First place for Striders’ Vets in Bedfordshire

Action from twotow of the Chiltern Cross Country League

Action from twotow of the Chiltern Cross Country League - Credit: Archant

It was a busy weekend for the St Albans Striders with the opening of the club championships at the Chiltern Cross Country League at Keysoe.

Fantastic runs by Martha Hall (23:20), Wendy Webster (23:34), Deborah Steer (23:35), Wendy Walsh (23:40), Jen Conway (24:07), Claire Kremer (24:25) and Liz McKie (24:29) propelled the women’s team to sixth place, with the ladies’ vets team taking first.

For the men, Paul Adams led the way with a time of 28:38, followed by Tom Crouch (29:09), Andy Auld (31:55), Graham Smith (32:21), Jacob Hine (32:39) and John Ockenden (33:19)

The Grand Union Half Marathon had great representation by Striders with Russell Sessions finishing in 1:45, Julianne Nightingale in 1:57 and Rose McGuinness and Nicki Francis in 2:16.

Doug Hobson completed the Stowmarket scenic seven in 45:17.

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Jack Brooks and Kathryn Hall took part in the Nice Cannes marathon and ran times of 3:54 and 5:22 respectively.

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