November 2019 Running report

By Charles Nelis

It’s been a busy month for Stopsley Striders – we continue to take part in a variety of events – parkrun, triathlons, ultramarathons and so on, but the big news for November is that cross-country is back!

We’ve competed to the best of our abilities at both Wellingborough and Wing, and have seen many recently joined Striders taking part in their first cross-country events. However, injury, illness and scheduling conflicts have seriously hit our team numbers, which has had a knock-on effect on our scores and team position. Well done to Ruth Carver-Doyle for her strong performance at both events and Antonia Munn for her great running and bringing a much-needed touch of glamour to the Wellingborough event!

Danny Kelly and San Jay Roy competed in the Druids Challenge.

Great to see some Striders make use of free movement of people before Brexit – Martin Pretoria represented Striders at the Athens 10k, Dean Haywood took part in the Mojacar Half and Marie Haywood ran in the Mojacar 7k.

Christine Lathwell (11 hrs 46), Rob Barnes (8 hrs 26) and Danny Kelly (13 hrs 47) all completed the Wendover Woods 50 mile challenge in great times. Danny hasn’t been seen since…

It’s been a good month for 10K races:
Dawn Keveren was first and last Strider in at the MK 10k Mo Run.
Evelyn Lutterodt, Barbora Uhrakova and Lucy Joseph ran well in the Brighton 10k.
Sarah House, Kirsty Yates and Nicola Abubacker competed in the Richmond 10k.
Ingo Frommholz, Nadia Hall, Peta Henry, Chris Treleaven, Dean Haywood, Marie Haywood and others all ran the Silverstone 10k. Well done to Peta for the PB!

A large team of Striders took part in the Hatfield 5 Mile race. Well done to Ian Curry and Dawn Boon on their PBs!

Well done to Calista Strange, the solo Strider at the Hertfordshire Half Marathon, for her great time of 1:59:19!

It’s great to see Dawn Keveren back competing after injury and likewise Kerry Dear after major surgery. Also, lovely to see Julie Tysoe back in training after injury, Paul Keech back in training whilst dealing with a long-term health condition and Chris Lamont after surgery.

Attendance at Track has really picked up – many thanks to Gez, Maria and Rob for their great coaching, advice and encouragement.

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