Perfect 10! St Albans Striders in fine form for the distance on track and road

PUBLISHED: 14:39 25 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:39 25 May 2017

St Albans Striders' Kate Tettmar at the Wheathampstead 10k. Picture: CHRIS BARR

St Albans Striders' Kate Tettmar at the Wheathampstead 10k. Picture: CHRIS BARR


It was all about 10k races for St Albans Striders this week in a number of different locations.

Tom Crouch set a new club record for the distance on the track at the Night of 10,000 PBs, hosted by Highgate Harriers.

He completed the distance in 31 minutes 34 seconds.

Closer to home over 20 Striders enjoyed the scenic yet tough Wheathampstead 10k.

Simon Fraser crossed the finish line in first place in a time of 36.26, closely followed by Stephen Hosty in sixth place (38.31), Doug Hobson 13th (40.17), and Colin Braybrook (43.18).

That was good enough for Braybrook to claim third place in the MV50 category.

Helen Cartlidge was the first female Strider and first FV35 home in 44.34 with Anna Buckingham crossing the finishing line in 46.39.

Nicky Laitner finished as third FV45 in 47.52 with Judy Willits hot on her heels in 47.54.

Other Striders who completed the course were Robin Newby (47.49), Richard Evans (50.11), Ella Gale (50.16), Tony Barr (50.44) Rachel Aldridge (58.38) and Magdalena Petrus (1.02.15).

Binh Tang accompanied her son in the 2k fun run while Richard Evans, not content with just running the Wheathampstead 10k, also ran from St Albans to the event and back, clocking up a notable 17 miles.

Elsewhere, Donna Irwin achieved a PB of 48.08 at the High Easter 10k and Jack Brooks completed the Richmond Park Trail Marathon in 4.33.42.

Jonathan White ran the Redbourn 5k Fun Run in 19.45.

Further afield, Campbell represented Team GB at the Mid-distance European Duathlon Championship in Germany.

He came home 12th in his age group in an impressive time of four hours nine minutes.

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