Incredible runs over incredible distances for St Albans Striders

Richard Vaughan of St Albans Striders

Richard Vaughan of St Albans Striders ran the North Downs Way 50. - Credit: ST ALBANS STRIDERS

It was all about distance for St Albans Striders as they tackled some ultra-marathons.

Andrew McKillop, Christian Kurek and Richard Vaughan took on the North Downs Way 50-mile race.

McKillop came back from the challenging but scenic course the first of the three in a time of eight hours 29 minutes while Kurek clocked 9:37:38.

Vaughan completing his 50 miles in 11:04:44.

Clair Drage of St Albans Striders

Clair Drage of St Albans Striders ran an incredible 100 miles at the Viking 100. - Credit: ST ALBANS STRIDERS

But for Clair Drage, 50 miles simply wasn't enough.

She took on the Viking 100 and showing some incredible endurance, she came home in 26 hours 40 minutes.

Her support team including fellow Strider Andrew Maher who ran 50km himself as he paced her though the night.

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One week earlier several from the club took part in the Reunion 5k at Kempton Park, a trial event for the return of mass-participation racing without social distancing.

Gareth Parker was fastest from the club, finishing 22nd overall in 17:39 while Jonathan Bird finished 87th in 19:30.