Personal bests as St Albans Striders beat the weather and times in London and Cambridge

St Albans Striders' Max Campbell with his medal after the finish of the London Big Half.

St Albans Striders' Max Campbell with his medal after the finish of the London Big Half. - Credit: Archant

With a multitude of events cancelled over the weekend due to the inclement weather, a number of brave St Albans Striders made it into London early on Sunday to take on The Big Half Marathon.

The run, which went from Tower Bridge to Greenwich, saw a number of Striders claim personal bests.

Nigel Aston clocked one hour 27 minutes 13 seconds, Hannah Prentice finished in 1:55:51 and Nicky Laitner took three minutes off his best to come home in 1:37:55.

Other finishers included Doug Hobson (1:27:44), Max Campbell (1:31:57), Jonathan Bird (1:35:47), Wendy Walsh (1:36:37), Richard Olney (1:42:06), Karen Sheard (1:44:49), Claire Hobson (1:47:16), Rose McGinness (1:49:03), Jaimi Wallin (1:52:03) and Rachel Aldridge (2:05:38).

There were also two new PBs at the Cambridge Half Marathon. Simon Fraser set 1:15:49 coming 29th out of more than 7,000 finishers, while Matt Jane got 1:42:11.


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