Striders help Herts to ninth in Birmingham

Striders ladies represented Herts in Birmingham

Striders ladies represented Herts in Birmingham - Credit: Archant

Five Striders helped Hertfordshire finish ninth at the Intercounties Cross Country Championships in Birmingham on Saturday.

Claire Hallisey cross the line in 36th, followed by Wendy Webster in 144th, Martha Hall in 160th and Wendy Walsh in 172nd. In the men’s race, Paul Adams, who ran the Finchley 20 the following day, was 107th.

Elsewhere, Jenna Pickering was one of 10 Striders to complete the Finchley 20 - she finished in 3:51:42 - Helen Cartlidge won the women’s race in the St Albans Parkrun, Jack Brooks did the Lafayette Marathon in Louisiana in 3:43:58 and was second in the 60/64 age group and Si Fraser clocked 1:17:35 in the Cambridge half marathon, good for 18th position.

At the Milton Keynes Running Festival, Striders had three runners in the top 10 in the half marathon. Joseph Dunn led his team-mates home in seventh, with Nairn Williams two places behind and Hallissey, who was first female, in 10th.

The other half marathon finishers were: Terry Bonnett (86:01, 48th), Gwynfor Tyley (89:56, 85th), Douglas Hobson (91:16, 104th), Mick Jack (1:49:36, 608th), Carole Jack (1:59:23, 1,018th), Jane Percival (2:04:31, 1,125th).

In the 20-mile race, Deirdre Heydecker was first F55 in 2:42:30. Other finishers were: Michael Large (2:43:43, 174th), Stephen Elkan (2:50:22, 252nd), Clair Drage (3:30:04, 535th), Laura Bailey (3:56:23, 592nd).