St Albans Striders continue to get in some covid-secure competition

Laura Hicks in action for St Albans Striders at the Merchant Taylors' School cross country event. Picture: TONY BARR

Laura Hicks in action for St Albans Striders at the Merchant Taylors' School cross country event. Picture: TONY BARR - Credit: Archant

St Albans Striders continued their enjoyment of competitive action with yet more covid-secure races.

Stephen Hosty in action for St Albans Striders at the Merchant Taylors' School cross country event. Picture: TONY BARR

Stephen Hosty in action for St Albans Striders at the Merchant Taylors' School cross country event. Picture: TONY BARR - Credit: Archant

The latest was a cross country at Merchant Taylors’ School where the fastest from the club over the five-mile course was Stephen Hosty in 31 minutes 16 seconds.

Joe Weghofer in action for St Albans Striders at the Merchant Taylors' School cross country event. Picture: TONY BARR

Joe Weghofer in action for St Albans Striders at the Merchant Taylors' School cross country event. Picture: TONY BARR - Credit: Archant

In his first cross country race Joe Weghofer was 19 seconds behind with Jon Reilly and Derek Fowler a further 13 seconds back.

Ian Hirth in action at the Chase the Moon 10K at the Olympic Park.

Ian Hirth in action at the Chase the Moon 10K at the Olympic Park. - Credit: Archant

Laura Hicks, also running her first cross country race was the fastest Striders’ lady in 34:52 with Wendy Walsh next in 36:24 and second in the W50 category.

Jenna and Ben Scott of St Albans Striders at the delayed spring marathon at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire.

Jenna and Ben Scott of St Albans Striders at the delayed spring marathon at the Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire. - Credit: Archant

A few weeks earlier Ian Hirth finished second V40 in the Chase the Moon 10K before coming 28th overall in the Newbury Half Marathon.


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He was then third overall in the Strive for 12 at Hitchin where competitors run a 5k loop every hour for 12 hours.

Newly-weds Ben and Jenna Scott took part in the delayed marathon at Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire, finishing the course in just over five hours 30 minutes.

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