Striders Smith wins Vet 50 race at Weald Park

St Albans Striders were racing all over England this weekend.

In the Dry Hill 10 mile race in Surrey Graham Smith finished 3rd overall in a time of 61:49 whilst in the Weald Park 10k in Essex Steve Smith finished 8th in 43:30 and first-placed Vet 50.

In the Maidenhead Half Marathon there were personal bests for Si Fraser 79:46 and Wendy Walsh 89:42. Also finishing were Ian Nichol 95:40, Richard Wilcox 1:46:19 and Amy Heap 2:05:47.

In the Great North Run on Tyneside the Striders finishing the half-marathon distance included Ian Markwell 1:40:23, Matt Hunt 1:43:44, Ian Hirth 1:47:31, Caroline Skyrme 2:17:07, Jennifer Findlay 2:20:17 and Jenna Pickering 2:27:30.

Closer to home the St Albans 5k Parkrun was led home by Steve Buckle in 16:42 with Mark Castleton 5th in 17:43 and Martin Whitworth 6th in 17:47 and Ed Bailey 9th in 18:05. Jenny Maddocks was first lady in 19:47.