Ones to watch in 2019 for St Albans Striders finish 2018 in fine form

PUBLISHED: 13:25 31 December 2018

St Albans Striders at Tring Xmas Parkrun with Jenny Maddocks front left. Picture: Joanne Tang

St Albans Striders at Tring Xmas Parkrun with Jenny Maddocks front left. Picture: Joanne Tang

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Two of St Albans Striders' rising stars rounded off a great 2018 with strong performances on the final weekend of the year.

St Albans Striders' Laurence Dine with supporters after running 2018 miles in the year in aid of Reverse Rett. Picture: Laura HusseySt Albans Striders' Laurence Dine with supporters after running 2018 miles in the year in aid of Reverse Rett. Picture: Laura Hussey

James Moore, 15, finished his first half marathon at the Lee Valley Velopark in a time of one hour 22 minutes 58 seconds to finish sixth overall.

Meanwhile Will Bowren, 17, was the third senior finisher, and seventh overall, at the Buntingford Year-end 10-mile race in 58:28.

Many Striders competed in festive parkruns on Christmas morning, most notable was Jenny Maddocks who finished first female on the undulating course at Tring.

Laura Lane completed the 50km Winter Cross Ultra which takes in part of the South Downs Way in 6:16.

On Sunday Laurence Dine completed his goal to run 2018 miles this year.

He achieved his feat in aid of Reverse Rett, a charity dedicated to changing the lives of children and adults with Rett Syndrome.

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