St Albans Striders dominate at the Ridgeway Run

Michele Besio in the Ridgeway Run

Michele Besio in the Ridgeway Run - Credit: Archant

The 15k Ridgeway Run from Tring over the Chiltern Hills is a tough course but St Albans Striders proved they were up to the challenge.

Stephen Buckle won the race in an excellent 55 minutes 50 seconds.

Michele Besio was fifth in 59:45, Si Fraser ninth in 1:00:53 and Jim King 14th in 1:01:35.

And together they scooped the team prize.

The ladies also took first in the team prize. Claire Kremer was fourth lady in 1:06:35, Wendy Walsh was first veteran 45 and Deirdre Heydecker was not far behind.

In total 25 Striders finished the race.

In the last Hatfield 5k of the autumn series, Joe Dunn finished seventh in 16:46 and Graham Smith 18th in 17:24.

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Wendy Walsh was second vet 45 in 19:38, making her first veteran 45 lady for the series as a whole.

Colin Singleton finished third veteran 60 for the series as a whole.

In the Herts 10k in Harpenden, Graham Smith showed good form to finish eighth in 35:50, making him the second vet 40 finisher.

Ed Bailey also ran well to finish 19th in 37:25 and Helen Cartlidge was fifth lady overall in 42:27.

Nearly 40 Striders took part.

In a slight departure from running, Gary Warren finished 4th in the tough inaugural Bison Duathlon on Dunstable Downs, running 13km twice and cycling 30km in three hours four minutes.

Shusanah Phillinger was third Lady in 3:42.

Jonathan White and Martin Medforth completed the half distance in 1:42 and 2:03 respectively.

And Rav Dighe completed the World Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii in 14 hours 12 minutes.