Smith and Foster set new club records

Graham Foster and Graham Smith at Headington

Graham Foster and Graham Smith at Headington - Credit: Archant

St Albans Striders’ Graham Smith and Graham Foster set new club records over five miles.

Smith’s time of 28mins 9secs earned him seventh overall at the Headington five mile race and first in the V40 race. Graham Foster was 23rd overall and second V50 in 29:58, taking the V50 club record.

Ben Scott took sixth place in a time of 1.32:53 at the Enigma Half Marathon in Milton Keynes. Jack Brooks completed yet another marathon, this time winning the V60 prize at the Halifax trail marathon in 4.26:55.

In the Watford Open Graded Athletics track meeting, Tom Crouch finished the 3,000 metres in 8mins 54secs. He then led the St Albans 5k Parkrun in a time of 15:59, nearly a minute ahead of second-placed Steve Buckle (16:57).

Also well-placed were Mark Castleton (14th in 18:07), Cathal Gallagher (15th in 18:09), Ed Bailey (16th in 18:18) and Jacob Hine (19th in 18:31). Penny Habbick was fourth lady in 19:59 and Jenny Maddocks fifth in 20:14.

Helen Cartlidge was first lady at the Shorne Woods Parkrun in a time of 21:00.

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