Club news release – 22/12/2019

Marathons

Clare Wing and Davie Stafford completed their 35th marathon of the year on Saturday by taking part in Excaibur 12 event hosted by Pheonix Running at Walton-on-Thames. Davie finished in 5th place out of 52 runners in 03-51-23 whilst Clare came in 14th place with a time of 04-17-48.

Christmas Run 2019 & looking for a running club?

The Striders took part in their annual Christmas training run which starts and finishes in Whitwell, south of Hitchin and takes in the lanes around Ayot, St Pauls Walden and Kimpton. Quite a few runners took on the run and at the finish there was cake and tea to be had. This is one of the training runs the club does on a Sunday morning which is enjoyable, sociable and at the same time, keeping fit. If you are thinking of joining a running club in the New Year, why not join the Stevenage Striders. We are free to join and we cater for runners who have never run before to elite standard running. Details on how to join the club are at the bottom of this report.

As this is the final press report before the festive period, Stevenage Striders Running Club would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and great running’s in the New Year.

One final bit…it’s Parkrun!

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

Snowden Field (Crowland, Lincolnshire): Danik Bates 24-16 (9th out of 28 runners).

Fulbourn Hospital (Cambridge): Gary Sherin 25-26 (57th out of 171 runners).

Westmill (Ware, Herts): Helen Moye 27-19 (24th out of 50 runners).

Home result in Stevenage: 302 runners took part in the two-lap course at Fairlands Valley lakes. Full results: Darren March 24-48 (69th), Esperanza Castro 25-25 (80th), Peter Fitzgerald 26-05 (98th), William Reynolds 26-45 (113th), Steve Moore 27-46 (131st), Chrissie Thomas 31-13 (198th), Hayley Stenning 31-16 (200th), Louise Chancellor 32-45 (220th), Garry Wallace 32-45 (221st), Lauren Pegg 35-11 (251st), Russell Andrews 35-54 (258th), Colin Fenwick 35-55 (259th) and Tracy Norris 40-08 (285th).

Don’t forget that Stevenage Parkrun and a few other courses nearby also have Parkrun’s on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Check the Parkrun website for details and don’t forget your barcode.