Various disciplines were on offer for St Albans Striders - and they had a whale of a time at them all.

Striders joined up with sister outfit St Albans Athletics Club for the third match of the masters track and field competition held at Lee Valley.

Numerous personal bests were achieved which helped to secure second place for the women’s team and third place for the men.

Jennifer Finlay had an incredible debut, winning both the 100m and 400m, while the women's team dominated the 1500m with the five places directly behind the winner.

They also took the medley relay.

The men also put in strong performances with a win in the discus for Daniel Kerry, backed up with the fastest Strider over 100m, a race he ran for the first time.

Paul Adams took the win in the 1500m.

Herts Advertiser: St Albans Striders at the 3k relays. Picture: ST ALBANS STRIDERSSt Albans Striders at the 3k relays. Picture: ST ALBANS STRIDERS (Image: St Albans Striders)

The club followed that up with a trip to Stevenage for the Fairlands Valley 3k relays where they entered 15 teams of four out of the 118 in total.

And they were hugely successful there as well with a top three place in four of the six competition categories.

The women’s team of Megan Walker, Hollie Ryder, Freya Weddell and Lucy Waterlow were first while the men and the vet men were second.

The men's team featured Alexander McDonald, Stefano Federici, Archie Marshall and Jonny Pennell while the vets team was made up of Steve Buckle, Jim King, Paul Stack and Jonathan Scott.

The mixed vet team of Colin Braybook, Jenny Maginley, Helen Cartlidge and Steve Scorer were third.