Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Tues 24 April Pyramids (Arun Close) 7.45pm

Thur 26 April BEGINNERS 7pm

New Hall Route/Orienteering 8pm No threshold session this week

Weds 25 April Bluebell Run Little Baddow Cricket Club 7pm

Fri 27 April Social at Club 7.30pm


Four champions in one day!

6 women and 13 men ran the hot, very hot, Felsted 10k on Sunday, which is the club championship 10k race.
Our new 10k champions are James Smith and Jackie Stretton.
First male Strider and 2nd overall was James Smith in a time of 35.03. James was followed by teammates Sam Cornforth in 3rd in 35.30 and Alex Manton in 4th in 35.35, and together took the first male team prize.
Russell Davies was 1st male v40 in 36.23, and Gavin Allen 2nd v40 in 36.42
For the ladies,  Jackie Stretton was first Strider and  2nd female in a time of 40.20. 2nd Strider lady was Lucy Wescott and 3rd Anna Luff.
17 Striders were at the also very hot Southend half marathon on the same day, also a club championship race.  – 6 women and 11 men
Our new Half marathon champions are Mark Newton and Donna Morris

Read more: Four champions in one day!


Friday Night Five

The weekend started off with Striders’ own Friday Night Five – organised by runners for runners! Out of the 127 odd runners, 20 were Striders and there were many marshalls and helpers who help make this event what it is.

First Strider in 2nd place behind Ryan Prout of Thrift Green was Mark Newton in 26.39. With James Smith in 5th in 27.34, James Wright in 8th in 28.54, the male Striders won first team. Antony Goodall was 2nd M40 in 28.58.

The ladies winner was Sally Judd from Chelmsford AC in 31.19. Nikki Brockbank was first lady Strider in 36.00, followed by Anna Luff in 41.10 and Sharon Prince in 42.04. Janet Hill was 1st FV60.

Well done and thank you to everyone who helped and ran.

There were two events on Sunday.

Read more: Friday Night Five


Two ends of the country

There didn't seem to be much going on this weekend for Striders......

Twelve Striders took part in the High Easter 10k on Sunday in sunny conditions. First male Strider and 3rd overall was Alex Manton in 34.36. Alex was also 2nd male open. 2nd and 3rd male Striders were David Mason in 47.05 and Paul Tumner in 49.09. First lady Strider was Nikki Brockbank, returning to racing after the birth of her daughter, in 46.50. Nikki was followed by Karen Chapman in 49.51 and Katerina Miller in 49.56.

Meanwhile at the other end of the country, Sarah Goodwin took part in the first ever Stirling Scottish marathon and scored a time of 4.45 in cool and cloudy conditions with a bit of drizzle. Highly recommended as the scenery is beautiful, and surprisingly not too many hills (just inclines). 


Baddow and Track champions

For the Baddow 10 mile race on Sunday there was some early rain but this had cleared by the race start to brighten up and people found themselves running in warm and fairly sunny conditions, with a small breeze. This is always a popular local race around the streets and lanes of Great Baddow on an undulating course. 25 Strider men and 16 Strider women took part.

The first Strider man was Sam Cornforth in 1.04.19 (12th), and with Alex Benson in 13th (1.04.23) and Lewis Patching in 16th (1.04.44), the men won first male team prize.

1st Strider lady was Emily Smith in 1.15, followed by Liz Hall in 1.23.16 and Hilda O’Kelly in 1.23.55.

Read more: Baddow and Track champions


Halstead marathon

A cool and cloudy start for this years’ Halstead Marathon for the 7 Strider men and 2 Strider women who took part. The course is undulating through the Essex countryside and treats the runner to some glorious scenery (well, maybe us slower runners were more appreciative), a few hills up, and a few downhills. Well organised by runners for runners with well stocked water stations (including squash, biscuits, chocolate and sausage rolls!) with friendly marshalls as well as friendly other runners. Large scale marathons take note.

Peter Robinson was first male Strider and 4th in 2.43; together with James Smith 5th in 2.45 and James Wright 8th in 2.48, the men nabbed the Gold Essex male team prize.

Read more: Halstead marathon


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