“Great weekend” for Striders

Striders' Bearbrook 10k winning womens' team, from left, Liz McKie, Mandy Attree and Wendy Webster.

Striders' Bearbrook 10k winning womens' team, from left, Liz McKie, Mandy Attree and Wendy Webster. - Credit: Archant

STRIDERS enjoyed a great weekend at home and abroad.

Tom Crouch excelled at the Ottowa ITU Duathlon World Championships in Canada over the weekend coming third in the 30/34 age group.

On Sunday, a large squad of Striders was amongst the 405 finishers at the Bearbrook 10k in Weston Turville. Wendy Webster had a superb run coming third female and 50th overall in a time of 39mins 53secs and Liz McKie was first vet-35 in 42mins 33secs.

The Striders womens’ team of Webster, McKie, Johanna Sharples and Mandy Attree also walked away with the women’s team prize.

There were also strong performances from the Striders men who were led in by Graham Smith (19th) in a personal best time of 37mins 34secs. Following Graham in were Jo Dunn (23rd), Adam Wilkinson (32nd), Graham Foster (60th), Stuart Middleton (70th), David O’Neill (97th) and a fast improving Howard Bull in a personal best time of 43mins 7secs.

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Also running were Andrew Hull, Martin Loose, Petra Grosse, Claire Sharp, Mandy Atkins, Caroline Skyrme and Catherine Turney.

Also on Sunday, Strider Wendy Walsh was first female and 18th overall at the inaugural Mo Farah “Run for Mo” 10k in Bushy Park, Teddington, finishing in a time of 44mins 6secs.

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Simon Fraser came fourth out of 379 competitors in the London Summer 10k in a time of 37mins 15secs. Further afield, Conrad Wild completed the hilly Hardmoors Saltburn Trail Marathon in North Yorkshire in a time of 4 hrs 55 mins.

In the 5k St Albans Parkrun, Jenny Maddocks was the first female to cross the line in a time of 19mins 45secs. Steve Buckle was fifth out of 181 finishers and there were also good performances from Pablo Plaza Lastras (5th), John Knight (6th), Jacob Hine (15th) and Ben Scott (19th).

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