Plenty of personal bests for St Albans Striders at two half marathons

PUBLISHED: 10:27 22 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:28 22 November 2017

Rose McGinness, Claire Sharp and Laura Astley at the St Neots Half Marathon. Picture: TONY BARR

Rose McGinness, Claire Sharp and Laura Astley at the St Neots Half Marathon. Picture: TONY BARR

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Two half marathons kept St Albans Striders busy this week – but both produced a number of personal bests

Twenty took part in the first ever Herts Half, held at Knebworth, with Jamie Sinclair’s time of one hour 31 minutes the quickest of the PBs.

Jay A’Court, Robin Newby and Emma Jardine, who was also the first female Strider to finish, also went quicker than ever before.

Daniel Langton was the first male Strider home.

The event offered some Striders a chance to run their first half marathon.

Evie Allan clocked 1:53 while Ruth Hodgkinson finished in 1:51.

Mark Watkin ran his first half in six years, finishing in 1:50 and it was Linda Powell’s first half since undergoing surgery.

A smaller number of Striders were at the St Neots’ half where there were PBs for Chris Williams, the first Strider to finish, Rose McGinness, Laura Astley and Katie Bunting.

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