Striders have themselves a merry little festive run

The winning Striders at the Festive 5 Mile race in Welwyn Garden City

The winning Striders at the Festive 5 Mile race in Welwyn Garden City - Credit: Archant

St Albans Striders had a very merry time at the Festive 5 Mile race in Welwyn Garden City.

The Striders claimed both the men’s and women’s team and individual prizes on Sunday.

Paul Adams finished first in 26:27 followed by teammates Alex Juggins and Nick Day, enough to take the men’s team prize.

Claire Kremer was the first woman to finish the race in 31:49 and was followed by Wendy Walsh, who also took the FV45 prize.

Tamsyn Clark finished in 33:12 to claim the women’s team award.

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Wendy Webster was also representing Hertfordshire at the Inter-Counties Championships where she finished 23rd.

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Helen Cartlidge (19:59) and Jenny Maddocks (20:11) were 2nd and 3rd women to finish.

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