the outskirts of Hatfield along with 291 other runners. Chrissie Thomas 33-25 (217th), Ally Brown 33-26 (218th).
Home result in Stevenage: 277 runners took part in the two-lap course at Fairlands Valley lakes. Full results: Steve Wells 19-39 (4th), Esperanza Castro 25-29 (71st), Russell Andrews 26-55 (109th), Ian McClements 28-21 (135th), Steve Moore 30-53 (169th), Hayley Stenning32-59 (199th), Deirdre Hawes 33-00 (200th), Helen Cal-Fernandez 35-55 (228th), Cody Cuzner 36-25 (231st), Sue Loughran 38-35 (247th) and Sarah Goodyear 39-20 (251st).