Striders enjoying the spring weather with good results

Martin Whitworth ran at the Reading Half Marathon

Martin Whitworth ran at the Reading Half Marathon - Credit: Archant

St Albans Striders were out in force this weekend at various events around the country.

In the ever-popular Reading Half Marathon, Blake Vivian finished in the top 60 in 1:15:09 with Martin Whitworth well-placed in 1:20:12.

They were followed by Alec Campbell in 1:32:18 and David Prince 1:55:51.

In the Oakley 20 mile race, Si Fraser finished a creditable fourth in 2:03:45 followed by Graham Foster in 2:15:30.

Deirdre Heydecker was the first v60 lady in 2 hours 43 minutes.

Other finishers included Chris Williams 2:35, Ben Scott 2:36, James Stanger 2:37, Russell Sessions 2:46, Marc Philips 2:48, Stephen Elkan 2:49 and Paul Earnshaw 2:54.

In the Paris Marathon, Errol Maginley and Jenny Maddocks both finished in 3 hours 18 minutes, followed by: Claire Sharp 3:36, Carol Ransom 4:00, Judith Beard 4:18, Lucy Stern and Mandy Attree 4:19, Laura Astley 4:22, Petra Grosse-Hull 4:30,Adam Mellor 4:40 and Andrew Hull 5:25.

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In the Kingston breakfast run Ruth Martin completed 20 miles in 2:42, Carolyn Martin and David Martin ran eight miles in 1:21 and 1:46:51 respectively.

Nairn McWilliams was sixth in the Dunbar 10k in 36:46.

St Albans Striders are staging a six week “Run with Striders” course starting May 3.

It is for anyone who can run 5k and who wants to improve by running with others.

Full details are on