Personal bests tumble for St Albans Striders who also impress on the track

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Pi

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Picture: Tony Barr - Credit: Archant

It was a night that lived up to the name as St Albans Striders held a ‘Night of PBs’ event at Westminster Lodge.

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Pi

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Picture: Tony Barr - Credit: Archant

With runs at 400m, 800m, 3,000m and 5,000m, the night saw personal best times tumble for 35 of the 80 athletes involved.

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Pi

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Picture: Chris Barr. - Credit: Archant

Some even bettered their times at multiple distances.

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Pi

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Picture: Tony Barr - Credit: Archant

It came the night after 16 Striders took part in the Midweek Track League.

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Pi

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Picture: Chris Barr. - Credit: Archant

Both the men’s and women’s teams were fourth with notable performances from Laura Hicks, who got a PB in the 400m hurdles, and Wendy Walsh who was third in the 400m and second in the 1500m.

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Pi

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Picture: Chris Barr. - Credit: Archant


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Sue Yeomans and Louise Kelly did well in the field events winning the pole vault and discus.

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Pi

Over 80 St Albans Striders ran at the club's night of PBs with 35 of them setting new benchmarks. Picture: Chris Barr. - Credit: Archant

There were a number of notable distance runs as well over the weekend including Lehna Gardner who was second women in the Stanborough Aquathlon and Helen Cartlidge who was second in the Wheathamstead 10K closely followed by Stacey Harris in fourth and Ana Buckingham in sixth.

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