October 2019 Running Report
By Christine Lathwell
This has been another busy month. Autumn is now here, so more marathons and Cross Country begins. We had our fourth Club Championship. There was a Club record and — Pb’s broken.
At the Bournemouth Marathon. 4 Striders competed. Sanjoy Roy 3:56:39, Chris Treleaven 4:20:56, Helen Douglas 4:35:44 and Calista Strange 4:44:44 Pb first Marathon.
At the Loch Ness Marathon Ian Pitkin 3:34:23 Pb third Pb this year for a Marathon.
At the Chester Marathon Valerie Dawson 4:43:18.
Unfortunatley the Leicester Marathon was cancelled due to the extreme rain fall on local roads, so Charles Nelis who had trained so hard with Calista Strange was unable to compete.
At the Willow 10km lots of Striders competed Mark Smith 55:47 Pb.
At the Standalone 10km 13 Striders competed Ellie Davies 40:17 Pb, Ian Curry 43:10 Pb, Dawn Boon and 56:46 Pb
At the Simply health Great Birmingham Half Marathon Sanjoy Roy 1:52:38 11.07 miles was the course completed after organizeres had to cut the course short.
At the Peterborough Half Marathon it was cancelled after waiting on the start line for 45 minutes due to a man acting suspiciously on the course. Gez Fallon was one of the unlucky runners.
At the Herts 10km 7 Striders competed. Peter Brown 43:31, Charles Nelis 46:15, Kulwinder Assra 1:01:40, David Barker 1:01:59, Liz Barker 1:10:24, Usha Chapman 1:12:41 and Dawn Keveren 1:22:56.
At the Yorkshire Marathon a lovely flat course Rob Barnes 2:38:29 39th Overall and breaking his own Club Record, I competing for England Masters V40’s 3:12:46 and qualifying for next years England Masters Marathon V40’s in Yorkshire again.
At the Ampthill Trophy 10km first Cross Country of the year 3 Striders competed. Martin Fallon 31st, Adrian Copp 43rd and Calista Strange 129th.
It was Our fourth Club Championship. The Love Luton Half Marathon. 26 Striders competed, it started off as very cold early start at Stockwood Park, to nice conditions once running through the tough Luton Hoo. I ran 1:31:30 3rd Senior Lady, Linda Scanlon 1:32:43 1st V40 and equalled her Pb from Reading, also had a great laugh at the presentation as her trophy was twice the size of mine. Alan Weir 1:54:50 1st V70, Dawn Boon 2:02:50 Pb, Mark Smith 2:04:10 Pb and Tony Riley 2:07:17 1st V75. Kulwinder Assra 2:07:05, Natasha Hall 2:13:02 Pb. In the Love Luton 10km 43 Striders competed. Barbora Uhrakova 47:52 Pb by 4 minutes, Stewart Read 47:56 Pb previous Pb was 2009, Ruth Doyle 56:53 broke the 1 hour for the first time, Jill Bywaters 1:06:34 Pb and Liz Barker 1:10:24 Pb.
At the Great South 10 mile 2 Striders Competed Nicola Abubacker 1:27:00 Pb, Vicki Crowston 1:33:32 Pb, Sue Potter 1:52:33 Pb, Amanda Rankin 1:54:41, and Liz Evens 1:54:41.
In the Stort 30 Ultra National Championships Middle Distance Rob Barnes 3:27:56 1st Overall a great performance after such a fast marathon the week before.
Congratulations to all Striders who competed this month but not mentioned.
If your Pb’s or achievements made were not mentioned please let me know.
Thanks to all Striders who supported the Striders at any of the races and Striders who took pictures and shared them. Good Luck in your races next month. It’s Our first two Cross Country League races which is for all Striders to enjoy, the more the merrier a good club get together. Don’t Forget to put your races on the race sheets or message me if unable to get to club that month.